The Best Electric Cars of 2018

02/01/2019
Posted by: Electriccarstrader

2018 has been a smashing year for Electric Cars. While new car sales continue to be small in comparison to Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) cars, we have seen so many releases of new models that are set for our roads!

This year has seen all the big car manufacturers releasing their own Electric Car plans for the near future. It’s really exciting times but I think we need a recap with what is out there for you now!

So without further adieu…

There is still a big divide in the market between expensive and budget Electric Cars. It would be unfair to compare the two so we may have more than one winner.

First here are some of the top Electric Cars from this year…

2018 Budget Car:

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Renault Zoe R90

The Zoe, is in our opinion the runaway in this category. With a starting price of £18,420 (including the grant) and a WLTP range of up to 186 miles it is outstanding. It is compact, nimble and perfect for both town and city driving.

I feel that the battery lease option from the earlier models has restricted the possible sales as well as making the reselling of this car tougher. But with Renault giving you the option to buy the battery I am sure this is no longer a issue.

2018 Luxury Car:

Tesla Model S P100D

Still the king of Electric Cars in many many ways. The technology, the popularity and all around desirability of this car has caused a tsunami in this industry and without it we wouldn’t be where we are today. With its crazy 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds and range of well over 300 miles the stats speak for themselves. Not to mention its 17 inch touch screen central control panel and pop out handles  – it really turns heads.

I would like to mention the Jaguar i-Pace too because it is a fantastic competitor with its really stylish look and impressive stats. I really think we will start seeing a surge of sales for the i-Pace. I hope we do!

We could go on and on about all the amazing new models that are coming out in 2019 but I will save that for a whole other blog post.

 

So what have we to expect in 2019? There is no doubt we will begin to see electric cars with longer ranges, bigger batteries, faster charging times and most importantly lower prices.

 

We expect to see an ever increasing charging network with faster chargers and hopefully we will begin to see a standardised connector adopted by the big names in Electric Cars.

Theres no doubt 2019’s Electric Cars will far out perform 2018’s cars and we cant wait to drive them!

 

Matt Shillings

Electric Cars Trader

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