Motorists are always going to be keen to keep costs as low as possible - but in the past, there just wasn't much choice when it came to fuel - you'd always have to visit a petrol station sooner or later. Now though, more electric charging stations across the UK and cheaper electric cars mean that plug-in models are attracting a lot of attention.
Big brands such as Nissan, Renault and BMW have all taken the plunge and released fully electric cars - and some are really rather impressive. Tesla, MINI, Volkswagen, Smart, Mitsubishi, Citroen and Peugeot are just some of the other electric car makers, with the market getting bigger all the time.
So which ones are the best? We've put together a list of our favourite electric cars here, to help you decide which one is right for you.
Most buyers will be better off with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or range-extender - but here we've only listed cars that run on electricity only. Of course that means there's no internal combustion engine noise - or petrol station trips - ever.