The Best Electric Cars: 2020

Car 2 min read

11 Jun 2020

Above Image from: Audi.ie

Although car sales have been, well, non-existent in recent times, as we edge into the second half of the year the 202 market is starting to stir again and buyers are doing some research. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the Best Electric Cars of 2020. Most prices listed below are base or mid-range, from new.

Ireland is upping EV charging points at a much higher rate and if you do less than 300 km or so a week, you could get away without having a home or work charger at all; just visit a public one every few days to top up.

If you've found the electric car of your dreams and need a little help with the finance, read our blog here about electric car grants. Or, you can ask local credit union for a car loan - read here about how they're much better than PCP and here to see some of the best credit union car loan rates in Ireland. 

 

1. Nissan Leaf

This is the original and most popular of Electric Cars models – with sales far surpassing all other EV’s. This second version of the original has improvements to range, design and speed, as well as price.

Range: 243km
Price: €37,940

Image: Nissan.ie
 

2. Tesla Model 3

You may have seen many more Tesla’s gracing our streets in recent times, and this stunning, extremely effective electric car that has a range of 300 miles, competes at the top of the category, but also competing in the upper echelons of executive class.

Range: 482km
Price: €48,900

Image: Telsa.com
 

3. Renault Zoe

This compact car has been upgraded from its predessor to include a better battery and interior. Price-wise, it’s attractive, and it’s range is higher than other market leaders.

Range: 394km
Price: €36,720

Image: Renault.ie

 

4. Audi eTron

A beautiful, silent, lightweight family car with finished interior, the eTron is gunning for a spot beside the Tesla, and although it might now quite make that, and with the new base price of the Edition model dropping €9,000, it could be a good option.

Range: 402km
Price: €62,700

Image: Audi.ie
 

5. The Hyundai Kona Electric 

With a good fast charger, they say this model can be topped up to 80% within an hour, and about 9 hours on a standard. This latest model from Hyundai is one of the best electric cars out there; with five doors and lots of added kit - for an attractive price.

Range: 482 km
Price: €38,000

Image: Hyundai.ie
 

6. Jaguar iPace

This car is almost up there with the Telsa for looks and tipping at the premium end of the scale, is doing a pretty good job as an SUV, with 20 inch wheels. It will set you back quite a bit though, if you’re prepare to buy at the higher end.

Range: 407km
Price: €82,000

Image: Jaguar.com

 

7. The Hyundai ICONIQ Electric 

This car competes with the likes of the Nissan Leaf, and one of the nicest looking electri cars out there. 

Range: 280km
Price: €42,000

Image: Hyundai.ie

 

8. Kia eNiro

Like other models, the Kia eNiro comes with two battery options which can be handy for those not going long distances.

Range: 289 km
Price: €39,495
Image: Kia.ie
 

 

9. Kia Soul EV 

Although it went on sale this time last year, this car is still a popular model with Irish buyers, and this time the new version is high spec, high tech and also not badly priced. 

Range: 425km
Price: €35,995

Image: Kia.ie


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The content of this blog is aimed to provide general advice and information to the public only. All prices and details are as accurate as possible at the time the blog was written. Readers should always seek professional advice when purchasing a car suitable for them.