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Having appeared more and more electric cars on the road around the globe, each of us wants to explore the topic and follow the trend. It is understandable why all the talks are around a need for manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs). It helps to reduce CO2 emission, which is such a harmful for our planet. It is great to keep it in mind when further learning about: price range in Ireland, Pros and Cons, charging description of the top electric cars to drive in 2021.

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Electric Cars Description
15. Kia Soul EVPrice range - €31,995-€37,995.
Pros - Controversial looks, long range, very comfy, quick to charge.
Cons - Controversial looks, doesn’t go much further on a single charge.
Full charge - 9hrs 35mins on a typical 7kW domestic wallbox.
14. Volkswagen e-UpPrice range - Car of 2014 year starts from 6,000 in Ireland.
Pros - Great car for a city life (250-litre), simple, great option of a small cars.
Cons - Heavier than ‘normal’ Up.
Full charge - 4 hours on a 7kW wallbox;
up to 80% from 40 kW DC sources in 60 minutes.
13. Peugeot e-208Price range- €27,334-€32,980 .
Pros - Cool looks, wide range compare to other e-superminis, efficient engineering features.
Cons - Cramped in the back, a rear track a few millimetres wider than normal.
Full charge - fitted in 50kWh and accept the usual 7kW, via the supplied type 2 cable.
12. Jaguar I-PacePrice range - €92,895-€109,285.
Pros - Big boot, extravagant design, interior space, exceptionally good to drive
Cons - Expensive, a little shorter range of models.
Full charge - a 50kW rapid DC charging point will deliver up to 62km (39 miles) of range from 15 minutes;
up to 35km (22 miles) of range from 60 minutes for all-electric Jaguar I PACE (AC charging).
11. Renault ZoePrice range - €26,990-€31,990.
Pros - Efficient, totally new interior, wide range, more powerful motor, free wallbox,.
Renault will install a free 7kW wallbox at your house.
Cons - Fast charger only 50kW, can’t carry 4 adults comfortably.
Full charger - A normal 22kW roadside charger takes an hour to add 78 miles.
10. Audi e-tronPrice range - €74,990-€99,810.
Pros - Looks, extravagant design, good range (from price point of view too):
e-tron 55 (402bhp, up to 252 miles of range),
e-tron 50 (309bhp, up to 195 miles of range),
a tri-motor e-tron S (496bhp, 223 miles of range).
Cons - It doesn’t look like an electric car, better not to use with a three-pin plug.
Full charge - accept charge at up to 150kW in a 7kW wallbox,
for e-tron 50 and a tri-motor e-tron S - 120kW in a 7kW wallbox.
9. Volkswagen ID.3Price range - €33,000-€50,000 (approx).
Pros - Comfortable with plenty of space, family car but compact in the city for parking,
it represents the battery level at a distance.
Cons- Looks, the door trims not great, it hasn’t gone full lounge.
Full charge - it’ll accept charge at anything up to a 100kW rapid charger; 9 hours for on 7.4 kW wallbox.
8. Mini ElectricPrice range - €36,890-€44,820.
Pros - Good balance of a car’s weight.
Cons - Cars’ range is compromised.
Full charge - household three-pin socket-compatible lead to charge overnight.
7. Tesla Model SPrice range - €84,990-€100,990.
Pros - performance quality, extravagant design, more than 10,000 stations worldwide;
Tesla app.
Cons - Pretty expensive monthly payments, too many cheap bits and pieces in the cabin.
Full charger - with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point or for Supercharging on Tesla's network. Tesla team doesn’t recommend full charging very often.
6. BMW i3Price range - €37,155-€40,495.
Pros - Great design, best small ev you can buy, you will get a decent ride, easy to park.
Cons - Pretty expensive one.
Full charger - Includes BMW’s ‘iWallbox’ with five times faster charging than with the standard charging cable.
5. Hyundai Kona ElectricPrice range- €38,630-€41,230 including SEAI Grand of €5,000 for private customers in Ireland.
Pros - Efficient powertrain, active safety features.
Cons - Quality of materials could be better, not spacious enough.
Full charger - Under 10 hours on a 7kW wallbox;
75 minutes on a 50kW station.
4. Polestar 2Price range - Doesn't have a presence in Ireland yet.
Pros - Exceptional look, fast despite its 2.1 tonnes.
Cons - cabin enshrined with Google Android (challenge for Apple fans).
Full charger - On a 7kW home connection in 11 hours
3. Honda ePrice range - To be announced in Ireland.
Pros - Great urban car, easy to drive, app to precondition the car.
Cons - Limited range, pretty expensive.
Charging - 4 hours on a 7.4 kW charging box at your house; up to 80% on a 50kW or 100kW DC public rapid charger in just 30 min;
19 hours to charge through normal three-pin domestic socket.
2. Tesla Model 3Price range - €48,900-€64,490.
Pros - Exceptional look, spacious, allow to use one of 16,100 public Superchargers, built-in Netflix,
car uses its battery reserves (Model Y).
Cons - Handy features you can also find in a BMW 3 series; need to pay a good bit for Full Self-Driving Package. To use public Superchargers you have to pay as you go with Model 3.
Charging - Using 7kW wallbox you will get 22 miles, per hour of charging
1. Porsche TaycanPrice range - €115,375-€192,197.
Pros - Massively fast, great to drive; it the fastest charging EV on the planet; zero road-tax; benefits with ‘My Porsche’ account.
Cons - Pioneering not cheap, would be great to have more space in the back.
Charging - up to 350 kW; enough to add 100 km (62 miles) of range in just five minutes.

What do think about them? Definitely find which you like.. Yes, clearly it is not an easy decision to make as you might don’t know for sure what else you have to consider together with buying a car. We can give you all tips you need, email us or call us.

Firstly, advantages of driving electric cars in Ireland are:

  • 74% reduction in transport costs compared to a comparable new diesel engine car;
  • lowest rate of motor tax at €120 per annum.

What else to consider together with your the best electric vehicle:

  • Make sure you claim up to €600 towards the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle home charger unit.
  • Keep in mind when choosing an electric car that there are too many 7kW chargers out there, not enough 50kW or 100kW DC ones.
  • The best way to charge your EV is by using home charger installed in you garage or at the back/front of your house

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