They accounted for 6.6% of new car sales last year. What’s more, their rise is only going to accelerate as rules are introduced to limit the kind of vehicles allowed into major cities. And a leading online car sales website reported that searches for electric cars rocketed 60% over this past weekend amid panic buying for petrol and diesel. The main thing that has traditionally prevented them selling in greater numbers is range anxiety – the fear that you won’t have enough juice to get to where you’re going. However, with plenty of models now capable of covering more than 200 miles between charges, this is becoming less of an issue.
So, which electric cars should you consider? Here, we count down our top 10 and reveal the one to avoid.
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