Electric cars are slowly taking over the UK roads as of 2019 with the existing pressure to abandon the diesel and petrol driven cars. Car developers are introducing new electric cars every breaking dawn to meet the rising demand. Currently, a wide range of electric cars are available in the UK market. Car enthusiasts recommend electric vehicles for affordability and low running costs. Below are some of the most spoken about electric cars of 2019.
The e-Golf is Volkswagen’s first 100% electric engine to belong to the family hatch favourite. The 5-door vehicle is a facelift of previous powerful Volkswagen Golf models. E-Golf is powered by a 134bhp motor which delivers a torque of 199lb. The usable battery of 33.2kWh can go for a range of up to 186 miles on a full charge. The Volkswagen e-Golf is comfortable, and its handling is simple and produces ultimate practicality in its performance. Charging cables are available for charging at home and public charging. Volkswagen e-Golf’s price range is £17,570 – £34,095 in the UK.
The BMW i3 is among the best EVs available in the market. I3 is designed to perform best in the urban setting, and it for sure strives. The multi-faceted designing of the vehicle probably makes it one of the most talked about electric cars with an exciting shape. You are assured to cover 125-160 miles on a full charge. Accelerating from 0-62mph takes the BMW i3 only 7.3 seconds. The 42.2kWh battery is able to power the vehicle to accelerate to top speeds of 99mph. The BMW i3’s price range in the UK market is £30,925 – £46,595.
The e-Niro is probably one of the best EVs available in the market at affordable prices. The vehicle stirred some controversies because it uses the same electric powertrain as the Hyundai Kona Electric. E-Niro and has a 201 bhp motor powered by a 64kWh rechargeable battery. The 5-seater spacious electric vehicle is able to cover a desirable 282 miles on a full charge. The interior and exterior designs take after the exciting looks of other Niro models are fitted with an advanced infotainment system. The hatch family car’s price starts at £32.995.
Tesla Model S from the US developer is one of the best all-electric saloon cars. The vehicle is fast and luxurious as the Benz. The technology packed on the interior is the best car technology in the recent past. The Tesla accelerates from 0-60mph in only 2.5 seconds and is capable of making 311 miles on a fully charged battery depending on the model. The vehicle is large enough to accommodate five comfortably seated adults. The third row of seats makes it a comfortable 7-seater but reduces the boot space. Tesla Model S is available from the £63,500.
Hyundai Ioniq delivers a rare touch among family hatchback electric cars in the market. The vehicle is powered by a 30kWh rechargeable battery. On full battery charge, the Ioniq can make up to 174 miles. The acceleration of the vehicle from 0-62 mph in less than ten seconds makes it one of the best EVs. The five-door model is spacious on the interior and has advanced infotainment systems. The government grant on the vehicle's purchase makes it one of the most talked about best EVs available in the UK market for less than £30,000.
The Nissan Leaf became one of the most talked about electric car after receiving the Electric Car of the Year for 2018 award from WhatCar? It took over the market in 2010 as the world's first mass-market EV model. The vehicle covers a whopping 168 miles on full battery charge of the 40kWh battery. Nissan Leaf is affordable, spacious, and its rides are smooth, quiet and exciting even at higher speeds. The infotainment system is improved and simple to operate and connect developed by Qashqai. The Nissan leaf’s price is £21,990 (Including Government grant).
The Jaguar I-pace joined the ranks of best luxurious electric cars upon its release. I-Pace gives the Teslas some real competition. It is one of the few four-wheel driven electric cars which can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds. The full range of the I-Pace on a full charge is a desirable 292 miles. Chargers are available for home and public charging. Charging the battery full takes only 12.9 hours slightly close to the Tesla Model S. the starting price of the spacious vehicle is £58,500 in most UK outlets.
Coming last but not least among the most exciting electric cars is the Mercedes EQC. The EQC is the first fully electric vehicle from Mercedes. As an original model and not a remodel, the EQC is one of the most talked about EV. The batter can charge from 0-80% in only 40 minutes. The EQC has two electric motors controlling each set of wheels, and it can accelerate from 0-60 minutes in only 5.2 seconds. The interior is fitted with two infotainment screens, speech recognition software and a high-quality sound system. The price ranges from £55,000.