Fuel prices are currently through the roof, and with the general cost of living also on the rise, it could be about time to make some big changes in our lives. Turning lights off, running our appliances at non-peak times, and being more frugal with the weekly shop will make a big difference, but what about switching your car for something way more economical?
So many of us are making the change to electronic vehicles, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it save you a fortune on fuel, but it’s also great for the environment. With that in mind, we’ve done a little digging and found five of the top rated EVs on the market today.
- Tesla Model 3
Price Tag: From £42,500
The Model 3 is Tesla’s most affordable car and is a dream to drive. It has all the tech you’d expect from a Tesla and packs a punch in terms of speed. As with all Teslas, it’s super comfortable. What Car notes that the Model 3 can do 0-60mph in a claimed 5.8 seconds which is much faster than the similarly priced petrol or diesel rival, BMW 3 Series.
- Hyundai Ioniq 5
Price Tag: From £36,995
The Ioniq 5 is big and comfortable with a great performance overall, hence why it was named Auto Express’s car of the year in 2021 who describe the vehicle as “impressive across the board, showcasing next-gen electric car tech along with capable performance and charging ability normally reserved for high-end models like the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT.”
- Kia EV6
Price Tag: £41,695
The Kia EV6 is a great family car – with a 300+ mile range it’s mega efficient, and is a very decent size making it comfy for all passengers. The running costs are lower than a lot of other EVs and it has a 7 year warranty. It’s also nice to look at and has fast charging capability.
- Kia e-Niro
Price Tag: From £32,895
The e-Niro has a good range of over 250 miles and is a very practical vehicle with tons of boot space and lots of room for passengers. Auto Express describe the e-Niro as “small family SUV that’s always been all about electrification. The Niro Self-Charging Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid use a combination of petrol power and electric motors to cut emissions and running costs, but it’s the all-electric e-Niro that’s the real star of the range when it comes to efficiency.
- BMW i4
Price Tag: From £51, 905
As with any BMW, the i4 looks great and has great range at over 300 miles. It’s the most expensive car on our list, but the running cost is relatively low, and the overall quality is excellent. The i4 is dependable while remaining exciting to drive. Worth the money if you’re looking for a little bit of luxury.
So, there you have it – our rundown of 5 excellent EVs that might just make the perfect addition to your life. Economical and environmentally friendly? What’s not to love?!