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The best electric cars of 2019, and what’s on the horizon for 2020

Sep 23, 2019

Electric vehicle is the word of the century within the automotive market. Virtually every automaker is ramping up their research and development into the production of electric cars. Whilst some companies have been working on new electric vehicles for some years now, there are a few newbies entering the market.

If you're thinking of going electric, CVSL Electric Car and Van Leasing is bringing you the latest updates on what's happening in the world of electric vehicles.

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Jaguar iPace

It's been hyped as an uncompromising electric vehicle, one which outperforms the fossil fuel predecessor.

Pros

  • Impressive top speed
  • Brave new exterior design
  • Spacious interior with a big boot

Cons

  • Expensive
  • A bumpy ride

Hyundai Kona Electric

The first electric vehicle to combine low cost with excellent range – it will do 300 miles on one charge.

Pros

  • Great mileage
  • Excellent value

Cons

  • Heavy with a poor ride
  • Not very spacious
  • Expensive to service and insure

BMW i3

Top Gear named it 'the best small premium EV you can buy'. Although it's been around for a few years, the i3 still doesn't fail to impress. With a top speed of 93mph, you will get from zero to 62mph in 7.3 seconds.

Pros

  • Speed
  • Build quality

Cons

  • Expensive to service and insure
  • Poor low speed

Nissan Leaf e+

Named the 'Electric car of the year' by WhatCar? In 2018, it's now in its second generation with bigger battery life and mileage. It also gets from 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds.

Pros

  • Cheap to own
  • Quiet and smooth drive
  • Spacious

Cons

  • Not many options beyond the standard spec
  • Awkward driving position

Tesla Model 3

A dual-motor all-wheel electric car with speeds from zero to 60mph in 3.2 seconds (when new). As standard, the car comes with 15" Touchscreen display and high-tech navigation.

Pros

  • Full of tech
  • Quick

Cons

  • Lengthy waiting list
  • Not very affordable

Read our full blog all about the Model 3 here.

Tesla Model X

One of the first electric cars to market, but still one of the best. The new 2019 Model X's are now equipped with keyless entry and heated steering wheel as standard.

Pros

  • Smooth drive
  • Great range

Cons

  • High cost
  • Awkward doors

Renault Zoe

One of the cheapest EV's on the market in the UK, the Renault team are constantly improving the Zoe, whether it's with battery size or new motors.

Pros

  • Low running costs
  • Quiet
  • Great range

Cons

  • Average performance

Audi e-tron

It's sleek, it's modern and it was launched this Spring. The e-tron is an all-wheel five-seater crossover SUV with a range of 250 miles. It even has a rear-view camera as standard.

Pros

  • Audi build quality
  • Full of tech
  • Good range

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Incredibly heavy

What to look out for next year

Aston Martin Rapide E

Based on the Rapide coupe, this limited-production model is expected to be unveiled by the year-end. It's targeted to run for over 200 miles and reach 60mph in 4 seconds!!

Mini Electric

Mini is currently working on a full-electric version of the Cooper Coupe to be ready by year's end. It's expected to share similar technology to BMW 13, with a reach of 200 miles on a charge.