Electric cars have now entered the mainstream, accounting for high percentage of new car sales in the UK so far this year. What’s more, their rise is only going to accelerate as rules are introduced to limit the kind of vehicles allowed into major cities and we get closer to the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel models. 

As more buyers consider switching to EVs, the key concern of range anxiety is becoming less significant, with many models now capable of covering more than 200 miles between charges. Here are the top 10 electric vehicles that deserve a spot on your shortlist for 2023.

Tesla Model 3


The Tesla Model 3 lived up to its pre-launch hype by delivering an exceptional driving experience and advanced technology. It’s surprisingly practical, offering ample luggage space. Competitive pricing and access to Tesla’s Supercharger network make it a strong choice. Key features include rapid acceleration, extended range, practicality, fast charging, and Supercharger network access.

Genesis GV60

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Genesis, part of the Hyundai-Kia group, introduced the GV60. It distinguishes itself with a high-quality interior and an intuitive infotainment system. Sharing a platform with Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the GV60 offers a long range and rapid charging. Notable attributes include an exceptional interior, quiet ride, and a great infotainment system.


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The BMW iX3, essentially an electric BMW X3, retains its practicality and class. It boasts BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, known for user-friendliness. The iX3 provides a comfortable ride and precise steering. With zero emissions, competitive pricing, and an extended range, it’s a compelling option. Key selling points include zero emissions, competitive pricing, and an extended range between charges.

Kia EV6
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The Kia EV6 is praised for its enjoyable driving experience and upscale interior. It offers an impressive official range of up to 328 miles (real-world conditions may vary) and rapid charging capabilities. Consider the more cost-effective rear-wheel-drive EV6 models for practicality. Key selling points include fast-charging capabilities, a longer warranty, and spacious legroom.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

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For a thrilling driving experience, the Porsche Taycan is unmatched. Even entry-level models come with substantial power, and top-tier Turbo versions offer remarkable acceleration. The Taycan boasts impressive handling and a substantial range between charges. Its interior is classy and surprisingly practical, especially the Cross Turismo version.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

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Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 combines distinctive design with a good range. Entry-level versions can take you up to 238 miles between charges (official figures), and higher-end models offer up to 285 miles. It provides ample space inside, with enough legroom for passengers. The boot is spacious, easily accommodating luggage.

BMW i4

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The BMW i4 offers rapid acceleration and precise handling. It’s comfortable on long journeys and impressively quiet at high speeds. With a range of up to 367 miles between charges, an intuitive infotainment system, and a plush interior, it competes well with the Tesla Model 3.

Skoda Enyaq iV

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The Skoda Enyaq iV is a practical and well-equipped electric SUV. Even base models come with luxuries like dual-zone climate control, 19-inch alloy wheels, and cruise control. It offers great value for money and impressive range, with 60 models officially covering up to 246 miles between charges. The Enyaq is known for its comfortable ride and precise steering.

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MG’s latest electric car, the MG4 EV, offers outstanding value for money, particularly in the entry-level SE trim. It comes well-equipped with features like adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors. The MG4 EV offers a competitive range, with the cheapest 50.8 kWh battery version covering up to 218 miles between charges. The more expensive 61.7 kWh models can travel up to 281 miles according to official figures.

Is it Worth Buying an Electric Car in the UK?

Electric cars offer significant benefits, including low running costs, especially with access to home or workplace charging.As the electric vehicle market continues to grow, there are numerous compelling options available to consumers in 2023. With improving ranges and an increasing number of charging stations, the transition to electric vehicles is becoming more accessible and practical than ever before. Whether you prioritise performance, range, value, or luxury, there’s likely an electric vehicle that suits your needs and preferences. 

Explore the market, consider your priorities, and take advantage of the benefits of owning an electric vehicle in the UK.

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