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Best Electric Cars for Motability 2022

Best Family Cars for Motability 2022

You are not just limited to petrol and diesel cars; electric Motability cars are now widely available and include many of the most popular models. Usually they are more expensive for private buyers than a comparable petrol car, but that difference is sometimes not present here.

Electric cars are much cheaper to run than a conventional fuel car, so you’ll save yourself some money by choosing one of these cars on Motability (a full charge costs just a few pounds, a fraction of the cost of a full tank of fuel) .

Check out our picks for the best Motability electric cars…

Opel Corsa-e

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The latest Opel Corsa is one of Britain’s best-selling cars. Cheap PCP deals are appealing to many buyers, and it brings a much more interesting design and wider spread of technology than before. Its engines are also economical.

There is also an electric model Opel Corsa-e for the first time, and this is a great option if you want a small car that never needs to fill up on petrol. Amazingly, even top quality cars can be leased with no upfront payment, and you get a massive 10-inch touchscreen, state-of-the-art headlights, heated seats and a rear-view camera.

The Corsa-e is quick off the line and the extra weight of the batteries is almost completely disguised – so it doesn’t feel much different from petrol versions. Fast charging with a 100 kW plug ensures that the battery is 80% charged in half an hour, or a home wallbox is fully charged in 7.5 hours. Plug it in before you go to bed and it’s fully charged and ready to use when you wake up.

Nissan Ariya

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The brand behind one of the world’s best-selling electric cars, the Nissan Leaf, has now launched its first zero-emission SUV, the Ariya.

Now it’s not cheap whether you’re looking at Motability or PCP deals. But the Ariya is brilliant – so good, in fact, that we’ve awarded it our Car of the Year award for 2022. Here’s a Nissan that clearly feels more premium than a Qashqai or a Juke, not to mention many of its electric rivals.

With a range of at least 223 miles and fast charging capabilities, the Ariya is good on long rides. What is perhaps even more impressive is the comfortable ride. Even his agility is admirable.

Hyundai Kona Electric

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Remarkably, the Hyundai Kona Electric is available without prepayment if you opt for the SE Connect version with the smaller battery. If you expect to only use the car for short trips, the range of 289 miles is more than adequate. Upgrading to the Premium spec costs £400, and opting for the larger battery with an impressively long range costs £700 upfront.

Perhaps you are not quite ready for a fully electric car or you are having trouble connecting the car. Then the Kona is also available as a hybrid. It promises lower running costs than a comparable petrol car, even if the initial payment is slightly higher than a Kona Electric in the same trim level.

Whatever you choose, Hyundai has also made the Kona a fairly easy car to drive – the precise steering makes it easy to position on the road and it’s light at parking speeds. You can make up your own mind about the exterior styling, but at least it can never be mistaken for a Kia Stonic or Volkswagen T-Cross.

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