Top 10 best electric cars 2020
The rise of electric cars has of course been a long time, but this looks like the year when electric cars finally usher in an important moment. Why don’t they? Electric vehicles (EVs) allow you to drive quietly and achieve zero emissions. You don’t need to pay road tax, London residents don’t need to worry about traffic jams, the government will even give you a subsidy to buy.
As the distance between mainline charging increases and charging infrastructure improves, electric vehicles can replace gasoline or diesel fuel models almost a month ago. So far, the choice has been very slow, but with the arrival of the first batch of EVs from Mini, Honda, Peugeot and other companies, it is scheduled to appear in 2020.
It first appeared about ten years ago. The first batch of electric vehicles on the market were cars with a range of about 80 miles, and their prices were 50% higher than similar products that used gasoline as fuel. Now, in many cases, the real-world price range has more than doubled, and the price premium has almost disappeared.
This is our list of the top ten affordable electric vehicles, which takes into account factors such as scope and availability, driving power and value for money. Compared with internal combustion engine cars, some cars still have to bear higher prices, but they can be offset by lower operating costs.
The most affordable electric car in 2020
1. Kia e-Niro
Kia e-Niro redefines the realistic range and family-friendly usability we expect now, from electric cars to the more affordable end of the price range. The car’s 64kWh battery pack costs about 35,000 pounds, and it can comfortably travel 230 miles on a single charge; further, if you are not on a highway or near a town. A few years ago, this was the price range you expected, the price may be much higher, and the Tesla badge may be affixed to its nose
This type of challenging relationship between scope and affordability is not the only reason e-Niro is now on this list. If it does, Hyundai Kona will be there. However, e-Niro’s lead is that it is still a fully usable, practical, and pleasant to drive electric car. In terms of price, it is more spacious than almost all other EVs, and has a higher degree of maturity and sense of accomplishment when driving and maneuvering. It may lack the acceleration capabilities competitors have, but as a comprehensive, truly affordable electric car, e-Niro will be hit.
2. Volkswagen ID 3
Volkswagen hopes to move forward from the aftermath of Dieselgate, ID 3 will become the brand’s environmental prodigy. This golf-sized hatchback also makes the new “ID” sub-brand stand out, and aims to achieve this through the kind of mass market maturity and first-class usability that is known to the mass market.
The ID 3 is built on a brand-new rear engine platform with a long wheelbase that increases the advantages of cabin space and is powered by 201bhp and 229lb ft rear engines. The initial impressions of the prototype car driven in 2019 indicate that it has problems with mobility and low-speed response, and it seems to have reached the company’s high standards in terms of driving complexity.
The price has not yet been determined, but ID 3 may sit at the high end of the EV hatchback class, the entry-level model (equipped with a 58kWh battery) costs slightly less than £ 30,000 (after PiCG) and the 77kWh version, it should be managed in the real world The 300-mile voyage costs nearly £ 35,000.
3. Peugeot e-208
The all-electric version of the 208 Super Mini is one of several compact electric vehicles launched by PSA Group this year. After writing these words, this is the only phone we are driving on the British highway (after the related DS3 Crossback E-Tense and Vauxhall Corsa-e). Due to its practical range, performance, value, practicality, style, perceived quality and driver’s attractiveness, obviously, if you want to buy the first electric car this year, it is worth your high evaluation.
Unlike an electric car with a more low-rent feel, the car’s material-rich interior makes it as eye-catching as a stylish body. The practicality is comparable to that of Renault Zoe, and it is better than that of the Mini Electric. It also beats these two main competitors with compactness, and its performance is quite strong.
Some smaller EVs lack flexibility, and these EVs often have difficulty controlling their own quality. The steering of the steering wheel is very noticeable, although if you drive more enthusiastically, the control performance of the body will be reduced. Even so, the roundness of the e-208 ’s driving experience is still impressive.
The real-world range is suitable for 170 miles of mixed use, but if you spend a longer time on the highway, it may be slightly lower. For a car of this size and price, this is commendable.
4. Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh
Until recently, an electric car that was sufficient to combine a true 300-mile daily use range with a price below £ 30,000 seemed far away. However, Hyundai Kona Electric achieved this goal only a few years ago. It is a coup for its ambitious Korean manufacturer.
By taking advantage of the huge competitive advantage that it must have in the ability to buy batteries, Hyundai Motor delivered this car to the road with its advantages in on-board electrical storage, which has a considerable advantage over many cars on this list. At typical British highway speeds, the cruising range is more than 250 miles, while on slower sections or around towns, the cruising range is more than 300 miles. Moreover, in this car, its acceleration performance is much stronger than its closest competitor. Kona Electric is fast enough to even hatchback hatchbacks away from traffic lights.
This car has low rents and limited interior space, and it can’t be compared to the practicality of a full-size family hatchback. In addition, the car’s driving and handling are also a bit frustrating, and both feelings are compromised by its weight and the low-friction tires used. However, if you want to provide comprehensive coverage for smaller expenses, you may still find it.
6. Mini appliances
Mini has been preparing for entering the electric vehicle market for a long time. But now that it is finally there, it undoubtedly brings all the fun factors you expect from the brand-despite the packaging of some equally typical usability restrictions.
Mini Electric is only based on the three-door Mini body shell and uses the BMW i3S powertrain to give it a very healthy 181bhp and 199lb ft of torque. Performance is significantly better than many cars you can match on this list, but in the long-lasting Mini brand dynamic tradition, handling is daunting, timid and agile.
The scope is to catch. The Mini claims 144 miles; in fact, depending on how you drive and how you drive, you are more likely to earn between 100- and 120-. And that is in a car with a small tail box, the rear seats are difficult to enter, except for young children, seldom used by anyone else.
Obviously, this is not a “uniform” electric product, but its price is surprisingly competitive, and if its limitations do not cause you trouble, it may become the only way to show you how to reward electric vehicles car. Yes.
6. Kia Soul EV
Kia’s square compact crossover is back to the third generation, but this soul war will be exclusively provided as an electric car in the European market.
Although it is not a special sport, it has good riding performance and strong performance, and it is not excessive in its curb weight of 1682 kg. And because it uses the same powertrain as the slightly larger e-Niro, when equipped with a 64kWh battery, it is expected to obtain 280 miles of WLTP certification. Well, this is very convenient. This is the only battery that Kia will provide in the UK when it is released in the UK next year.
Encouraged by the British government, prices in the UK start from £ 33,795, so this car is only a few thousand pounds cheaper than the Kia e-Niro, which is slightly more practical. However, it has more attractive alternative styles than e-Niro, and should easily attract those who do not need as much space as the showroom.
7. Nissan leaves
The first-generation form of Nissan LeFont set an example for affordable electric vehicles a decade ago; while in the new second-generation form, Nissan LeFont still stands out among its many followers.
After increasing the battery capacity by 25%, Nissan is now ahead of some of its competitors with 168 miles of WLTP certification. Compared to its immediate predecessor, its power and torque are also much greater; the performance is quite sharp; overall it feels like a more rounded car; and here shows one of the strongest performances in the daily practicality of a small family .
The value proposition has also been improved. Once the government ’s £ 3,000 PiCG grant is taken into account, this value proposition is comparable to a traditional family-driven medium hatchback, consolidating the car ’s advantages. This is our default recommendation for anyone who wants to simply replace a fossil fuel for a family hatchback with an electric person who can do the same job and do a good job.
8. Renault Zoe
Renault Zoe (Renault Zoe) is always an attractive short hopper electric ultra-small engine, even if it is equipped with a 22kWh battery and only 80 miles of real driving range. During the mid-range update, the usability of the car has been improved, but by providing a 41kWh battery option, in warm weather, the car can become a 150-mile real-world hybrid product.
There is now a fully updated version with a major design update, plus a 52kWh battery and WLTP cycle, and a cruising range of 245 miles; or about 180-200- mixed in the real world. Compared with British competitors, it still has a high price-performance ratio. The British government’s PiCG incentives have reduced the entry price of this car to around 25,000 pounds. Driving is still very flattering: very compact and quiet-although there are some feelings about the controls.
Finally, although Zoe could not charge fast on the highway like some competitors before, CCS fast charging is now available, which means that Zoe is still the ideal entry point into EV.
9. Honda E
Honda ’s first all-electric car, the Honda E Super Mini, adopts the method of the left field. It is extremely compact for electric cars and has been innovative in many ways. The rear electric motor guarantees packaging efficiency (although the car itself cannot keep up with its operation), while the fully independent suspension heralds the complexity of driving and handling of a larger car (this car can actually provide better transaction).
The car is available in 134bhp and 151bhp, but neither has a competitor’s battery capacity: here only has a “gross weight” of 35.5kWh, which makes WLTP’s maximum cruising range of 137 miles (wheel rolling 16 inches). In the test, it was difficult for us to obtain more than 100 from the test car equipped with 17-inch equipment.
In terms of driving, the Honda E feels comfortable, strong and easy to operate, moderate steering speed, but tight cornering, moderate performance but responsive. It will not be exciting, but it will create a relaxing city car, although its usable space is smaller than Mini Electric. And its alternative style should also make a lot of recommendations.
10. BMW i3
i3 has a rare quality of electric cars: attractive in many ways. You may want one because of its appearance, or it may take some time because of its driving method. Either way, you may actually not care about its electricity, such as the power of various gravitational forces in a car.
The i3’s short wheelbase will make it nervous on the highway, but its sharp handling allows it to flourish in the urban environment it is designed for.
This is thanks to its innovative carbon fiber reinforced plastic chassis, which ensures that the car is very light. The 168bhp electric motor (i3S’s power increased to 181bhp) provides peak torque at zero speed; therefore, although the car’s top speed is only 99 mph, it still has strong performance when it reaches the car and will not let warm The hatchback felt ashamed.
Using this kind of performance will indeed affect the true cruising range of the car, although the 42.2kWh battery was added in early 2019, which finally made the i3 break the 150-mile barrier of actual cruising range.
Until recently, BMW also provided a range extender version with a spare gasoline engine, but it discontinued the i3 REX in 2018.