For those buying an electric car, there are now plenty of different models to chose from. This does however mean that there are a wide variety of different set-ups on offer, so the below Charging Guides aim to help by offering a complete walk through of the diverse EV charging systems.
The guides cover the UK’s best-selling EVs, and include advice on aspects like government grants available, mainly in the shape of the Plug-in Car Grant and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Grant.
They also talk through the process of charging each individual EV; including inlets, charging times, point access, charging costs, and manufacturer specifics.
Click on any of the models below to take a look at its charging guide.
BMW’s i3 has one of the best EV ranges on sale today, and is currently also the only model available as a range-extended EV. Edgy styling stands out to passers-by, matched by a sharp driving experience that grabs the attention of those behind the wheel.
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a practical family car that just happens to be electric. A good range allows for decent long-distance EV-ing too, meaning the Ioniq can reasonably replace a conventional family workhorse the vast majority of the time.
Kia Soul EV
Kia’s Soul EV combines a practical crossover car with nippy electric drive. Motorway performance is a particular strength, with the Kia resisting a plummeting range when driven at higher speeds.
The Nissan e-NV200 is rare in the sense that you can buy the EV as either an MPV or van. Extremely practical, the e-NV200 uses a Nissan Leaf 24 kWh powertrain, and can seat up to seven.
The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling pure-EV in the world, and also one of the most famous. Available with two different battery sizes, the Leaf should be applauded for bringing electric vehicles to the masses.
Renault’s Zoe has the longest range of any mass-market EV by some distance. The popular supermini has is a landmark car for the EV market, with a range of almost 200 miles easily achievable on a single charge.
Tesla Model S
The stylish Tesla Model S is the long-distance champion for the EV market. The Model S also offers supercar-baiting performance, and is one of the most famous EVs in the world.
Tesla Model X
Tesla’s Model X has just about all the power, range, and performance of its Model S stablemate, but with added practicality. The SUV is the pick of the practical EVs.
The VW e-Golf has recently benefited from a battery and equipment upgrade. As such is one of the best EVs around; offering all the attributes of the ‘normal’ Golf, with the benefits of EV motoring.
Small, light, and electric, the VW e-up! makes a great city car. The nimble and compact up! is made better with an electric powertrain, and provides miles of smiles when driven in town.
EV Charging at Home
Having a charge point at home is generally essential for EV owners. The Zap-Map guide provides info on suppliers and government grants as well as an overview of the latest offers and prices.
EV Charging at Work
Whether you are an EV fleet owner or an employee charging at work has many benefits. The Zap-Map guide provides businesses and employees details on the key suppliers, grants and offers available.