The UK government has brought forward their ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. Now coming into force from 2030, the ban aims to lower carbon emissions and help reduce our impact on the environment. Hybrid cars are also now being included in this proposal, with the sale of new hybrids being banned from 2035. So, what does this mean for your car moving forward?

While these cars can still be driven until 2050, they will eventually be eliminated from the roads entirely. With that in mind, 2021 could be the perfect year to make the switch to electric. To encourage those replacing their cars to make the change, the government is offering a £3,000 electric car grant to help towards the cost of vehicles up to £50,000. 

Thankfully, car manufacturers are doing their bit to facilitate the switch too – releasingplenty of new models year upon year. 2021 is no exception, with a selection of great electric vehicles boasting impressive efficiency, mileage range and aesthetics. Read on as we look at eight impressive electric cars coming out in 2021. 

1. Citroen e-C4 

The latest generation Citroen C4 goes on sale in early 2021. For the first time, the C4 is available in an entirely electric model, perfect for fitting in with the upcoming new proposal and keeping your emissions low. You can expect to reach 0-62mph in 9.7 seconds, with a top speed of 93mph. You can even get 217 miles out of one full charge, giving you enough mileage for most trips. 

2. Fiat 500 

We’ve all heard of, seen and maybe even driven the classic Fiat 500. The unique design is recognisable across the globe. But in 2021, there is a new model coming to the market that is in keeping with the fuel-efficiency needed in today’s society. Available in four models, the Fiat 500 electric vehicles have a range of features, including panoramic sunroof, lane control, traffic sign recognition and fast charge. The maximum charge only provides 84 miles, however, so may be better suited to city living. 

3. Volvo XC40 Recharge 

This new model is Volvo’s first ever electric vehicle. The twin electric motors deliver 402bhp and you can get an impressive 248 miles for each charge. The car is certainly nippy too, reaching 62mph in just 4.9 seconds, with a near silent engine giving you a smooth drive every time. 

4. Audi RS E-tron GT 

If you’re after a sportier design that can get you from A to B in style, the Audi RS E-tron GT is the one for you. This new electric car uses a 96kWh battery, that will get you 248 miles of range out of each charge. And the car is as quick as it is eco-friendly, taking you to 62mph in under 3.5 seconds. If you’re looking to help reduce your carbon footprint whilst maintaining the speed, look and feel of your car, this new Audi is the perfect choice. 

5. Mazda MX-30 

For something a little more affordable, yet still fuel-efficient and stylish, the new electric Mazda replicates the feel of driving a traditional engine without the emissions. The reasonable price point, combined with the electric car grant, this is a great choice for families, young professionals or those looking for the ideal run-around. The Mazda will give you 130 miles of range from each charge, so is ideal for those doing shorter journeys or for city living. 

6. Ford Mustang Mach-E 

The new Ford Mustang has caused a little controversy ahead of its release in early 2021. As the first electric car to be named after the iconic Mustang, it has a unique body-style that has sparked question amongst Mustang fans. This model is one of the quickest of our list, hitting 60mph in 5.5 seconds. A full GT model is expected to be released later in 2021 that is expected to be even quicker. 

7. Nissan Ariya 

Following on from the hugely popular Nissan Leaf, which was the company’s first electric model, the Ariya is set to have even more of an impact. Coming in the latter half of 2021, this SUV can give you up to 310 miles of range out of just one charge, making it the most efficient of the cars in this list. The twin-motor engine is relatively quick too, covering 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds. 

8. Skoda Enyaq iV 

This fully electric SUV comes in two different battery sizes, giving you between 242 and 316 miles from one charge. The new Skoda will be available to buy in the UK from early 2021, giving you plenty of time to search for the perfect model. With the UK plug-in car grant, you can even get a bit of financial help setting up an electric car charging point at your home. 

Securing your dream car 

While the Government’s £3,000 grant makes the switch to electric a bit easier on the bank balance, most people will still need a bit of help paying for their car up front. That’s where My Car Credit can lend a hand.  

We compare deals from a network of 27 trusted lenders to find you an affordable way to pay for your car in monthly installments. Everything can be done online for your convenience, meaning you’re just a few clicks away from the best electric cars coming out in 2021. Check your car finance eligibility online today or get in touch with our team for more information. 

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