Top 10 electric cars to buy in 2023
Top 10 electric cars: Are you thinking of buying an electric car? You are not the only one. Many British buyers are wondering when to switch from petrol or diesel to an electric model.
If you’ve decided to take the plunge, there’s good news: the market is full of brilliant options. In fact, it seems like every week a new electric vehicle (EV) comes out that brings with it more range, more equipment, a lower price, or even a combination of all three.
Top 10 electric cars 2022 :
To continue, we’ve revised our list of the 10 best electric cars to buy for 2022. This list is certainly not exhaustive; There are many other excellent EVs for sale, and indeed, we needed no small amount of teeth-grinding, hair-pulling, and some heated discussion to come up with this ranking.
With that in mind, it’s important to remember that these cars are very closely matched; There aren’t any bad cars on this list, and what’s more, several excellent EVs are missed by mere fractions of a hair’s breadth; Honorable mentions, therefore, have to go to the incomparably affordable MG ZS EV, the brilliantly practical Vauxhall Combo-e Life, a plethora of Teslas, the quietly capable Skoda Eniac, and the wonderfully sporty Ford Mustang Mache.
Which cars made it into our top 10? Without further ado, and in reverse order, here are our EV market picks today.
10. Volkswagen ID.3 :
Price: from £32,200*
Range: Up to 338 miles
Energy consumption: Up to 4.0mpkWh
Once our favorite new electric car, the ID.3 has slipped down the rankings in recent months with the arrival of new and very talented electric models. But it may only be in 10th place now, but it’s still a great EV, with a spacious, airy interior and pleasant, if not exceptional, road manners. It’s a shame that the central screen and touchpad controls are so frustrating to use – and VW still hasn’t sorted out a series of issues that were once early-production teething problems, but now appear to be more permanent. But with the ID.3 being so many EVs for the money, and so many different models available, there’s a version for everyone.
9. BMW iX :
Price: from £69,905
Range: Up to 379 miles
Energy consumption: Up to 3.1mpkWh
The looks of this big SUV are, to put it mildly, a bit Marmite. But if you can look beyond them – and for some people, that will be a big ‘if’ – you’ll find a car with a lot of talent; Quiet and comfortable to drive, yet quick and surprisingly agile when you want it to be, and a beautifully crafted, spacious interior full of plush materials and high-tech touches. It doesn’t come cheap – but overall, the iX’s beauty is more than skin-deep.
8. Cupra Born :
Price: from £33,735
Range: Up to 335 miles
Energy consumption: Up to 4.5mpkWh
The Cupra Born is another one of those electric cars that are quite sensitive to specifications. In this case, we think the top model really sets it apart – it’s one of the most exciting electric cars to drive, and for the price, no other EV feels so lively to drive. Trouble is, lesser versions of the Born feel a bit too humdrum – and while smart copper accents lift the interior to feel more special than the VW ID.3 on which it’s heavily based, the touchscreen is just as painful to use.
7. Porsche Taycan :
Price: from £72,850
Range: Up to 287 miles
Energy consumption: Up to 2.9mpkWh
It’s arguably the best-driving electric car on sale today, but until recently, the Tecan’s high price made it hard to justify. Now, though, with the addition of the entry-level version, it suddenly seems a little more reasonable, while the Cross Turismo Estate brings added comfort and versatility. Yes, it’s expensive to buy and reasonably expensive to run, but if you can stretch it, the Tycan is a pretty special piece of kit.
6. Mercedes-Benz EQS :
Price: from £99,995
Range: Up to 453 miles
Energy consumption: Up to 3.7mpkWh
Simply put, it’s the longest-range electric car money can buy at the moment – a figure that should be enough to earn it a spot in its own right on this list. Remember, this will cost you; EQS certainly doesn’t come cheap. But when you consider the fact that it offers the same level of luxury as its internal combustion-engined stablemate, the S-Class, that price starts to make a bit more sense. It’s also remarkably effective for an EV with such a large battery, then, a luxury limo with electric power – and it fills that role like no other.
5. Tesla Model 3 :
Price: from £42,990
Range: Up to 374 miles
Energy consumption: Up to 4.2mpkWh
It’s no wonder the Model 3 has won over thousands of buyers around the world. With a better level of finish than its Model S stablemate, it also eliminates some of the reasons not to buy a Tesla. Smart, minimal interiors, access to Tesla’s Supercharger network, and a price that actually seems rather reasonable, given the wide range and super-saloon performance, and the Model 3 is very tempting.
4. Hyundai Ioniq 5 :
Price: from £37,420
Range: Up to 298 miles
Energy consumption: Up to 3.7mpkWh
Not since the Audi TT went on sale has a car that looked like it was driven straight from a concept car pedestal on the motor show stand. And inside, the Ioniq 5 is another revelation, with a bright, airy interior packed with high-tech touches, like screens that emerge from a transparent sheet of frosted glass. It’s also practical, with sliding, reclining, and folding rear seats and a good-sized boot. The top-spec Ultimate versions are very solid, but the mid-range Premium, with its smaller wheels, is much better.
3. BMW i4 :
Price: from £51,905
Range: Up to 365miles
Energy consumption: Up to 3.8mpkWh
Look past the i4’s love-it-or-hate-it face, and you’ll find a four-door coupe of extraordinary genius. It’s a joy to drive, with fluent chassis feedback and bright steering, and it rides with the quality we’ve come to expect from BMW – and many electric cars struggle to match. The long, low coupe-style form factor means it’s efficient, and the big battery means it has a long and very usable range.
2. Polestar 2 :
Price: from £39,990
Range: Up to 336 miles
Energy consumption: Up to 3.5mpkWh
You may not have heard of Volvo’s premium EV offshoot, the Polestar, yet, but if you haven’t, you surely will soon. With its first foray into the market, a mid-range, mid-size crossover SUV with chunky styling and a taut but fluid ride, it hit the bullseye, especially now that more affordable (and better-to-drive) single-motor models are just becoming available. Offering a decent price, a long-range, and one of the best interiors on sale today, the Polestar 2 makes several other premium EVs look bulky and overpriced.
1. Kia EV6 :
Price: from £40,945
Range: Up to 328 miles
Energy consumption: Up to 3.8mpkWh
We weren’t too sure about the EV6 when first introduced to the four-wheel-drive version. But the rear-drive model is miles better – lighter, more powerful, and smoother riding. This makes the EV6 a seriously capable bit of kit; Available exclusively with only a chunky battery pack that gives it a brilliant range, the inside is beautifully finished and surprisingly roomy given its eye-catching coupe-esque styling. Throw in Kia’s excellent seven-year warranty and you have a cracking electric car. In fact, right now, we think it’s the best.
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