Electric mobility has been a reality for years, but not an affordable reality until some time ago. Now that electric cars are invading the market with reasonable prices and many people want to switch to these zero emission vehicles, it is time to make a list with The best electric cars of the moment. Here we go…
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If what you are looking for is a Family SUV that serves you for everything, then one of the best electric cars today is the Nissan ariya. A car with a large capacity so that the family or trips to the countryside are not incompatible with electric driving. It is a plug-in electric, with great quality, engineering and technology on board. All easy and practical to make life in the passenger compartment more pleasant.
This car has a 63 kWh battery along with a electric motor of about 217 hp of power and autonomy that will allow you to travel up to 400 km without having to recharge. It is also available in other more powerful variants, such as the 87 kWh with choice of e-4ORCE powertrain of a 240 PS single motor or a 309 PS dual motor. The latter is the fastest of all, allowing acceleration from 0-100 km/h in about 5.7 seconds.
Price: from €55.000
MG It is not a well-known brand in Spain, but the truth is that it is one of the greats on the market. Now also with its most affordable electric. An example is the MG 4, an electric family hatchback that brings you an attractive design, good driving, and with impressive fast charging capabilities. It also has a spacious and practical trunk with a volume of 363 liters.
On the market you will find two powertrain options. One wears a rear-wheel drive rear-mounted electric motor. This model has a 51 kWh battery and a power of about 170 HP. There is also another option with 64 kWh and about 208 hp. Its maximum range with a single maximum charge is about 450 km and you can charge it at 150 kW.
Price: from €29.000
Renault Megane E-Tech
Another well-known hatchback that can be seen on our list of the best electric cars is the Renault Megane E-Tech. A very exclusive fifth generation electric and with that distinguished crossover style. It shares technology with the Nissan Ariya that we have seen before, since Nissan is owned by Renault. In addition, it is a little bigger and impresses with its large cabin, its large trunk and its on-board technology to provide information to the driver and entertainment to the rest of the occupants.
This model is only available in purely electric mode, with a advanced platform called CMF-EV which is the same as the Ariya and which is lighter than other rivals. In fact, it is up to 200 kg lighter than the Volkswagen ID.3. With this platform you will have about 220 CV of power, with an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and a maximum speed of approximately 160 km/h. As for the battery, it is 60 kWh and can last up to 450 km of autonomy with a single recharge.
Price: from €35.000
Hyundai ioniq 5
Next on the list of the best electric cars is the Hyundai ioniq 5. A very “premium” electric with which to enjoy these new generation models with really impressive performance and charging capacities. This firm has created a vehicle with a simple and modern exterior design, but which hides pleasant surprises inside in terms of its engine.
The Ioniq 5 has three versions available. One of them comes with a input battery of 58 kWh combined with a motor of about 170 HP of power that drives the rear wheels, with an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and a range of about 380 km. The second version comes with a 73 kWh battery, a motor with about 220 HP of power and a range of about 450 km on a single charge. And the most powerful variant comes with the same 73 kWh battery, but adds a second motor on the front axle, which combined with the rear gives a total of approximately 310 HP of power and about 605 Nm of torque, with acceleration from 0- 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. Of course, this last variant has a range of about 430 km.
Price: from €47.000
El Let's EV6 It is another of the electric cars on the list. It can be said that it is the brother of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, so you can count on the same technology but with a different design, something sportier and lower, with a slightly firmer suspension to offer better responses.
It is offered in RWD or AWD form, along with a high-performance GT version. The basic model has a 77.5 kWh lithium battery, a autonomy of almost 530 km on a single charge, and acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. In addition, both versions have ultra-fast charging up to 250 kW, so you can charge from 10% to 80% in just 20 minutes. No doubt you will have it ready to do another 530 km in a very short time…
Price: from €52.000
We go to skoda enyaq. Another of the best electric cars, in a family format and, as it is already a house brand, it is very practical, well equipped, comfortable and pleasant to drive. With models that can reach autonomy of up to 480 km on a single charge. Without a doubt, this brand of the Volkswagen group does not disappoint...
In addition, it has innovation and everything you need in the standard equipment. Although you also have versions Loft, Lounge, Suite and ECO Suite. Each one with a different design approach, with different materials used. You even have a more elegant and sporty SportLine Plus variant, with 20-inch alloy wheels and carbon effect details.
Price: from €58.000
kia niro electric
If you're looking for another of the best affordable electric cars, the Kia NiroEV can be a great choice. The replacement for the old e-Niro comes with major improvements. An electric SUV with a medium size and with a much better appearance than its predecessor. You can find it both as a full hybrid and in its plug-in hybrid version, although the electric version is better.
We are talking about a powertrain with a 64.8 kWh battery, electric motor of about 203 CV of power to drive the front wheels, and a range of more than 450 km. As for its acceleration, it can go from 0-100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds. On the other hand, its interior looks quite similar to the EV6 I mentioned earlier, with a touch panel, 10.25-inch infotainment screen, abundant space, and a large trunk.
Price: from €31.000
Next on the list is an Italian. Its about Fiat 500 of new generation and with electric motorization, known as fiat 500e. A compact car, with a very attractive retro design, and with a fairly low price. A very neat urban utility that comes with more space than its predecessor, although without problems to park in any space... In addition, it comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for technology lovers, as well as a rear-view camera for parking , sensors and 10.25″ touch screen.
You will find it in two versions available: one with a long-range 42 kWh battery and another variant with a 24 kWh battery "City Range" specially designed for those who only move around the city. As for autonomy, the long-range can reach 320 km on a single charge, while the City Range reaches only about 185 km.
Price: from €26.000
We move to the penultimate of our list with the best electric cars on the current market. In this case it is el Genesis GV60. It comes with quite an attractive design, quite a new brand, but it belongs to Hyundai. In fact, it is a premium sub-brand, just like Toyota's Lexus, Renault's Infinity, Volkswagen's Audi, etc. This vehicle will therefore share electrical technologies with those of Hyundai, and is trying to open a gap in the market.
It's a small electric SUV with the same E-GMP platform as the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Therefore, it offers the same driving experience. However, unlike its brothers, it is a premium option, that is, a more luxurious option designed to compete with high-end vehicles such as the Audi Q4 e-tron or the Mercedes EQA. In addition, you can find it with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. And with a range of 516 km.
Price: from €56.000
Finally, it is the turn of the BMW i4. A new and impeccable model from the German firm that offers exceptional characteristics inherited from its combustion brothers, drawing curves with precision and amazing agility. Therefore, you will feel that they are really driving a BMW and not something else. In addition, this car comes with a design in the purest style of the brand of the blades.
As for its platform, it has an eDrive40 i4. In its standard version, this marvel of technology can produce around 340 HP of power and 430 Nm of torque, more than enough for daily driving. However, if you want more, you also have an i4 M50 variant coming up to about 543 CV of power, which is really amazing. As for the standard model, it is also offered in Sport and M Sport versions with different equipment. Of course, with the latest in comfort and technology, surpassing its rivals in quality...
Price: from €57.000
As you can see, many of these electric cars, not counting other higher-end ones such as Audi, Mercedes, Lexus, etc., cost more than €50.000, which perhaps escapes many families. However, as you can see, you also have options between €20.000 and €30.000, which is a closer price to the combustion versions. Of course, in any case, keep one thing in mind: electricity price vs gasoline/diesel price. That this also influences family expenses in the long run...