Best Electric Cars 2021 (and the ones to avoid) – Top 10s | What Car?

Best Electric Cars 2021 (and the ones to avoid) – Top 10s | What Car?

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  1. Bob Terryson on June 30, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Fun fact: upto 60 percent of PM2.5 and 73 percent of PM10 of total emissions* from a passenger car eminate from tyres, road dust and brake wear. Battery electric vehicles mean that the average eGolf weighs around the same as a Touareg, thus meaning that the Particulate Matter emissions from tyres increases, this is also true for brake dust unless regenerative braking is used.


  2. Chris Hitchings on June 30, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I hate that my commute of 230 miles either means an hour miniimum charge before I come or a remortgage just to do it in a green way compared to a few hundred quid to run a banger into the ground

  3. Rubber Roast on June 30, 2021 at 12:40 am

    You can’t really compare 10 different EV’s without regard to costly different pricing of each. To put a Porsche taycan and a Performance Tesla Model 3 in same rankings as a fiat or Kia budget and then give added points for longer range (bigger battery) and power or interior sizing isn’t apples to apples.

  4. David Markwort on June 30, 2021 at 12:41 am

    No Dacia Spring?

  5. elyrexo on June 30, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Are these like smartphones? First 6 months the battery lasts a full day, after that you’re forever on a dead battery?

  6. Ben Lazell on June 30, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Seems you’re only interested in range? How many people do more than 100 miles a day? For most of us it’s 6k miles a year or 20 miles a day.

  7. S Diva on June 30, 2021 at 12:43 am

    No Nissan leaf ?

  8. john a on June 30, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Can anyone explain the cost of a battery system for an electric vehicle . I know its not like taking out a 12v battery and then slapping another one in. I’m guessing that the more journeys a person takes in their electric vehicle, then the less time the battery will last because its going to have to be charged more regularly. The other thing is that lab tests for petrol vehicles were falsified, so can the same be done for electric?. In my opinion roads need to be 100% FLAT. NO HILLS because all inclines take more regular charge I’m guessing. One last thing, would it not be far better waiting for ALL VEHICLES to be HYDROGEN than just electric? Greater distance? Less charge times? Personally, after seeing what Ive seen and heard about electric vs hydrogen …. I WOUKD NOT WANT ALL ELECTRIC.

  9. C S on June 30, 2021 at 12:44 am

    I’ll stick to my hybrid just a little while longer.

  10. roy jacobs on June 30, 2021 at 12:47 am

    20 seconds in and 2 ads come on ….😡

  11. Mike Kleinsteuber on June 30, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Tesla Model 3 only £40k, not £46k

  12. Arthur the Dane on June 30, 2021 at 12:49 am

    I’m going to get one as soon as I win the lottery jackpot. Until then I will stick with my combustion engine model. Just how many of us can afford £30000++++ for an entry level EV car?

  13. Space Wiz on June 30, 2021 at 12:53 am

    The green Porsche personally caught my attention with its design.🙂

  14. Paul Roberts on June 30, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Ban of electric cars 2030

  15. Eddy Lauterback on June 30, 2021 at 12:55 am

    For the money, you cannot beat the Chevy Bolt. I have 3

  16. Richard on June 30, 2021 at 12:56 am

    When you live more than 24 miles away from your nearest town (as I do), in a very rural part of the UK dominated by hill farming, then today, having an electric vehicle is completely impractical. I understand the need for EV’s in the major towns and cities but not in the rural parts of the UK, until the following issues have been fully addressed;
    1) the battery range needs to be a minimum of c. 500 genuine miles, under both winter and summer driving conditions… not based on laboratory or theoretical modelling)
    2) the batteries need to be fully rechargeable in less than 10 minutes
    to be practical in a working vehicle for say farmers.
    3) the electricity supply infrastructure across the rural communities needs to be beefed up considerably, to make sufficient power available to allow EV’s to be recharged without overloading the network.
    4) the price of EV’s need to be reduced substantially to make them as competitive as diesels and petrol cars.
    5) Rural garages will need to convert to EV maintenance capability to look after the EV cars. Otherwise you may have to drive 60+miles to get an annual service.
    6) Winter driving conditions in many rural areas of the UK can be very challenging at times, especially in the snow and ice conditions, so there need to be more 4×4 EV’s available, fully capable of operating in such conditions and across rough terrain ( with sufficient power and torque to tow trailers etc)
    Until these issues are addressed, I won’t be buying an EV anytime soon.

  17. didin sirojudin on June 30, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Ionic 5

  18. Rubber Roast on June 30, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Noticable absent are the two Hyundai offerings, Kona electric and ionic electric. My wife got the full electric ionic, and for the value pricing compared to Tesla model 3, it is fantastic and she has had no regrets whatsoever. Its drives extremely smooth, the stated range is the actual real world range, even at highway speeds, plus fantastic handling plus auto pilot capabilities too.

  19. Jesus Deity ❤🎊🔥💪 on June 30, 2021 at 12:59 am

    It’s certainly not the i3 of vw.

  20. Richard O'Grady on June 30, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Still too expensive.

  21. João Reis on June 30, 2021 at 1:00 am

    I would leave top spot for the ID.3 – it’s much cheaper than the Tesla and really, a car people can buy at least on the entry model. The Tesla is great but the design is boring and dated, and it’s not at the reach of most people’s wallets in Europe…

  22. FTM JUDAH on June 30, 2021 at 1:00 am


  23. Urbanbenelux on June 30, 2021 at 1:03 am

    The ID.3 is a joke, they are having issue after issue. Nissan Leaf should be in the top 3 as they beat every other EV on reliability.

  24. Chris Brummitt on June 30, 2021 at 1:04 am

    All EVs are unaffordable so far and will remain so for the foreseeable future, and second hand ones in 3 or 4 years will still be expensive and command high resale values.

  25. Dota Oir on June 30, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Not one city in the cosmos all hovercraft

  26. 20 21 on June 30, 2021 at 1:05 am


  27. Louie Samuel on June 30, 2021 at 1:06 am

    No Chevy Bolt? WTF?

  28. Mike Pfeifer on June 30, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I’ll stick with my 1991 Jeep Wrangler 4.0. Just shy of 400mi on a tank & can refill in a couple minutes compared with an hour plus. Also, it’s been paid off for 19 years (2nd owner). 365k+ miles & still going strong!

  29. neil piper on June 30, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Things are hotting up. Competition from Chinese brands.

  30. Walter Schonkopf on June 30, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Taycan is a pice of shxit. It has a gear box(2 speed), but very fragile. The so called intelligent entertainment sys is terrible. It require u login Porsche’s server,but their server is in Germany. So when u can’t login due to shxit network, u can’t even listen to the radio.

  31. Mandy Weeks on June 30, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Can’t hear any of them coming. They are too quiet. A pedestrian nightmare in the making

  32. Peter Mogensen on June 30, 2021 at 1:13 am

    ehh… leaf?

  33. Huzaifa Savage on June 30, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Nooo my boi fortwo is in the avoid list lol its so cute and has bbs wheels and convertible. Very good for a city dweller

  34. Firebrand B. on June 30, 2021 at 1:16 am

    I want a car, not a computer on wheels.

  35. Julian Fricker on June 30, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Happy driver of a brand new Leaf here. Can’t understand how this doesn’t get a mention in these lists. As everyone shopping around knows, they’re always available on good lease deals. With the way the technology on these cars is evolving it’s a much safer bet than buying one brand new. I’d love a Model 3 but got a Leaf for 1/2 the monthly payments and in 3 years the technology will be much better.

  36. Jessica Harvey on June 30, 2021 at 1:20 am

    What is the 2nd car

  37. Celso Sousa on June 30, 2021 at 1:21 am

    What do you think, of, Hyundai Kaway?

  38. phil galpin on June 30, 2021 at 1:22 am

    If you don’t drive a Smart fortwo, you don’t understand it!

  39. eric hunt on June 30, 2021 at 1:22 am

    just a small clitch to ponder on, my son is a hotel manager a pretty posh one, they have 3 free charging bays, its always a busy hotel, all the bays were taken by guests, and 8 were waiting to use them before checking out. there was a five-hour wait, for the last guest as the next nearest point is miles away. anyone want to buy a petrol generator to tow behind you.

  40. MrJezvesp on June 30, 2021 at 1:24 am

    If they want all of us to buy them, then lower the price

  41. Jone Cuntapay on June 30, 2021 at 1:27 am

    Tesla for me has the best electric cars ever made. My reason is because Teslas car design (the S and 3) because it was physically looks like a car, not those humongous looking SUV looking car the other companies made(except Taycan from Porsche and it is considered as a electric car, a worthy rival for Tesla in E-Car department).

  42. Graham Hunt on June 30, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Love the fact that loads of these videos were filmed in Valencia

  43. Mark Atkin on June 30, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Why does nobody offer a smaller EV (under 4.5 metres long) with a tow bar. You can tow with an ICE Nissan Micra, VW Polo or Kia Rio, so why not the Leaf, id3 or eNiro, all of which are bigger than these ICE cars?

  44. DIVAD LLEWDLAC on June 30, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Great idea, but not very good for humanity in the employment field, sadly we are seeing every year more an more shops closing down, more and more people living on the street, unemployment going crazy, supermarkets becoming machine operated, the same with factories, Cadburys in Birmingham employed tens of thousands of people, now machines run it with a few hundred staff keeping an eye on operations.
    So Im concerned about the unemployment rates in all countries, even the Oil Giants are going to become poor countries once oil and gas are no longer used.
    It is an exciting time for the ones who will benefit from the new vehicles, but not for the human race in general.

  45. Oliver Buckley on June 30, 2021 at 1:32 am

    The problem is that they are all far to expensive, I think you should wait for another 7 Years until they really get there act together, a lot cheaper, doing 800 miles on a charge, so stick with Diesel. I drive a Merc GLA Diesel and it has the ad blue so all that’s coming out of the exhaust is vapor totally harmless to the atmosphere…….

  46. rod gillen on June 30, 2021 at 1:32 am

    I’ve have visions of a nuclear battery that runs for a decade..

  47. David Hamish Will on June 30, 2021 at 1:33 am

    I sometimes get the feeling that reviewers look at the Kia Eniro, and the Hyundai Kona electric, and consider them essentially the same car underneath with a different skin. So they only show the Kia, because it’s got a bit more space. But the Kona still offers spectacular range and performance at the price (as does the Kia) and deserves a mention in the top 10, without doubt.

  48. Tim Gibbons on June 30, 2021 at 1:35 am

    They taycan should be first because its got a luxury interior, a good performance, and a decent top speed unlike the others.

  49. My Auntie on June 30, 2021 at 1:35 am

    I recommended you to *Caroline23hack*on instagram to programming ur car he does is work perfect in USA beast on electric condition

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