Best electric cars on sale: Europe’s pick

Nowadays, there is quite a large selection of electric cars for sale in the global market. Here is the list of the best you can buy in Europe.

What are the best electric vehicles available to buy in 2022? The choice of electric cars on sale may differ by country, as may customer preferences. Somewhere electric cars are very popular, in Norway, for example, somewhere less popular, like in the United States, but no one doubts that the future belongs to them and in time they will replace vehicles with internal combustion engines .

AutoExpress has selected the best electric vehicles, in their minds, to buy in the UK now. The TOP 10 list includes Hyundai Ioniq 5 (1st), Kia EV6 (2nd), Skoda Enyaq (3rd), followed by Fiat 500, BMW iX, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Porsche Taycan, ‘Audi e-tron GT and two Teslas – Model 3, Model Y.

Why is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 considered so good?

This model represents the next generation electric car technology. Its performance and load capacity are on par with its high-end rivals, such as the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT.

the ioniq 5 offers two battery options (58 and 73 kWh), rear or all-wheel drive, three powers: 168, 214, 301 horsepower. Range is up to 280 miles. The car is as specious as it is comfortable; its infotainment system is very good. The fastest top version accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The model starts at £37,420 in the UK and from $43,650 in the US, CAD 44,999 in Canada.

the Kia EV6 is the sister vehicle to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, but it’s slightly lower and sportier – with firmer suspension and sharper responses. There are RWD or AWD variants, Standard Range and Long Range, GT-Line, and a hot and fastest GT version that accelerates to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.

Photo Kia EV6
Kia EV6

The powers range from 167 to 576 hp. Range is up to 328 miles. All versions feature ultra-fast charging up to 250 kW. The interior is also very good, with a pair of 12.3-inch curved screens.

Starting prices are £40,945 (UK), US 40,900 (USA), CAD 44,995. The prices indicated here are excluding fees, charges, options, tax credit.

the Enyak is a typical Skoda: it is practical, well equipped, comfortable and fun to drive. Range can reach over 300 miles from a full charge on higher-end models. Too bad the brand is not represented in North America: the Skoda Enyaq is a decent vehicle that deserves attention, but it is, so to speak, too European.

Image Skoda Enyaq iV 2021
Skoda Enyaq iV

The car offers 5 “Design Selections” to create a certain style: Loft, Lodge, Lounge, Suite and ECO Suite. Its standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, virtual cockpit, cruise control, air conditioning, rear parking sensors. Base price is under £35,000.

Mary I. Bruner