The purchase of an electric car is becoming more and more widespread. In July 2020 the transfer of ownership of used electric cars increased by + 122% compared to July 2019. To help you choose the most suitable model, here are the 10 best electric cars of 2020 with pros and cons.

Top 10 best electric cars of 2020 in Europe take up the scores attributed by WhatCar to the 10 most interesting electric models. Among the evaluations to be made when buying an electric car we must consider:

  • - autonomy
  • - passive or active cooling of the battery
  • - the maintenance costs of the electric car to be purchased
  • - the infrastructure needed to recharge

The best-selling full-electric vehicle in Europe

Before moving on to the 10 best electric cars of 2020, it may be interesting to understand which are the best-selling electric cars in Europe. According to Jato, the best-selling electric car in Europe in June 2020 is Renault ZOE. Second place goes to Tesla Model 3, which registered a 42% decrease in sales.

Here are the 10 best-selling electric cars in Europe after the Coronavirus lockdown.

Top 10 best electric cars of 2020 in Europe

Among the 10 best electric cars of 2020, the UK survey designates a score with pros and cons based on-road tests. The evaluations of performance, claimed autonomy, build quality and practicality have decreed the ranking of the best electric cars below.

1. Tesla Model 3 (5/5)

The Tesla Model 3 ranks as the most technological car, with performance appropriate to the hype that Elon Musk has built around the launch of this car.

Pros

  • - Acceleration;
  • - Autonomy;
  • - Practicality;
  • - Fast charging.

Cons

  • - Assembly defects;
  • - Less fun driving than an equivalent petrol car.

2. Peugeot e-208 (5/5)

The Peugeot 208 electric car catches the eye with the superior interior quality. However, it is a hair behind the best-selling electric in Europe because of its autonomy.

Pros

  • - Attractive interior
  • - Satisfactory driving
  • - Well equipped

Cons

  • - “soft” brake pedal
  • - Autonomy slightly lower
  • - Autonomy slightly lower

3. Renault ZOE (4/5)

The Renault ZOE is the best-selling electric car in Europe. However, the driving position and the habitability do not seem to be its best qualities.

Pros

  • - Very neat and hi-tech interiors
  • - Acceleration

Cons

  • - Rear-seat habitability
  • - Driving position
  • - AEB not available on the entry-level version

4. Kia e-Niro (5/5)

The performance of the electric Kia e-Niro is the aspect most appreciated by British critics, especially with regard to acceleration and range. On the other hand, the price and the capacity of the trunk are a little less than its rivals.

Pros

  • - Autonomy
  • - Acceleration
  • - Equipment

Cons

  • - Trunk space
  • - Price

5. Jaguar I-Pace (5/5)

The Jaguar I-Pace was the car of the year 2019: it focuses heavily on performance, sportiness and technology. In fact, the interiors are futuristic and autonomy is great. 

Pros

  • - Great autonomy
  • - On-board technology
  • - Fun to drive

Cons

  • - Price
  • - Rear visibility
  • - Road noise

6. Hyundai Kona Electric (4/5)

The Hyundai Kona Electric receives a lot of approval on the performance, price and range. However, in comparison with its Kia e-Niro cousin, it is located after due to rear-seat habitability.

Pros

  • - Autonomy
  • - Acceleration
  • - Equipment

Cons

  • - Rear-seat habitability
  • - Less advantageous than the Kia eNiro

7. Audi e-tron (4/5)

The Audi e-tron is the direct rival of the Jaguar I-Pace. It is the first production car that allows you to replace traditional mirrors with two cameras.

Pros

  • - Comfortable and silent
  • - Luxurious interior

Cons

  • - Less fun to drive
  • - Autonomy can be improved
  • - The infotainment system is not very intuitive

8. Tesla Model S (4/5)

Tesla Model S shine with the Autopilot & Autonomous driving system. It is defined as the direct rival of the Porsche Tycan.

Pros

  • - Performance
  • - Great autonomy

Cons

  • - Interior quality not always consistent
  • - Price

9. Mercedes EQC (4/5)

According to British critics, the Mercedes EQC is the best choice for maximizing travel comfort in an electric car. It is the alternative to the Jaguar I-Pace.

Pros

  • - Silent
  • - Convenient on the highway
  • - Excellent infotainment system

Cons

  • - Autonomy
  • - Handling
  • - Less fun to drive

10. Seat Mii electric (4/5)

The Seat Mii electric can very well fulfil the vehicle's task for the day to day necessities if it leaves home in the morning with full batteries.

Pros

  • - Price
  • - Very agile in the city
  • - Comfortable driving

Cons

  • - Only for 4 occupants
  • - Outdated interior

List inspired by WhatCar Magazine.



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