Is now the time to buy an electric car? Our pick of the best 69-plate EVs – The Telegraph

An electric future is slowly creeping in. If Government deadlines are to be believed, in the not-too-distant future we’ll only be able to buy cars powered by electricity, yet the race to be the king of the EV hill is very much upon us already.

As ranges rise, more manufacturers jump on board the EV train, and prices sink, there’s a chance that your next family transport could well be electric. Previously, EVs have been attacked over their sweat-inducingly low ranges. But while a 110-mile range from a lengthy charge was once the peak of tech, that’s no longer the case.

For just shy of £33,000 you can grab a Kia e-Niro and its 282-mile range, while further up the prestige scale Audi’s £71,490 e-Tron will crack 248 miles of compressed dinosaur-free cruising. Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Jaguar and many more offer electric vehicles in all shapes and sizes.

In fact, the choice of EVs out there has never been greater, and it’s only going to get better. Jaguar’s next XJ will be an EV, Porsche is planning electric models, and Lagonda, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and others have teased an electric future. Volkswagen is on the cusp of launching its ID range of electric vehicles as well.

However, we’re at a strange point in the EV’s development. Manufacturers are churning them out at record pace, but there currently isn’t an infrastructure to match. Tesla’s supercharger network is grand if you’re a Tesla owner, but other independent networks have been known to be a pain to use in the wild.


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