The biggest electric car discounts right now

Despite their popularity, discounts of close to 10% 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. With great-to-drive, reasonably affordable EVs now available with decent single-charge ranges, many people are looking to buy their first electric car.

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 savings 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 deals

BMW i3

BMW i3 2018 front cornering

Verdict Not that practical, but combines stand-out looks with a classy interior
Save up to £1883
Target PCP monthly from £390
See our BMW i3 deals

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 £825
Target PCP monthly from £366
See our DS 3 Crossback E-tense deals

Honda E

2020 Honda e LT cornering

Verdict Buy it because you love how it looks
No savings available
Target PCP monthly from £392

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric driving through town

Verdict Well priced, with a good quality interior
Save up to £794
Target PCP monthly from £392
See our Hyundai Ioniq Electric deals

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric 39kWh

Verdict Super performance and an exceptionally long-range between charges
Save up to £817
Target PCP monthly from £351
See our Hyundai Kona Electric deals

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace driving

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 deals

Kia e-Niro

Kia e-Niro 2020 RHD front right cornering

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 deals

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV front cornering

Verdict Distinctive looks, decent to drive and reasonably practical
Save up to £1800
Target PCP monthly from £504
See our Kia Soul EV deals

Mini Electric

Mini Electric front cornering

Verdict A compelling package that's easy on the eye, if a low on range
No saving available
Target PCP monthly from £378

Mercedes EQC

Mercedes EQC driving

Verdict Not the best for range, but exceptionally quiet
Save up to £12
Target PCP monthly from £605
See our Mercedes EQC deals

MG ZS EV

MG ZS EV driving

Verdict Supremely affordable and acceptably good to drive and be in
No saving available
Target PCP monthly from £321

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf front - red 19-plate car

Verdict Reasonable to drive, well equipped and easy to live with
Save up to £3376
Target PCP monthly from £298
See our Nissan Leaf deals

Peugeot e-208

Peugeot e-208 front cornering

Verdict Has a great interior and is now our class favourite
Save up to £494
Target PCP monthly from £335
See our Peugeot e-208 deals

Peugeot e-2008

Peugeot e-2008 front 2021

Verdict Refined, spacious and well thought through practicality
Save up to £655
Target PCP monthly from £374
See our Peugeot e-2008 deals

Polestar 2

Polestar 2 front cornering

Verdict Thrillingly quick and exquisite inside
No saving available
No Target PCP data

Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan front cornering

Verdict Sets the benchmark for electric car handling and interior quality
No saving available
No Target PCP data

Renault Twizy

Used Renault Twizy 2012-present

Verdict Electric quadricycle is fun, but ride is bumpy and safety poor
Save up to £12
No Target PCP data
See our Renault Twizy deals

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe front cornering

Verdict One of the most exciting electric cars on sale, delivering great range and value
Save up to £4373
Target PCP monthly from £260
See our Renault Zoe deals

Seat Mii electric

Seat Mii Electric 2020 front tracking

Verdict Electric motoring in a relatively affordable, bitesize package
No savings available
Target PCP monthly from £314

Skoda Citigo-e IV

Skoda Citigo e iV 2020 RHD wide front left tracking

Verdict Electric motoring at its most affordable. A good – if small – car
No savings available
Target PCP monthly n/a

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 £3090
Target PCP monthly from £247
See our Smart Fourtwo EQ deals

Smart Forfour EQ

Smart ForFour EQ 2020 LHD front right static

Verdict Very good in town, but not that comfortable or practical
Save up to £3244
Target PCP monthly from £249
See our Smart ForFour deals

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 front cornering

Verdict Great to drive, packed full of technology and very quick
No saving available
No Target PCP data

Tesla Model S

2020 Tesla Model S front cornering

Verdict Both desirable and capable; a premium trend-setter
No saving available
No Target PCP data

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 2021 RHD front tracking

Verdict A viable alternative to conventionally-powered rivals
No saving available
No Target PCP data

Vauxhall Corsa-E

Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 RHD front cornering

Verdict We've yet to drive this car, but specs show it is well-equipped
No savings available
Target PCP monthly n/a

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 deals

Volkswagen ID3

Volkswagen ID.3 2020 front cornering

Verdict Great to drive, strong range capability and sprightly about town
No savings available
Target PCP monthly £417

All pricing is correct at time of publishing

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