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The best electric company cars you can get in the UK

Electric cars make good financial sense for fleet and company car drivers, but which new models should be on your shortlist? Here we list the best 10 company cars available in the UK right now.....

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As battery, charging and electric motor technology continues to advance at a dizzying rate, choosing an electric car as your next company car is becoming the preferred option for many fleet drivers.

The amount of choice you have in the market is growing all the time too, with options ranging from traditional family cars and executive saloons to SUVs and luxury cars.

There really is an electric car to suit most drivers these days, and running one as a fleet car brings big advantages – not least that electric cars currently attract a benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rate of just 2%.

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With that in mind, here are the best company cars to choose if you plan to go electric.

For each of the models listed, we give our road testers' rating out of five, the P11D price of our favourite version, and the monthly cost in BIK tax if you're a 20% or 40% tax payer. We also provide a link to our dedicated new car review so you can read more about it.

The best electric fleet cars available in the UK

1. Tesla Model 3

Red Tesla Model 3 front cornering

What Car? rating 5/5
Our favourite version Long Range AWD
P11D price £49,935
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £16.67
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £33.33

There’s a good reason why the Model 3 sells by the boatload: it’s a brilliant car full stop. For a start, it's seriously quick, and on top of that it’s competitively practical and comfortable over a distance. It handles well, and while the ride is firm, it’s not overly so. Factor in the competitive official range and Tesla’s superb charging network, and it’s easy to see why the Model 3 is the best electric company car we can recommend.

Read more: Tesla Model 3 review

2. Kia EV6

Blue Kia EV6 front cornering

What Car? rating 5/5
Our favourite version RWD GT-Line
P11D price £48,190
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £16.08
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £32.17

Everything that earned the EV6 its title as our Car of the Year 2022 applies when you consider it as a company vehicle too. It’s big and it’s sumptuous, which means you can take yourself and others a long way in perfect comfort. A long way? Oh yes, because the EV6 has a generous official range and is one of the fastest charging electric cars out there.

Read more: Kia EV6 review

3. Skoda Enyaq iV

Blue Skoda Enyaq iV right driving

What Car? rating 5/5
Our favourite version 60 Lodge
P11D price £38,915
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £13
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £25.92

If there’s a car that makes electric power look completely normal, the Enyaq is that car. It’s typical Skoda, in that it’s a slightly sober-looking SUV, with little to give away what lies beneath. There's a vast amount of space inside, no matter whether you’re in the front or the back, and the boot is massive.

White BMW iX3 left driving

What Car? rating 5/5
Our favourite version M Sport
P11D price £67,110
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £22.33
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £44.75

The iX3 is a high-tech electric SUV that looks just like a fossil-fuelled BMW X3 but has cutting-edge electric power beneath. It has a decent official range, and you’ll enjoy covering those miles because it's also good to drive, with neat handling and brisk performance. It doesn’t lack standard kit, either.

Read more: BMW iX3 review

5. BMW i4

Blue BMW i4 front right driving

What Car? rating 5/5
Our favourite version eDrive40 Sport
P11D price £57,835
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £19.25
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £38.58

BMW saloons are synonymous with the company car market, and the i4 is carrying the flame for the electric era. The entry-level eDrive40 version is ideal for most drivers, because it gives the i4 sparkling performance and a long official range. It’s quiet, too, with minimal road and wind noise, and there’s hardly any whine from the electric motor.

Read more: BMW i4 review

6. Cupra Born

Blue Cupra Born front cornering

What Car? rating 5/5
Our favourite version 58kWh V2
P11D price £38,340
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £12.75
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £25.58

If you think of the Born as a VW ID.3 (below) in trainers and tight shorts, you won’t be far wrong. The two cars are pretty much identical, but the Born has slightly lowered suspension to firm up the ride slightly and give it fractionally sharper handling. The 201bhp motor means the Born gets out of the blocks quickly, and the 58kWh battery gives it an official range of 258 miles, which should be around 220 miles in reality.

Read more: Cupra Born review

7. Volkswagen ID.3

Blue VW ID.3 right driving

What Car? rating 5/5
Our favourite version Pro S
P11D price £42,955
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £14.33
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £28.67

When it was launched, the ID.3 showed that its maker was very serious indeed about its electric future. It looked like nothing else, and that funky style was backed up by generous quantities of space in both the front and back seats, while the boot is similarly practical. The ride is firm, but the handling is neat, and the ID.3 is incredibly nimble around town, with a tiny turning circle that’s a match for even that of the VW Up city car.

Read more: VW ID.3 review

8. Kia Niro EV

White Kia Niro EV front cornering

What Car? rating 4/5
Our favourite version 3
P11D price £39,490
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £13.17
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £26.33

When it comes to battery choices, Kia has adopted a ‘take it or leave it’ approach, because there’s only one. The 64.8kWh battery powers a 201bhp electric motor that gives the Niro EV a decent turn of pace away from rest. Seating space is generous inside, so the Niro EV will make a fine family vehicle as well as a good company car. The boot is large, too, and the cable storage area under the bonnet means the boot remains uncluttered.

Read more: Kia Niro EV review

9. Hyundai Ioniq 5

Grey Hyundai Ioniq 5 front cornering

What Car? rating 4/5
Our favourite version Premium 77kWh 
P11D price £46,890
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £15.67
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £31.25

The Ioniq 5 may not look it in the pictures, but in reality it’s a big car. Walking up to it is like witnessing a special effect made real, because it just keeps getting larger and larger. The good news is that the dimensions translate into the sort of interior space you generally find in wedding cars. Its back seats slide back and forth as required, and the backrests recline. There’s loads of space for the two people up front, too.

Grey Audi Q4 e-tron front cornering

What Car? rating 4/5
Our favourite version 40 Sport 
P11D price £50,575
Monthly BIK tax at 20% £16.83
Monthly BIK tax at 40% £33.75

The Q4 e-tron is a chic choice among electric SUVs, so we’ll whisper the fact that it’s very closely related to the substantially cheaper Skoda Enyaq iV underneath. Still, that's no bad thing. It feels pretty sprightly off the line, cruises quietly at speed and quality inside is, as you might expect from Audi, superb.

Read more: Audi Q4 e-tron review

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