Top 5 Compact Electric Cars
Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, with most brands bringing a wide variety of EVs to market.
If you are looking to move into the electric car market and want an affordable, compact car, then here are the top 5 compact electric cars available at RRG.
Kia has become one of the frontrunners in the electric car race, with electric and hybrid versions of the Kia Niro, XCeed and Soul. They’ve now added the Kia EV6 to their roster which has been named What Car? Car of the Year 2022.
The Kia EV6 has a range of 328 range with ultra-fast charge from 10 to 80% in only 18 minutes, so you can stay on the road.
The Kia EV6’s impressive maximum charging rate is something that makes it stand out from other similarly priced alternatives. With a charger that provides power of 250kW, you can add 62 miles of range in just over four minutes.
There are 3 model specifications to choose from and both RWD and AWD variations. All models come with a 12.3’’ Curved Driver Display Screen & Touchscreen Navigation, 19’’ alloys and heated seats and steering wheel.
The EV6 takes sustainability seriously. Door pockets and floor carpet are made of recycled plastics and vegan leather is available on the EV6 ‘Air’.
The top spec GT-Line S includes wireless mobile phone charging, Meridan™ Premium Sound System with 14 speakers & Active Sound Design (ASD) and Remote Smart Park Assist (RSPA).
Kia provides a 7-year warranty across their whole range for extra peace of mind.
The all-electric version of the Peugeot 208 supermini came to market in 2020 and is one of the best priced EVs around. With a fully charged 50kWh battery, the Peugeot e-208 can cover up to 225 miles meaning this small agile hatchback is not just limited to city-centre driving but is also capable of travelling further afield. It can also charge to 80% in just 30 mins when connected to a rapid charger so you can quickly top up your battery when out and about. You can also manage battery charging or the pre-programming of the heating remotely thanks to the MyPeugeot app.
With 4 model specifications to choose from there is a Peugeot e-208 for everyone. All four models come with rear parking sensors and LED daytime running lights as standard. The middle-of-the-road Allure Premium model is fitted with a 180° colour reversing camera and has a Peugeot 3D i-cockpit. The top-spec GT model includes lane positioning assist, Peugeot Open & Go (keyless entry) and connected 3D navigation.
With a new look in 2022, the Nissan LEAF has a range of up to 239 miles with innovative tools designed to help stretch your miles and your battery; there’s never been a better time to go electric.
Nowadays, electric vehicles come with significant driver assistance technology and the Nissan LEAF is no different. All model specifications of the Nissan LEAF are equipped with the latest driving technologies, including e-Pedal and ProPILOT² and come with the All Nissan Safety Shield including Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High-Beam Assist.
There are several model specs to choose from with rear view camera and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Smartphone App Integration as standard. Top spec models boast extra features including heated seats and steering wheel and BOSE Premium Audio System with 7 speakers.
Mazda’s first production electric car hit the electric car scene in 2020 and certainly didn’t hang around in making a good impression- the Mazda MX-30 was named Favourite Electric Car in the 2021 DrivingElectric.com Awards.
Although this stylish compact EV has a smaller range (124 miles) than other electric vehicles it should still be plenty for most buyers; perfect for the commute, school run or popping to the shops. The Mazda MX-30’s 35.5kWh battery has a rapid charge capability of 20 to 80% in just 36 minutes, and that battery comes with a 8 year battery warranty.
There are 3 trim levels to choose from with the base level coming with 18’’ alloys, cruise control, reverse camera and Integrated Mazda Navigation System with 8.8’’ TFT Colour centre display and Apple Carplay & Android Auto as standard.
The Top spec model GT Sport Tech is equipped with Bose surround sound system, with Bose CentrePoint, Bassmatch and AutoPilot technology and 360 View Monitor cameras.
Lexus have long been known for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, but the UX 300e is the Japanese manufacturer’s first venture into the full EV world.
The Lexus UX 300e has a range of 196 miles with a fast charge of 80% in 50 minutes when plugged into a 50kW charger. The battery is covered by a 8 year or 100,000 miles electric battery warranty.
There are 3 model specs on offer with all models including a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
The middle of the road model- Premium Plus Pack – boasts Smart Keyless Entry, heated seats throughout the vehicles and heated steering wheel.
The top spec UX 300e with Takumi Pack includes all of the above plus 10.3’’ Lexus Navigation, 13-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System, Blind Spot Monitor and 360° Panoramic View Monitor.