According To AutoExpress, the BMW i3 Is Where "It" Is "At" For The Best EV You Can Buy In The UK
The Renault Zoe (seen here from the Geneva 2014 Auto Show) Sold 252 Copies In The UK In 2013 - Good For 2nd Place
What are the best electric cars you can buy today in the UK?
Well, if we were looking to compose a list strictly based on sales from last year, it would be the Nissan LEAF...and nothing else. The LEAF netted 1,812 sales while the rest of the pure EVs (13) combined only registered just over 800.
That being said, we are not authoring this list - domestic magazine AutoExpress is; and thankfully there is a lot of new all-electric choices Brits can buy this year.
Both the BMW i3 and the VW e-Up! have recently arrived in the UK, with the RHD Tesla Model S (right hand drive) in production now in the US, and scheduled for deliveries starting in April.
Unsurprisingly, those three newest entries to the market are also occupying the top three spots.
AutoExpress' Best EVs in the UK:
1. BMW i3
"The new i3 is unlike any other current BMW on sale. It maintains the brand’s rear-wheel-drive tradition, but it uses a 168bhp electric motor under the boot floor, combined with a lithium-ion battery pack. It is also available with an optional range-extending motorcycle engine that keeps the batteries topped up."
2. Tesla Model S
3. VW e-up!
4. Renault ZOE
5. Nissan Leaf
6. Smart ForTwo ED
7. Renault Twizy
8. Mitsubishi iMiEV
Video Below: AutoExpress reviews its pick for "Best Electric Car On Sale"
AutoExpress - Hat tip to Alan!