The best electric car discounts right now

Despite their popularity, discounts of around 20% are available on some electric cars. Here we run down our latest guaranteed savings for every fully electric model currently on sale...

Electric car discounts have traditionally been hard to come by, but as choice widens and manufacturers have to battle for business – as well as hit emissions targets that leave those who fall short with hefty fines – prices are coming down.

Audi E-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, Renault Zoe and MG SZ EV

Our team of Target Price mystery shoppers have been tracking the electric vehicle (EV) market and have compiled the latest discount data, with all of the savings listed here guaranteed for buyers who use What Car?’s New Car Buying service.

Discounts run to thousands of pounds and close to 10% of the recommended retail price of some cars, although others – most notably the highly-desirable Tesla and Porsche models – are currently not being discounted as demand for these remains greater than supply.

The Government’s Plug-in Car Grant, which will pay for a maximum of 35% of the purchase price of the vehicle, up to £3000, for EV buyers, is available in addition to the saving listed here.

Audi E-tron

Audi E-tron front three quarters

Verdict Sensational refinement and a very classy interior

Save up to £11,162

Target PCP monthly from £540

See our Audi E-tron discounts

BMW i3

BMW i3 2018 front cornering

Verdict Not that practical, but combines stand-out looks with a classy interior

Save up to £2657

Target PCP monthly from £390

See our BMW i3 discounts

DS 3 Crossback E-tense

2020 DS 3 Crossback E-Tense front cornering 2

Verdict Reasonably refined and delivers a decent real-world range

Save up to £1159

Target PCP monthly from £225

See our DS 3 Crossback E-tense discounts

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric driving through town

Verdict Well priced, with a good quality interior

Save up to £4000

Target PCP monthly from £392

See our Hyundai Ioniq Electric discounts

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric 39kWh

Verdict Super performance and an exceptionally long-range between charges

Save up to £1922

Target PCP monthly from £371

See our Hyundai Kona Electric discounts

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace front action

Verdict Very appealing whether your priority is an electric car or just a stylish SUV

Save up to £3879

Target PCP monthly from £712

See our Jaguar I-Pace discounts

Kia e-Niro

Kia e-Niro 2020 RHD right front tracking

Verdict This former What Car? Car of the Year has a long range and spacious interior

Save up to £1000

Target PCP monthly from £461

See our Kia e-Niro discounts

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD front tracking

Verdict Distinctive looks, decent to drive and reasonably practical

Save up to £1800

Target PCP monthly from £504

See our Kia Soul EV discounts

Mercedes EQC

Mercedes EQC in Hampton

Verdict Not the best for range, but exceptionally quiet

Save up to £12

Target PCP monthly from £611

See our Mercedes EQC discounts

MG 5 EV

MG 5 2020 front cornering

Verdict Extremely well price; only estate EV on sale in UK

Save up to £4500

Target PCP monthly from £308

See our MG 5 discounts

MG ZS EV

MG ZS EV long term

Verdict Supremely affordable and acceptably good to drive and be in

Save up to £9000

Target PCP monthly from £321

See our MG ZS discounts

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf front - red 19-plate car

Verdict Reasonable to drive, well equipped and easy to live with

Save up to £3232

Target PCP monthly from £298

See our Nissan Leaf discounts

Peugeot e-208

Peugeot e-208 front cornering

Verdict Has a great interior and is now our class favourite

Save up to £2205

Target PCP monthly from £220

See our Peugeot e-208 discounts

Peugeot e-2008

Peugeot e-2008 front 2021

Verdict Refined, spacious and well thought through practicality

Save up to £2683

Target PCP monthly from £377

See our Peugeot e-2008 discounts

Renault Twizy

Used Renault Twizy 2012-present

Verdict Electric quadricycle is fun, but ride is bumpy and safety poor

Save up to £12

See our Renault Twizy discounts

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe front cornering

Verdict One of the most exciting electric cars on sale, delivering great range and value

Save up to £5324

Target PCP monthly from £263

See our Renault Zoe discounts

Smart Fortwo EQ

Smart ForTwo EQ 2020 front tracking LHD

Verdict Perfect for the city, but rivals are far superior all-rounders

Save up to £3309

Target PCP monthly from £248

See our Smart Fourtwo EQ discounts

Smart Forfour EQ

Smart ForFour EQ 2020 LHD press tracking

Verdict Very good in town, but not that comfortable or practical

Save up to £3401

See our Smart ForFour discounts

Vauxhall Corsa-E

Vauxhall Corsa-e

Verdict We've yet to drive this car, but specs show it is well-equipped

Save up to £750

See our Vauxhall Corsa-e discounts

Volkswagen e-Up

Volkswagen e-Up 2020 RHD wide front right tracking

Verdict Great to drive, easy to park and has decent, if far from class-leading, range

Save up to £12

Target PCP monthly £320

See our VW e-Up discounts

Volkswagen ID3

Volkswagen ID.3 2021 wide cornering

Verdict Great to drive, strong range capability and sprightly about town

Save up to £208

Target PCP monthly £349

See our VW ID 3 discounts

All pricing is correct at time of publishing

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