Hybrid and electric vehicles have been a popular subject this year, largely down to the announcement during the summer that the UK would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. Also, just 5 days into 2017 saw Brixton Road in South London reach its maximum annual allowance for levels of Nitrogen Dioxide.
With this in mind, we decided to take a look at our enormous database and see what were the best selling hybrid and electric cars for sale in 2017.
Toyota seems to be championing the Hybrid and electric market with 3 cars in the top 3 and of course no list of green vehicles would be complete without the Nissan Leaf. But the most shocking of all is that the Lexus CT200h made the list.
1. Toyota Auris Hybrid
The prize for this year’s most popular Hybrid goes to Toyota’s Auris Hybrid. It has been available in the UK since 2006. It has a strong reputation for being a reliable vehicle that is cheap to run and has an impressive reliability rating of 45 (Reliability rating is based on Which Warranty scores).
The graph below shows you the price value of a used 2014 Auris Hybrid that has done on average 30,000 miles. (The bottom of the graph shows you the advert year and on the left-hand side, it shows you the price the car was advertised for).
The graph shows us that the value of a used 2014 Auris Hybrid dropped by almost £2,000 in between November 2014 and December 2015 but since then it has been holding its value steady and is a worthwhile investment financially.
The most popular used model for sale is a 2015 Toyota Auris Hybrid.
The average price for a 2015 Auris Hybrid is £17,103.
2. Toyota Yaris Hybrid
And here we have another contender from Toyota. The Yaris Hybrid was Toyota’s first attempt into supermini segment and it isn’t without a few flaws.
However, it is very economical car with an excellent performance rate and a reliability score of 32, which is even better than the Auris. It is also cheap to insure and is also exempt from the London Congestion Charge.
From the graph below you can see the price value of a used 2014 Yaris Hybrid that has done on average 30,000 miles.
You can see from the graph its value decreased rapidly from September to November 2015 but it has since levelled out and is holding its value steady, making it a good investment opportunity.
The most popular model for sale is a 2014 Toyota Yaris Hybrid.
The average price for a 2014 Yaris Hybrid is £12,166.
3. Toyota Prius
The Prius has been around since 1997, making it 20 years old this year. It is also one of the cleanest cars on the road and is exempt from both road tax and the London Congestion Charge making it an attractive option for green car buyers. It’s classy exteriors and spacious interiors are also attractive selling points for the car.
From the graph below you can see the price value of a used 2014 Prius that has done on average 30,000 miles.
The graph shows us that on average the value of a used 2014 Prius had a strong dip in value from May 2015 until February 2016 and has since been holding its value steadily and is now a worthwhile investment.
The most popular model for sale is a 2009 Toyota Prius.
The average price for a 2009 Toyota Prius is £8,154.
4. Nissan Leaf
No list of hybrid and electric cars would be complete without the Nissan leaf and our list of data agreed by putting it in fourth place. The Leaf is a trailblazer in the electric car market. It’s a stylish and spacious vehicle that is full of all the latest technology.
From the graph below you can see the price value of a used 2013 Leaf that has done on average 30,000 miles.
The value of a used 2013 Leaf has been declining steadily from January 2014 until January 2017 and has since started levelling out and is holding its value better.
The most popular model for sale is a 2013 Nissan Leaf.
The average price for a 2013 Nissan Leaf is £12,251.
5. Lexus CT200h
This was a surprising option but in fifth place is the Lexus CT200h. Its exteriors are stunning and what you’d expect from Lexus. However, this car has a reputation for being a bit sluggish hence why we were surprised to see it on the list.
From the graph below you can see the price value of a used 2013 CT200h that has done on average 30,000 miles.
The graph shows us that on average the value a used 2013 CT200h holds is decreasing steadily since 2014 and is not as good an investment as its competitors from Toyota.
The most popular model for sale is a 2014 Lexus CT200h.
The average price for a 2014 Lexus CT200h is £16,444.
Conclusion – Why you should consider buying an Electric or Hybrid Car.
These are just five of the options that are available when it comes to buying Electric and Hybrid vehicles. Listed below are four reasons why you should consider buying an Electric or Hybrid Car:
- The environment. They are kinder to the environment than standard petrol and diesel models as they emit less toxic emissions.
- They are generally more reliable to drive. Because they have fewer parts in them than conventional cars, they tend to need fewer repairs.
- Distance travelled. If you don’t travel long distances and generally have low mileage along with plenty of time to recharge etc then this is a great green and economical option for you.
- More economical to run. They are cheaper to run than your conventional car and will have little to no fuel costs. There is also a tonne of government grants available and a lot of electric and hybrid cars will be exempt from road tax and the London Congestion Charge.
If this piece has you intrigued please see our previous piece on “Electric Vehicles – Does leasing the battery have an effect on price?“.