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Best Electric cars according to our experts

01.
Hyundai Kona
From
$32,000

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.
MG ZS
From
$14,999
7.3/10
From
$14,999

Is Australia's cheapest EV really worth your consideration? We drive the strikingly priced and allegedly game‑changing MG ZS EV to find out.


04.
Mini 3D Hatch
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$44,990
7/10
From
$44,990

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


05.
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?