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Electric Fuel Efficient Cars

Best Electric cars according to our experts

01.
Hyundai Kona
From
$32,000
7.4/10
From
$32,000

You can have your Hyundai Kona in a Baskin Robbins‑rivalling number of powertrains, but there's a chance this all‑electric version might be the pick of the bunch.Why? Because the last‑generation Kona Electric was one our favourite unsung‑hero EVs, and Hyundai's top brass reckons this new one only improves the formula.But are they right? We put the 2024 Kona Electric to the test to find out.


02.
Hyundai Ioniq
From
$29,990
7.8/10
From
$29,990

Hyundai's Ioniq range is nothing if not a flex in the face of Toyota. Sure, Toyota has a dominating position in the Australian market, with its well‑received range of hybrid models, but what happens after hybrid? Hyundai takes on the blocky Prius formula with not only a directly competing hybrid model, but a plug‑in and a fully electric version, too. This expansive range is as though Hyundai is trying to demonstrate it's ready for any future, near or far, and guess what, Toyota? Anything you can do; the Korean juggernaut thinks it can do better. These cars aren't really designed to sell so much as they are offerings for early adopters, but a few years after its launch, with a host of rivals set to take it on, and an entire sub‑brand based on the Ioniq just around the corner, is Hyundai's top‑spec Ioniq electric  worth a look? I took one for a week to find out.


03.
Mini 3D Hatch
From
$47,900
7/10
From
$47,900

Depending on how you use it, the electric Mini Cooper might actually be the best one in the range...


04.
Nissan LEAF
From
$43,807
6/10
From
$43,807

It's small, it's electric and it handles and drives a bit like a golf cart ‑ not overly fast and not as fun as you might think. However, the Nissan Leaf e+ does offer a driving range that makes it a little more competitive with what's on the EV market but is it enough to make this hatch suitable for everyday family life?