There’s never been a better time to buy your first electric car. Battery range has quadrupled in 10 years, making an EV practical for many millions of Brits, and an ever-expanding vehicle selection – SUVs, super-minis, sports cars – means there’s something for everybody. The question is less “should I buy an electric car now?”, and more “why shouldn’t I buy an electric car now?”. The main considerations are simple. If you have a budget of, say, less than £5,000 to buy a second-hand car, or £20,000 to buy a new one, then you will struggle to find an electric car at current prices. If you regularly drive more than 300 miles in a day you might find one frustrating to live with. And if you have nowhere to charge it at home or at work, and will be reliant on Britain’s underwhelming public charging infrastructure, you might be better off waiting for the network to improve.
Telegraph 21st Nov 2019 read more »