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You can now find second hand BMW i3s for under €20,000, but stretching the budget a little will get you a more recent model.

You can now find second hand BMW i3s for under €20,000, but stretching the budget a little will get you a more recent model.

I want to buy ... any electric car: Save by buying a used BMW i3

We’re all mad-keen to go electric, but the problem is that most new electric cars are pretty pricey, with the cheapest (a Renault Zoe) starting at just over €26,000.

Well, what if I told you you could have, for the same money, a shiny BMW with electric drive? Yup, the i3 – one of the most truly revolutionary electric cars yet – has reached the point of being just about affordable.

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