The best and worst electric cars 2019
Electric cars are growing in popularity. 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?...
1. Kia e-Niro
The e-Niro banishes range anxiety with a real-world range of 253 miles; not many drivers will want to do more than that in a day. It's also well equipped, plus it has strong acceleration and more room for passengers and luggage than its rivals. All those attributes, combined with very competitive pricing, put it at the top of the pile for anyone considering going electric and helped to make it our overall 2019 Car of the Year.
And the electric cars to avoid...
Smart Forfour EQ
Although the Forfour EQ is relatively cheap to buy, you could get a Renault Zoe for similar money – and the latter offers more space and more than double the range between charges.
In many respects, the e-Up should be an ideal urban runabout. Just like the regular petrol-powered Up, the fully electric e-Up is blessed with tidy driving manners and turn-on-a-dime manoeuvrability. The trouble is it also has a much high price tag and managed just 66 miles in our Real Range test.
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