Munich’s beloved 5 Series premium saloon is set to become even more refined in next-generation guise, thanks to the addition of electric powertrains. Two versions of the i5 will be offered: the rear-wheel drive eDrive40, with 335bhp, and the four-wheel drive M60 xDrive, with 593bhp. Each receives an 81.2kWh lithium-ion battery, allowing the more efficient eDrive40 to deliver a claimed range of 296-362 miles per charge.
Hyundai Kona Electric
Much like its sibling, the Kia Niro EV, the Kona Electric is a solid all-rounder at a competitive price. There’s a lot to like, including the notable increase in interior quality compared with the old Kona Electric, as well as the improved practicality. It isn’t exactly an inspiring car to drive, but we would challenge you to name a circa-£35k electric crossover that is.
Vauxhall Corsa Electric
More efficient motors and a larger 51kWh battery mean the facelifted Corsa Electric (née Corsa-e) is now capable of driving up to 246 miles between charges. Prices for a 134bhp version start from £32,445, while the 154bhp variant costs £38,585 – significantly more than the rival Renault Zoe.
Electric cars arriving in November
Kia’s most expensive and luxurious car to date is a flexible family hauler, available with a six- or seven-seat interior layout. Prices start from £64,955, which gets you a seven-seater with a 336-mile range and a 200bhp motor driving the rear axle. Early signs point to it being a highly credible rival to Germany’s best.
Volkswagen ID 7
Volkswagen’s latest electric car sits in a class almost of its own: it’s set to be significantly cheaper than the BMW i5 mentioned earlier, at roughly £50,000, yet offer similar proportions and a significantly greater range of 382 miles. Deliveries are expected to begin in November, following production delays as VW scales back EV production. A high-performance GTX version will follow next year.