The best electric cars you can buy today

Sales of electric cars are booming, and no wonder: the best are quiet, cheap to run and smooth to drive. But which are those bright sparks – and which are the loose connections?...

Electric cars are now entering the mainstream, accounting for 6.6% of new car sales last year.Image 1 of 22

What's more, their rise is only going to accelerate as rules are introduced to limit the kind of vehicles allowed into major cities.

The main thing that has traditionally prevented them selling in greater numbers is range anxiety – the fear that you won’t have enough juice to get to where you’re going. However, with plenty of models now capable of covering more than 200 miles between charges, this is becoming less of an issue.

So, which electric cars should you consider? Here, we count down our top 10 and reveal the one to avoid: