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  • Writer's pictureDom Ivison

Vroom Vroom to Zoom Zoom. Which everyday EV would you buy?

On October 6, Mercedes-Benz hosted a virtual capital markets day updating its long-term growth strategy. The carmaker's new measures will enforce a move toward product profitability, rather than sales volumes. Daimler believe they can do this by narrowing in on electric and autonomous vehicles. The trend is being recognised across the board, with global car sales expected to be 50% electric by 2025.

But what EV would you buy on today's market? What would stop you from buying electric? Do you even need a car in your day-to-day life? We created a survey to find out just that.

The shift to EVs has been sparked by a global recognition that our climate is changing as a result of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions making up 28% of total emissions. By comparison residential emissions contribute just 6%. Within emissions related to transport, light duty vehicles (cars we drive) contribute 59%.

Tackling climate change with EVs is only doable if the cars on offer match or exceed performance of the combustion-engined counterparts, whilst still being affordable. Below are our top 5 EVs. Which one would you go for?

1. Porsche Taycan

Price: £83,367 – £138,826

Stuttgart’s first EV is a proper Porsche – massively fast, great to drive, quick to charge and practical enough to use every day.

Acceleration: 0-60m/h 2.8s

Emissions (CO2): 0g/km

Top Speed: 162 Mph

Engine Power: 761 bhp

2. Tesla Model S

Price: £75,000 - £135,000

The future is here and it's amazing. The Model S is a true game-changer.

Acceleration: 0-60m/h 2.9s

Emissions (CO2): 0g/km

Top Speed: 155 Mph

Engine Power: 611 bhp

3. Jaguar I-Pace

Price: £65,000 - £75,000

The I-Pace won’t be for everyone, but hats off to Jaguar for making a car that steps boldly into the unknown, and shows the Germans the way.

Acceleration: 0-60m/h 4.8s

Emissions (CO2): 0g/km

Top Speed: 124 Mph

Engine Power: 394 bhp

4. Audi e-tron

Price: £59,845 - £73,400

Looking to set a tentative foot into the future? This is the safest stepping stone yet

Acceleration: 0-60m/h 6.6s

Emissions (CO2): 0g/km

Top Speed: 124 Mph

Engine Power: 188 - 402 bhp

5. Mini Electric

Price: £15,970 - £36,420

A surprisingly rounded EV. Still fun to drive, and uncompromised inside, but it’s likely to be your second car

Acceleration: 0-60m/h 7.3s

Emissions (CO2): 0g/km

Top Speed: 93 Mph

Engine Power: 184 bhp

To partake in the survey, simply follow this link.

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