Used cars are priced by the market based on supply and demand. That’s not to say that there shouldn’t be more incentives for private buyers to purchase EVs, or for infrastructure to be rolled out.Starting from £41570....If the government really and I mean really wants to make the UK green and stop selling of ICE cars by 2030, they need to help with some grants. I know that many of this SUV will be leased however, the question here is what will happened with all of them in 36 months? They will come to the market but will still comand prices much higher than the equivalent ICE cars. The electric cars supposed to be affordable alternative to the ICE cars and now...even the Zoe is close to £25 K to start with.
I hope that prices will come down in the future becaus right now a lot of people will hesitate to put all this money down just to become green.
Just my 2 cents...Don't shoot 😂
I don't agree. I agree the Government should do more to encourage a switch, but they don't exactly have a great record with rewarding early adopters of new technologies. You've just to look at solar panels when they literally pulled the plug on the electricity buy back generating rates.Starting from £41570....If the government really and I mean really wants to make the UK green and stop selling of ICE cars by 2030, they need to help with some grants.
Agreed. The only bits I feel slightly cheated on are 1) powered seats (wheel-adjusted recline on a £40k car, really...?) and 2) wireless charging pad (how expensive could that really have been...)On the flip side, looking at the specs of each trim level I'm feeling much happier about the value of the first edition and what was actually included. We got somewhere between the Life and Family specs with upgraded wheels and the fanciest paint option while costing a whole bunch less than the base Life trim.
I don't even have a phone that can use a wireless charger, I just couldn't believe it wasn't included! 😂Yeah the wireless charger still baffles me, but my retrofitted one is working well.
Affordable to me is something more like a Fiesta, Corsa or Polo. Or if you want to go to extremes, a Dacia Sandero.If you consider a Golf GTD affordable, then yes.
If you don’t, then no.
Plenty of GTDs get sold/leased/ PCP’d. Or at least they used to.
Not when you can get a Leaf for £27K, no. 😅Does £32k really count as affordable?
Being at the cheaper end of an expensive bunch of cars doesn't make something affordable. This is a massive barrier to entry for a lot of people, and seeing manufacturers saying shite like that really winds me up. Joe Laurence, ID. family product manager at Volkswagen UK, is a fucktard.Not when you can get a Leaf for £27K, no. 😅
But £32K for a base model ID4 is fairly decent, considering it's much bigger than a Leaf. If you need a big electric car then it's about as affordable as it gets right now (unless you count the MG5 EV but it's an iffy proposition in its current guise). Though quite why the ID3 base model is also £32K is completely beyond me.