The 12 Best Hybrid & Electric Cars to Buy in 2019

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Nowadays, we’re all much more aware of the environmental impact our lifestyle choices can have – and for most of us, it’s our car that’s the biggest contributor to our carbon footprint. With this in mind, more and more motorists are choosing hybrid or electric cars.

The majority of these new zero- and low-emission vehicles are eligible for a plug-in grant which makes them more affordable to buy. And more public charging points are popping up all the time, which means that powering up your electric or hybrid car is as easy as filling up the tank (but considerably cheaper!)

Thinking of buying an electric or hybrid car yourself in 2019? There’s now more choice than ever, so here’s our guide to the very best models.

Best Hybrid & Electric Cars: £20k – £25k

New Smart ForTwo Coupe Electric drive – from £20,920

Type: Electric

C02 emissions: 0g/km

Battery charge time (3 pin plug): 7 hours

Tax cost per year: £0

Smart were one of the first brands to invest in electric vehicles, and the ForTwo was introduced way back in 2007. The latest Smart Electric Drive models benefit from a more spacious interior, sharper styling and a more efficient battery – Auto Car have called it “a great city car” that offers “sprightly performance and outright manoeuvrability in congested city streets.”

New Smart ForFour Hatchback Electric drive – from £21,415

Type: Electric

C02 emissions: 0 g/km

Battery charge time (3 pin plug): 7 hours

Tax cost per year: £0

As What Car? says, the Smart ForFour is ideal “for the style-conscious, city-bound driver.” A great choice if you like the ForTwo but are looking for a bit more space, this fully electric car keeps running costs super low, plus the latest versions charge almost twice as fast as their predecessors.

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