Bob Monard takes us on a tour of the latest in electric cars.
Better for the environment and now with fiscal incentives that make it more affordable, the electric car is leading the way. We take an overview of what’s out there.
Among the best-selling models, the standouts are the Tesla, the VW with its ID 3 and ID 4, the Porsche Taycan, the Audi e-tron Sportback and e-tron SUV such as the Nissan Leaf, Peugeot e-2008 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.
Electric vehicles are present in all areas of the market.
In the city car segment, the battle is raging between the Mini Electric (€36,500), the Honda e (€40,160) and the Peugeot e-208 (€36,165).
Renaut Zoe (€38,125), with its very long range (240 km) and formidable road holding, stands out as the leader in its category ahead of the less expensive Dacia Spring (€19,990) and the Fiat 500e Cabriolet (€36,790), with its very sexy silhouette that can still welcomes four people on board.
“There is no shortage of choice for those looking for an electric car that meets their needs”
Within the small compact and city SUVs, look to those that offer space on board and versatility on a budget. The Kia e-Niro (€45,490) scores with its presentation and technology, along with attractive pricing. Its cousin, the Hyundai Kona Electric (€43,999), is just as powerful (204 hp), with good performance, but it is penalized on wet ground.
The most stylish is undoubtedly the Peugeot e-2008 (€40,865) which is the most comfortable and also most fuel-efficient and also refuels quickly.
In the family clan, the benchmark is the Tesla Model 3 (€52,990), for its authentic sports performance with delectable road control and a remarkable finish. Compact and homogeneous, the VW ID3 (€45,110) is the first electric from the German giant and is pleasant, efficient and comfortable.
Original and cozy, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (€52,499) is on the run and refuels quickly. The Skoda Enyaq iV (€46,650) steals the mechanics of its VW ID 3 and ID4 cousins (€50,465). Lively, pleasant and spacious, it is enjoyable and sleek. Derived from the model 3, the Tesla Model Y (€49,990) has a generous and bright interior.
The third musketeer is the Ford Mustang Mach-E (€61,700), with several layers of comfort, elegantly presented and generously furnished. At the top of the range, we are eyeing the Porsche Taycan (€92,689), the liveliness of which takes your breath away: elegant, sporty and slender. The Audi e-Tron SUV (€78,500) has 408 hp at its disposal. Spacious and luxurious it is among the most comfortable of its peers. In the most techno genre, the Testa Model S comes out on top, a large sedan that has evolved on all fronts for 11 years.
In short, there is no shortage of choice for those looking for an electric car that meets their lifestyle needs.