As the UK government pledges to stop the production of all petrol and diesel powered vehicles by 2030, it has meant that car manufacturers across the globe are having to adapt to a more eco-friendly change sooner than they had originally planned.
Electric vehicles are becoming a more common sight on Britain’s roads and it’s not unusual to see charging points at supermarkets, service stations and on residential streets. As it’s likely the majority of UK drivers will own an electric vehicle in the near future, it would be helpful to see which models are currently leading the way in the industry.
To explore this in more detail, LeaseCar UK have created their own version of the classic card game ‘Top Trumps’, to compare some of the most popular electric vehicles available in today’s market. From the Kia e-Niro to the Tesla Model 3, we have chosen some of the models and listed them below.
An important factor to look out for when choosing an electric vehicle is its charging time and max EV range. The Hyundai Ioniq has a respectable charging time of 370 minutes, as well as a max range of 193 miles. Value for money is always a deciding factor when purchasing the majority of goods and according to LeaseCar UK’s scoring system, the Ioniq has been awarded top marks in this category.
Tesla Model 3
Tesla is one of the most renowned manufacturers in the electric vehicle industry, due to the sleek design and features of their models. Compared to the Ioniq, the Model 3 has a slightly longer charging time of 454 minutes, however, the max range for the Tesla model is 267 miles. It may come as a surprise to you but when looking at the value for money category, the Model 3 has only managed to secure one flag out of a possible five.
The sleek and modern design of the e-Niro is what makes it one of Kia’s most popular cars. Compared to the two models outlined above, the e-Niro has a much longer charging time at 1080 minutes which will be concerning for potential buyers. In terms of the max EV range, owners of this model can expect to gain around 180 miles, which is fairly average compared to the other models. Only two out of a possible five flags have been awarded to the e-Niro for value for money, which isn’t great.
We wanted to share a few of the vehicles in this post with you, but to find out about more models outlined by LeaseCar UK then check out their website for more information. We’d love to hear what you think about the prospect of owning an electric vehicle or if you already have one. Join in the conversation on social, using #EVTopTrumps.