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Best Electric Cars Available on Motability

08th Feb 2021

Electric cars are now available on the Motability Scheme, and there are some great options for you if you're considering electric power for your next Motability vehicle.

Reasons to choose an electric Motability car over a petrol or diesel option include the super-low running costs and the extra smooth driving experience provided by electric vehicles (EVs). They're also really easy to drive as they're all automatic and living with them is a breeze too, providing you get the right charging setup installed at home.

With mainstream manufacturers such as Vauxhall, Peugeot, Renault, Citroën and Hyundai to choose from, it's now possible to get electric vehicles of many different shapes and sizes through Motability. Take a look at the best options available now.

With the popularity of EVs increasing all the time, the scheme's owners decided it was time to offer free charging points for those who take out a lease on a full battery electric vehicle through Motability.

All charge times quoted are approximations based on using a home wall box electric vehicle charger.

Vauxhall Corsa-e

Vauxhall Corsa-e

The Vauxhall Corsa-e is big news in Britain. We are talking about one of the best-selling cars of the last two decades being offered with a 100% fully electric powertrain for the very first time.

With a very usable 209 miles of range and a rapid charge to 80% in just 30 minutes, this is a car that will suit many different lifestyles, but particularly those who spend most of their time doing 10-20-mile journeys in and around town. Simply charge it up at home every night and you're good to go.

The electric Corsa is cheaper to run than petrol-powered alternatives in terms of fuel cost, the average cost to travel 100 miles is just £3.90 running on electricity.

Range: Up to 209 miles

Charge time: 7 hours 30 mins

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Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

Renault were one of the first major manufacturers to get behind the electric revolution and release a mainstream electric vehicle.

The ZOE is one of the most popular electric vehicles available in the UK, thanks to a blend of distinctive looks, excellent range and compact, usable dimensions.

It's ideal for those who mostly enjoy journeys in and around towns and cities, but the surprising performance makes it a fun drive on B-roads too. It's extremely easy to drive and the wide-opening doors make it easy to get in and out of.

Range: Up to 245 miles

Charge time: 9 hours 25 mins

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Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai are fast becoming one of the pre-eminent manufacturers when it comes to electric vehicles, rolling out class-leading battery and motor technology across their range of cars.

One of their most popular models is the Kona Electric, which is a compact crossover. It offers the high-up driving position preferred by many disabled drivers, as it makes it easy to get in and out of. The boot is a good size and there is plenty of room in the cabin, too.

The 300-mile range is the largest of any of the EVs currently available through our Motability Scheme, proving just how good Hyundai's battery tech has become.

Range: Up to 300 miles

Charge time: 9 hours 35 minutes

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Peugeot e-208

Peugeot e-208

Peugeot's advanced electric vehicle platform has been implemented in spectacular fashion with the 100% fully electric, automatic-only e-208.

This stunning little car is one of the best-looking superminis on sale today, and is packed with useful technology to make driving easier and more pleasant. Automatic air conditioning, pre-heating functionality and an electric parking brake are standard on all electric e-208s, as are rear parking sensors and USB sockets in the front and rear.

In terms of practicality, it's the same as every other 208 - very spacious with a light and airy cabin. Designed from the beginning with an electric powertrain in mind, the inclusion of an electric motor and battery pack does not impact the passenger space or boot size at all.

Range: Up to 217 miles

Charge time: 7 hours 30 mins

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Citroën e-C4

Citroen e-C4

A crossover in the truest sense of the word, the Citroën e-C4 is the electrically-powered version of the regular C4 hatchback. It blends some of the appealing characteristics of an SUV with the running costs and easy driving nature of a hatchback.

If you want the comfiest possible Motability car, the e-C4 might be your best option. Its Advanced Comfort® Seats are just the start, the e-C4 also uses Progressive Hydraulic Cushions® as part of the suspension setup for an extremely comfortable ride.

Add all this to the almost total lack of engine noise and silky-smooth powertrain that are characteristic of an electric car, and the e-C4 becomes a very compelling proposition.

Range: Up to 217 miles

Charge time: 7 hours 30 mins

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DS 3 Crossback E-Tense

DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE

With the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, DS were the first to enter a compact electric SUV into the Motability car market, proving to be a popular choice because of its size, style and sheer desirability.

This is one seriously stylish car, with a totally unique exterior look and an interior that you won't find on a car from any other brand. It's especially impressive at this level of Motability advance payment.

Leather seats come as standard on Prestige models, as do front and rear parking sensors. 17-inch alloy wheels and the raised ride height will make it easy to get in and out of. You get a great view of the road, too.

Range: Up to 206 Miles

Charge time: 7 hours 30 mins

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Vauxhall Mokka-e

Vauxhall Mokka-e: Driving

Vauxhall are looking to build on the success of the Corsa-e with the newly-launched Mokka-e, which is a compact crossover SUV.

It majors on style, featuring a bold new front end that incorporates the Vauxhall "Vizor"; a look that will soon be adorned across all mainstream Vauxhall cars.

It's also big on technology and standard equipment, with SRi Premium Nav models getting adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, touchscreen multimedia and 18-inch alloy wheels as standard.

On top of all this style and tech you'll be piloting an extremely competent electric vehicle that is quiet, smooth and enjoyable to drive.

Range: Up to 201 miles

Charge time: 7 hours 30 mins

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Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Nissan were the first manufacturer to bring an electric vehicle to the mass market with the original LEAF. The latest generation model is smarter, better looking and of course can travel much further on a single charge. You can expect up to 168 miles of range as only models with the smaller battery are available through Motability.

It's a well-proportioned and spacious model with excellent interior technology. Acenta models include Apple car play/Android Auto smartphone connectivity, touchscreen navigation, intelligent lane intervention and automatic lights and wipers.

The famous Nissan e-Pedal means you can drive the LEAF using just one pedal, with the car automatically slowing down as soon as you take your foot off the gas. The actual brake pedal is only required in situations that require responsive braking - it's a truly revolutionary driving experience.

Range: Up to 168 miles

Charge time: 7 hours 30 mins

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Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

If space and practicality are near the top of your Motability car shopping list (as well as tailpipe emission-free driving, of course) then the Kia Soul EV should definitely be a contender.

Its boxy proportions mean it offers excellent interior space for passengers, and the boot is a good size too. The rear seats fold down to make it even more practical, leaving a large and (mostly) flat loading area.

Surprisingly, the Soul EV is actually one of the more powerful electric cars out there. With up to 201bhp on tap, the Soul EV can accelerated from 0-62mph in just 7.9 seconds - making it feel positively spritely around town and on country lanes.

Range: Up to 280 miles

Charge time: 9 hours 35 mins

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smart EQ forfour

smart forfour

Smart are generally known for their tiny two-seat fortwo, but the forfour offers room for four passengers and reasonable luggage space too.

The EQ (which is smart's electric vehicle brand) forfour has a range of up to 67 miles, which is actually slightly less than the fortwo version, but enough to safely get you to and from the shops and in and around town.

Charge it up at home while you're asleep and stay local and you'll never have a problem living with the EQ forfour.

Range: Up to 67 Miles

Charge Time: 3 hours 30 mins

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Find your perfect electric car on the Motability Scheme

At the moment, the choice of electric cars on the Motability Scheme is a mix of small and medium hatchbacks and crossovers from both mainstream and premium car manufacturers.

With big car makers such as Renault, Hyundai and Vauxhall behind the EV movement, now may well be the time to test drive one of these vehicles to see if an electric car fits your needs as a Motability customer.

Through our Evans Halshaw and Stratstone Motability specialists, we're able to advise you of the electric car choices and talk you through the Motability ordering process.

Start your electric journey by viewing our latest electric car Motability prices and offers.