A few years ago, you could easily count the number of available battery electric vehicles on two hands. Well, things have changed dramatically since then, as the fantastic video below – from Fully Charged’s Robert Llewellyn – shows quite clearly.
Now we see new electric vehicles (EVs) being announced all the time, from Swiss company Micro’s new electric microcar to classics such as the Volkswagon ID.3. What’s more, by 2025, an impressive 400 EVs are expected to be on sale, so your pool of EVs to choose from is expanding at pace.
It’s not just EVs that are booming, however. Infrastructure and funding aren’t far behind. The government’s recent announcement of an additional £20 million funding boost to increase the number of EV charge points in towns and cities across the UK is a good example of this.
Indeed, a new Zap-Map survey has revealed key trends in Britain’s thriving electric vehicle market, such as the rise in usage of high-powered charge points.
With this in mind, take a look at this whistle-stop EV round-up in the video below.
A Fully Charged round-up of 75 EVs
In-depth electric vehicle reviews
If you liked the look of any of the electric cars in the video, below are some of the more common models we’ve reviewed in detail.
1. The Vauxhall Corsa-e
Zap-Map verdict: “Excellent value and comfortable to drive, the Vauxhall Corsa-e blends a good range with short recharging times.”
2. The Peugeot e-208
Zap-Map verdict: “A key model in seeing EVs go mainstream, the Peugeot e-208 offers a good balance between range, price, and driving dynamics.”
3. The Volkswagen ID.3
Zap-Map verdict: “The VW ID.3 is spacious, has a good range, and offers quick recharging times. It’s a fantastic all-rounder.”
4. The Renault Zoe Z.E.50
Zap-Map verdict: “Regularly developed over the years, the Renault Zoe enters its second generation with a strong hand. Improvements to range, power, and the cabin help make the Zoe a cracking little car, and it has enough about it to sway many drivers into the electric Renault.”