Top 7 Electric Cars Coming in 2020
Are you thinking about leasing an electric car?
If the answer is yes, 2020 could be the year to finally take the plunge – especially when you consider the added incentive of up to £3,500 in government funding to help pay for your brand-new car.
Improved choice and enhancements to the UK’s recharging network have led to a positive change in attitudes towards electric cars. And when today’s electric cars offer similar features and practicality to their diesel and petrol alternatives (plus much lower daily running costs and zero exhaust emissions) why wouldn’t you consider owning one?
Fully electric company cars also have zero percent BiK tax rate if registered both before 6th April 2020, and after. This will apply for one tax year; after which it will increase to 1% in 2021/22, and 2% in 2022/23.
There are more than 30 electric cars due to go on sale in 2020 – and there’s something to suit every budget. Read on for our round up on 7 of the most highly anticipated and exciting battery electric vehicles hitting the roads in 2020.
The MINI Electric offers everything you’d expect from a MINI – a fun, bold and friendly design, high-quality build and a driving experience reminiscent of taking a spin in a go-kart. With the ability to go from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds, the MINI Electric has three driving modes – sport, green and normal.
Buyers can choose from three different trims according to their preferences on design. The only difference you might notice to the classic MINI driving experience is a slightly raised vehicle height to accommodate the 33-kWh battery which offers a range of up to 144 miles. The base model version of this hatchback vehicle is priced from £27,900 and will be available from summer 2020.
- Range: 144 miles
- Top Speed: 93mph
- 0-60: 7.3 secs
- Seats: 4
- Doors: 3
This premium city car boasts retro good looks that give more than just a subtle nod to the design of the first Honda Civic. Inside, the car is spacious and comfortable. And it’s packed with useful technology, including cameras to replace the wing mirrors – there are screens inside the car to enable you to view feeds from each of the cameras.
Conveniently, they’re positioned in about the same place you would traditionally need to look to check your mirrors – plus they offer a much wider field of vision. In terms of overall driving experience, choose ‘normal’ mode for a quick drive through the city or Sport mode for increased responsiveness and better handling on corners. The 35.5 kWh battery offers a range of up to 125 miles and acceleration from 0-60 in about 9 seconds, so this is definitely one for the city slickers searching for a hatchback car they can use to nip around town in style. Priced from £29,500, the Honda e will be available from June 2020.
The iconic Corsa has been loved for many years, so the all-electric version coming in 2020 is bound to be a popular choice. Sporty and dynamic, this car might appear much bigger than the standard Corsa hatchback you know and love, but don’t be fooled by the optical illusion – it’s only very marginally longer. Sleek and modern, this 5-door car would be a practical option for families.
The Corsa-e has a 50-kWh battery and offers a range of up to 211 miles. Ramp up the fun-factor by switching to Sport mode, accelerating from 0-60 mph in just under 8 seconds. Alternatively, increase your range by up to 40% by choosing to drive in Eco mode. Priced from £30,600, this car will be available during the first half of 2020.
- Range: 211 miles
- Top Speed: 93mph
- 0-60mph: 8.1 secs
- Seats: 5
- Doors: 5
Great looks, high performance and all-round reliability have made the Ford Mustang popular for generations. Reasonably-priced and practical, the all-electric version of the much-loved car will be available from £36,770. The 75.7 kWh battery will see drivers going from 0-60 mph in just shy of 7 seconds. With a 220-mile range, this mid-size SUV would make a fantastic family car, suitable for all types of journey. The Mustang Mach-E will be available from November 2020.
The iX3 will be BMW’s first all-electric core model (although they have plenty more in the pipeline). Acceleration wise, the iX3 can go from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds. Visually, this mid-size SUV looks similar to the ‘standard’ X3 model, with just a few additional modern touches to ensure it stands out from the crowd.
The 70-kWh battery offers a range of up to 250 miles – and the battery pack can be fully recharged in an impressive 30 minutes when using a 150-kWh fast-charge unit. The iX3 will be priced from £56,000 and available during the latter months of 2020.
Another appealing option for sports car enthusiasts, the handsome Taycan Turbo has been designed with all of the German engineering and technology you’d expect from a Porsche, giving drivers the classic Porsche driving experience.
Aside from its fantastic good looks, this luxury saloon can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and the 93.4 kWh battery offers a range of up to 280 miles. Choose the Turbo S model and 0-60 mph can be achieved in just 2.8 seconds, just bear in mind you’ll need to make a pit-stop to recharge at around the 250-mile mark. Available from early 2020, the Taycan Turbo is priced from £116,000, while the Turbo S model will start from £135,326.
Porsche Taycan Turbo
- Range: 280
- Top Speed: 155mph
- 0-60: 3.2 secs
- Seats: 4
- Doors: 4
Similar in size to the BMW 4 series, this all-electric convertible sportscar is an updated and improved version of the original Roadster model. And while we get it might not be the most practical option, it’s definitely one of the more exciting ones. With its sharp and defined bodywork, it looks a little different from other Tesla’s (although not quite as ‘different’ as the Cybertruck…) but don’t be put off – it still offers the same exhilarating driving experience.
It can seat up to four people, although taller passengers will probably want to avoid riding in the back… Sure, it’s expensive (the price tag is likely to be around £150,000 for the base model), but this car is tipped to be a record-breaker by Tesla CEO Elon Musk – it will be the only mass-produced car to date to go from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds. The 200-kWh battery offers a huge range of up to 620 miles. And if that’s not impressive enough, the car’s top speed will be over 250 mph. The new Roadster is likely to be available from late 2020.
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