Top 10 cheapest electric cars with the longest official ranges – including one for less than £30,000

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THE least expensive electric automobiles with the longest ranges have been revealed and there are 10 to select from beneath £40,000.

As many drivers have began to make the change to electric, some are nonetheless deterred by the worth and in addition anxious concerning the battery range.

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But there are 10 electric vehicles now out there in the UK that might be classed as extra “reasonably priced”, and supply fully-charged battery ranges of between 239 and 300 miles.

A current report by This is Money highlighted the EVs with the longest quoted ranges, lots of which value in extra of £100,000.

But there are some options out there for £40,000 and beneath, which is a vital worth benchmark as it ensures house owners will evade the Car Excise Obligation (VED) premium tax charges in Britain.

All new motors over the £40,000 worth bracket should pay the VED which suggests an extra £355 per yr in automotive tax for the primary five years at the standard fee.

Listed here are the highest 10 EVs that keep away from premium tax and may travel the longest distances between costs based mostly on their “official” claims.

10. Nissan Leaf – 239 miles

Mannequin:& e+ N-Connecta

Worth:& £34,945

The Nissan Leaf was launched in 2011 and final yr was the fifth best-selling EV, with 9,178 registrations within the UK.

The 59kWh battery presents an extended range and it has an official driving distance between expenses is 299 miles.

9. Peugeot e-208 – 248 miles

Model:& GT 51kWh

Worth:& £34,995

While other Peugeot’s e-208 have a 50kWh battery, the hi-spec GT mannequin’s is barely greater at 51kWh.

It also boasts a better battery range than the other models, with 248 miles versus 225.

This automotive has been described as “better than any rival EV in its supermini phase”.

eight. MGV EV – 250 miles

Mannequin:& SE Lengthy Vary

Worth:& £30,995

This family-size EV provides loads of area and may claim a driving distance between expenses of over 250 miles.

The MG5 EV is bought only with a 61kWh battery.

7. Volkswagen ID.three – 264 miles

Model:& Enterprise

Worth:& £39,425

Only one spec of the ID.three can make this record and that's the Business trim.

It has a 58kWh battery and gives a variety of 264 miles.

6. Cupra Born – 265 miles

Variant:& V1 58kWh

Worth:& £36,475

The Cupra Born is a rebranded version of the VW ID.three

It has a selection of either a 58kWh battery or a bigger 77kWh.

The entry V1 spec has the longest official range at 265 miles.

5. MG ZS EV – 273 miles

Model:& SE Long Range

Worth:& £32,995

The ZS ex is MG’s only electrical SUV model and it is available in 4 totally different specs.

Prices start from £30,495 and up to £35,495.

The least costly model presents a battery vary of 198 miles and the SE Long Range has an official vary of 273.

4. Kia Soul EV – 280 miles

Model:& Discover 64.8kWh Long Range

Worth:& £39,045

This compact household hatchback has been around for some time.

The entry model is priced at £32,845 and has a 39.2kWh battery and a variety of 171 miles.

There's also a Lengthy-range Discover choice, priced at £39,045 that has an official range of 280 miles.

3. MG4 – 281 miles

Model:& SE Lengthy Range

Worth:& £29,495

This hatchback got here available on the market late final yr and is already a well-liked selection for many.

The most cost effective model begins from £36,995 and has a maximum official vary of 218 miles.

The mid-spec range final considerably longer going a powerful 281 miles.

2. Kia Niro EV – 285 miles

Mannequin:& ‘2’ 64.8kWh Lengthy Range

Worth:& £36,795

This family motor is a popular selection.

It's at present obtainable in the UK in three totally different grades from 2-Four.

Kia’s Niro SUV was the third most-bought EV within the UK last yr, and has a totally charged battery range of 285 miles.

1. Hyundai Kona – 300 miles

Mannequin:& Premium 64kWh

Worth:& £37,750

The Kona Electrical has the longest official range of all battery models underneath £40,000 at the moment.

It is available in three totally different grades SE, Premium, and Ultimate and prices range from £32,450 to £39,900.

Official figures recommend that this EV will go for 300 miles between costs.