Tesla Model 3 - Best electric cars

We've waited a long time for the Tesla Model 3 and find it's in a class of its own

  • Price: £40,490-£56,490
  • Range: 254-348 miles
  • Charging time: 8h-11h 45 min (wallbox), 22 min (10-80%, 250kW)
  • Rating: 5/5

The Model 3 was the electric car many had been waiting for. It’s a compact executive saloon rivalling the likes of the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 Series – a market with broad mainstream appeal – and it’s also one of the most convincing electric cars that money can buy. 

It combines minimalist style, space-age technology, grin-inducing performance, cutting-edge charging tech – supported by the expansive and dedicated Tesla Supercharger network – and, most importantly, a  long driving range. The entry-level Standard Range Plus model claims 254 miles on a single charge, but it doesn’t sacrifice performance to achieve this. The electric motor drives the rear wheels and powers the car from 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds, while top speed is 140mph. 

The interior is nothing like what you’ll find in any BMW or Audi. The minimalist approach might not be to everyone’s taste but you can’t deny the wow factor. 

Spend a bit more, and the four-wheel-drive Long Range version has two electric motors and a larger battery for a range of 348 miles, with 0-60mph dropping to 4.4 seconds. Then there’s the Model 3 Performance, which scorches from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds, but is still capable of 329 miles on a full battery.

Best electric cars to buy 2020

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Kia e-Niro
  3. Jaguar I-Pace
  4. Kia Soul EV
  5. Hyundai Kona Electric
  6. Renault Zoe
  7. Polestar 2
  8. Tesla Model S
  9. Peugeot e-208
  10. Mercedes EQC

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