The MG 4 is dynamic in appearance and handling

You’ve waited years for an electric car not built by Elon Musk, and hundreds are coming, seemingly at once.

Here are six of the best out there right now, including a roomy SUV and a car with loads of Scandi-cool vibes.

Full disclosure: You’re a Tesla too.

MG4

Until now, Chinese-built MGs have mostly been cheap, boring things to look at and drive. However, the MG 4 is dynamic in looks and handling while maintaining excellent value for money.

With brands like Kia and Hyundai entering the market, MG has become the people’s car. The UK’s fastest growing car brand, the 4 has won a number of press awards including Carwow’s Car of the Year and Top Gear’s Bargain of the Year.

168 hp
0-100km/h 7.5 seconds
Reaches 217 miles

The 500th

The 500e has all kinds of nice design elements

Fiat 500e

This latest reboot of the iconic Cinquecento ushers in a new era of tailless la dolce vita. The 500e has lots of fun design elements, such as electric door handles, “torpedo” turn signals and E-shaped taillights that give the rear a wide appearance. Interior materials are plastic bottles salvaged from the sea, and when you first exceed 20 mph during a trip, the speakers play a short chorus of strings and digital revs inspired by Fellini’s 1973 film Amarcord – making this the most romantic EV is .

94 hp
0-100km/h 9.2 seconds
Reaches 115 miles

Tesla model 3

In terms of range and charging speed, no one can match Tesla, although rivals are emerging

Tesla model 3

Tesla may seem like a cult, but with more than 1.3 million sales in the past year, it’s now completely mainstream. Because the models all look similar and only come in a handful of solid colors, they’ve been likened to “white goods” like washing machines and refrigerators, but they’re still beautifully designed, while the insides are a lesson in Apple. like minimalism. Build quality is better than a few years ago, and none can match Tesla for range and charging speed – although rivals are growing. The affordable Model 3 is the best all-rounder.

279 hp
0-100km/h 5.8 seconds
Reaches 305 miles

The RZ is Lexus' first electric vehicle designed from the ground up

The RZ is Lexus’ first electric vehicle designed from the ground up

Lexus RZ

SUVs are well suited to electrification because they have large wheelbases for the batteries and are initially heavy. The RZ is Lexus’ first electric car designed from the ground up and not modified from an ICE chassis. It looks chic inside and out, with a BMW-esque rear end, refined handling and an innovative steer-by-wire system coming in 2025 – with a steering wheel bridge like Kitts in Knight Rider.

308 hp
0-100km/h 5.6 seconds
Reaches 246 miles

The Taykan

The Taycan really drives like a Porsche

Porsche Taycan

EVs can be very fast with instant torque, while a low center of gravity means they tend to corner like they’re on rails. But they can feel a bit boring at times. But the Taycan really does drive like a Porsche and is one of the most distinctive sporty four-doors we’ve seen. You can spend a lot more and get a lot more power – the £142,400, 751bhp Turbo S hits 62mph in 2.8 seconds – although it might be wiser to lean towards range rather than focus with all this EV focus to acceleration. And that pretty much defeats the purpose of a Porsche. But the Taycan shows that cars can still be fun in the electric age.

402 hp
0-100km/h 5.1 seconds
Reaches 268 miles

The North Star 2

The Polestar 2 is the anti-Tesla in many ways

north star 2

Polestar is the coolest car brand in the world right now – a Scandinavian electric vehicle company that builds stylish, sleek cars for buyers who may have felt at home in a Saab or Volvo in the past. In many ways it’s the anti-Tesla, possibly fueled by those who would hate to be stuck in an elevator with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The Polestar 3 SUV will launch later this year, but it’s pricey at £80,000. The mid-size saloon, the 2, launched in 2020 but remains the best-in-class option, is well-priced… and about to get a facelift.

230 hp
0-100km/h 7 seconds
Reaches 292 miles