In many ways, it becomes harder to choose the best electric car to buy, the more models come onto the market! Five years ago the decision was essentially whether you went in at the high end with the expensive Tesla Model S – offering a range of 200 miles or more – or opted for a more practical and affordable car, with a range of 100 miles or less.
Fast forward to spring 2020 though,and you have a choice of 19 electric cars to buy with a 200-mile range according to EV Database on as of May 2020 – and by the end of the year there's predicted to be more than 30.
With range less of a concern now, buyers can choose an electric car based on something more interesting, such as how it looks or drives. New electric family cars like the Volkswagen ID.3 (expected to launch late 2020), for instance, combine great styling and packaging with exciting performance.
Mini electric cars – like the upcoming Fiat 500e – make perfect runabouts in cities and towns. And for those people seeking driving excitement and prestige, there’ll soon be a wide selection of premium electric cars to buy from prestigious brands including Audi, Tesla, Mercedes and Jaguar.
To help you decide which electric car is the right car for you to buy, we've put together some lists to help make the decision process a little easier.