Some people are saying that in the UK, we should stop using cars that use gas and diesel. People want us to buy electric cars. Which ones should we buy?
The number of electric car sales in the UK is still low compared to other types of cars. But they are starting to change. More people are buying electric cars. The cars have better ranges, charging times, and prices. People buy them because they don’t make a lot of noise and they save money on gas.
At the same time, the electric car charging infrastructure in the UK is improving. This means more people can use electric cars. The wider availability of fast and rapid chargers means that it is easier to buy a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle). Every home has one. And workplaces too. Public spaces have them too! EVs are better because you don’t need to spend as much on gas. You can save money with an EV. With a plug-in hybrid, you still have the advantages of an EV without being fully electric.
Pure electric cars are better for the environment. You can drive anywhere in London without paying to enter the congestion zone or pay for road tax. People might think that an electric car is more expensive, but it can cost less to run than a car with gas. With the government’s plug-in car grant, it could be even cheaper.
1. Hyundai Ioniq 5
The Ioniq 5 is better than other cars because it can do things that other cars cannot. For example, the car is able to make tight turns and also charge itself. Next-gen electric car technology is being shown off. This includes good performance and charging capability that is usually seen in high-end cars like the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-Tron GT.
Two batteries are available with three power outputs. The entry-level 58kWh battery is paired with a single 168bhp motor that drives the rear wheels and does 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds and has a range of 238 miles. The 214bhp version of this car is the best. It uses a 73kWh battery which means it can go for 280 miles before needing to charge again. The top-spec version has a second motor which gives the total power as 301bhp and 605Nm of torque. The range of the car is 267 miles. The performance of the car is much better. It takes 5 seconds to get from 0-62.
The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts at under £37,000. It has an excellent multimedia system with a lot of good standard equipment. The space will amaze you when you see it! This car is comfortable. You’ll enjoy driving a lot because of this. We enjoyed driving it a lot, so we named it the Car of the Year for 2021.
2. Skoda Enyaq
The Enyaq is a family car that is all-electric and Skoda. It is practical, well-equipped, comfortable, and decent to drive. These cars can go for a long time when they have a full charge. That makes people feel better about going on a trip since they will not get tired of driving. These cars are also good for families because the battery powers them.
Skoda has a new idea to help you personalize your car. Instead of having standard trim levels, they have five individual ‘design selections’: Loft, Lodge, Lounge, Suite, and ECO Suite. Each design provides a different style. Each one has its own style because they are made with different materials.
The base model has 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display, climate control (air conditioning), cruise control (automatic shifting), and rear parking sensors. The Enyaq iV 60 model costs less than £35,000. This is even more affordable because you can get the government’s plug-in vehicle grant which takes £2,500 off the on-the-road cost.
3. Fiat 500
The Fiat 500 is a great car. The price is low, so you can use your money for other things. It also has Italian flair, which makes it even more special. Although the third-generation car is a little bigger than its predecessor, the 500 EV still fits in traffic well. The cars come with rear parking sensors even if you select an entry-level model.
There are two choices for batteries. One is called Long Range. The other is called City Range. If you buy the City Range, you can drive for up to 115 miles on one charge. But if you buy the bigger battery, you will be able to drive for 199 miles before needing to recharge it.
Inside the cabin are good things. You have a lot of things that you can use to make your car better. You can choose a car that has an infotainment screen. The screen is 7 inches and you can use it with your phone. There are different types of screens, so you need to choose the best one for you.
4. Ford Mustang Mach-E
This is Ford’s first all-electric SUV. It is important to them because it’s their first this type of car in a long time. The Tesla is the cheapest, most practical EV that is easy to handle. It has a longer list of features than any other electric car on the market. This car doesn’t slow down. It can go from 0-62 mph in 5.1 seconds, even though it has the most power of any SUV. The range of the model is 68KWH with either rear- or four-wheel drive. The Standard Range offers up to 273 miles, and the ranges for the four-wheel-drive are 243 miles.
You can move up to a car that has a longer range. It will have more miles per charge and you will drive farther. The RWD model has 379 miles per charge and the AWD First Edition SUV has 335 miles per charge.
The Mustang Mach-E is not like its iconic sports car namesake. It’s still an electric SUV and it’s good at many things, but not driving fast. The Mach-E GT has 480bhp which is more than other cars. It will be available at the end of the year.
5. Porsche Taycan
The new Porsche Taycan is a good car to drive. It has the same feeling as when you were born. This is because it’s like a Porsche sports saloon.
The Taycan has the handling of a sports car. It is really fast, but it still has four seats and can go for a long time without having to charge it. The Porsche Taycan is a really cool car that feels like it is very different from other cars. It could be the future of how we drive.
This car is heavy, but it can go through tight corners or bend around them. It weighs 2.2 tons, so it can’t go over small bumps in the road. TThe Taycan has a fast speed. When you have a 4S, it takes 4 seconds to do the 0-62mph benchmark. If you upgrade to a Turbo S, it can take 2.8 seconds.
Don’t forget that the Taycan is a car that can be used as a daily driver. It has a high level of refinement and it has air suspension. The ride might be firm, but if you drive on roads with bumps, the air suspension will do its job to make the ride smoother.
The Taycan is a car that is electric. It’s the first car to be electric for Porsche. The car is done well and should make people feel less worried about driving an electric car.
6. Audi e-Tron GT
The Audi e-Tron GT is a car with good style. It is very comfortable and has plenty of power. The ride quality of the e-Tron GT is excellent. When you are driving, you can feel how good it is because it has precise steering and a great grip.
This car is fast and will be good for long trips. The car is 523 horsepower and it will go from zero to 62 in 4.1 seconds, which means that it’s very fast. You can go up to 298 miles without having to stop for gas. Charging your electric car can take up to 5 minutes and give you 62 miles. Charging stations are good because they charge up to 270kW. You can charge from 5%-80% in 23 minutes.
Thee-Tron GT costs around £82,000. It comes with great car technology, like good lights and adjustable seats. The Vorsprung model is an extra £25,000 and has seats that you can adjust electrically. They also have air ventilation and massage functions. The top-spec car also has adaptive air suspension and a four-wheel steering system.
7. Tesla Model 3
The Model 3 is an electric car, but it is very different than most other electric cars. It’s not big like an SUV or truck. It’s also not too small like some of the other electric cars. It has a great price and people will want this car.
This car is cool because it has lots of different things. It has the latest technology, it is really good at driving, and you can charge your car quickly. It also looks nice because it is made of many good colors. The entry-level Standard Range Plus model claims up to 267 miles on a single charge. It does not sacrifice performance for this. The electric motor drives the car’s wheels and takes it from 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds. It also goes up to 140mph or 200km/h.
You will not find anything like this in a BMW or Audi. It might not be for everyone, but you cannot deny the wow factor of it.
Buy the long-range four-wheel drive for your car. It has two electric motors that will make it go faster. And the battery lasts longer, so you can drive far with it. Then there is the Model 3 Performance. It goes from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, but it can still go 352 miles on a full battery.
8. Audi Q4 e-Tron
The all-electric Q4 e-Tron SUV is a car that can be used for your family. With a maximum range of 316 miles, it is perfect to take on long journeys. It also has fast charging capability, so if you need to go somewhere, you can charge quickly. Audi still offers the same levels of luxury and refinement, but this car is cheaper. It costs less than $50,000.
There are three different power options for the Q4 e-Tron. The entry model is a 35 and has a 52kWh battery and a single, rear-mounted 168bhp motor. The mid-range model is 40 and has a 77kWh battery and 201bhp. The four-wheel-drive 50 Quattro has two motors. It can go 208 miles. It can also go 316 miles if it needs to. But, if it does not have to go that far, then it will only use 298 miles of gas. If you like your family SUV with a little more style, the Q4 e-Tron is also available as a lower-riding Sportback model.
9. Renault Zoe
Zoe is a small electric car that is really good. It can have a range of up to 400 miles and it does not cost too much money. You can get it for about 27,000 pounds, but you will need to get the government plug-in car grant of 3,000 pounds from the government.
The Zoe has a 52kWh battery and can go up to 245 miles. It is more expensive than other electric cars, but it still has a good range. It bolsters this performance with strong charging capability, too, with 50kW rapid-charging technology available, which will allow Zoe’s battery to be replenished to 80 percent in as little as an hour and 10 minutes.
Inside the Zoe, they have put in a new infotainment system that is from the latest Clio. They want you to feel like you are in a car that is of high quality. The equipment levels for this car are high, and there are lots of different models. Some have fewer features than others, but they’re all very good.
The Renault Zoe is a better car than most. It’s electric so it doesn’t have to use gasoline which is good for the environment. I would recommend this car to someone who likes to be up-to-date with cars. The current model is really worth considering, because of Renault’s latest electric developments.
10. Volkswagen ID.3
The Volkswagen ID.3 is an electric car that you can use for your family that is in a good price range, has nice looks, and feels comfortable. It also has a good range in the real world where you can use it every day.
The latest Golf feels only a little different than what has gone before. The ID.3 will be VW’s future. The ID.3 has an interior that is not like other cars. It has a lot of fancy things in it, and everything is touch-sensitive. You can control almost everything from the 10-inch touchscreen on the dash. The technology in this car is more advanced than the Nissan Leaf. The Nissan Leaf is old-fashioned and outdated.
The ID.3 is good to drive. It has a well-balanced suspension that provides a smooth ride, along with an electric motor that is quiet and makes noise from the outside impossible to enter the car.
There should not be a problem with the car’s range. The mid-spec 58kWh version should go up to 263 miles on a single charge. Volkswagen also claims that the top 77kWh variant will go 336 miles before needing to the plugin.
No matter which electric car you choose, the ID.3 is an excellent car and is better than its rivals.