Auto Trader lists best electric cars of 2018; nominates upcoming impressive EVs

Auto Trader lists best electric cars of 2018; nominates upcoming impressive EVs

In the wake of the increasing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) Auto Trader has compiled a list of the best electric cars of 2018, in different categories based on running costs, range, price and other aspects.

According to the list released by Auto Trader, the ‘best home-grown EV’ category has been topped by the Nissan LEAF, while the cheapest EV in the ‘value for money’ category is the £22,000-priced Renault Zoe.

In addition, the ‘Most aspirational’ EV, as per the Auto Trader list, is the BMW i3 because of its innovative design, the best EV in the ‘Range’ category is Tesla Model S; and the ‘Most understated’ EV is the Volkswagen e-Golf.

Along with list of currently-available EVs topping in different categories, Auto Trader has also nominated some impressive EVs which will likely have a notable impact on the EV market in the near future. These EVs include: the Tesla Model 3, the Audi e-tron quattro, and the Volvo XC40 Electric.

Highlighting the fact that the evolving technologies in the EV arena underscore an apparent potential for the arrival of “more sophisticated EVs” in the market in the coming years, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director Erin Baker said: “A majority of electric cars are now capable of travelling upwards of 100 miles on a single charge and batteries are becoming more compact.”