5. Volkswagen e-Golf

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The e-Golf is a pretty solid starting point for anyone looking to get behind the wheel of their first EV. The e-Golf is built almost entirely from the components of a regular Golf, which has got to be one of the easiest cars to live within the real world. When electrified, the e-Golf can offer up to 144 miles of range from a single charge, costing roughly 4p per mile versus 14p per mile for the petrol equivalent. The starting price for a new e-Golf is £27,000 and most well-spec’d models costing north of £30,000. The e-Golf is pleasantly popular though, so there’s already a good few examples popping up on the used-car market around £24,000 with less than 5,000 miles. That’s a pretty big saving for a car that will save you considerable amounts throughout ownership…