If you’re someone who doesn’t need the large size of an electric SUV but find a small electric car a little too tight, then a medium-sized electric car would suit you fine.
This can range from a large hatchback to a crossover, or even an estate. There are plenty of options available on the used car market – and here are eight of the best.
If you’re looking for the complete all-electric crossover SUV package, then you needn’t look much further than the Mercedes-Benz EQA. This is a car that’s got a really premium look and feel, as well as being packed full of some very impressive tech.
Hyundai Kona Electric
This mid-sized crossover SUV is essentially a smaller version of the e-Niro SUV, and it’s available with either a 39kWh or a larger 64kWh battery pack to ensure you get the most range possible.
It’s also practical, efficient, affordable, and well-built. Plus, every model comes with a five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty that's transferred across owners when you’re buying a used example.
If you can’t quite squeeze everything into a small electric car, then this estate is perfect for hauling all sorts if you don't fancy a tall SUV.
Tesla Model S
There’s very little that comes close to the Tesla Model S in terms of performance, range and luxury – this is why it's one of the most sought-after EVs on the market today.
With tough competition from the likes of Porsche and Jaguar, the Tesla Model S holds up well. In its top-spec Plaid model, you can expect up to 400 miles of range and more than 1,000hp. That’s enough to scare off most other manufacturers.
When mainstream carmakers such as BMW say they’re going to make an all-electric mid-sized car for the first time, you'd expect something special – and the i4 does not disappoint.
Based on the 4 Series’ platform, this electric saloon is sophisticated and offers an excellent driving experience.
Picking your next small electric family hatchback isn’t an easy job because of how many options there are out there. The main problem is, they’re either too small or not large enough, but the ID.3 sits there as an ideal size.
In its top-spec guise, the ID.3 is capable of travelling up to 340 miles on a single charge, which is impressive for such a compact mid-sized family hatchback.
Move to the upper echelons of the electric car world and you’ll find the Porsche Taycan. This is a sports car EV that offers incredible levels of comfort, excellent performance, and loads of practicality.
It’s not the cheapest on this list, but it’s certainly one of the best. What’s even better is that it actually behaves like a Porsche behind the wheel, and goes like the clappers – especially in GTS Sport Turismo spec.
But despite this, the Taycan is a great all-around family car and is available as a saloon or a more practical estate.
Tesla Model 3
No matter what you think about Elon Musk, Tesla is a great car brand that makes some stellar vehicles. In fact, it makes one of the most globally famous hatchbacks in the world – the Model 3.
The proof is in the numbers – Tesla has sold millions and millions of them. This is down to the car’s practicality, range, affordability, and industry-leading levels of technology.
Best electric hatchback
However, if we had to choose just one it would have to the MG 4. Not only is it one of the cheapest new electric cars you can buy, but it's also very practical, comfortable and nippy as most electric cars are.
Best electric commuter car
For a commuter car, being able to rack up the miles is an important factor. So with that in mind, you need an EV with the longest range.
Therefore, we'd suggest the Tesla Model S, which in its Long Range variant is capable of up to 405 miles on a single charge.
Plus, you benefit from Tesla's Supercharger network, giving you an extra 200-mile range in less than 20 minutes.
Best first electric car
If you're new to electric cars or new to driving, then an easy-to-drive EV is just what the doctor ordered.
Electric SUVs can be quite daunting if you're not used to them, so starting off easy is often the best way.
So if that's you, then we'd recommend choosing a Vauxhall Corsa-e. It's so similar to the petrol Corsa that it won't feel too alien, and it's one of the best-selling EVs on the market so you know your money's safe.
It also shares its platform with the Peugeot e-208 – another great option to consider.
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