The best and worst electric cars 2019

Electric cars are growing in popularity, and no wonder: the best are quiet, cheap to run and smooth to drive. But which are the bright sparks to consider – and which are the loose connections?...

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What Car? team
03 August 2019

Mercedes EQC front

7. Mercedes EQC

The EQC is a brilliant choice if you want to maximise the peace and quiet offered by going electric: it really is incredibly hushed on the move. But while it's generally comfortable on motorways, it doesn't ride as well as the very best rivals and the range is someway off a Jaguar I-Pace's.

Read our full Mercedes EQC review or let us help you buy an EQC


6. Tesla Model S

Used test: Porsche Panamera vs Tesla Model S

Tesla's quiet and comfortable Model S saloon is as capable as it is desirable, offering staggering performance and an impressive range for an electric car. It’s practical, too, while almost all of the car’s controls are accessed via a massive 17in touchscreen that's easy to personalise and updates wirelessly.

Read our full Tesla Model S review or let us help you buy a Model S


5. Audi E-tron

Audi E-tron

The Audi E-tron doesn’t feel as sporty to drive as the rival Jaguar I-Pace, and it has a shorter range. However, it’s the classier of the two inside and the quieter cruiser. In a first for a production car, buyers can improve the aerodynamics by opting to remove the E-tron’s door mirrors and replace them with cameras that feed into small screens inside.