13 best electric cars to buy in 2021 | The Sunday Times Magazine | The Sunday Times – The Times

Is it time to buy an electric car? The government wants you to and is offering money off the purchase price as well as a contribution towards the cost of installing a home charger. The carrots are less juicy than five years ago (in 2016 the plug-in grant was £5,000; today it’s £2,500 and only for cars costing less than £35,000), but running an electric car is now cheaper thanks to tax breaks and cut-price electricity tariffs. There’s also a much better range of electric models on offer.

If drivers still aren’t persuaded, the government has a big stick ready: in 2030 it will ban new models that use diesel or petrol engines as their sole means of propulsion. It’s a case of when, not


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