What are the best electric cars to buy?
We’re getting closer to 2030, the date when the UK will see an end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. So, it’s understandable that you might be thinking about buying a new electric car.
In previous blogs, we’ve covered off a lot of the questions that you’re likely to have before you buy a new electric vehicle (EV), including:
- Why are electric cars better for the environment?
- What does it cost to charge an electric car?
- How far can you drive an electric car?
- How do you charge an electric car?
Armed with the answers to these questions, you’ll need to start thinking about which EV is best for you.
Plenty of lists have been put together about the “best” electric cars to buy. But different drivers have different needs, depending on how they use their car. So, it’s hard to say that one electric car is “better” than another.
As you’d expect, we’re a bit biased when it comes to what we think are the best EVs. So, rather than just tell you why we think our EVs are the best, here are our thoughts on what you should consider so that you can find the best electric car for you.
The main things to consider when choosing an electric car
There are some obvious factors that you should take into account before buying an EV, including:
- size and boot space
- the distance you drive
- how you’ll charge your EV
But there will also be things specific to your own needs that you’ll need to think about.
Make sure you speak to an EV expert, so that all your questions are answered before you make a decision.
The EV that’s right for you
It’s important to do plenty of research, take test drives and speak to people who know what they’re talking about when choosing the EV that’s right for you.
We’ve put together some facts and figures about our own range of 100%-electric cars, so that you can make an informed decision when buying an EV.
Why you should buy an MG ZS EV
The new MG ZS EV features an updated design and longer range of up to 273 miles (WLTP combined cycle). Rapid charging will take 63 minutes to charge to 80%. And, with three driving models, it can adapt to your driving needs, from urban driving to longer road trips.
The MG ZS EV has featured in EDF Energy’s list of cheapest electric cars to buy and carbuyer.co.uk’s top 10 best electric SUVs.
Why you should buy an MG 5 EV
The MG 5 EV is Europe’s first fully electric estate car with the long-range model offering a range of up to 334 miles (WLTP). Rapid charging will take 50 minutes to charge to 80%.
The MG 5 EV recently won ‘Best Value EV’ at the WhichEV Awards 2021.
Why you should buy a Fiat 500e
The Fiat 500e offers a driving range of between 115 miles (WLTP) and 199 miles (WLTP). Rapid charging will take 26 minutes to charge to 80%.
With built-in Level 2 Autonomous Driving, it can assist you by braking, accelerating and staying in the lane while you drive. Plus, it’s available as a convertible!
Perfectly suited to city driving, the Fiat 500e has appeared in plenty of best-EV lists, including:
- AutoExpress’ best electric cars to buy 2021
- WhatCar?’s best electric cars 2021
- Top Gear’s top 20 electric cars
- EDF Energy’s list of cheapest electric cars to buy
If you have any questions about one of the EVs in our range of electric cars, the plug-in car experts at Nathaniel Cars are here to help. Just fill in the “Ask our EV Experts” form.
Or pop into Nathaniel Cars’ Cardiff or Bridgend showroom and check them out for yourself.