2 Nissan Leaf
The new Nissan Leaf has just been unveiled, but the current model is still a great car to buy today.
The current Leaf is the most popular electric vehicle in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. Although it looks like a large Nissan Micra from the outside, the Leaf is a revolutionary vehicle – and it keeps getting better. The third-generation 24kWh Leaf starts at reasonable £21,290, and the new £24,990 30kWh model extends the range from 124 to 155 miles. If that’s not cheap enough, Nissan even lets you lease the car’s batteries to bring the 24kWh version down to a reasonable £16,290.
If you buy a Leaf, it will be for the economy rather than the performance, but after driving it around London, we found the Leaf was rapid to 30mph, so it’s perfect for city driving. As you’d expect from an electric car, the Leaf also comes with a compatible app for most smartphones, allowing owners to precondition their cars to the right temperature before they enter, or update them on the status of their car.