Electric cars are becoming more popular, and drivers are getting more used to seeing them on the road. And as technology and range continues to improve, EVs have become a valid alternative to fuel-powered cars.
But there are plenty of options out there and it can be tricky to know which one’s right for you. Here are our top 10 electric cars on sale to suit a range of budgets.
Tesla Model 3
The smallest Tesla is one of the best EVs around. Starting from £38,500, this all-electric family car has up to a 348-mile range and is one of the most stand-out options available on the market.
With a minimalist interior, the Model 3 has a 425-litre boot which can be extended by folding down the rear seats. You’ll find extra storage in the front under the bonnet. The 3 also comes with loads of tech – the 15-inch central touchscreen is a highlight.
Combining Porsche performance with an electric powertrain, the Taycan is a new benchmark for EVs. It reaches 0-60mph in as little as 2.6 seconds, and you can get up to 279 miles from a single charge.
At £83,367 the starting price is undoubtedly high, but the Taycan’s quality is of the highest level. It has 447 litres of boot space, lots of room for 4 people and more than enough equipment to keep drivers very happy.
Starting from £26,345 and now in its second generation, the Leaf has established itself as one of the best EVs in Europe. The hatchback comes with a 435-litre boot space and has up to 168 miles of range from one charge.
Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility setup is fitted, which includes safety features and the e-Pedal system. The e+ version is a performance-angled option with 215bhp and 239 miles of range.
The new Zoe has up to 245 miles of range, making this city car excellent for commuting. With 338 litres of boot storage too, the compact Renault also offers plenty of practicality when needed.
With plenty of kit as standard, prices start from £25,670. You get 2 large displays, safety features and a rear-view camera – making this one of the best equipped city cars around.
Debuting at the start of 2020, the e-208 is one of the most stylish EVs around. Fitted with the latest version of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit and lots of tech, the e-208 is at the forefront of the city car game.
The 50kWh battery gives 217 miles of range. And the 136bhp electric motor can reach 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds. There’s also 311 litres of boot space. Prices start from £28,550.
Jaguar’s first all-electric model has been praised as one of the best EVs around. It’s practical, nice to drive and comes with plenty of kit for the £60,995 starting price. The 90kWh battery offers up to 292 miles of range.
The near-buttonless interior is one of the best around, with multiple screens and a head-up display. It also comes fitted with safety assists, including emergency braking, cruise control and lane keep assist.
Combining an electric powertrain with the popular SUV bodystyle, Audi’s e-tron is a sought-after model. It comes with a 248-mile range, and with 2 motors powering it, the e-tron can go 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds.
The 660-litre boot is incredibly handy and there’s plenty of great passenger space too. And it’s just like every other Audi inside – well-equipped, well-built and easy to use. Prices for the e-tron start from £70,845.
Starting from £65,720, the EQC is comparable to the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace. It’s arguably the most stylish of the 3 and comes with impressive design touches, such as the front and rear light bars.
The large SUV comes with a 500-litre boot, and the rear seats can be folded down too. The 259-mile range is also good, with the 80kWh battery paired to an electric motor producing 402bhp. It can do 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds.
Hyundai Kona Electric
The South Korean crossover is one of the best in its segment. And with the addition of an electric powertrain, its appeal is even larger. With a range of up to 279 miles, the Kona has one of the best on the market.
Priced from £35,100, the Kona comes with a high level of equipment, such as a digital instrument display, a central touchscreen and wireless charging. It also has a 332-litre boot.
BMW’s first all-electric model is one of the stand-out options available. The 193-mile range is excellent for urban commuters, while the compact dimensions make it incredibly easy to use in the city.
The passenger space is good too, and it comes with a handy amount of tech including the iDrive infotainment system, LED headlights and parking sensors. Prices start from £35,350.