On sale since: 2013 (7 years)
Still the best for: meshing clever EV engineering and brave style
BMW’s i range hasn’t set off a sales avalanche. The i8 sports car has been killed off (boo) and the i3 isn’t getting a direct replacement. But thanks to battery tech evolution, it’s now got twice the range it offered when first released, while its carbon fibre construction is way more advanced than the much newer Mini Electric or Honda e. Then again, they’re actually selling quite well.