We’re going to showcase some of the best electric cars currently on the market, and give you our top recommendations based on your needs and lifestyle.
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Keep reading on for full details of the best electric cars suited to your individual requirements - and use the quick links below to find out which electric cars are suited to which lifestyle.
Best Electric Family Car: For The Family
If you’re after a stylish and spacious electric family car, you can’t really go past the Mercedes-Benz EQC. The built in safety assistance systems react rapidly to avoid any potential dangers, and the amount of space is also a key element that makes this car so great for families; there’s more than enough room for everyone, and then some.
This 100% electric SUV doesn’t compromise on speed either, as it can get from 0-62mph in just 5.1 seconds, and the intuitive interior and high-tech features mean you can easily sculpt your drive around you and your family. With a simple ‘Hey, Mercedes’ you can unlock the many features this car has to offer.
Best Small Electric Car: For The City Dweller
For those who live in a city, or do a lot a lot of city centre driving, a small and efficient car can be the perfect solution. Two of the best small electric cars that fit the bill are the smart EQ and the BMW i3.
Firstly: the smart EQ. With a range of 99 miles on a single charge, and a charge time of just 3.5 hours, this nippy little car is convenient for city life, as well as sustainable. The EQ comes in three different models: the 3-door EQ fortwo coupé, the convertible EQ fortwo cabriolet and the roomier 5-door EQ fourfour, so you have a great range to choose from.
Moving onto the BMW i3; it still has a classic BMW look, but with a distinctive edge. The signature features are still there, and this compact model offers economy and sustainability without compromising on the power you’d expect from a BMW. It’s an electric car that’s bound to turn a few heads. Impressively, 95% of the i3 can be recycled and reused for future BMW i vehicles.
Best Performance Electric Car: For The Thrill Seeker
Jaguar is renowned for high performance and powerful cars, and the electric I-PACE is no different. This is what makes it one of the best electric cars for all of you thrill-seekers out there.
As well as having one of the longest ranges in the electric car market at an impressive 298 miles, it also has fantastic power. You can speed from 0-60 in a rapid 4.5 seconds, the top speed is 124mph, and the I-PACE can deliver 696Nm of torque even from a standing start. It’s very clear that, with this car, you’re guaranteed a fantastic driving experience.
Combine superior performance with ample space, an elegant, aerodynamic design and an extensive infotainment system, and you have a truly brilliant electric car.
Cheapest Electric Car: For The Value Lover
Electric cars are still in their infancy to an extent, and so generally, prices can be quite high. However, if you want a cheaper electric car that offers great value and will still deliver a top-level driving experience, the VW E-Golf or the MINI Electric are two fantastic options.
The E-Golf has that signature golf look, but with a hint of a futurism. You can drive up to 144 miles on a single charge, and when it is time to charge up, you can reach 85% in just 45 minutes if you use a rapid charging point. Plus, high-tech features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Sensor, and Emergency Assist all contribute to a relaxing and safer drive. It can’t be denied that the E-Golf offers style and efficiency at a very competitive price.
Take a look at Volkswagen's brand new electric car, the ID.3
Another great value electric car is the brand new MINI Electric. Everything that makes MINI iconic is still present and correct in this new model, the only key difference is the MINI Electric emits zero emissions. As with the E-Golf you can drive up to 144 miles on one charge, and with a fully digital dashboard display you really get an edgy cockpit feel when you’re inside. This 3-door hatch is a fantastic electric option if you’re on a budget.
Best Advanced Electric Car: For The Tech Enthusiast
The dramatic, eye-catching design of Audi’s first ever electric car certainly doesn’t disappoint; and the fact that it can reach 0-62mph in less than 6 seconds shows it’s not just a pretty face.
Advanced technology is what sets the e-tron apart, making it the ideal electric car for tech lovers. The e-tron offers the option of virtual door mirrors instead of the usual glass mirrors. Focus can be adjusted, and the images from the cameras are streamed to in-door displays. There’s also pre-sense 360 which alerts you to upcoming obstacles and can even automatically apply the brakes. The MMI system offers a range of features that allow you to monitor your surroundings and plan your charging schedule, to give just two examples. The e-tron truly is a technological masterpiece.
Which electric car do you think is best for you? There’s certainly a good selection on the market for you to choose from, and with the future looking very bright for electric cars, you’ll soon be further spoilt for choice.
If any of our favourite electric cars have caught your eye, find your nearest dealership and get in touch for more information.