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Best New Electric Vehicles to Own in 2022

Published on
November 17, 2022

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Thinking of making the switch to electric in 2022? Good on you. After all, it’s time to think seriously about our carbon emissions and take appropriate steps to reduce them. But what are the best new electric vehicles that you could be buzzing about in? Here’s our quick guide. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Premium is not necessarily a word we’re used to associating with Hyundai, but make no mistake, the Ioniq 5 is an electric car that can rival more esteemed names such as the Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.4.

Impressive across the board, your £37,000 buys you good performance, excellent charging ability and sleek, pared-back looks that are the perfect counterpoint to some of its over-styled rivals. When it comes to that all-important range, the 214bhp mid-spec version can take you up to 298 miles, with the entry 168bhp model good for a respectable 238 miles. It’s also a great-sized family car with plenty of room for the kids. The only major negatives are a shallow boot, and strangely enough, no rear wiper. 


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Porsche Taycan

Do you have big bag of cash stashed under your bed? Yes? Well, this could be the EV for you. At an entry price of £72,850, the Taycan is a distant dream for most of us, which perhaps means it shouldn’t be on this list. However, right now, it’s probably the most desirable electric car on the planet. Sustainability can be sexy everybody, and here’s the proof. 

The Taycan’s performance is ridiculous. Despite being a hefty 2.2 tonnes in weight, it offers sports car handling and sickenly fast acceleration. In terms of the practicalities, it has four usable seats, offers up to 287 miles in range, and has a Cross Turismo estate version that brings comfort and versatility. On the downside, despite having to remortgage, you’ll probably still need to add some options, and even though it has a good range, it’s far from class leading. 


The New Fiat 500

So far we’ve covered a couple of family-sized EVs, but what about those of you are looking for a nippy city runabout? The Fiat is precisely that, offering the same cheeky good looks that made the combustion-engined version such a hit, but with the addition of a battery so you can dart cleanly through the urban traffic.

The Fiat 500 EV comes with two battery options: a 24kWh ‘City Range’ variant, which offers up to 115 miles of range, and a 42kWh ‘Long Range’ version that’ll take you 199 miles on a single charge. Yes, the rear seats are a bit cramped and the boot is quite small, as you’d probably expect from such a compact car, but the performance is punchy and it’s far better to drive than the Fiat 500 Hybrid.


Skoda Enyaq

The Enyaq is an all-electric family car that ticks a lot of boxes. At a cost of £35,000 (minus the government’s plug-in vehicle grant), it’s attractively priced, comfortable, practical and well-equipped. It’s top spec models offer a range of over 300 miles on a full charge, which should help to soothe any range anxiety, and even with the smaller battery it still has plenty of go. 

So, if you’re in the market for a no-nonsense family car that will fit effortlessly into your daily life, this is a strong contender. When it comes to the downsides, it’s heavy and not quite as quick as some of its rivals, and although smart, its styling is perhaps not as striking as the Ioniq 5.  

BMW iX


The fuel guzzling SUV has always been the of clean driving and sustainability, but now it’s time to make amends. The all-electric iX is a very capable car in every respect. Yes, it’s eye-wateringly expensive, with prices starting at around £70,000, but that buys you a supremely comfortable SUV that’s great to drive and leads the way with it’s first-rate on-board technology. 

When it comes to actually driving the thing, the entry-level 322bp xDrive model is good for a slightly underwhelming 257 miles from a single charge of its 71kWh battery. The two other models, the 523bhp xDrive 50 and the 610bhp M60, deliver 380 and 348 miles respectively, but they will cost you extra. Despite being one of the best EVs you can buy in 2022, the iX is clearly very expensive, has a smaller boot than its rivals and looks quite aggressive, certainly from the front, but hey, that’s SUVs for you. 


BMW iX i20 2021 electric SUV BMW iX xDrive50 Aventurin Red driving on a street range

Volkswagen ID.3

With prices starting at just over £29,000, the ID.3 is at a great price point for an all-electric family hatchback. It’s practicality is up there with some of the biggest family hatchbacks on this list and despite its smaller size, it still feels airy and spacious. 

One of the things that really sets the ID.3 apart is the sheer number of variants available, with the different combinations of batteries and motors allowing you to create an electric car with a range (up to 336 miles) and performance that suits you. The only real negatives are the slightly cheap feeling plastic interior and an infotainment system that needs some upgrades. However, at this price and with excellent predicted resale values, that’s definitely forgivable. 

The Volkswagen ID.3 with the sun rising


Tesla Model 3

New rivals are circling, all looking for a piece of the Tesla pie, but for the time being at least, the Model 3 is still one of the best electric cars around. Although it’s the cheapest car in the Tesla range (starting at £41,000), it still offers good real-world range (272 miles for the entry model), excellent performance and is big enough for four adults to travel in comfort. It’s quick too, if you care, with a top speed of 140mph and 0-60mph taking just 5.8 seconds.

One of the things we like the most about the Model 3 range is that there are just three versions to choose from, so you don’t need to spend weeks doing your research. One thing to bear in mind however, is that the Tesla is technology heavy, with virtually everything controlled by a large infotainment screen. So, if you struggle to navigate a smartphone, it may not be the right car for you. 

Red Model 3 on highway


Ford Mustang Mach-E

One of the most exciting new electric vehicles on our roads in 2022 is undoubtedly the Ford Mustang Mach-E, but don’t be fooled, this all-electric model is nothing like its sportscar namesake. Instead, the Mach-E is Ford’s first all-electric SUV that’s practical, well-priced (starting at around £43,000) and recently beat the Tesla Model 3 in an Auto Express one-on-one test. 

You can choose from the 68kWh ‘Standard Range; model with rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive variants offering a range of 273 miles and 243 miles respectively. Alternatively, you can move up to the 88kWh ‘Extended Range’ Mach-E, where you’ll get a claimed 379 miles on a single charge for the rear-wheel-drive model. That’s one of the longest ranges of any electric car. The downsides are that the interior is quite basic and whatever you do spec-wise, it will still cost you more than the cheapest Tesla Model 3. 


All-New Ford Mustang Mach-E side view


Kia EV 6

As the sister vehicle of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Kia EV 6 is undeniably good and offers more responsive handling and a firmer ride than its sibling. It’s also endlessly efficient and practical, as you’d expect from Kia, with 300-mile plus range, fast charging capability and a decent standard of equipment. 

Although it’s slightly more expensive than the Ioniq 5, costing between £40,000 and £51,000, the EV 6 still represents good value. The entry-level model is probably the pick of the bunch, with its 77.4kWh battery providing up to 328 miles range. When it comes to the downsides, the small boot could be a sticking point for larger families and the low roofline does impact on headroom. Apart from that though, you can’t really go wrong.

Designed to inspire


Polestar 2

Polestar, Volvo’s premium EV offshoot, is a name anyone considering buying a new electric vehicle in 2022 needs to take note of. With a starting price just shy of £40,000 and a range of up to 335 miles, this mid-range, mid-size, all-electric car is great value and has one on the finest interiors available today. 


The entry-level ‘Standard Range’ model has a 64kWh battery, produces 221bhp and is good for 273 miles of range. The ‘Long Range’ version upgrades to a 78kWh battery, which only ups the power slightly to 228bhp but gives you 335 miles on a single charge. The only negatives are the slightly harsh ride and the fact that it still can’t compete on range with the Tesla Model 3.

Time to get charging

Once you’ve found the best new electric vehicle for you in 2022, your next job is to figure out how to charge it. Download the Bonnet app and you can access 70,000+ public chargers across more than 17 charging networks to make EV charging easy.

April 23, 2022

According to Bonnet

Thinking of making the switch to electric in 2022? Good on you. After all, it’s time to think seriously about our carbon emissions and take appropriate steps to reduce them. But what are the best new electric vehicles that you could be buzzing about in? Here’s our quick guide. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Premium is not necessarily a word we’re used to associating with Hyundai, but make no mistake, the Ioniq 5 is an electric car that can rival more esteemed names such as the Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.4.

Impressive across the board, your £37,000 buys you good performance, excellent charging ability and sleek, pared-back looks that are the perfect counterpoint to some of its over-styled rivals. When it comes to that all-important range, the 214bhp mid-spec version can take you up to 298 miles, with the entry 168bhp model good for a respectable 238 miles. It’s also a great-sized family car with plenty of room for the kids. The only major negatives are a shallow boot, and strangely enough, no rear wiper. 


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Porsche Taycan

Do you have big bag of cash stashed under your bed? Yes? Well, this could be the EV for you. At an entry price of £72,850, the Taycan is a distant dream for most of us, which perhaps means it shouldn’t be on this list. However, right now, it’s probably the most desirable electric car on the planet. Sustainability can be sexy everybody, and here’s the proof. 

The Taycan’s performance is ridiculous. Despite being a hefty 2.2 tonnes in weight, it offers sports car handling and sickenly fast acceleration. In terms of the practicalities, it has four usable seats, offers up to 287 miles in range, and has a Cross Turismo estate version that brings comfort and versatility. On the downside, despite having to remortgage, you’ll probably still need to add some options, and even though it has a good range, it’s far from class leading. 


The New Fiat 500

So far we’ve covered a couple of family-sized EVs, but what about those of you are looking for a nippy city runabout? The Fiat is precisely that, offering the same cheeky good looks that made the combustion-engined version such a hit, but with the addition of a battery so you can dart cleanly through the urban traffic.

The Fiat 500 EV comes with two battery options: a 24kWh ‘City Range’ variant, which offers up to 115 miles of range, and a 42kWh ‘Long Range’ version that’ll take you 199 miles on a single charge. Yes, the rear seats are a bit cramped and the boot is quite small, as you’d probably expect from such a compact car, but the performance is punchy and it’s far better to drive than the Fiat 500 Hybrid.


Skoda Enyaq

The Enyaq is an all-electric family car that ticks a lot of boxes. At a cost of £35,000 (minus the government’s plug-in vehicle grant), it’s attractively priced, comfortable, practical and well-equipped. It’s top spec models offer a range of over 300 miles on a full charge, which should help to soothe any range anxiety, and even with the smaller battery it still has plenty of go. 

So, if you’re in the market for a no-nonsense family car that will fit effortlessly into your daily life, this is a strong contender. When it comes to the downsides, it’s heavy and not quite as quick as some of its rivals, and although smart, its styling is perhaps not as striking as the Ioniq 5.  

BMW iX


The fuel guzzling SUV has always been the of clean driving and sustainability, but now it’s time to make amends. The all-electric iX is a very capable car in every respect. Yes, it’s eye-wateringly expensive, with prices starting at around £70,000, but that buys you a supremely comfortable SUV that’s great to drive and leads the way with it’s first-rate on-board technology. 

When it comes to actually driving the thing, the entry-level 322bp xDrive model is good for a slightly underwhelming 257 miles from a single charge of its 71kWh battery. The two other models, the 523bhp xDrive 50 and the 610bhp M60, deliver 380 and 348 miles respectively, but they will cost you extra. Despite being one of the best EVs you can buy in 2022, the iX is clearly very expensive, has a smaller boot than its rivals and looks quite aggressive, certainly from the front, but hey, that’s SUVs for you. 


BMW iX i20 2021 electric SUV BMW iX xDrive50 Aventurin Red driving on a street range

Volkswagen ID.3

With prices starting at just over £29,000, the ID.3 is at a great price point for an all-electric family hatchback. It’s practicality is up there with some of the biggest family hatchbacks on this list and despite its smaller size, it still feels airy and spacious. 

One of the things that really sets the ID.3 apart is the sheer number of variants available, with the different combinations of batteries and motors allowing you to create an electric car with a range (up to 336 miles) and performance that suits you. The only real negatives are the slightly cheap feeling plastic interior and an infotainment system that needs some upgrades. However, at this price and with excellent predicted resale values, that’s definitely forgivable. 

The Volkswagen ID.3 with the sun rising


Tesla Model 3

New rivals are circling, all looking for a piece of the Tesla pie, but for the time being at least, the Model 3 is still one of the best electric cars around. Although it’s the cheapest car in the Tesla range (starting at £41,000), it still offers good real-world range (272 miles for the entry model), excellent performance and is big enough for four adults to travel in comfort. It’s quick too, if you care, with a top speed of 140mph and 0-60mph taking just 5.8 seconds.

One of the things we like the most about the Model 3 range is that there are just three versions to choose from, so you don’t need to spend weeks doing your research. One thing to bear in mind however, is that the Tesla is technology heavy, with virtually everything controlled by a large infotainment screen. So, if you struggle to navigate a smartphone, it may not be the right car for you. 

Red Model 3 on highway


Ford Mustang Mach-E

One of the most exciting new electric vehicles on our roads in 2022 is undoubtedly the Ford Mustang Mach-E, but don’t be fooled, this all-electric model is nothing like its sportscar namesake. Instead, the Mach-E is Ford’s first all-electric SUV that’s practical, well-priced (starting at around £43,000) and recently beat the Tesla Model 3 in an Auto Express one-on-one test. 

You can choose from the 68kWh ‘Standard Range; model with rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive variants offering a range of 273 miles and 243 miles respectively. Alternatively, you can move up to the 88kWh ‘Extended Range’ Mach-E, where you’ll get a claimed 379 miles on a single charge for the rear-wheel-drive model. That’s one of the longest ranges of any electric car. The downsides are that the interior is quite basic and whatever you do spec-wise, it will still cost you more than the cheapest Tesla Model 3. 


All-New Ford Mustang Mach-E side view


Kia EV 6

As the sister vehicle of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Kia EV 6 is undeniably good and offers more responsive handling and a firmer ride than its sibling. It’s also endlessly efficient and practical, as you’d expect from Kia, with 300-mile plus range, fast charging capability and a decent standard of equipment. 

Although it’s slightly more expensive than the Ioniq 5, costing between £40,000 and £51,000, the EV 6 still represents good value. The entry-level model is probably the pick of the bunch, with its 77.4kWh battery providing up to 328 miles range. When it comes to the downsides, the small boot could be a sticking point for larger families and the low roofline does impact on headroom. Apart from that though, you can’t really go wrong.

Designed to inspire


Polestar 2

Polestar, Volvo’s premium EV offshoot, is a name anyone considering buying a new electric vehicle in 2022 needs to take note of. With a starting price just shy of £40,000 and a range of up to 335 miles, this mid-range, mid-size, all-electric car is great value and has one on the finest interiors available today. 


The entry-level ‘Standard Range’ model has a 64kWh battery, produces 221bhp and is good for 273 miles of range. The ‘Long Range’ version upgrades to a 78kWh battery, which only ups the power slightly to 228bhp but gives you 335 miles on a single charge. The only negatives are the slightly harsh ride and the fact that it still can’t compete on range with the Tesla Model 3.

Time to get charging

Once you’ve found the best new electric vehicle for you in 2022, your next job is to figure out how to charge it. Download the Bonnet app and you can access 70,000+ public chargers across more than 17 charging networks to make EV charging easy.

According to Bonnet

Thinking of making the switch to electric in 2022? Good on you. After all, it’s time to think seriously about our carbon emissions and take appropriate steps to reduce them. But what are the best new electric vehicles that you could be buzzing about in? Here’s our quick guide. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Premium is not necessarily a word we’re used to associating with Hyundai, but make no mistake, the Ioniq 5 is an electric car that can rival more esteemed names such as the Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.4.

Impressive across the board, your £37,000 buys you good performance, excellent charging ability and sleek, pared-back looks that are the perfect counterpoint to some of its over-styled rivals. When it comes to that all-important range, the 214bhp mid-spec version can take you up to 298 miles, with the entry 168bhp model good for a respectable 238 miles. It’s also a great-sized family car with plenty of room for the kids. The only major negatives are a shallow boot, and strangely enough, no rear wiper. 


image

Porsche Taycan

Do you have big bag of cash stashed under your bed? Yes? Well, this could be the EV for you. At an entry price of £72,850, the Taycan is a distant dream for most of us, which perhaps means it shouldn’t be on this list. However, right now, it’s probably the most desirable electric car on the planet. Sustainability can be sexy everybody, and here’s the proof. 

The Taycan’s performance is ridiculous. Despite being a hefty 2.2 tonnes in weight, it offers sports car handling and sickenly fast acceleration. In terms of the practicalities, it has four usable seats, offers up to 287 miles in range, and has a Cross Turismo estate version that brings comfort and versatility. On the downside, despite having to remortgage, you’ll probably still need to add some options, and even though it has a good range, it’s far from class leading. 


The New Fiat 500

So far we’ve covered a couple of family-sized EVs, but what about those of you are looking for a nippy city runabout? The Fiat is precisely that, offering the same cheeky good looks that made the combustion-engined version such a hit, but with the addition of a battery so you can dart cleanly through the urban traffic.

The Fiat 500 EV comes with two battery options: a 24kWh ‘City Range’ variant, which offers up to 115 miles of range, and a 42kWh ‘Long Range’ version that’ll take you 199 miles on a single charge. Yes, the rear seats are a bit cramped and the boot is quite small, as you’d probably expect from such a compact car, but the performance is punchy and it’s far better to drive than the Fiat 500 Hybrid.


Skoda Enyaq

The Enyaq is an all-electric family car that ticks a lot of boxes. At a cost of £35,000 (minus the government’s plug-in vehicle grant), it’s attractively priced, comfortable, practical and well-equipped. It’s top spec models offer a range of over 300 miles on a full charge, which should help to soothe any range anxiety, and even with the smaller battery it still has plenty of go. 

So, if you’re in the market for a no-nonsense family car that will fit effortlessly into your daily life, this is a strong contender. When it comes to the downsides, it’s heavy and not quite as quick as some of its rivals, and although smart, its styling is perhaps not as striking as the Ioniq 5.  

BMW iX


The fuel guzzling SUV has always been the of clean driving and sustainability, but now it’s time to make amends. The all-electric iX is a very capable car in every respect. Yes, it’s eye-wateringly expensive, with prices starting at around £70,000, but that buys you a supremely comfortable SUV that’s great to drive and leads the way with it’s first-rate on-board technology. 

When it comes to actually driving the thing, the entry-level 322bp xDrive model is good for a slightly underwhelming 257 miles from a single charge of its 71kWh battery. The two other models, the 523bhp xDrive 50 and the 610bhp M60, deliver 380 and 348 miles respectively, but they will cost you extra. Despite being one of the best EVs you can buy in 2022, the iX is clearly very expensive, has a smaller boot than its rivals and looks quite aggressive, certainly from the front, but hey, that’s SUVs for you. 


BMW iX i20 2021 electric SUV BMW iX xDrive50 Aventurin Red driving on a street range

Volkswagen ID.3

With prices starting at just over £29,000, the ID.3 is at a great price point for an all-electric family hatchback. It’s practicality is up there with some of the biggest family hatchbacks on this list and despite its smaller size, it still feels airy and spacious. 

One of the things that really sets the ID.3 apart is the sheer number of variants available, with the different combinations of batteries and motors allowing you to create an electric car with a range (up to 336 miles) and performance that suits you. The only real negatives are the slightly cheap feeling plastic interior and an infotainment system that needs some upgrades. However, at this price and with excellent predicted resale values, that’s definitely forgivable. 

The Volkswagen ID.3 with the sun rising


Tesla Model 3

New rivals are circling, all looking for a piece of the Tesla pie, but for the time being at least, the Model 3 is still one of the best electric cars around. Although it’s the cheapest car in the Tesla range (starting at £41,000), it still offers good real-world range (272 miles for the entry model), excellent performance and is big enough for four adults to travel in comfort. It’s quick too, if you care, with a top speed of 140mph and 0-60mph taking just 5.8 seconds.

One of the things we like the most about the Model 3 range is that there are just three versions to choose from, so you don’t need to spend weeks doing your research. One thing to bear in mind however, is that the Tesla is technology heavy, with virtually everything controlled by a large infotainment screen. So, if you struggle to navigate a smartphone, it may not be the right car for you. 

Red Model 3 on highway


Ford Mustang Mach-E

One of the most exciting new electric vehicles on our roads in 2022 is undoubtedly the Ford Mustang Mach-E, but don’t be fooled, this all-electric model is nothing like its sportscar namesake. Instead, the Mach-E is Ford’s first all-electric SUV that’s practical, well-priced (starting at around £43,000) and recently beat the Tesla Model 3 in an Auto Express one-on-one test. 

You can choose from the 68kWh ‘Standard Range; model with rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive variants offering a range of 273 miles and 243 miles respectively. Alternatively, you can move up to the 88kWh ‘Extended Range’ Mach-E, where you’ll get a claimed 379 miles on a single charge for the rear-wheel-drive model. That’s one of the longest ranges of any electric car. The downsides are that the interior is quite basic and whatever you do spec-wise, it will still cost you more than the cheapest Tesla Model 3. 


All-New Ford Mustang Mach-E side view


Kia EV 6

As the sister vehicle of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Kia EV 6 is undeniably good and offers more responsive handling and a firmer ride than its sibling. It’s also endlessly efficient and practical, as you’d expect from Kia, with 300-mile plus range, fast charging capability and a decent standard of equipment. 

Although it’s slightly more expensive than the Ioniq 5, costing between £40,000 and £51,000, the EV 6 still represents good value. The entry-level model is probably the pick of the bunch, with its 77.4kWh battery providing up to 328 miles range. When it comes to the downsides, the small boot could be a sticking point for larger families and the low roofline does impact on headroom. Apart from that though, you can’t really go wrong.

Designed to inspire


Polestar 2

Polestar, Volvo’s premium EV offshoot, is a name anyone considering buying a new electric vehicle in 2022 needs to take note of. With a starting price just shy of £40,000 and a range of up to 335 miles, this mid-range, mid-size, all-electric car is great value and has one on the finest interiors available today. 


The entry-level ‘Standard Range’ model has a 64kWh battery, produces 221bhp and is good for 273 miles of range. The ‘Long Range’ version upgrades to a 78kWh battery, which only ups the power slightly to 228bhp but gives you 335 miles on a single charge. The only negatives are the slightly harsh ride and the fact that it still can’t compete on range with the Tesla Model 3.

Time to get charging

Once you’ve found the best new electric vehicle for you in 2022, your next job is to figure out how to charge it. Download the Bonnet app and you can access 70,000+ public chargers across more than 17 charging networks to make EV charging easy.