Best electric cars 2022

Rory White

09 Nov 2021

As we march towards 2030 and all new cars being EVs, the number on sale for you to choose from continues to grow. Here are ten of the best EVs on sale today to help you.

1. Kia e-Niro

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The Kia e-Niro makes it easy to swap to electric power. It ticks so many boxes: it's spacious, practical, has the slightly raised driving position and chunky looks of an SUV so many love and comes with an official range figure of 282 miles. Its interior isn't particularly posh, but it's great to drive and has to be on your list if you need an EV.

2. Tesla Model 3

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If you don't need quite so much space and practicality, and instead place emphasis on a lovely interior and infotainment, the Model 3 is perfect. It's getting people out of traditional posh saloons with its minimalist cabin and large infotainment screen with simple-to-use menus. There aren't many personalisation options, but a sharp drive, up to 350-mile range, and superb charging network make it very attractive.

3. Volkswagen ID.4

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It might cost a little more than the Kia e-Niro, but the Volkswagen ID.4 proves more spacious for family life while offering a more premium cabin. Variety is the spice of life, and this VW can be hade with three different batteries to cater to different uses and price points. The best-performing model boasts a range of 310 miles.

4. Peugeot e-2008

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Want a great little compact SUV, and to go electric? Check out the Peugeot e-2008. Its compact proportions make it ideal for zipping around town, not to mention parking in busy supermarkets. It’s a great-looking car with a premium design that’s sure to turn heads wherever it goes – especially in Vertigo Blue. Rear passenger space isn’t class-leading, but redemption is found with its big boot and a 206-mile range.

5. Renault Zoe

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If you don't mind a small car but you still want a decent range, the Renault Zoe has both bases covered. It'll be easy to scythe through traffic and park in tight spots, plus it'll cover up to 245 miles on a full charge. OK, so its interior is fairly bland and its infotainment pretty average, but it's spacious for a small car and one of the best small EVs on sale.

6. Hyundai Ioniq 5

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The Ioniq 5 is one of the most exciting electric cars launched thus far. It looks stunning, has a spacious, high-quality interior and great infotainment. It comes with two battery choices and up to 300 miles of range, plus 350kW charging – if you can find a charger that fast in the UK, that is.

7. Audi e-tron GT

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Audi's e-tron GT is based on the Porsche Taycan. However, the Audi could be the better buy, because you get more power, range and equipment for less money. Even the entry-level model packs 530hp and a massive 298-miles range, plus you can charge it from 5-80% in just 22 minutes with a 270kW charger. It's not cheap, but you get a lot of EV for your money.

8. Ford Mach-E GT

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Ford's Mach-E has been out for a while now, but the range was recently topped by a new version; the performance-focused GT. It has an electric motor on each axle making a total of 487hp and allowing a dash from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds. The GT also has a genuinely high-quality interior and a decent 310-mile range. It can be charged at up to 150kW too.

9. Polestar 2

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EV off-shoot of Volvo, Polestar, started with a plug-in hybrid model but is now making only electric cars. The Polestar 2 is its second effort (funny that) and it has the interior, tech and looks to rival the Tesla Model 3. It doesn't quite have the range, but if you don't need the extra a Model 3 offers, the 2 is well worth a look.

10. Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

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The Porsche Taycan is a sublime EV and highlights to the world that going electric doesn’t need to be boring. There’s genuine fun to be had behind the wheel, but we actually prefer its more practical sibling, the Cross Turismo. You get all the positives of a Taycan such as rapid charging speeds, but an even bigger boot and more unique styling.


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Rory White

09 Nov 2021