Just passed your test and curious about electric cars? Our top ten’s got you covered.

Why Go Electric?

Whilst electric vehicles normally cost a little more upfront initially, they do offer excellent long term value. Plus, they’re eco-friendly. Typically, electric cars are also:

  • Very cheap to run, saving you money in the long term
  • Kitted out with high-tech features and smart driver assistance systems
  • Well-equipped as standard, even in entry-level models
  • Cheaper to maintain and service as they have less moving and less complex parts
  • Exempt from road tax and the London congestion charge as they offer zero CO2 emissions
  • Eligible for government grants and interest free loans to help cover the cost of purchase and the installation of a home charge point
  • Quicker from standstill

Is an Electric Car Right for Me?

Whether you decide to buy new or used, first be sure an EV is right for you. Bear in mind the driving range of electric vehicles and how many miles you’re likely to be driving each day. You’ll also want to consider being able to charge the car. Do you have a garage, street parking or anywhere to install a home charging point? Can you charge your car at work? If you’re going to buy a used electric car, be sure to check:

  • How well the battery maintains its charge – after all, the battery is typically the most expensive component and is certainly not cheap to replace
  • All the electric functions and features
  • What new car deals are available – you might be surprised

Top 10 Best Electric Cars for New Drivers

All the electric cars on this list that have been tested by Euro NCAP scored highly for safety. You can learn more details on the individual vehicles by reading their full reviews.
Read on to find out our pick of the best EVs for new drivers.