Every electric car on sale today
Whether you want a city car or an SUV, finding a new car that's also electric has never been easier, and thanks to our Target Price details they don't cost the Earth to buy...
Choosing an electric car has never been more appealing. Where choice used to be extremely limited if you wanted to go green, now there are options to suit almost everyone – whether you're looking for a city runabout, a luxurious saloon or a spacious SUV.
The range and price tags of electric cars have improved in recent times, leading to more people buying them. Indeed, at our most recent Car of the Year Awards, we split the electric car class into large and small vehicles, with the Renault Zoe and Tesla Model 3 both earning accolades.
Thanks to our Target Price deals and Real Range real-world tests, buying an electric car with What Car? has never been easier. But which electric car should you choose? Read on and we'll take you through every electric car on sale today. This list is presented in alphabetical order, with links to read more about each car with our independent reviews, and to see how much we can save you through What Car? New Car Buying.
The Audi E-tron is roughly the same size as the brand's Q7 luxury SUV, and is certainly deserving of the luxury tag in its own right. Indeed, the E-tron's interior is a tour de force both in terms of material quality and the technology on offer. It drives well, too, with a cosetting ride and a smooth, quiet manner. Its range lags lag behind that of some rivals, but it still covered 196 miles between charges in our real-world tests.
If you want a smaller electric car, but still value having a premium badge on your bonnet, the BMW i3 will likely end up on your shortlist. Its single electric motor can carry you for around 165 miles between charges in real-world conditions, while inside you've got BMW's fantastic iDrive infotainment system to play with. The i3 isn't very practical, and it has a bumpy ride, but for futuristic looks very few cars can match it.
DS 3 Crossback E-Tense
The 3 Crossback E-Tense is French firm DS' rival to the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro. It's slower than both of those rivals, but still quick enough for most people who won't be leaving the urban sprawl. Its range looks decent on paper, at around 200 miles between charges, but that's likely to be closer to 180 miles in real-world conditions. Elsewhere, the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense offers good refinement and plenty of personalisation options, but rivals are more fun to drive.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
The Hyundai Ioniq is one of only a handful of cars which can be brought with three stages of electrification – it's available as a hybrid, as a plug-in hybrid, and as the fully electric Ioniq Electric you see here. Officially, it will cover 184 miles between charges, but that's more likely to be 170 miles in real-world conditions. It's pleasant enough to drive, and even feels reassuringly normal to someone not used to driving an electric car, but it does cost more to buy than rivals and suffers from an unsettled ride around town.
Hyundai Kona Electric
The Kona Electric holds rather a special accolade – it has the longest real-world range of any car to go through our Real Range tests, covering a massive 259 miles between charges. That huge range is key to its appeal, then, but it also impresses with surprisingly rapid acceleration and a great driving position which means you won't feel uncomfortable after a long journey. A choppy ride and a small boot stop it from being among the best in its class, but the Kona Electric should be on any potential EV-owner's shortlist.
The I-Pace is Jaguar's first electric car, and a rival for the Audi E-tron and Tesla's Model S luxury saloon. It's powered by two electric motors producing a combined 395bhp, and its 90kWh battery pack allows for an official driving range of 298 miles. When we put the I-Pace through our Real Range test, though, that number fell to a still-respectable 253 miles.