It’s no secret the motoring world is going electric — and there are a plethora of electric and hybrid models incoming ahead of and throughout 2020.
With more electrified choices than ever, it may be a little bit overwhelming when looking to make the switch to an eco-friendlier car. Well, we’ve picked out some of the best options that you should consider…
Honda’s hotly-anticipated first electric vehicle is arriving on the market next year, and it might just be the perfect urban companion.
With dinky dimensions, it’s built with driving around the city in mind first and foremost — with its 136-mile range more than enough for the daily urban commute. It’s loaded with tech too, like its wing mirror-replacing cameras and all-digital dashboard.
Volkswagen Golf GTE
When it comes to a car that simply does its job as a practical every-day machine, it’s hard to go wrong with a Volkswagen Golf — which has just entered its eighth generation.
Those looking for an electrified option are catered for with the GTE, which offers a potent 242bhp powertrain. Exact details on the new model are still pending, but it’s one to get excited for…
Launched alongside its internal combustion brethren, the Peugeot e-208 is one of the best-looking cars on the market — let alone amongst EVs.
It’s not just style the French hatch packs though, there’s plenty of tech to back it up. It’s capable of covering 211 miles between charges, while a 10-inch infotainment system gives the interior a premium and futuristic feel.
Mechanically similar to the e-208, the Vauxhall Corsa-e also looks set to take the supermini market by storm.
Using the same powertrain as its French compatriot, it has an identical range of 211 miles. It’s packed with driver assistance items like adaptive cruise control and automatic traffic sign recognition to make it one of the most tech-laden options on the market.
With the small crossover market booming, we’re expecting Ford’s new Puma to be a hit with UK buyers.
It will be offered with a mild-hybrid powertrain which will improve efficiency over a traditional pure petrol setup — which will only serve it’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost unit well. On top of that, it has an impressive 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an excellent 10-speaker B&O sounds system.
Honda is aiming for all European sales of its cars to be electrified by 2022, and the latest Jazz is its next step towards that.
It’s the first of the nameplate to be offered exclusively as a hybrid — though exact specifics of the powertrain have yet to be detailed. What we do know is that it’ll be packed with clever features like its practical Magic Seat setup and a new LCD infotainment display.
Could this be the car to end Tesla? Probably not, but Porsche’s Taycan is definitely the most convincing rival to the popular American firm.
Set to arrive on markets next year, the high-performance saloon will be offered with power outputs of up to 750bhp in Turbo S guise, and a range of up to 288 miles in its entry-level 4S form. It will also feature a suite of autonomous functions, and undoubtedly deliver an engaging driving experience.