2021 Best New Electric Car Deals
If you are in the market for a new electric car deal and have been doing your research, you will be aware that that an electric car will be more expensive to buy when compared with a like for like petrol or diesel vehicle. However, there are potentially excellent savings on running costs and as electric cars become more popular and there are more models available the price of a full electric vehicle is coming down.
With a government grant and our further discounts there are significant savings to be made off list prices of a new electric car.
Here are some of our recommended affordable and best new electric car deals.
The Nissan Leaf has been around for some time and at the forefront of the electric car revolution. While many electric cars are in their infancy, the Leaf has been around for almost a decade and now in its second-generation model.
The end-result of 10 years of development is plenty of improvements. The latest model has more interior space, improved exterior looks and a better range.
You get two different Leaf models, the standard Leaf with a 40kW battery, under real-world WLTP tests you can get a range of up to 168 miles and performance has taken a leap forward, thanks to miscellaneous improvements ‘under the hood’ 0-62mph is achievable in a tad under 8 seconds.
The Leaf e+ is equipped with a 62kW battery that extends the range to 238 miles and its about a second quicker from 0-62mph.
The Leaf is designed for comfort rather than thrills and it will not match up to a MINI Electric for example if you are looking for something that’s nimble and exciting to drive, however you’ll find on long journeys the Leaf is a very pleasant and comfortable experience.
You can check out the latest Nissan Leaf models and discounts here with the government grant and UK Car Discount savings you could save up to £7,208 off list price.
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MGV EV Estate
A lot of electric vehicles available, especially at the lower end of the price range are mostly small cars, if you are looking for something more spacious it can get expensive. This is where the new MGV EV comes into its own.
The MGV EV Estate is a full electric estate car that is competitively priced and cheaper in a lot of cases than many small electric cars.
An entry-level Excite model can be purchased for under £22,000 right now with government grant and UK Car Discount savings, you could save up to £6500 off list price with a new MG5 EV deal. There is also the peace of mind of an 80,000 miles/7-year warranty which covers the battery.
The MG5 EV offers a range of 214 miles and fast charging, meaning an 80% charge can be achieved with a 50kW charger in just 50 minutes. It’s also fairly nippy off the mark when you need it to be, put in sport mode and 0-62mph is achievable in 7.7 seconds, obviously Sport mode will eat in your battery and range so you might want to use it only when necessarily.
There is plenty of room inside for 5 people to travel in comfort, boot space is 578 litres, fold the rear or 1,456 litres with the rear seats folded flat making the MG5 EV a great family car or working vehicle. by
You can read more about the all-new MG5 EV here including the two trim levels and specs.
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The Mokka, formerly a dated looking MPV has been radically redesigned and re-marketed by Vauxhall as an extremely cool looking small SUV.
The remodelling of the Mokka also brought with it an all-new full electric model named the Mokka-e.
The Mokka-e has a range of 201 miles and supports 100kW fast-charging meaning you get an 80% charge in 30 minutes and you also get the added insurance of a 100,000 miles warranty.
There are some excellent discounts available on the Mokka-e right now. With the government grant and UK Car Discount savings you can pick up a new Vauxhall Mokka-e for as little as £24,515 and save up to £11,000 off list prices on higher grade models.
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The Corsa-e is the full electric version of the Corsa, one of the UK’s best-selling cars, albeit with a slightly longer wheelbase to accommodate the 50kW battery stored underneath the seats. The suspension and handling have also been ‘tweaked’ to handle the additional weight.
The official WLTP (combined) range of a Corsa-e is up to 209 miles, and it is nippier than some close rivals too with 0-62mph achievable as fast as 7.6 seconds. It is fun to drive, although not quite as quick or as much fun to drive as a full electric MINI.
You get a choice of three well-equipped trim-levels, the SE Nav, Sri Nav and Elite Nav Premium and with 100kW fast-charging you can get an 80% charge in around 30 minutes. With a 7kW home wallbox charger you should get a full charge overnight in 7.5 hours.
Built on a tried and tested formula the Corsa-e is going to be a great option for those looking for a small electric car, the familiarity will also be an attractive proposition for existing Corsa fans.
With the government grant and UK Car Discount additional discount you can pick up a new Corsa-e for little over £23,000 and there are savings of up to £7900 off list prices on some models.
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The Peugeot e-208 shares a lot of ‘under the hood’ features with the closely related Corsa-e. It has a range of up to 217 miles (WLTP) and an 80% charge can be achieved in 30 minutes connected to a 100kW charger. Peugeot have also done some clever work with the battery and components which are distributed separately under the vehicle in such a way as to not sacrifice any leg room or boot space over the standard 208 models.
The e-208 feels punchy too, put it in Sport mode to release the full 136bhp and 0.62mph is achieved in around 8 seconds, obviously Sport mode will reduce your range significantly, so you probably want to mostly use Normal or Eco mode, the latter to get the best range.
You get a choice of 5 trim levels and a classy interior that trumps the closely related Corsa-e.
The e-208 is a very well-rounded electric car and has been very well received in the industry winning What Car’s ‘Electric Small Car of the Year’ award and it was also name European Car of the Year.
With a government grant and UK Car Discount savings you can pick up a new Peugeot e-208 from just over £23,000 with savings of up to £5000 on higher grade models.
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The Renault Zoe is one of the most affordable electric cars available right now, with government grants and additional UK Car Discount savings, prices start at just over £23,000. Depending on which model you choose you could save as much as £9000 off list price of a new Renault Zoe.
Those buying a new Zoe will also benefit from a new 7kW wallbox charger fitted at your home free of charge, courtesy of a alliance between Renault and ChargeMaster.
The Renault Zoe first UK showrooms back in 2013 and has been constantly updated and improved. The latest model offers a range of up to 245 miles, optionally you can go for a fast-charging unit and a more powerful R135 electric motor that gives the Zoe a bit more pep, it can take you from 0-62mph in around 9.5 seconds.
You can read our review of the all-new Renault Zoe here.
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*All prices quoted are at the time of writing the article and may be subject to change.