Electric cars are continuing to grow in popularity and as a result more and more are becoming available.

With that in mind, the automotive data experts at cap hpi have stepped up to put together a list of the five top EVs you can buy right now.

cap hpi's five EVs to look out for


Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf arrived on the scene in 2011 and has gone on to become the best selling EV in the world. The latest version has a range of 168 miles, which will only get better thanks to promised battery upgrades coming alter this year. Used ones can be snapped up rather cheaply too with prices starting from around £7,000.

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe S Edition

Another popular option from Nissan's sister brand, the Renault Zoe has a similar range and thanks to the battery leasing programme ran by Renault it can be cheaper too. Wholly owned vehicles hold their value better but there aren't many around.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi i-Miev – £7,295

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a good value entry into the world of EVs. It offers a claimed range of 92 miles on a charge and cost approximately £1.50 to £2.50 to charge, dependant on your electricity rate. On the used market, prices start around £6000.

BMW i3

¿Qué coche comprar? BMW i3s 2018

The BMW has a range of between 100 to 125 miles, but range extender options are also available. The i3 has rather distinctive styling, and offers a fun and charismatic driving experience, along with impressive performance.

Tesla Model S

Dream Giveaway Tesla Model S Feature Image

The Tesla Model S arrived in the UK in 2014 and has gone on to be hugely popular, with it offering good looks, a great driving range, and plenty of tech goodies onboard. Although they're expensive to buy new, used prices tend to start at around £35,000.

"Electric vehicles are more popular than ever with 2018 seeing a 13.8 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of new pure electric vehicles registered, according to the SMMT," said cap hpi's senior valuations editor Chris Plumb, who put the list together.

"Demand for both new and used EV’s continues to grow as consumers become increasingly more comfortable with the vehicles as the technology improves along with lower running costs and an increase in charging points."