Best electric cars of 2020
Searching through the best electric cars can seem an uninviting prospect. However, manufacturers are putting more of their attention into the field than ever before.
So, surely, there must be at least some interesting cars to talk through for 2020?
Yes, there are – quite a few in fact. Here’s 10 of them.
Set to replace the all-electric e-Golf, Volkswagen’s ID.3 is set to hit our roads for the first time this summer.
With smoother edges, which give it less aggressive styling than its predecessor, more space thanks to the ID.3’s all-electric power unit and a ‘futuristic’ trim, the ID.3 resembles a car more suited to the electric age.
On first glance, you’d be forgiven for confusing the BMW iX3 with its standard, fossil-fuel-powered namesake.
However, with blue detailing around the edges, the 270hp all-electric SUV – which is still in its concept stage – will be fully charged in 30 minutes and have a range of more than 249 miles.
One of the more eye-catching designs in the electric market right now is the Honda e. Unmistakably similar to the Volkswagen Golf Mk1, the Honda brings 1980s styling into the 21st century.
A range of up to 185 miles, simple yet stunningly sophisticated interior and incredibly customisable both inside and out, the Honda e will certainly split opinion – but for the right reasons.
As electric cars go, the Tesla Model S hits every nail on the head. With a driving range of 379 miles on the new WLTP measuring system (which offers much greater accuracy to real-life scenarios), the Tesla Model S has seemingly cracked the electric car’s biggest hurdle.
Stunning to look at, spacious interior and a genuine pleasure to drive, the Model S is not only the best electric car in its class – it’s arguably the best car in its class full stop.
One of the first electric cars on the road, the Renault Zoe has come a long way since its inception in 2012.
Originally starting out with a range of 130 miles eight years ago, the 2020 model has almost double that. Add to that its fresh, minimalist interior and sleeker design, and you have an all-round great car.
Another SUV similar to the BMW iX3 we discussed earlier, the Mercedes-Benz EQC is yet to hit the public streets. But it’s nearly there.
As you’d expect, it comes with an elegant design, an unfathomable amount of on-board technology and groundbreaking engineering. Although it’s yet to be really put to the test, Mercedes claim you’ll get an impressive 259 miles of range from just one charge – with a fast charge taking only 40 minutes.
The second Volkswagen on this list; however, unlike the first, it’s not to replace a current vehicle, just add to its already impressive lineup.
The VW e-Up takes the practical little city car and gives it an environmentally friendly electric heart, one which will be considerably sharper to drive and comes with a range of 159 miles.
One of the most important cars of the year is the new Vauxhall Corsa-e. Through previous models, the small hatchback appealed to all generations, and now it’s trying to do the same while being fully electric.
More than 200 miles of range and 0-62 in under eight seconds, the sleek new Corsa adds a sprinkle of sophistication to its already sporty complexion. A comfy modern interior is matched by an eye-catching exterior design, giving the electric Vauxhall the full package.
An icon of British motoring; now no longer British and fully electric. Time moves fast. As does the new Mini Electric, which will reach 62mph in just over seven seconds.
Although the design hasn’t changed too much, which isn’t a bad thing, you can notice certain ‘electrified’ elements. Inside, similarly to the exterior, it’s very much as you were. So, altogether, the Mini Electric is a great small car with now even more acceleration. What’s not to like?
Based on the same set up as the already mentioned Vauxhall Corsa, the Peugeot e-208 is yet another fully-electric city car to hit the streets this year.
A bit more daring in looks compared to the Vauxhall, the Peugeot runs about the same range and you’ll get similar equipment but with a slightly angrier design. Like the Corsa, it’s another great car to add to the ever-growing list of fully-electric game-changers.
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