What is the best electric car for you?

There is now a wide variety of electric cars on the market, and registrations are at record levels, with more UK motorists choosing to go electric than ever before. New figures reveal there are now over 87,000 plug-in cars on the road, and there is something to suit almost everyone.


EVs range from smaller hatchbacks such as the pure electric Renault ZOE, Kia Soul EV or Volkswagen e-Golf to larger vehicles like the Volkswagen Passat GTE or Audi Q7 e-tron. The Passat and Q7 e-tron are plug-in hybrid vehicles, meaning you get the best of both worlds. The electric motor is great for urban motoring, and if you need to go further afield, an efficient petrol or diesel engine will get you on your way.


The range of a pure electric car is more than enough for most people though, the average journey length in the UK is under 10 miles, and some have the capability to travel up to 250 miles on a single charge.


Owning an electric car does not mean you have to compromise on performance either. Electric vehicles benefit from immediate torque, giving them greater acceleration, and if you’re looking for something sportier in the higher price bracket, then it might be worth trying the BMW i8.


There are even electric vans on the market, such as the Renault Kangoo ZE or the Nissan e-NV200, so if you use a van for your business, you could be saving more on fuel and road tax by making the switch.


You can take a closer look at the cars available and book a test drive for yourself on our car selector tool here.

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