It’s good to see so many top quality electric crossover and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) now coming in under £35,000. This means they qualify the government’s Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) that offers customers grants of up to £2,500 for electric cars up to £35,000.
These larger style zero-emissions vehicles are ideal for family use whether it’s the daily commute, school run or used for longer family trips out. With the recent change in the government grant, many companies have dropped their prices to help customers buy with the additional saving. Here we bring you a selection of our favourite zero-emissions crossover and SUVS.
MG ZS EV from £26,095
The MG ZE EV has been a roaring success for MG Motors and this is largely down to the price. At just £26,095 this is one of the cheapest electric crossover vehicles on the market. It’s ideal for family use with its spacious feeling interior and a 448-litre boot area. The cockpit feels modern and is easy to navigate, and the overall drive is fine.
It has a modern stylish exterior and is powered by a 44.5kWh battery which provides a range of up to 163-miles (262km). It has a top speed of 87mph (140kph) which should be fine for most law-abiding citizens and accelerates to 0-62mph (0-100kph) in 8.5 seconds. The MG ZE EV offers outstanding value and works brilliantly for day-to-day duties.
Hyundai Kona Electric from £27,950
When it comes to great value electric crossover/SUVs the Hyundai Kona Electric is hard to beat. It is a popular model among zero-emissions drivers because this electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) crossover-style car is a great all-rounder. There have been a few updates for 2021 for this good sized family car that delivers a good performance in sleek looking zero-emissions electric vehicle (EV).
The Kona Electric uses a 39kWh battery which drives a 136PS (134-horsepower) motor. In turn, this offers a range of up to 189 miles (304km) and can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-110kph) in just under 10 seconds. It has an impressive top speed of 96mph (155kph). Hyundai also offers their Premium longer-range 64KWh battery version that costs £34,995 on-the-road and offers a range of 300 miles (483km).
Vauxhall Mokka-e from £30,540
The Mokka-e that was released earlier this year is built on Vauxhall’s multi-energy Common Modular Platform (CMP). This sporty-looking crossover measures 4,151mm long, 1,791mm wide (excluding the mirrors) and is 1,531mm tall. The Mokka-e features three driving modes to suit driving requirements and energy consumption.
The zero-emissions Mokka-e features 100kw (136PS) electric motor that produces 260Nm of torque. This is driven by a 50kWh battery that delivers up to 201-miles (324km) of range from a single charge. It comes with a standard 11kW on-board charger but supports up to 100kW rapid charging, with an 80 percent charge taking just 30 minutes.
Skoda Enyaq IV from £31,995
Skoda’s Enyaq iV SUV is the Czech brand’s first all-electric SUV. Being part of the Volkswagen Group it uses VW’s electric drive matrix (MEB) platform. The iV60 model starts from under £32,000 and is a lot of car for the money. The rear-wheel-drive base model features a 58kWh battery which provides a range of up to 256 miles (412km) and will accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in 8.7 seconds.
Inside, you sit high and this provides a good driving position with a user-friendly cockpit that’s easy to navigate. There’s plenty of space up front and the rear feels huge with ample room for adult passengers with plenty of headroom. Plus, there are 585 litres of boot space. All of this makes it a great family-sized car with a reassuring range.
VW ID.4 City from £32,150
Volkswagen recently expanded its ID.4 range and now includes the City model which qualifies for the Plug-in Vehicle Grant (PIVG). This brings the car’s on the road starting price down to £32,150 making outstanding value for money.
It has all the great styling and reliability you’d expect from Volkswagen but in a more affordable package. It has a 52kWh battery that offers a range of up to 213 miles (343km). It’s a decent-sized family car with plenty of room and a 543-litre boot space. It’s a user-friendly and easy car to drive, which offers an air of luxury even with the base model.
Kia e-Niro ‘2’ 64 kWh from £32,445
Kia’s e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range crossover SUV model offers good value for money when it comes to specification and range from the 64kWh battery. This drives the high-power 150kW motor that enables the e-Niro Long Range of travelling up to 282 miles (453km) from a single charge. This figure rises to 382 miles (615km) when driving in the city because of regenerative braking.
The e-Niro ‘2’ Long Range offers the same large interior area and spacious boot as other e-Niro models. It has ample room for five people and 451 litres of cargo space. It’s also well spec’d with an 8.0-inch touchscreen display, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 17-inch alloy wheels, reversing camera system and rear parking sensors, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, and Smart Key and Button Start.
Citroen EC4 from £32,585
The stylish looking e-C4 is Citroen’s first fully electric car and uses the same design as the C4 petrol and diesel versions. It has plenty of space for a family of five to spread out and there’s 198mm of knee room in the back, with ample stash space in the 380-litre boot area.
The e-C4 has a 50kWh battery powering its electric motor that has a top speed of 93mph (150mph). The e-C4 offers up to 217 miles (349km) of motoring from a full charge and can be charged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes with a 100kWh fast charger. It’s a comfortable car you’d happily drive to the south of France without a second thought.