2019 has certainly been a big year in the world of electric cars. With more and more car buyer shifting towards electric cars, it’s no wonder the market has become increasingly competitive – and 2020 isn’t going to make it any easier.
Did you know that in July this year, a total of 2461 electric cars were sold? A massive 62% increase on 2018 figures.
Here at Quest Motor Group, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 best electric vehicles of 2019 and those most anticipated for 2020.
Best Electric Vehicles of 2019
The Tesla Model X has all the modernity and high spec technology you could ever dream of in an electric car.
Famous for its wing doors, it certainly packs the wow factor, if the Tesla badge wasn’t enough.
Although a seriously expensive option, you certainly get what you pay for with added technology including Tesla Autopilot where it can even change lanes for you.
On a full charge, the Tesla Model X can travel up to 300 miles and is from 0-62 in just 2.7 seconds.
Nissan’s latest version of the leaf is certainly another popular model. Boasting 45% more power and a range of 239 miles on one charge, it’s definitely one for consideration.
As one of the cheaper electric models on the market, it’s a popular choice and with a 0-62 time of 7.1 seconds, it beats any Leaf before it.
With many in the industry referring to the Hyundai Kona as the first of a second generation of electric cars, it’s no wonder it’s a popular choice.
Combining fantastic range with low cost, it’s definitely impressive. Managing 300 miles on one charge with ease and starting from £35,000, you can see why it’s called a game changer!
As Audi’s flagship SUV, the E-Tron takes on competitors like the Jaguar I-Pace and Teslas’s Model X.
The E-Tron will cover a fantastic 248-mile range and taking less than 30 minutes to charge, it should definitely be on the shortlist. It’ll manage 0-62 in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 124mph.
Covering a fantastic 282 miles before charging at around half the cost of its competitors, the Kia e-Niro has completely changed the electric car market.
With better handling and interior than many of its rivals, it’s hard to argue why the E-Niro shouldn’t be on your shortlist for 2019 Electric Cars.
With its futuristic look, the BMW i3 is definitely serious competitor in the world of electric, with Top Gear naming it the Best Small Premium EV you can buy.
Managing around 173 miles in a single charge, it may not have the best range but it’s certainly up there amongst the quickest on the market.
The Mercedes EQC is the first all-electric range from Mercedes. It offers a fantastic 280 mile range on a full charge and will 60mph in just 5.2 seconds.
It may be more costly than its competitors, but the interior certainly makes it worthwhile with two infotainment screens and speech recognition software – you’ll really feel like you’re living in the future.
The Jaguar I-Pace certainly took the industry by storm. As one of the first electric SUV’s and more cost effective than Tesla’s Model X, it definitely ranks high.
Covering up to almost 300 miles on a full charge and hitting a top speed of 125mph, it’s worth consideration.
The Renault Zoe is worth consideration simply based on its price. As the cheapest EV on the market and with the second generation just being released, it’s a favourite for many.
With a range of 186 miles on a full charge, you get a lot for the money you pay. Although it’s slow to charge, taking up to 1 hour and 40 minutes, the range makes it worthwhile.
So now we’ve had a look at our favourites from the electric market in 2019, let’s take a look at what’s to come in 2020.
How could we begin with anything other than the all new Vauxhall Corsa-e. As one of the most popular cars on the road, many of us can say that we have owned or driven one in our lifetime.
With an all new stylish, dynamic look, the Corsa-e is ready to steal the hearts of many once again. With it’s range going up to 211 miles with an added boost of 40% in eco mode, it’s a definite competitor.
Perfect for around town or longer drives with a nippy 0-62 in just 8.1 seconds. We bet you’re just as excited for this fantastic new model as we are!
Another popular favourite on the road is the Mini. With prices starting around £24,400, it’s one of the most affordable EV’s on the market, making it even more desirable.
Although with only a 145 mile range on a single charge, many may decide to opt for a rival instead.
The Taycan is Porches’ first ever fully electric vehicle, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.
Of course, this kind of beauty doesn’t come cheap with starting prices at around £116,000 definitely knocking Tesla out the water.
Hitting 0-62 in around 2.8 seconds and with a turbo badge riding along with you, its certainly not lacking in performance. What with a top range of 280 miles as well, it’s something we can all dream about.
Finally, we have the Peugeot e-208. Sharing many of the same aspects as the new Corsa-e, the e-208 is fairly priced with a great range to match.
Covering up to 211 miles on a full charge and with it charging 80% in just 30 minutes, it’s certainly cost effective.
There you have it! Our favourites of 2019 and those we’re most looking forward to in 2020. Now we want to know, what are you most looking forward to in the future of electric?