Even though the number of electric vehicle sales stays smaller than the sales of the conventional fossil-fuel alternatives, the selection of new EV models is growing fast, the price is going down and the charging time is becoming shorter.
The petrol and diesel cars are soon going to be banned; that is why many drivers feel the pressure to switch to sustainable pure-electric vehicles, so it is essential to know what is the best EV available now on the car market?
In this article, we present and compare the most popular electric cars these days, so that you can choose your favorite.
This French electric vehicle passed Tesla Model 3 and became the best-selling EV in Europe in the first half of 2020. Zoe is very quiet and has a low running cost, although some say the performance and quality are rather average with poor brake feel.
Tesla Model 3
In August Tesla has taken the top spot again in terms of sales and now its most affordable Model 3 dominates the market. Tesla has the potential for autonomous driving; it is a piece of quality futuristic tech.
E-Golf was the first-ever VW Golf to go fully electric. The electric version of Golf is as dependable, solid and fun to drive as the Volkswagen’s petrol or diesel version, although the top speed is lower. This model is practical, comfortable to drive and handle.
This new all-electric model of Peugeot is decent to drive and looks great on the outside and inside. Peugeot e-208 is not designed to stand out from fuel-powered cars; it is designed to be just like Peugeot 208 with a big battery. It accelerates faster than Renault Zoe but is less quick compared to Kia e-Niro.
Nissan Leaf was the first mass-market electric vehicle model in the world when it was launched 10 years ago. This model is relatively cheap to own and provides a quiet and smooth drive. Nissan Leaf features the e-Pedal, which lets you drive with just one foot. The car is spacious, although some say the driving position is awkward.
The ride on this car is smooth and easy, even though handling is not as good as its petrol or diesel version due to the heavy battery.
This model is the best small premium electric car you can buy. It has a futuristic look and accelerates to 100km/h in just 7.3 seconds (the top speed would be about 150 km/h).
This model is a mid-size luxury EV and Audi's first electric mass-production car. Audi e-Tron is full of tech, great quality, but it is super expensive and heavy.
This car provides a smooth feel and ride in a city, but can feel much bumpier on rough roads. It offers a lot of space and packed with features (wireless charging mat for smartphone, 7.0-inch digital driver’s display, heated height-adjustable front seats etc.)
Honda e is the first fully electric model of Honda. Honda e is a comfortable four-seater. It provides a fun urban car experience and easy to park.
Electric cars become more viable for more people as the technology develops, the network of EV charging points expands, and there appear more rapid chargers at homes, workplaces, and in public spaces.
Nowadays there is a much wider choice of electric vehicles than ever before: mini-sized electric cars (Peugeot e-208, Honda e, Renault Zoe), crossovers (Kia e-Niro), SUVs (Audi E-Tron), sedan (Tesla Model 3). When choosing your potential EV, you need to consider not only its looks and comfort but also the additional costs, driving range, battery capacity, and so on.