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  • BMW i3

    Price: £34,130
    Specs: 170bhp, 184lb ft, 0-62mph 7.9secs, VMax 93mph, 470mpg, CO2 13g/km

    The first all-electric BMW available to the masses. BMW-y drive, clever interior, and the option of a tiny motorbike engine to extend the range. It's brilliant.

    Top Gear's BMW i3 review

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  • BMW i8

    Price: £104,540
    Specs: 372bhp, 421lb ft, 0-62mph 4.4secs, VMax 155mph, 113mpg, CO2 49g/km

    A hybrid that can also go toe-to-toe with a Porsche 911? That'll be the stunning i8. Stunning design, amazing powertrain and just so intoxicating to live with. The future's here.

    Top Gear's BMW i8 review

  • Vauxhall Ampera

    Price: £34,995
    Specs: 150bhp, 272lb ft, 0-62mph 8.7secs, VMax 99mph, 235mpg, CO2 27g/km

    The best of both worlds? Petrol-electric range extender solves traditional EV limitations and offers emissions-free motoring around town. Pricey, mind.

    Top Gear's Vauxhall Ampera review

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  • Volkswagen e-Golf

    Price: £30,845
    Specs: 115bhp, 199lb ft, 0-62mph 10.4secs, VMax 87mph, NAmpg, CO2 0g/km

    Looks like a Golf, feels like a Golf, drives like a Golf. Only more silently and with a bit of range anxiety. Electricity takes a step into the mainstream.

    Top Gear's Volkswagen e-Golf review

  • Nissan Leaf

    Price: £26,490
    Specs: 109bhp, 206lb ft, 0-62mph 11.9secs, VMax 90mph, NAmpg, CO2 NA g/km

    All-electric hatch proves the era of battery-only motoring is getting closer, but limited range means this won't be your only family car... yet.

    Top Gear's Nissan Leaf review

  • Tesla Model S P85D

    Price: £87,835 (before £5000 UK government plug-in vehicle subsidy)
    Specs: 762bhp, 740lb ft, 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds, Vmax 155mph, n/a mpg, 0g/km CO2, 295-mile range

    Now available with a power upgrade from 682bhp to 762bhp, the most amazing thing about the all-wheel drive Model S isn’t its hypercar acceleration. It’s that, thanks to a growing quick-charger network and respectable range, this is the world’s most versatile everyday EV. And look, Ludicrous Mode!

    Top Gear's Tesla Model S P85D review

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