These compact EVs make great city cars!
Zippy, pretty, tiny and smart
Ready to ride the electric wave of the future, urban dweller? Here are our picks for the best, compact electric cars for navigating the concrete jungle. Designed to thrive in the hustle and bustle of urban streets, these peppy EVs plugin perfectly with city life. Whether you’re popping into a shop, darting over to the office, or just tooling around town with your family or friends, you’ll be nimble, quick, and city slick driving any one of these plug-in vehicles. With low running costs, advanced tech, and connectivity galore, these city-sized EVs are sure to make your daily grind greener, safer, smarter and easier.
The French city car that revolutionized electric driving
Long before tiny EVs became a big thing, Renault proved its electric pioneering spirit with ZOE. From the moment it arrived on the market, this compact plugin democratized electric mobility with its affordable functionality, advanced energy efficiency, and groundbreaking technology. No wonder ZOE has been Europe’s top-selling electric car for the past decade! Beneath its aerodynamic lines lies an innovative electrical architecture that enables instant responsiveness—which results in a smooth, silent, and dare we say, ‘delightful’ city driving experience. Glide through gritty streets and crowded chaos safely, while comfortably cocooned in the ZOE’s intuitive digital environment. Vive la révolution électrique!
King of the urban jungle
What do you mean, electric motor and seductive design don't go together? Sure they do! Just look at the Peugeot e-208. It shows its teeth - literally - with a lot of innovative, high-tech features. From the unique light signature and 17" aerodynamic diamond cut alloy-wheels to the refined Alcantara interior and 3D instrument panel. With its power output of 100 kW (136 hp) and instant torque of 260 Nm, the e-208 resolutely emerges as king of the urban jungle. Without a roar, but with all the comfort. Moreover, it is one of the fastest-charging compact electric cars on the market. It takes less than half an hour to charge your battery back to 80% at a fast charging station. These charging stations are easily found via the exclusive MyPeugeot and Free2Move services.
Fiat 500 electric
The urban-designed electric with star appeal
Redesigned to improve on its predecessor, the Fiat 500 electric takes urban mobility to the next level, literally. The first small EV equipped with Level 2 autonomous driving, means your virtual “co-pilot” comes with the package. Think traffic sign recognition, autonomous emergency braking and a driver attention monitoring systems. And for such a small car it boasts a pretty big range—320 km in the top versions, in fact. You can choose from three variants – cabrio, hatchback and 3+1, available with a 24 or 42 kWh battery. And to absolutely ensure you arrive at your destination, you can drive it in three different power modes. Welcome to the urban jungle!
Electric mobility for all
Developed and deliverd with a net carbon-neutral balance, VW’s all-electric ID.3 ushers in a new era of sustainable driving. Powered by three battery size choices, each can cover your standard driving routine on one charge. And with the biggest battery (77 kWh, net) on full charge, you can travel up to 540. The ID3 is as cute as a bug, in that same loveable, VW way and as long as a Golf, but with more space inside. Its also packed with lots of advanced high-tech, like an “augmented reality” heads-up display and voice-activated controls triggered by saying “Hello ID.” In a nutshell, it’s a fun, friendly EV designed for the people and planet.
Charming, clever, and city-sized
Meet the Honda e, the Japanese brand’s first electric car for Europe. This compact EV offers everything a city-dweller needs in one charmingly retro-styled package—its clever, comfortable, refined and fun, and packed with a punch of pizzaz. Its 35.5kWh battery powers a 152bhp electric motor, but its the 315Nm of torque that really gives this car its character. Besides being a cool-looking electric, the Honda ‘e’ could be said to stand for ‘exceptional’ usability, ‘everyday’ commuting and ‘evolving’ car-owner connectivity, Everything about it is suitably in sync for a cutting-edge, human-centred driving experience. All in all, it’s a strong first foray into the world of modern electrification from Honda.