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Best small electric cars 2024

One of the best things about driving an electric car is silently whizzing around towns and cities without contributing to local emissions. As such, there are plenty of small electric cars to choose from, which are perfectly suited to navigating urban traffic and darting in and out of junctions.

One of the other advantages of sticking to the city is that range anxiety is less of a concern and because journeys are typically shorter, you don’t need to worry about charging as regularly. However, most of the cars in this list still have a range in excess of 200 miles, meaning that longer journeys are possible despite their small stature. Here are the best small electric cars on sale in the UK in 2024.

Peugeot e-208

1. Peugeot e-208

Peugeot e-208 review
Battery range up to 254 miles
Hyundai Kona Electric (2018-2023)

2. Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric (2018-2023) review
Battery range up to 301 miles

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Nissan Leaf

3. Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf review
Battery range up to 239 miles
Renault Zoe

4. Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe review
Battery range up to 245 miles
Kia Niro EV

5. Kia Niro EV

Kia Niro EV review
Battery range up to 285 miles
MINI Electric (2019-2024)

6. Mini Electric

MINI Electric (2019-2024) review
Battery range up to 145 miles
Volkswagen ID3

7. Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID3 review
Battery range up to 357 miles
Vauxhall Corsa Electric

8. Vauxhall Corsa-e

Vauxhall Corsa Electric review
Battery range up to 222 miles
Honda e

9. Honda e

Honda e review
Battery range up to 131 miles
Citroen Ami

10. Citroen Ami

Citroen Ami review
Battery range up to 47 miles

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Electric cars FAQs

Electric cars are no doubt the future — and for many, it may be the right choice for you now. That’s not the case for everyone though, so use our fuel chooser to help you find the right type of car for you.

The plug-in car grant is a scheme designed to encourage people to buy zero-emission vehicles by applying a discount to the purchase price. Unfortunately, the Government cancelled the scheme for private buyers in June 2022 (though it was extended to March 2023 for people who had already ordered a car but were still waiting for it because of production delays). Now, the grant is only applicable to some wheelchair accessible vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds, vans, trucks and taxis.

Some public chargers in the UK are available for free use, and these typically appear at supermarkets. That’s not the case with all though, so it’s worth checking out our electric charging point map to see free and paid-for chargers near you.