Best electric car deals

Buying a new or nearly-new electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid needn’t break the bank. Here are some of the best deals on the market

Think electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars are expensive? Think again. If you search around, there are some stunning deals to be had on new, nearly-new and pre-registered models.

You can scour the classifieds for these deals, or call you local main dealers. We’ve listed some of the very best deals from our sister website BuyaCar.co.uk.

Read on to see the best electric car deals...

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Premium SE – save £4,083

The Hyundai Ioniq is one of the most intriguing models on the market, as it’s available as a Toyota Prius-rivalling hybrid, as well as plug-in hybrid and a fully electric car. The all-electric model is the subject of this deal. BuyaCar is currently listing the top-of-the-range Premium SE model with a massive £4,083 off – a 13% discount.

The car can be built to order through BuyaCar, so you’ll be able to choose the colour and final specification. Standard kit includes heated and ventilated leather seats, front and rear parking sensors, an eight-inch touchscreen, sat-nav and wireless phone charging.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4h – save £8,000

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of the most popular plug-in hybrids on the market, blending low running costs with the SUV image that’s so popular. BuyaCar is currently listing several nearly-new 2018 models with between 9,300 and 10,000 miles on the clock from £31,500. Standard equipment on all these includes LED headlamps, an electric tailgate, leather seats and a 360-degree parking camera.

Nissan Leaf Acenta – save 8%

The Nissan Leaf is the biggest name in electric cars, and this second generation mode is also one of the best. BuyaCar is currently offering the mid-range Nissan Leaf Acenta for £27,568, which is a £2,392 saving off of the list price. A further saving of £3,500 is available through the government’s plug-in car grant, taking the price down to just over £24,000.


The Leaf is handsome and great to drive, plus the Acenta comes with features like ePedal (which allows you to drive without using the brake pedal), NissanConnect EV touchscreen (which provides a range of telematics, eco-routing and charging-station-locating services). BuyaCar’s deal is for built-to-order cars, so you can configure your car just as you want it.

Renault ZOE Dynamique Nav R110 – save 19%

The Renault ZOE is one of the most affordable routes into electric-car ownership. It’s a spacious, fun and cute small car. If you’re sold on the idea of a ZOE, the first question to answer is whether you want to buy the car and battery outright, or whether you want to lease the battery as part of a separate agreement.

If it’s the latter, then BuyaCar can help with a massive 19% off the price of a Dynamique Nav. You’ll have to factor the monthly battery lease cost of between £49 and £110, but a £4,268 saving off the list price – plus a further £3,500 plug-in car grant – take the price down to £14,152.

Toyota Prius Plug-In Business Edition Plus – save £4,041

If you like the idea of a Toyota Prius, but want a little more electric range, the Plug-In version is for you. The Business Edition is a very well appointed model that’s been developed primarily for the company-car driver, although is available for private motorists, too.

If you’re very quick, you may be eligible for the plug-in car grant, which is soon to be discontinued for plug-in hybrid models. If you can, BuyaCar’s price of £27,654 can be supplemented with a further £2,500 saving, taking the total outlay to just £25,154.

Volkswagen Golf GTE Advance – save £3,758

If you want a Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, pre-registration is the only way to go as the model has been discontinued. BuyaCar is offering delivery-mileage cars for £28,842 – a saving of £3,758 off the original £32,600 list price.

The Golf GTE offers performance that’s not far off the iconic GTI hot hatchback, but comes with the promise of a 20-mile all-electric range and a claimed 156mpg. The Advance trim is particularly well equipped, with a standard ‘Winter Pack’, LED lights and a digital instrument display.

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

The Volvo XC60 is one of the most desirable medium-sized SUVs on the market, and the plug-in hybrid T8 version is also one of the fastest. Its 2.0-litre petrol engine combines with an electric motor to produce more than 400bhp – but it's still capable of travelling 25 miles on its batteries alone.

BuyaCar is offering the £53,870 XC60 T8 for just £47,644 with 0% finance. That’s a 12% saving of £6,226 off the list price. The cars are built to order, too, so you’ll be able to choose the exact specification you want