The best and worst electric cars

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?...

Audi E-tron front three quarters

7. Audi E-tron

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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.

Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh

The powerful 64kWh Kona Electric blasts range anxiety out of the water with a real-world range of around 259 miles between charges – the best performance of any car we've had on our Real Range test. Even the less powerful 39kWh version manages a respectable 158 miles, which should be plenty for most commutes. Add in the fact that the Kona Electric is reasonably priced and has great acceleration, and it’s no surprise we rate it as one of the best electric cars on the market. 

Jaguar I-Pace front three quarters

The I-Pace SUV is Jaguar’s first electric car, and can drive for more than 250 miles between charges. It can also be charged to 80% of capacity in just 90 minutes, and its futuristic interior features two 12.0in screens and another 5.5in screen for climate settings. Add in fun handling, and it's a very appealing option.

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