Why switch?

There’s an electric car or van for everyone

There are now more than 25 pure electric or plug-in hybrid cars and vans available from ‘Go Ultra Low’ manufacturers’. Our Car Selector lets you choose by how the vehicle is powered, seating and boot capacity, and manufacturer.

Pure Electric – high performance batteries are used to provide power to an electric motor, which in-turn drives the wheels. These vehicles need to be charged.

Plug-in Hybrid (PHEVs) – a highly efficient petrol or diesel engine mated with an electric motor and batteries. This enables a range of hundreds of miles using the internal combustion engine, with the ability to run on electric-only at lower speeds or for local journeys; or a combination of both.

Range-extended Electric – as per pure electric cars, these only ever run on electricity. However, they also have a small petrol engine that acts as a generator to top-up the battery charge and hence extend the car’s overall range.

Fuel Cell – like a pure electric vehicle, these use electricity to power a motor which drives the wheels. However, instead of a battery, a fuel cell stack uses hydrogen to produce electricity which then powers the car.

Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Volkswagen Passat GTE estate

From £36,115*

NEDC range in miles: 664 (31 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 39.0 g/km

5 seats
Estate
100% electric

Kia Soul EV

From £25,495*

NEDC range in miles: 132

CO₂ emissions: Zero

5 seats
Crossover
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

From £31,495*

NEDC range in miles: 0 (33 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 37.0 g/km

5 seats
Saloon
100% electric

Nissan e-NV200

From £17,256*

NEDC range in miles: 106

CO₂ emissions: Zero

2 seats
Small Van
100% electric

Renault Kangoo Z.E.

From £10,177*

NEDC range in miles: 170

CO₂ emissions: Zero

2 seats
Small Van
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Audi A3 e-tron

From £33,540*

NEDC range in miles: 536 (29 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 38.0 g/km

5 seats
Hatchback, Saloon
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

BMW BMW 740e

From £69,360*

NEDC range in miles: 0 (27 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 50.0 g/km

5 seats
Saloon
100% electric

Nissan LEAF 30kW

From £24,990*

NEDC range in miles: 155

CO₂ emissions: Zero

5 seats
Hatchback
100% electric

Volkswagen e-Golf

From £27,690*

NEDC range in miles: 186

CO₂ emissions: Zero

5 seats
Hatchback
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Volkswagen Golf GTE

From £28,135*

NEDC range in miles: 580 (31 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 38.0 g/km

5 seats
Hatchback
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Kia Niro PHEV

From £27,995*

NEDC range in miles: 36

CO₂ emissions: 29.0 g/km

5 seats
Hatchback
Fuel cell

Toyota Mirai

From £61,500*

NEDC range in miles: 342

CO₂ emissions: Zero

5 seats
Saloon
100% electric

BMW i3

From £29,570*

NEDC range in miles: 186

CO₂ emissions: Zero

4 seats
Hatchback
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV

From £32,645*

NEDC range in miles: 695 (38 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 33.0 g/km

5 seats
Estate
100% electric

Nissan LEAF 24kwh

From £21,680*

NEDC range in miles: 124

CO₂ emissions: Zero

5 seats
Hatchback
100% electric

Renault Twizy*

From £6,995*

NEDC range in miles: 62

CO₂ emissions: Zero

2 seats
Quadricycle
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

BMW 225xe

From £31,215*

NEDC range in miles: 373 (25 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 46.0 g/km

5 seats
Multi-pupose vehicle (MPV)
100% electric

Nissan e-NV200 Combi

From £24,407*

NEDC range in miles: 106

CO₂ emissions: Zero

5 seats
Multi-pupose vehicle (MPV)
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Toyota Prius Plug-in

From £29,195*

NEDC range in miles: 700 (39 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 22.0 g/km

5 seats
Hatchback
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Volkswagen Passat GTE

From £34,515*

NEDC range in miles: 660 (31 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 36.0 g/km

5 seats
Saloon
100% electric

Renault Renault ZOE

From £14,245*

NEDC range in miles: 250

CO₂ emissions: Zero

5 seats
Hatchback
Range-extended electric vehicle

BMW i3 Range-extender

From £32,720*

NEDC range in miles: 206

CO₂ emissions: 13.0 g/km

4 seats
Hatchback
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

BMW 330e

From £33,120*

NEDC range in miles: 370 (25 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 44.0 g/km

5 seats
Saloon
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Audi Q7 e-tron

From £66,510*

NEDC range in miles: 820 (35 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 48.0 g/km

5 seats
Sport utility vehicle (SUV)
100% electric

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

From £24,995*

NEDC range in miles: 174

CO₂ emissions: Zero

5 seats
Saloon
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

BMW i8

From £105,580*

NEDC range in miles: 373 (23 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 49.0 g/km

4 seats
Coupe
100% electric

Volkswagen e-up!

From £20,780*

NEDC range in miles: 93

CO₂ emissions: Zero

4 seats
Hatchback
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid

From £24,995*

NEDC range in miles: 660 (39 electric)

CO₂ emissions: 26.0 g/km

5 seats
Saloon

* Prices listed are manufacturer recommended retail prices minus relevant plug-in grants for eligible vehicles. All prices exclude monthly battery leasing costs where applicable.

Our Car Selector includes models available from the eight Go Ultra Low manufacturers only. For a full list of electric cars and vans that are eligible for the Government plug-in car grant, click here.

NEDC is the Official European fuel efficiency test. All vehicle manufacturers follow standardised test procedures for mpg and CO₂ as set out by European law. These standardised tests enable motorists to benchmark models for comparison purposes only and therefore make informed purchasing decisions. All figures quoted may not reflect real driving results; please bear in mind that you may achieve very different results in real life.

Real world fuel efficiency results will be affected by factors such as driving style, load carried and vehicle maintenance, along with traffic, weather and road conditions. These results are not currently standardised across manufacturers.

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