What alternatives should I consider to a used Peugeot e-208 hatchback?
You can pick up an old Renault Zoe from as little as £6000, but the e-208 competes with the later, heavily revised 2020 version. The Zoe's official range, under the latest WLTP testing, is 238 or 245 miles depending on power output, and it also achieved an excellent 192 miles in our Real Range tests. It's good to drive, too, and decently practical, but its reliability record is poor.
The impressive Hyundai Kona Electric is more than just a pretty face: it's good to drive, practical, comfortable and well-equipped, too, and some of the earlier models are now just within our budget here. But its USP is its terrific range, with the 64kWh Kona holding the record for being able to travel the farthest in our Real-Range tests, at 259 miles – not far off its claimed range of 279 miles.