Cheap Electric Cars: The Complete Guide To Affordable EVs

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The true cost of car ownership is not the vehicle purchase price, but the lifetime costs of owning the car, to include running costs, repair and maintenance! Electric cars are the clear winner!


‘Money saved is money earned’. True in every sense, in particular, when it comes to pure electric cars. It may come as a surprise to many, but on a lifecycle costs assessment, battery-electric vehicles are much more affordable than like-for-like internal combustion engine (ICE) cars.

For a start charging an electric car is significantly cheaper than filling a full tank of petrol or diesel. More than 80% of EV charging is done at home during the night i.e. during off-peak hours when the electricity tariff is the cheapest. You can recharge 100% of an EV battery like the all-electric Renault Zoe for £5. While filling the tank of a comparable small to medium sized passenger car will cost between £50 to £100.

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You Can Recharge A Pure Electric Car For £5 (Ashvin Suri, Founder e-zoomed)

Moreover, running an electric car like the pure electric Zoe hatchback will cost around 3 pence per mile. Wow! In stark comparison, the cost of running a petrol car is significantly higher. A petrol car can cost anywhere between 10 pence to 15 pence per mile. An average car owner does between 8,000 to 10,000 miles per year. A family could save up to £700 per year, if not more switching to zero-tailpipe emission electric driving.

But the savings does not stop here. Electric vehicles (EVs) are also much cheaper to maintain. Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) have far fewer parts than internal combustion engine (ICE) cars, which simply means less can go wrong and therefore lower maintenance and service costs. A petrol car could have up to 30,000 components if you count every bolt, screw etc.

Some of these parts include the engine block, pistons and valves for the combustion engine, carburettor, fuel injection, fuel pumps and fuel filters for the fuel system. None of these components are required for an electric car. In fact, an electric car also has significantly less moving parts compared to a petrol car. An average petrol car has hundreds of moving parts while a plug-in electric car has one moving part, the motor.

According to CAP HPI, a leading supplier of automotive data, EV’s cost on average 23% less to service and maintain over three years / 60,000 miles, compared to internal combustion engine cars. The lower costs for maintenance are due to a combination of fewer moving parts and lower levels of wear and tear. Findings from KeeResources, another leading automotive data supplier, supports the conclusions above. According to KeeResources, over a period of four years / 60,000 miles, plug-in electric vehicles can deliver significant savings compared to petrol and diesel cars.

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Cheap Electric Cars: Top Picks


  • The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback
  • The All-Electric SEAT Mii Hatchback
  • The All-Electric Volkswagen e-up! Hatchback
  • The All-Electric SMART EQ Forfour
  • The All-Electric Corsa-e Hatchback
  • The All-Electric Nissan Leaf Hatchback
  • The All-Electric Renault ZOE Hatchback
  • The All-Electric New Peugeot e-208
  • The All-Electric VW ID.3 Hatchback

Electric Cars: The Basics


For those of you new to zero-emission electric driving, we would recommend a read of the following articles:


The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback


The Fiat 500 electric car has its roots in the classic 1957 Fiat 500, a car that has been hugely successful and iconic (sold more than 2 million cars globally). The Fiat New 500 EV is bigger than the international combustion engine (ICE) car: 6 cm in width and length, 22mm longer wheelbase.

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The All-Electric Fiat New 500 Hatchback (credit: Fiat)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine Options:Available in two engine options. 70 KW 93HP and 87 KW 118 HP
On Sale In UK:Yes

Trims (4 Options)
500 Action (from: £19,995)
500 Passion (from: £23,495)
500 Icon (from: £24,995)
500 La Prima (from: £26,995)
Note: The 70 KW engine is available only in the Action trim, while the 87 KW engine option is available in the Passion, Icon and La Prima trims.

PROSCONS
Perfect for city drivingRear seats with limited legroom
Stylish, fun & iconicNot practical for a larger family
One pedal drivingLimited boot space to carry luggage and other kit
Good zero-emission rangeExpensive compared to some alternatives
Good turning radiusBlind spots
Level 2 autonomous drivingParts of some interior cheap

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two sizes (24 kWh & 42 kWh)
Charging:2,3kW AChome outlet(single-phase 13A)(0-100%)MODE2, 11kW AC station (three-phase 16A) (0-100%)-MODE3, up to 85kW DC Fast Charging – MODE 4 (0-80%)
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

Model: 70 kW 93hp
Engine:70 kW 93hp
EV Battery Capacity:24 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):118 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):160 miles (city)
Electric Consumption (kWh/100km):13
Charging:50 kW DC Fast Charging
Top Speed:84 mph
0-60 mph:9.5 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):70
Max Power (hp):93
Torque (Nm):220
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:3
Kerb Weight (kg)1365

The All-Electric SEAT Mii Hatchback


The SEAT Mii electric is the first all-electric car from the Spanish automotive company. The pure electric car is targeted at the urban consumer, seeking affordable and clean zero-emission electric driving. The electric vehicle (EV) is suitable for individuals and small families seeking an affordable electric car. In fact, the Mii Electric can be leased via e-zoomed for £150 + VAT per month. Now, that is affordable!

The WLTP electric range of over 155 miles, is more than ample for those living in cities and towns across the UK. Do keep in mind that the average trip in the UK is just 12 miles! The compact electric hatchback is easy to drive and park in congested city centres. The EV is also suitable for day trips! The city electric car can be charged using both DC (40kW) and AC (7.2kW) charging, making it convenient to charge at home and on the road.

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The All-Electric SEAT Mii Hatchback Available To Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: SEAT)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (1 Option)
Mii Electric (from £20,300)

PROSCONS
An affordable compact electric carElectric performance won’t set the heart racing
Suitable for cities and townsInterior can be upgraded
Cheap to own and maintainLimited interior and boot space

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (36.8 kWh)
Charging:40 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 7.2kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
EV Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Mii Electric
EV Battery Capacity:36.8 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):155-160 miles (combined)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):14.4-14.9
Charging:40 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 7.2kW AC)
Top Speed:81 mph
0-62 mph:3.9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):61
Max Power (PS):83
Torque (Nm):212
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,235
Colours:9

The All-Electric Volkswagen e-up! Hatchback


The Volkswagen e-up! is a city car that was launched as an internal combustion engine (ICE) model in 2011. The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) variant was launched in 2013 at the International Motor Show Germany. The original pure electric e-up! had a 18.7 kWh lithium-ion EV battery. The second-generation all-electric VW e-up! was announced in 2019. The electric e-up! can be leased via e-zoomed at fantastic price. Simply follow this link!

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The All-Electric Volkswagen e-up! Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (1 Option)
e-up! (from £23,555)

PROSCONS
A good option for pure electric city drivingLimited interior space
Well equippedLacks automatic emergency braking
Easy to drive Limited range for out of city trips

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (32.3 kWh)
Charging:40 kW rapid charging standard. On-board charger 7.2 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

VW e-up!
EV Battery Capacity:32.3 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):159 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):220 miles (city)
Charging:40 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 7.2kW AC)
Top Speed:81 mph
0-62 mph:11.9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):61
Max Power (PS):82
Torque (Nm):210
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,235
Colours:8

The All-Electric Smart EQ Forfour


The Smart Forfour internal combustion engine (ICE) city car was first introduced in Europe in 2004. The Smart Forfour EV, an electric variant of the city car, has been available since 2018 (launched in 2017). This battery-electric vehicle (BEV) shares its platform with the Renault Twingo and is manufactured in Slovenia.   

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The All-Electric Smart Forfour (credit: Smart)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Premium (from £21,940)
Exclusive (from £23,090)

PROSCONS
Good looksSmall EV battery with limited range
High standard specificationsLimited boot and rear space
Well suited for city driving. Easy to drive and parkCheaper alternatives available

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (17.6 kWh)
Charging:On-board charger 22 kW AC. 10% to 80% using 22 kW wallbox: 40 mins
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 62,000 miles

Smart EQ Forfour
EV Battery Capacity:17.6 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):77 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):17.0-17.1
Charging:On-board charger: 22 kW AC
Top Speed:81 mph
0-62 mph:12.7 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):60
Max Power (HP):82
Torque (Nm):160
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:5
Driving Modes:N/A
Kerb Weight (kg):1,200
Colours:7

The All-Electric Vauxhall Corsa-e Hatchback


Vauxhall (Opel) announced the launch of a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) Corsa in December 2018. The all-electric Corsa-e looks very similar to the hugely popular internal combustion engine (ICE) Vauxhall Corsa supermini. But this is where the similarity ends. The Corsa-e is fully electric and has zero tailpipe emissions. It also has a longer wheelbase compared to the petrol variant.

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The All-Electric Vauxhall Corsa-e (credit: Vauxhall)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
On Sale In UK:Yes

Trims (3 Options)
SE NAV Premium (from £24,140)
SRI NAV Premium (from £24,710)
ELITE NAV Premium (from £26,545 )

PROSCONS
Good all-rounderFor those seeking a more futuristic design, this BEV will disappoint
Familiar designInterior lacks inspiration
Impressive rangeInfotainment system could be improved
100 kW fast charging as standardVisibility from the car limited at the rear
Quicker than Zoe or Mii electricSlightly more expensive when compared to other smaller EVs

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (50 kWh)
EV Battery Warranty:8 years/100,000 miles/70% capacity
Charging:100 kW rapid charging (charge up to 80% in 30 minutes). Two options of on-board charger (7.4kW and 11kW)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

Corsa-e SE NAV Premium (7.4kW)
EV Battery Capacity:50 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):209 miles
EV Operation Efficiency (kWh/100km):16.5 kWh
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 7.4kW AC)
Top Speed:93 mph
0-60 mph:7.6 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):100 kW
Max Power (PS):136
Torque (Nm):260
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,530
Colours:6

The All-Electric Nissan Leaf Hatchback


The Nissan Leaf, is one of the best-selling electric cars globally, with more than 500,000 sold. The BEV was first introduced in 2010 in Japan & the United States. It was introduced in the UK in 2011. The electric Leaf is now sold in over 59 markets across the globe. In fact, in celebration of the inaugural World EV Day (September 9th 2020), Nissan marked the production of the 500,000th Leaf. Europe remains the largest market for the plug-in electric Leaf, followed by the United States and Japan.   

It has the unique distinction of being the first mass-market electric car in the world.  Since its launch, the ubiquitous EV has won numerous prestigious awards, to include, the 2018 World Green Car at the New York International Auto Show for the second generation Leaf.  The first generation Nissan Leaf won the 2011 World Car of the Year. In 2019, the Nissan Leaf was awarded the ‘Car of the Year’ in the Stuff Gadget Awards.

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The All-Electric Nissan Leaf (credit: Nissan)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (5 Options)
Acenta (from £25,995): Nissan LEAF
N-Connecta (from £27,995): Nissan LEAF
Tekna (from £29,995): Nissan LEAF
e+ N-Connecta (from £30,445): Nissan LEAF e+
e+Tekna (from £32,445): Nissan LEAF e+

PROSCONS
A good all-rounder BEVThough design has evolved, still not the best looking EV
Good rangeReliability assessment poor in the 2020 What Car? reliability survey
Affordable and practicalHeadroom for rear seats limited
Ample boot space (435 L)Sluggish infotainment system
High spec safety packageInterior materials feel cheap

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (40 kWh and 62 kWh)
Charging:On-board charger: 6.6 kW. Port for Rapid Charger CHAdeMO type: 50 kW (60 mins-90 mins 20% to 80%)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

Acenta
EV Battery Capacity:40 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):168 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):242 miles (city)
Electric Consumption (kWh/100km):N/A
Charging:On-board charger: 6.6 kW. Port for Rapid Charger CHAdeMO type: 50 kW (60 mins 20% to 80%)
Top Speed:90 mph
0-62 mph:7.9 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):110
Max Power (PS):150
Torque (Nm):320
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg)1,580-1,640

The All-Electric Renault ZOE Hatchback


The all-electric Renault ZOE was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012, with deliveries commencing in the French market in December 2012. Since then, the ZOE EV has been a success for the French automotive behemoth, Renault. It has ranked as one of the best-selling top 10 electric cars globally in 2015 and 2016 and also been a top selling EV in Europe for the same years. In 2018, the ZOE won the ‘Best Green Car‘ at the inaugural FirstCar awards. In 2021, WHAT CAR? awarded the pure electric car, the prestigious accolade ‘Car of the Year 2021: small electric car best value’.

According to the company “Despite the sanitary situation, sales of electric vehicles in Europe remain very dynamic with growth rates of around 70 to 80% in the main European markets. EV sales now account for around 5% of the total market. More than 84,000 ZOE have been sold since January 2020, doubling the volume compared to 2019. The two main markets are France with 33,000 units and Germany, where more than 25,000 ZOE were sold. Throughout its evolutions, ZOE has been praised for its versatility and its best-in-class range, making it the most sold electric car in Europe year-to-date in November 2020.”

Renault has made significant improvements to its flagship plug-in electric car model, the ZOE pure electric car.  According to Renault, more than 150,000 ZOE zero-emission EVs have been sold across Europe over the past six years.

The All-Electric Renault Zoe (credit: Renault)
The All-Electric Renault ZOE Hatchback (credit: Renault)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (3 Options)
ZOE Play (from £27,495)
ZOE Iconic (from £27,995)
ZOE GT Line (from £29,995)

PROSCONS
Perfect for city drivingFast charger not standard
Good rangeReliability assessment poor in the 2020 What Car? reliability survey
Affordable and practicalHeadroom and legroom for rear seats limited
A good track recordDrivers seat positioned high, but cannot be lowered
High spec safety packageInterior materials feel cheap

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (52 kWh)
Charging:50 kW rapid charging available all variants except Play
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

ZOE Play
Engine:ZOE i Play R110 Z.E. 50
EV Battery Capacity:52 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):245 miles
Charging:Rapid Charging not available
Top Speed:84 mph
0-60 mph:11.4 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):80
Max Power (HP):110
Torque (Nm):225
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg)1,502-1,563

The All-Electric New Peugeot e-208


The Peugeot pure electric e-208 hails from the Peugeot 208 supermini  portfolio, first unveiled at the Geneva Motors Show in 2012.  The second generation 208 was unveiled by the French automotive manufacturer in 2019, at the Geneva Motor Show.  At the same time, the company also unveiled the all-electric e-208 hatchback supermini. Peugeot has retained ‘familiarity’ with the design, for the e-208 all-electric hatchback.  The battery electric vehicle (BEV) is very similar to its sibling petrol and diesel internal combustion engine (ICE) cars.

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The All-Electric Peugeot e-208 Hatchback (credit: Peugeot)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (5 Options)
Active Premium (from £29,725)
Allure (from £30,375)
Allure Premium (from £31,025)
GT (from £32,975)
GT Premium (from £33,975)

PROSCONS
A good option for zero-emission city drivingLimited interior space
Good looks and practicalMore expensive than other smaller EVs
Good range (rapid charging as standard)Infotainment system can be improved

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (50 kWh)
Charging:100 kW rapid charging standard (80% charged in under 30 minutes). On-board charger 7.4 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

New Peugeot e-208
EV Battery Capacity:50 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):217 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):159-176
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 7.4 kW AC)
Top Speed:93 mph
0-62 mph:8.1 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):100
Max Power (PS):136
Torque (Nm):260
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):1,455
Colours:8

The All-Electric VW ID.3 Hatchback


The launch of the Volkswagen ID.3 five-door family hatchback is part of the company’s broader strategy, to offer affordable EVs to the mass-market via the VW ID. family range of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The 2020 ID.3 was first shown as the concept ID prototype electric car at the Paris Motor Show in 2016. 

The all-new ID.3 five-door hatchback launch model ‘ID.3 1st Edition’ was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The EV model has been positioned as an affordable electric car for ‘everyone’.  The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) ID.3 model is marked as ‘3’, as this will be the third most important chapter for the German automotive company, after the Beetle and Golf models.

The plug-in electric car uses the MEB bespoke electric platform. Manufacturing commenced in November 2019. As another first for Volkswagen, the ID.3 is carbon neutral upon delivery to its customers.

The pure electric ID.3 has received positive reviews from Auto CarAuto Express and What Car?. According to What Car “There are few electric cars that ride any better, unless you spend an awful lot more dosh.” The ID.3 is can be leased via e-zoomed at fantastic price. Simply follow this link!

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The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available for certain models
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (8 Options)
ID.3 City (from £30,870)
ID.3 Style (from £34,970)
ID.3 Life (from £32,470)
ID.3 Business (from £35,710)
ID.3 Family (from £36,640)
ID.3 Tech (from £39,500)
ID.3 Max (from £41,530)
ID.3 Tour (from £42,600)

PROSCONS
A good option for families looking to switch to pure electric drivingWill disappoint those seeking a futuristic styling and design
Design is ‘familiar’ and not futuristicInfotainment system could be improved
Good range and vast options of battery sizesInterior materials feel cheap for some variants at higher price
Plenty of space (boot and interior)Rear view slightly limited
Good performanceSoftware delays

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in three battery size (45 kWh, 58 kWh, 77 kWh)
Charging:50 kW rapid charging standard. Mid-range models 100kW and top-end model 125kW
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

ID.3 City Pure Performance
EV Battery Capacity:45 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):217 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):292 miles (city)
Charging:50 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:8.9 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):110
Max Power (PS):150
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg)1,772

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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