In a recent blog entry, New Motion help potential customers figure out which electric car would best suit their lifestyle:
With recent advancements in performance and aesthetics, electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular. From hybrids, to an electric sports car for the performance freaks, the options are plentiful.
Of course the major advantage is that electric vehicles are green cars so, no matter what model you opt for, you’re always making a more environmentally friendly choice. But which electric car is the right one for your lifestyle?
Urban - Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf (30kWh) is ideal for an urban lifestyle. The Nissan Leaf was crowned Car of the Year in 2011 and is something of a statement choice among small electric cars. The model was designed for the real world and is especially well suited to urban dwellers with hectic routines.
The hatchback is ideal for city life as it is compact and easy to handle but with room for yoga mats, kids or shopping with a range of 199km.
It can be fully charged in 4 hours and can be combined with Nissan’s NissanConnect EV system which can be accessed via a phone or tablet.
Cost-efficient - Audi A3 e-tron
The Audi A3 e-tron is a cost effective option. This model can be fully charged for just £1.14 so you’ll save a bundle when it comes to “fuel” costs.
The Audi A3 e-tron is the ideal runabout, offering a premium motoring experience with inbuilt technology to help you drive more efficiently too.
Chargeable with NewMotion charging point in just 3 hours the Audi A3 e-tron is one of the most flexible PHEV cars on the market and the ideal choice for covering shorter distances and has an electric range of 50km.
Get-up-and-go - Renault Zoe
The Renault Zoe has a 2 hour charging time with a 387 km range when charged with NewMotion’s EV charging system.
The five-door supermini hatchback’s resourceful, yet low, charging time is equally matched by low running costs, a full charge for just £2.87.
Charging time, range and costs are arguably some of the upmost considerations for those contemplating going electric. If you want the overall EV experience the Renault Zoe delivers effortless acceleration, a boastful mileage and running costs that even by electric standards are easy on the wallet.
Sporty - Volkswagen Golf GTE
The Volkswagen Golf is a multi-award winning vehicle that has long been regarded as one of the sportiest affordable options around. The Volkswagen Golf GTE combines electric mobility with the dynamics of a Golf GTI to offer up impressive performance plus easy drivability and a sporty aesthetic with distinctive blue highlights throughout.
Those concerned about the cost to charge electric cars will find the Golf appealing too, as it can be charged for just £1.29 in 3 hours. According to Volkswagen the car can do 0-100 kmph in 7.6 seconds and get to 217 kmph top speed.
Roaming - BMW i3 94 Ah
The BMW i3 94 Ah is well suited to those who love to roam, as it has a range of around 300 km. That would take you from London almost all the way to Plymouth in the south or Manchester in the north.
The five door electric vehicle is BMW's first zero emissions mass-produced vehicle and has been identified as one of the most viable EV cars on the market thanks to the reach that it has.
In addition to this real world viability, the BMW i3 94 Ah is also one of the fastest cars in its class and has a distinctive electric blue colour scheme.
Larger than life - Tesla Model S P100D
The Tesla Model S P100D is a car literally firing on all cylinders – from one of the original pioneers of green cars and rated as the "third fastest accelerating production car ever produced.”
This full size electric car is the ideal option if you like your driving larger than life, from the five door design to the impressive range of more than 700 km.
This sets the Tesla up as a great car for family travel.
From sporty hybrid vehicles to real world viable all electric vehicles, there are now EVs to suit just about any way of life and budget.