A few years ago, electric cars were the weird and wonderful preserve of early adopters. Often quirky, usually compromised and difficult to own thanks to a limited charging infrastructure.
But the standardisation of charging networks and the increased availability of plug-in points have made the electric car a viable reality for those who don’t need to venture too far, especially with the UK government’s £5,000 plug-in car grant as an incentive.
Here are the 10 cars that we think will always be together in electric dreams…
The Twizy is actually classified as a quadricycle rather than a car, and its ‘open-to-the-elements’ construction means its only really suitable as a fair weather companion. That limits its appeal as your only car, but for urban commuting its 100km (62-mile) range and tiny footprint make it an ideal option for the summer months. It’s affordable, too, with prices starting at less than £7,000 plus battery hire, from £45 a month