Best electric cars available in 2015

The following list shows EVs available to buy and/or lease in the UK in 2015. 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.

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RENAULT Twizy Cargo Electric Van 13kW Auto

Quadricycle 0 door / 1 seats OLEV: No
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OTR £7,795 +£45/mth batt.
NGC
17 est
Range
62 miles
Charge
4hrs (3kW)

RENAULT Twizy Electric Car Technic 13kW Auto

Quadricycle 0 door / 2 seats OLEV: No
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OTR £7,595 +£45/mth batt.
NGC
17
Range
62 miles
Charge
4hrs (3kW)

RENAULT Twizy Electric Car Dynamique 13kW Auto

Quadricycle 0 door / 2 seats OLEV: No
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OTR £7,595
NGC
17
Range
miles
Charge
0hrs (3kW)

RENAULT Twizy Electric Car Urban 13kW Auto

Quadricycle 0 door / 2 seats OLEV: No
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OTR £6,895 +£45/mth batt.
NGC
17
Range
62 miles
Charge
4hrs (3kW)

RENAULT Twizy Electric Car Colour 13kW Auto

Quadricycle 0 door / 2 seats OLEV: No
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OTR £6,950 +£45/mth batt.
NGC
17
Range
62 miles
Charge
4hrs (3kW)

RENAULT Twizy Electric Car Expression 13kW Auto

Quadricycle 0 door / 2 seats OLEV: No
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OTR £6,895
NGC
17
Range
miles
Charge
0hrs (3kW)

VW e-Up! Electric Car 60kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats OLEV: Yes
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OTR £19,795 incl. grant
NGC
21
Range
93 miles
Charge
6hrs +rapid

PEUGEOT iOn Electric 47kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats OLEV: Yes
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OTR £21,216 incl. grant
NGC
22
Range
93 miles
Charge
7hrs +rapid

BMW i3 Electric Car 127kW Auto

Supermini 5 door / 4 seats OLEV: Yes
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OTR £25,980 incl. grant
NGC
22
Range
118 miles
Charge
3hrs +rapid

MITSUBISHI i-MiEV Electric Car Keiko 47kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats OLEV: Yes
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OTR £23,554 incl. grant
NGC
22
Range
93 miles
Charge
7hrs +rapid

Electric cars in the UK

All the mainstream car makers are now offering high-quality electric models, either battery electric or plug-in hybrids, with the remaining manufacturers likely to follow suit in the next two years. With the recent announcement from manufacturers and the office for low Emission vehicles, the number of electric cars and vans in the UK now exceeds 25,000 vehicles for the first time.

Another indicator that the EV market is gaining momentum is the number of fully electric and plug-in hybrid models available in the UK. While only 9 EVs were available for the major manufacturers in 2011, this increased to 18 models in 2013, and now stands at 25 high-quality cars and vans with more models due for launch in 2015.

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.

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:19th Aug 2015

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