In 2018 an electric vehicle (EV) is a viable choice for those in the car market. What’s more, the government has been told it needs to be far more ambitious with electric cars, suggesting that three-fifths of cars sold by 2030 should be electric. That means we’re going to see more and more EVs on our roads in the coming decade.
In fact, as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark pledged to increase the National Productivity Investment Fund to £31 billion while planning to support the rise of electric vehicles by investing £400 million in charging infrastructure. It has additionally offered an extra £100 million to extend the plug-in car grant.
Furthermore, the new Nissan Leaf recently launched, while BMW recently unveiled its sportier i3s model to make electric cars appeal to more people. BMW also announced last year it will be making an all-electric Mini in its Cowley plant, while Volkswagen unveiled plans for an electric campervan, officially known as a Microbus, to be released in 2022. Oh, and even James Dyson has announced plans to launch his own EV by 2020.
Here, we’ve put together a list of the best EVs available in the UK, and we’ll also explain why we’ve chosen each car. At the end of this list is more detail about the government grants available for low-emission vehicles and you can find your nearest electric car charging station on Zap Maps.