With the 2030 petrol and diesel ban brought forward from 2040 to 2030, the UK government aims for all new cars to be zero-emission in the next decade. As of October 2021, there were 345,000 fully electric cars and 325,000 plug-in hybrids registered on the roads, with last year showing the biggest annual increase in the number of registrations.
As electric cars and PHEVs become more common on the roads, there will inevitably be a growth in those looking to sell and upgrade. If you are looking to sell your EV, you can do so without the hassle by getting a free valuation in less than 30 seconds and selling your car in under an hour at one of our 500+ branches across the UK. Simply enter your registration and mileage details below to begin your no-obligation valuation.
You can get an online valuation in less than 30 seconds by entering your registration plate, mileage and a few personal details. It’s never been easier to get a valuation for your electric car.
Our recent survey of over 3,000 motorists found that just over 1 in 4 didn’t know they could sell a car with outstanding finance. If you want to sell a car with finance, all we need is an up-to-date settlement figure and your agreement reference number. If you are in positive equity, we will simply pay off the remaining balance and pay the rest into your bank account.
You can get paid within 15 minutes by choosing our Immediate Payment option (fees apply). Alternatively, you can choose our next day payment, or if you’re not in a rush there are our standard payment terms which can take up to four working days.
Selling your electric car privately can be extremely time consuming, with the hassle of having to prepare the car for resale, advertising the car for sale, arranging appointments with prospective buyers and potentially dealing with time-wasters. You can avoid this hassle by selling through ourselves thanks to our simple three-step selling process.
With over 500 branches across the UK, your closest branch is an average of 13 minutes away. You can book an appointment at a time that is convenient for you and sell your car in under an hour from getting your online valuation.
We offer a 4-day price guarantee on all our valuations, meaning you can have the flexibility to book an appointment at a time that fits your lifestyle. Our price guarantee also protects you from market fluctuations, so if the market demand for your car drops, we will still honour the price offered.
It may seem a strange time to sell an electric car with the government incentives to buy zero-emission vehicles. However, the demand for EVs is only increasing, meaning it could be a great time to sell and receive a good return on your car.
In addition, electric car technology is constantly improving, with manufacturers investing heavily in improving their batteries, performance and quality to win customers in an increasingly competitive market. As such, you may be looking to improve to an EV that has a better range than what was available when you made the switch to electric, or perhaps your battery performance isn’t as good as it was when you first purchased the car.
Whilst electric car ownership is growing in the UK, there are still some concerns from motorists to make the switch to electric from a combustion engine. We surveyed over 3,000 motorists and asked them to choose each of their biggest concerns on buying an electric car from a multiple choice list:
|No.||Concern||% of motorists|
|1||The range they can travel||71.7%|
|2||The purchase price||64.1%|
|3||Charging point availability||61.6%|
|4||The charging time||48%|
|5||The battery life||43.5%|
|6||The cost of repairs||23%|
|7||The cost of insurance||8.7%|
|8||The driving experience||6.5%|
"Sold my hybrid Merc as we now have a fully electric car. Having sold my wife's Subaru earlier this year through We Buy Any Car, we knew that the original offered price was based on a car in pristine condition and would be adjusted to reflect the inevitable minor blemishes on a 5 year old car. The eventual price agreed was still £3K above the trade-in price offered. Very satisfied with the whole process."
"I have now sold three cars to webuyanycar.com including a Ferrari California and I would recommend it to anyone. Yesterday I took a Peugeot 208 electric to Crawley and I was given only £1000 less than I paid for the car back in March. The buyer was very pleasant and the service could not be faulted! "
"Easy to get valuation. Easy to sell. My EV only had a 50 mile range, so having a location close to me was important. I am a second time cutomer. "
"Regarding the sale of our Toyoto CHR hybrid car, the service was very straight forward. The buyer was very pleasant and professional and gave us the best price."