Electric vehicles and city driving are like a match made in heaven. This is because the requirements for city driving are easily met by a subset of electric vehicles. For example, city drivers do not cover many miles per day, meaning you do not need an extended driving range to ensure you go out and return without having to stop to charge in public. You can also find compact EVs that fit the small roads and parking offered in many cities, especially in Europe.
In this piece, we have rounded up the best city electric cars you can put your money on!
This four-door hatchback is one of the compact EVs offered by the PSA Group. It started selling in 2020 and has won many fans since then. For one thing, the car looks great, but you will also like the driving range, which can go up to 225 miles
Inside is a far cry from the cheap-feeling that comes with some affordable car, and the electric motor is powerful enough for you to feel it zip in and out of traffic.
Volkswagen has been putting out great electric vehicles, and it is nice that they are not forgetting folks that do not need or want to pay for expensive models. The latest e-UP tries to address every concern city dwellers might have with an electric vehicle.
The 161-mile range is enough to not worry about running out of battery when out. Power comes from an 82PS electric motor. Volkswagen offers a single configuration, but it is loaded with features like heated seats and windscreen, rear-view camera, alloy wheels, etc.
This is one of the better-looking city electric vehicles, although it is quite expensive. Riding in this retro-style hatchback, you can cruise for 137 miles before you are forced to stop for a recharge.
The inside looks good as well, with an interesting combination of wood and contemporary materials. Many riders have been surprised by how spacious the interior actually is due to the compact size of the Honda e.
There are five screens on the dashboard, with some replacing the mirrors you would expect in a standard car.
Despite being launched about a decade ago, the Renault Zoe is a capable city electric vehicle. It is fun to drive about town as you can easily find parking due to its very compact car.
While it might look like a three-door hatchback at first glance, the Zoe is really a five-door. The interior has a decent amount of space, and the driver has the advantage of a slightly higher seating position.
Renault claims the 52 kWh battery will yield 245 miles on a single charge.
We round off our list of city electric cars with the Corsa-e from Vauxhall. You can’t differentiate this model from its petrol and diesel-powered sibling, which is a good thing as the design is quite appealing.
The Corsa-e promises up to 209 miles of range, and you will charge the battery to 80 percent in just 45 minutes on a 50 kWh public charger. Thanks to the electric motor, you can zip from 0 to 62 mph in 7.6 seconds, which is quite remarkable for a city car.
While Vauxhall has not gone for the best interior design, it is adequate and comfortable.