Available electric cars 2017

The following list shows the best electric cars available to buy and/or lease in the UK in 2017. The listing displays NGC Rating, EV range, standard charging time and highlights where the vehicle has a rapid charging option. Use the vehicle class and technology drop-downs above to filter the results and find the electric car for your needs. To search by manufacturer use the search box on the right.

The list excludes electric quadricycles such as Renault's Twizy, though they can be found by searching by vehicle class in the box on the right; to see plug-in hybrid cars available to buy in the UK use the technology drop-down in the search box above.

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Key

Plug-in
Petrol Hybrid
Plug-in
Diesel Hybrid
Electric
NGC
Rating
Hydrogen
NGC
Approved
Official EV
driving range
Standard
charging time
Rapid charge
option
Qualifies for
govt grant

MORGAN EV3 46kW

Sports cabrio 0 door / 2 seats Rapid charge: No
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OTR £32,000 Not eligible for OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
18 est
Range
150 miles
Charge
3hrs (7kW)

VW e-Up! Electric Car 60kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £20,780 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
Range
93 miles
Charge
5.5hrs +rapid

HYUNDAI IONIQ Electric Premium SE Auto

Large family 5 door / 5 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £26,795 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
Range
174 miles
Charge
4hrs +rapid

HYUNDAI IONIQ Electric Premium Auto

Large family 5 door / 5 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £24,995 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
Range
174 miles
Charge
4hrs +rapid

SMART fortwo cabrio Electric Drive Prime Premium Plus 60kW Auto

Sports cabrio 2 door / 2 seats Rapid charge: No
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OTR £19,155 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
Range
96 miles
Charge
2.5hrs (7kW)

SMART fortwo cabrio Electric Drive Prime Premium 60kW Auto

Sports cabrio 2 door / 2 seats Rapid charge: No
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OTR £18,560 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
Range
96 miles
Charge
2.5hrs (7kW)

SMART fortwo coupe Electric Drive Prime Premium Plus 60kW Auto

City car 2 door / 2 seats Rapid charge: No
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OTR £17,015 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
Range
99 miles
Charge
2.5hrs (7kW)

SMART fortwo coupe Electric Drive Prime Premium 60kW Auto

City car 2 door / 2 seats Rapid charge: No
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OTR £16,420 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
Range
99 miles
Charge
2.5hrs (7kW)

PEUGEOT iOn Electric 47kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £12,495 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
23
Range
93 miles
Charge
5hrs +rapid

PEUGEOT iOn Electric 47kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £15,995 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
Range
93 miles
Charge
5hrs +rapid

Electric cars on sale UK 2017

All the mainstream car makers are now offering high-quality electric models, either battery electric or plug-in hybrids, with even more models confirmed in the near future.

Electric cars offer many benefits over conventionally-fuelled vehicles: lower running costs with zero or reduced fuel, tax and congestion charges; emission-free driving reducing impact on climate change and air quality; a high tech, smooth and quiet driving experience.

Owning an electric car means a change in driving patterns and before making a purchase it is recommended that you consider your daily driving routine, charging capability of the vehicle and whether you are able to charge from home. See our EV buying guide for more information.

Best electric cars 2017
Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:16th Oct 2017

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