I am 17 and have just passed my driving test and am wanting an electric car as my first car. I am wanting to get a second hand Renault Zoe Intens 22kwh. I am wanting to know if the battery lease still makes the car cheaper to run than an ICE car.
My mum have a Tesla Model X P100d and my dad has a Tesla Model S P100d and think they are amazing cars, so that is what really made me want an electric car as my first car.
Hi Thomas & welcome,
Great choice for your first car, as a new driver insurance is always going to be expensive for any motor.
Though you pay to lease the battery (unless you get the i model with battery included which is a lot dearer to buy) there are other aspects which are much cheaper than ICE motors.
No road tax to pay, servicing is much cheaper, my first service was around £76, second service was around £84 and if you charge at home your parents pay the electric 😉
There is no exhaust system with expensive cat converters to replace, brakes need replacing a lot less frequently due to regenerative braking.
If you haven’t done so already test drive an ice and a Zoe, your decision will be easy after that. 🙂