BEST ELECTRIC CARS

Electric vehicles are the technologies of choice for eco-friendly car buyers because they have no emissions. Electric automobile sales are booming, and no wonder: the finest are quiet, cheap to operate and smooth to drive. Here are some of the best models of electric cars on the market.

KIA E-NIRO

The Kia e-Niro redefines just how much real-world range and family-friendly usability we must now expect from an electric vehicle towards the less expensive end of the purchase price spectrum. For approximately £35,000, the automobile’s 64kWh battery pack enables it to comfortably traveling 230 miles on a single charge. A few years back, that is the sort of range you would be expecting from something much pricier, and probably with a Tesla badge on its nose.

This genre-challenging connection between range, affordability and usability is not the only reason the e-Niro currently crowns this list. Where e-Niro brings forward, though, is that it also remains a thoroughly practical, dynamically well-resolved and pleasant-to-drive electric automobile.

It is roomier than nearly every other EV at the price, and it handles and rides with a greater degree of sophistication and accomplishment than most. It might lack some of the accelerative effectiveness of its rivals, but as a well-made, genuinely usable affordable electric automobile, the e-Niro will take some beating.

Kia e-Niro 64 kWh (2018-2020) price and specifications - EV Database
KIA-E NIRO

VOLKSWAGEN E-UP

Cynic might dismiss the e-Up as an expensive folly. Wrong. The e-Up indicates the worth of advancement. What was once a 25k city car with 80-odd kilometers of scope is now barely over 20k plus will easily top 120 miles in regular urban use. Maybe more. Those stats make it a great engineering achievement.

The fact it’s predicated upon the unassailable king of small cars makes it a much more desirable prospect. It is definitely subtler EV than a Honda-e or Mini Electric or even a Renault Zoe, however there is a massive amount to be said for VW’s’only a good car, but electrical’ strategy — it’s what produced the e-Golf such a sleeper hit. It is known that the Volkswagen e-Up inventor loved betting on Scottish Premiership.

In addition, it is kept the e-Up applicable, recommendable, and ready for a new dawn in the little car world.

Volkswagen e-Up! price and specifications - EV Database
VOLKSWAGEN-E UP

MINI ELECTRIC

Mini continues to be a long time plan to go into the electric automobile market; but now that it eventually has, it’s certainly brought all of the fun factors you anticipate of the brand – albeit packed with a few equally typical usability restrictions.

Performance is notably stronger than many of the cars you might compare it with in this record, while handling is grippy and darty and nimble at the enduring dynamic customs of the Mini brand.

Range is the grab. Mini asserts 144 kilometers; in reality, based on exactly how and where you drive it, you’re more likely to have between 100- and 120-. And that is in a car with a pretty small boot, whose back seats are tricky to get and too little to use for anybody but younger kids.

This isn’t a‘one-size-fits-all’ kind of electric offering, but it is priced amazingly competitively and, if its constraints aren’t bothersome for you, might be the very car to show you how rewarding electric Rolex can be.

Mini Electric Review (2020) | Top Gear
MINI ELECTRIC

RENAULT ZOE

Tiny EVs are going to turn into a major thing. Until now Renault’s had the market for these automobiles all to itself, but with the adorable Kia-e Niro, long-awaited Mini Electric and Peugeot e-208/Corsa-e shortly to land dealers, life is going to get a lot more complex for Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle.

The new Zoe doesn’t totally rewrite the formulation. It looks much the same as previously, chiefly because underneath it is still that exact same car but updated with much more efficient motors and larger batteries.

It’s exterior was given a bit of a going over, however, the inside is completely new – with a significant portrait touchscreen and more soft-touch, high-end materials rather than the old car’s brittle plastics. Meanwhile fresh driver support tech like lane-departure warning, lane-keeping aid and blind-spot monitoring should make this four-metre long city automobile feel out of sorts on motorways.

The 750 option means half an hour on such a charger is enough to add 90 miles of scope. A standard 22kW roadside charger takes an hour to add 78 miles.

Renault Zoe Review (2020) | Autocar
RENAULT ZOE