Looking for cheap electric car
The cheapest used electric cars on the market are early examples of the Nissan Leaf, which have dipped under €8,000. Like all electric cars, we'd expect those to be ultra reliable (they have far fewer moving parts than a petrol or diesel car), but the range of the batteries is woeful, not much above 100km. If you're looking at new electric cars, then the Renault Zoe fits your requirements well, though it starts at over €25,000.
There are more used hybrids around and those are mostly by Toyota, Lexus or Honda, which means they're also very reliable. You won't find much for under €10,000, though.
Depending on your budget, it may well make more financial sense to stick with a good efficient petrol engine rather than pay more for an older hybrid car.
Karl Connolly - 12-Jul-2019