Everyone's talking about electric cars, but how much do you really know about these almost mythical machines? Discover the truth right here with our 'coming soon' guide to all you need to know about the best and the rest of electrical vehicles that are about to hit the market.
We'll tell you when the cars will be in the showroom, how much they'll cost you and, more importantly, what they're like to drive.
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Electric cars – coming soon The cars listed below are ordered by date of launch.
Citroen and Peugeot versions of the Mitsubishi i-Miev. Both cars also share the i-Miev's shortcomings, which include a high purchase price and a low-rent interior. Overall, the cars are less convincing as an ownership proposition than the Nissan Leaf.
There's no official data available yet, but the Focus EV's range, performance and price are expected to be on a par with its key rival, the Nissan Leaf's. Ford claims the Focus's shorter charge time of three to four hours will trump rivals'.
The Ampera has a 1.4-litre petrol engine that acts as a generator to top-up the battery, so it's not a pure electric vehicle. However, it gives an impressive 360-mile range and still qualifies for the full range of EV benefits, including the Government subsidy of up to £5000.
BMW looks like it will be one of the first German manufacturers on the EV scene, with the Golf-sized i3, which is part of its new i sub brand. It’s a rear-engined hatchback with a claimed range of up to 130 miles.