Available electric cars 2016

The following list shows the best electric cars available to buy and/or lease in the UK in 2016. 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

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
6hrs +rapid

VW e-Up! Electric Car 60kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £20,605 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
22
Range
93 miles
Charge
6hrs +rapid

MAHINDRA e2o Electric Car TechX 31kW Auto

City car 3 door / 5 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £14,995 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
Range
75 miles
Charge
9hrs +rapid

MAHINDRA e2o Electric Car City 31kW Auto

City car 3 door / 4 seats Rapid charge: No
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OTR £12,995 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
Range
75 miles
Charge
9hrs (3kW)

HYUNDAI IONIQ Electric Premium Auto

Large family 5 door / 5 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £24,495 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
Range
174 miles
Charge
4hrs +rapid

HYUNDAI IONIQ Electric Premium SE Auto

Large family 5 door / 5 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £26,295 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
Range
174 miles
Charge
4hrs +rapid

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
7hrs +rapid

BMW i3 Electric Car 94Ah Auto

Supermini 5 door / 4 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £27,830 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
Range
195 miles
Charge
4.5hrs +rapid

BMW i3 Electric Car Mr Porter 127kW Auto

Supermini 5 door / 4 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £39,000 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
Range
118 miles
Charge
3hrs +rapid

MITSUBISHI i-MiEV Electric Car Keiko 47kW Auto

City car 5 door / 4 seats Rapid charge: Yes
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OTR £24,054 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
23
Range
93 miles
Charge
7hrs +rapid

Electric cars on sale UK 2016

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 2016
Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:23rd Sep 2016

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