We Brits are slowly but surely embracing electric cars, despite what your petrol-guzzling boy racer mates might say.
Electric cars have the performance, efficiency, and the range to be practical for the vast majority of drivers.
It’s understandable that electric cars didn’t have a huge initial impact in the UK. For a long time, it felt like you had the option of a £20k Renault Zoe or a £80k Tesla Model S, with nothing in between.
If you didn’t want a small car and didn’t fancy selling your house for an ultra-luxurious executive car, you were out of luck.
In 2019, this is no longer the case. Virtually every car manufacturer has jumped on the electric bandwagon. Whether you’re a fan of SUVs or sport cars, there’s an electric option for you.
We're going to run you through why an electric vehicle is a great choice in 2019, before letting you in on our top 10 electric cars of 2019.
Why you should consider an electric vehicle
Power: Picture a car that can accelerate from 0-60 in 1.9 seconds. What are you thinking of? Petrol-guzzling Ferrari perhaps? Wrong. It’s a fully electric Tesla Roadster. This isn’t a one-off either. In most cases, electric vehicles actually perform better than their petrol/diesel counterparts.
Environment: Most electric cars produce zero harmful emissions, so they have no carbon footprint. This lets you do your part to protect the environment (so we're not all living underwater in 100 years)!
Fuel economy: One of the biggest benefits of an electric car is the superior fuel economy. It costs around £4 to charge a modern electric car for a 100 mile journey, whereas it would cost a petrol/diesel car around £14. That’s 70% more expensive than the electric option!
Hopefully, these benefits are enough to convince you to leave the petrol pump behind. However, with such a wide range of electric cars now available, it can be hard to find the right car for you!
To speed up the process, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 electric cars that are available in 2019.
Let’s get started with the…