As the sales of Electric cars are going from strength to strength, DSG Auto contracts have picked the top 10 best electric cars on sale.

If you want to cut your running costs, you could go for an ultra-economical petrol and diesel car. But if you really want to drive them to the bone, then an electric vehicle (EV) is the way to go. Of course, a high price tag, limited range and the need to plug the electric car in to charge it up are the biggest stumbling blocks to owning this new technology, but all of these points are improving. The best electric cars are now a very attractive proposition for a lot of people.

The latest crop of EVs are now promising a driving ranges of up to 300 miles on a charge, which is more than enough for most people’s needs. This is close on 30 Litres of petrol! And with a rise in the number of fast charging points, plus manufacturer incentives to get buyers to install a high-current wall box at home, range anxiety is becoming less of an issue.

Electric car prices are still high, although the Government’s Plug-In Car Grant takes a bit of the sting out of purchase, while the growing use of electric vehicle tech means car makers are gradually bringing prices down as the technology spreads between firms.

Manufacturers at the current forefront of electric car sales include Nissan and BMW but there are plenty more models being introduced all the time. US brand Tesla have built a strong reputation for themselves – so much so that the unveiling of the Model 3 compact saloon earlier in 2016 made the headline news around the world – while Volkswagen Kia and Smart all have their own electric vehicles on sale now.

So which electric cars are the best? We’ve put together a list of models to help you decide which one is right for you. It’s especially important with electric cars to choose a model that fits your requirements and our top 10 best electric cars list is designed to demonstrate the wide variety of electric cars now on sale. These figures are based on 2016 registration numbers.

As always, you need a lifestyle that fits with EV ownership. If you do lots of short, local journeys, and have a place to charge an electric car, then you’re on to a winner. But most buyers will probably be better off with a plug-in hybrid or range-extender, which give you the benefits of electric drive, but without the range anxiety.

Best electric cars 2016
1. BMW i3
2. Tesla Model S
3. Volkswagen e-up!
4. Nissan Leaf
5. Tesla Model X
6. VW e-Golf
7. Kia Soul EV
8. Renault Zoe
9. Ford Focus Electric
10. Nissan e-NV200 Combi

Story provided by DSG Auto.

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