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?...

Tesla Model 3 Performance
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What Car? team
3 Aug 2019 08:40

1. Tesla Model 3

As good as the e-Niro is, it's now been surpassed. The Model 3 is great to drive, packed full of tech, fast (ridiculously so in Performance guise) and surprisingly practical. Factor in a competitive price, especially given its sheer pace, and it’s not only a great electric car but one of the best executive cars you can buy, too.

Read our full Tesla Model 3 review

And the electric cars to avoid...

Smart Forfour EQ

Smart ForTwo EQ Cabrio front cornering

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.  

Read our full Smart Fortwo EQ review

Volkswagen e-Up

Volkswagen e-Up

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.