The greatest electric cars are peaceful, affordable to maintain, and easy to use, so it’s no surprise that sales are soaring. But where are the most promising ideas, and where are the weak links? …
To the extent that over 18% of all newly registered vehicles were electric vehicles in February, the mainstreaming of electric vehicles is now well underway. As restrictions on the types of cars allowed in large cities are implemented and the deadline of 2030 for the end of sales of new petrol and diesel models approaches, their popularity is only expected to grow.
Range anxiety, or worrying that your battery won’t last long enough to get you where you need to go, is the key factor that has kept their sales from rising. However, this is becoming less of a concern as more and more models are being produced with ranges of over 200 miles per charge.
Which battery-powered automobiles are worth looking into further? Listed below are our top 10 recommendations, as well as a list of our top 5 recommendations for what you should definitely avoid.
10 – Kia e-Niro
With one of the finest statistics we’ve recorded so far, the e-Real Niro’s Range of 253 miles puts an end to range worry once and for all. Although costs have increased dramatically since 2019 when we selected the e-Niro our Car of the Year, you still receive excellent usability, performance, comfort, and equipment.
- 64kWh model’s 250-mile-plus real-world range
- Quick acceleration in 64kWh
- Tidy handling and comfortable ride
- A fair bit pricier than an MG ZS EV
- Doesn’t charge as quickly as a Tesla Model 3
- No Euro NCAP safety rating
9 – Volkswagen ID.3
The ID.3 is fun to drive because of its rear-wheel drive layout, precise steering, and excellent body control. Its expected resale value is high, and it will be inexpensive to operate for both business car drivers and individual customers. The only negatives are the clumsy infotainment system and the cheap-feeling plastics inside.
- Good electric range
- Sprightly performance
- Decent to drive
- Iffy interior quality, especially for the pricier versions
- Charging network weaker than Tesla’s
- Infotainment system needs some upgrades