What used Volkswagen e-Up hatchback will I get for my budget?
You can buy an earlier 2013 e-Up for around £11,000 now. This will get you a clean car with an average mileage for the year and a full history from a trade seller. With around £13,000, you should be able to pick up a good 2015 car with the same criteria, bought from an independent dealer, while you’ll need between £16,000 and £20,000 for cars registered in 2016 and 2017.
How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen e-Up hatchback?
Electricity obviously costs a lot less than petrol, although it’s worth bearing in mind you’ll pay a lot more for an e-Up than a regular Up. Insurance costs are roughly on a par, but you do benefit from free road tax, since there are no tailpipe emissions. There's an eight-year battery warranty from new.
The e-Up will need regular servicing, but it should work out to be cheaper than a petrol Up, because there’s no oil to change. Volkswagen doesn’t offer fixed-price servicing for electric cars nor publish any fixed price costs, so it’ll be worth contacting a few Volkswagen dealers to find out which one works out the least expensive.