What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen Golf GTE hatchback?
The Hyundai Ioniq can be bought as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or a pure electric-only car. The plug-in hybrid version equates to the GTE, and it comes with a good-quality interior, low running costs and a reassuringly normal driving experience.
Or you could go for an electric car with much more radical styling in the BMW i3. It’s also made from carbonfibre, which makes it much lighter than most electric cars and pays dividends in terms of outright acceleration. The older and now no longer on sale range-extender version has a small petrol engine on board that acts as a generator, meaning range anxiety issues are lessened.