Navigating electric car models


As more and more manufacturers introduce electric car models into their ranges, how do you know which one is right for you? Are you looking for a small compact for short commutes into a city or do you need a family SUV with a big range to travel over 300 miles on a single charge? In this blog, we’ll help you navigate the types of electric cars you can drive today and explore some of the most popular models in more detail.

Types of Electric Cars

Compact. Family. SUV. Performance. Electric car choice is now wider and more varied than ever. So whatever type of car you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it.  

Small city cars

Perfect for getting around town and for short journeys. Usually they come with a smaller battery with faster charging times but less range. 

Family cars 

The mid-range, these cars are a good option for families who need a car with a bit more space. A bigger battery means slightly longer charging times but more range for bigger journeys. 


These cars are just as at home in the country as they are in the city. Combining practicality with performance. Expect bigger batteries and range, with many going over 300 miles on a single charge.


Being kinder to the planet doesn’t have to be boring. Many performance manufacturers including Porsche, Lotus, Maserati and Audi offer sporty EV models. 


Popular electric cars for shorter journeys

Looking for a small, compact electric car for commuting, city driving and shorter journeys? Here are five of the most popular small electric cars.

Peugeot e-208

The Peugeot e-208 is a stylish and practical electric car with a range of up to 248 miles on a single charge. Well-equipped, it comes with features like a touchscreen infotainment system and a rear parking sensors. 

Fiat 500 Electric

The Fiat 500 Electric is a fun and stylish city car with a real-world range of up to 199 miles on a single charge, perfect for the daily commute.

Renault Zoe E-Tech

The Renault Zoe E-Tech is a popular electric car with a range of up to 239 miles on a single charge. Ideal for daily trips and longer journeys. 

Mini Electric

The Mini Electric is big on fun with a range of up to 145 miles on a single charge. Well-equipped, it comes with features like a touchscreen infotainment system and a reversing camera. 

Nissan Leaf

No list would be complete without the iconic Nissan Leaf. Now you can charge faster to go further with up to 168 miles on a full charge.

Popular electric cars for longer journeys

Need a car with a bigger battery for longer journeys? Here are some of the most popular long range electric cars:

Mercedes-Benz EQS

Boasting the UK’s biggest range up to 452 miles, the Mercedes EQS provides a luxurious ride and state-of-the-art infotainment system for those long journeys. 

Jaguar I-Pace

Enjoy up to 292 miles on a full charge in the Jaguar I-Pace luxury SUV. With its comfortable interior and practical boot space, it’s made for weekend adventures.

Lexus UX 300e

The Lexus electric car with the longest range is the UX 300e, capable of up to 279 miles fully charged. Upgraded in 2023 with a new battery for more range, it also features new multimedia, driving and safety systems. 


The BMW iX luxury crossover SUV was released in 2022. Boasting a range of up to 380 miles, it’s a great choice for those who want a long-range electric car that’s also stylish, practical and spacious. 

Popular electric cars for more efficient journeys

Want a car that’s going to maximise energy efficiency? Here are some of the most popular energy efficient electric cars:

Hyundai Ioniq 6

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is one of the most energy efficient electric cars on the market, with a range of up to 338 miles. It is also one of the most stylish electric cars on the market, with a sleek, aerodynamic design.

Hyundai Kona Electric

The Hyundai Kona Electric is a compact SUV that is known for its affordable price and long range. It has an estimated range of up to 300 miles.

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