The 5 best family electric cars that aren’t a Tesla

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Despite being some of the most popular family electric cars on the market, Tesla is no longer the only option for those looking to switch to an eco-friendly car. We know the Tesla-style design isn’t everyone’s cup of tea so what are some off all-electric options?

As families are jumping on the electric bandwagon, manufacturers are heavily pushing family-orientated electric cars. The best options to consider are those with an impressive range, attention-grabbing design and comfy interior. With the cost of living rising, it’s as important to look for an electric car with a reasonable price tag. 

5. Hyundai Ioniq 5

With the Ioniq 5, Hyundai has taken a leap to becoming one of the main players in the EV market. The compact all-electric crossover has some serious style which is matched by equally impressive stats. For those looking for family electric cars, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 really does tick all the boxes.

The Ioniq 5 comes with two different battery sizes which offers an electric range from 238 miles to 300 miles. This is enough for any family road trips, but the real saving grace is the Ioniq 5’s charging abilities. 

The car supports 800V charging, which means you can top up to 80% in around 18 minutes. In comparison, the Peugeot e-208 and Mercedes EQA both take around 30 minutes to reach the same charge. What’s more is the Ioniq 5 can actually be used to charge other electrical items while stationary thanks to the Vehicle to Load charging system. 

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Once inside the vehicle, drivers will notice Hyundai’s standout infotainment system that is clear, simple and driver-friendly. Top-spec models benefit from a heads up display as well as a Bose stereo. However, all versions of the Ioniq 5 have an excellent twin screen set-up with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Don’t be fooled by the Ioniq 5’s hatchback style as it’s surprisingly roomy. The design of the whole car is focused hugely on comfort and ease of use. This leaves plenty of interior space for the driver and passengers. There’s definitely enough room to cope with the rigours of family life.

You can purchase a new Hyundai Ioniq 5 from around £36,000. Alternatively, you could hire one from EVision Electric Vehicles from just £34.68 per day! We currently have both the 2WD and 4WD models available here.

4. Polestar 2

Co-owned by Volvo and Geely, the Polestar 2 was the brand’s first attempt at an all-electric car. It’s clear the Polestar 2 is full of style, but it’s a real testament to how the brand has and will continue to evolve.  The Polestar 2 is another all-electric hatchback and a great alternative to the Tesla Model 3

With a 78kWh battery fitted, the Polestar 2 has a realistic driving range of 232 miles. Meanwhile the Long Range Single model and Twin dual-motor can manage 336 miles and 298 miles respectively. On the go, the Polestar 2 can be charged from 15% – 80% in a  minimal 20 minutes using a 150kW charge point. 

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When it comes to design, Polestar has taken a minimalistic approach. It has a classy, Volvo-like feel to the interior except it’s slightly more upmarket. As standard the Polestar 2 comes with vegan leather upholstery, but this can be swapped out for real leather for those who want it.

Meanwhile, the open and airy feel to the interior makes the car as a whole feel huge on the inside. In the rear, there’s more than enough room for children, car seats and adults to sit comfortably. Plus, the glass panoramic roof makes the Polestar 2 feel roomy and gives more than enough head room. 

The Polestar 2 does come with a slightly bigger price tag of £40,000, but that is considerably less than the £49,500 the Model 3 will put you back. If you’re looking to hire a Polestar 2, you can do so from EVision from £37.36 per day here.

3. Ford Mustang Mach-E

Placing a Mustang badge on an all-electric crossover may seem surprising, but we can’t lie – it works. That’s why we’ve ranked the Ford Mustang Mach-E third on our list of our favourite family electric cars. The attention-grabbing look matched with impressive specifications means the Mustang Mach-E is almost out of the league of its competitors. 

With a starting price of £47,500, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is the most expensive family EV on our list, but we think the price is justified. You can choose between rear or all-wheel drive models, both of which offer either standard or extended range set-ups with a maximum driving range of 379 miles.

The extended range line up does have slightly superior charging abilities which are capable of 150kW. This could charge Mach-E to 80% in around 45 minutes. Whereas the standard range models only have charging capacity of up to 115kW. Even with the lower charging capacity, Ford still predicts it will only take 38 minutes for the Mach-E to reach 80% charge.

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Of course, the design of the Mach-E is bound to be subjective but we love it. Trading on its iconic sports car’s name, Ford has done a decent job making the Mach-E look muscly and luxurious without being cheap or tacky. Inside, the premium feel continues as high-end surfaces and brilliant technology features throughout. 

Even basic models come with an impressive infotainment 15.5-inch touchscreen, 10.2-inch digital display, a rear view camera and dual-zone climate control. Plus, the extended range models all come with a Bang and Olufsen sound system and a glass panoramic roof. 

We know the Mach-E is slightly more pricey than our other family electric cars but you are getting a lot for your money. Plus, if you’re not quite ready to splash the cash, why not consider hiring a Ford Mustang Mach-E? Here at EVision, you can rent a Mach-E for a day, week, months or longer from £40.04 per day.

2. Kia EV6

Despite being a sibling car to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, we can’t help but love the Kia EV6 so much more! Its reliable 300-plus mile range, fast charging capabilities and decent level of equipment mean that this crossover is one of the best family electric cars to date. Since being released last year, the Kia EV6 has already racked up a number of awards, including the WhatCar? Car of the Year 2022.

There’s a couple of different models of the Kia EV6 which can impact the driving range, but all of them are well over 300 miles. The all-wheel drive models have an estimated range of around 314 miles, meanwhile the rear-wheel drive models can travel 328 miles before needing to be topped up. 

A great advantage of driving the EV6 is that it comes with ultra-fast charging capabilities. If you’re able to plug into a 350kWh charger, you’ll see the EV6 gain 80% of its battery power in just 18 minutes.

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The on-board technology is a standard out feature too. The dashboard is dominated by two 12.3-inch curved displays. One of which is a digital instrument display and the other controls the infotainment. In terms of space, the Kia EV6 provides a similar amount to the Hyundai Ioniq 5. It remains a comfortable family car with very little noise from the battery. 

The EV6’s sportier design includes a lower roofline in the rear, which could affect the head room for adult passengers. But, a completely flat floor helps to create more leg room throughout. 

Plus, the Kia EV6 remains pretty well priced at around £44,000. What is there to dislike? Do your bit to curb climate change and hire a Kia EV6 from EVision from just £37.36 per day. 

1. Volkswagen ID.4

Following in the footsteps of the more compact Volkswagen ID.3, this family SUV offers more usable space, a comfortable ride and practical range. This makes the ID.4 our favourite family electric car on the market, and at a great price.

You can buy a brand new Volkswagen ID.4 from £37,000 which we think is a brilliant price for what it offers. Plus, now the Government has decided to scrap the plug-in grant which allowed electric car buyers to receive financial support, it’s more important that manufacturers dedicate their time to producing affordable EVs.

Depending on the model, the Volkswagen ID.4 has a driving range of up to 315 miles and can be recharged in just 30 minutes. All of Volkswagen’s pure electric vehicles are built on their MEB architecture, which can also be seen on a range of other VW Group cars, such as the Audi Q4 e-tron. As a whole, the design is sleek, minimalistic and smart but the interior really sells the car.

Even the most basic models of the ID.4 come with an impressive range of features, including LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and sat-nav. Drivers can also add some luxury with heated seats, wireless smartphone charging and dual-zone climate control. 

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Upgrading your ID.4 will also give you larger alloy wheels, privacy glass and a panoramic glass roof. Although, the Max versions and above also add a larger 12-inch infotainment screen and heads-up display.

Want to test out our favourite family electric SUV? Why not consider hiring a Volkswagen ID.4 before you make the switch to buy an electric car? You can rent an ID.4 from just £26.66 per day here at EVision. Don’t forget, that covers all of your maintenance, servicing and breakdown costs too!

* All information correct as of 11/08/2022.

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