November 19, 2018

Our Three Favourite Electric Cars Right Now

Here’s the official Auto Charge Point guide to the best electric motors of late 2018. This’ll cheer you up and brighten up those dark days – we just hope one of these takes your fancy!

Now, we often talk on our blog about the devastating effects of climate change, recommendations for eco-living and cool topical stories relating to our industry. However, we thought it was about time we actually discussed electric cars. After all, without electric cars, we’d have no business! It’s massively important to us to educate people on the different vehicles available. And that’s exactly what we’re going to today.

Our favourite electric cars for winter 2018

Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of amazing electric vehicles out there these days. It’s great to see the market growing and evolving. But it’d be impossible to talk about them all! We’re going to spill the beans on just three of our favourites at the moment. Hopefully, you’ll find something to suit you – we’ve tried to keep it varied. So, without further ado, here are three of our favourite EVs right now:

Jaguar i-PACE

Jaguar’s first all-electric car is a pretty good one at that. It’s entirely beautiful and visually all-encompassing. But it’s powerful, too. We definitely wouldn’t pass up on an opportunity to own or even take a ride in this stunning vehicle. Of course, what else could you expect from the classic and quintessentially British brand that is Jaguar? Jags are known for their definitive class and the i-PACE is certainly no exception. This luxurious competitor to Tesla’s Model X is much more affordable but doesn’t skimp on too many important details.

Need-to-knows:

  • Prices for new start at £63,000
  • 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds
  • Up to 292 miles range
  • 90kWh battery
  • Great handling

Volkswagen e-Golf

For something a little more affordable, the e-Golf is the ultimate hatchback for those looking to step into the world of electric motoring. It looks pretty identical to its ICE counterpart, save for a few nice details here and there. The e-Golf is perfect for Volkswagen loyalists, who won’t be disappointed with its familiar styling. You’ll also get the incredibly competitive performance and consistent drive you’d expect from your standard Golf. This is definitely a contender for one of our favourite electric vehicles manufactured so far.

Need-to-knows:

  • Price starts at £32,000 for new
  • Around 144 miles of range
  • LED headlights
  • Blind spot sensors
  • Good handling as expected

Nissan LEAF

Again, going down the price scale to an even more affordable model, we present to you to the trusty Nissan LEAF. One of the first electric vehicles to go mainstream, certainly in the UK, this nifty hatchback is not to be underestimated. Nissan might not be necessarily a lust-worthy brand in the world of motors, but it’s a staple name when it comes to EVs. And for good reason, too! The low-cost, easy-to-drive and family-friendly LEAF is a great option for those who want to be a part of the electric driving world, but don’t necessarily want to fork out for it.

Need-to-knows:

  • Prices start at £26,000 new
  • Used prices start at £8,000
  • Higher specs have the single e-Pedal
  • 40kWh battery
  • Around 200 miles of range

Which is your favourite?

So, these are our three favourite electric cars for the end of 2018. But what are yours? We’d love for you to join in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with us. Do you already own an electric vehicle? Or are you looking to step into our world in the near future? Either way, we can’t wait to hear from you.