Which electric car is right for me?

I have a BMW X1 automatic on a lease that expires this November. I would like to replace it with an electric car, which needs to be large enough to transport golf clubs and trolley, or take 3 passengers and have a range of 200+ miles. The car needs to be stylish. My husband says we should wait for at least a year to buy an electric car but I then have the problem of what to do when my lease ends. Any advice please including cars I should consider? I do not want a large car, something slightly smaller than the X1 would be preferable.

Asked on 28 April 2021 by Gwyn Jones

Answered by Russell Campbell
A Volkswagen ID.3 should have enough range and a big enough boot for your needs, also worth giving the larger ID.4 a look – it more closely matches the size of your X1. I'd also recommend the Kia Soul EV and the Hyundai Kona EV. Most small EVs – cars like the Mini Electric and the Honda e – won't have the boot space or range you need, however, it's worth checking out the Peugeot e-208, which has a long range for a small EV, though can't guarantee your kit will fit.
Similar questions
Just tried to buy a Peugeot e-2008 from my local dealer, it had done 250 miles and was their demonstrator. However, Peugeot has said they can’t sell me that particular car. There is a six to seven-month...
We have a diesel 2004 Skoda Fabia Estate, which still has only 91k miles on the clock. It's a second car and is only used locally for shopping trips, transporting bags of compost and garden waste to our...
We're looking to change our current car (SEAT Ateca) next year and wondered whether to go all-electric or hybrid. Normally (out of lockdown) we would only do about 6 long journeys a year and weekly only...
Related models
280-mile range is impressive. Spacious cabin. Long warranty.
Superb introduction to electric cars. Easy and relaxing to drive (but also fun). Priciest models can travel 336 miles between charges.
Electric version of Hyundai Kona. Two models available: 39KWh with a range of 180 miles and a 64KWh version with a 279-mile range. High specification and good value for money.
Maximum range of 217 miles. Smooth electric powertrain. Upmarket cabin. High-spec models get smart 3D instrument display.
Electric SUV with Tesla-rivalling range.
 

Value my car