Petrolheads have a fairly long list of gripes when it comes to electric cars, and lack of dynamism tends to be fairly high up.
Grudgingly, they will accept that many family EVs are quicker off the line than most hot hatches, but they take a lot of convincing that a zero emissions vehicle can be as entertaining to drive as an ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) car.
It’s certainly true that electric cars can’t match the sensual treats of a petrol car, because there’s no noise, no smells and no manual gearboxes in the silent, single-speed world of EVs.
However, as the electric vehicles below demonstrate, some manufacturers have produced cars that don’t just boast instant torque, they’ve also cracked the driving dynamics, thanks to clever engineering, electronics and keeping the centre of gravity as low as possible by placing the battery packs underneath the car between the axles.
The prices below are correct as of April 2023. EV ranges quoted use official WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) figures achieved in a laboratory. Real world ranges will vary.
So, here are 10 of the most engaging EVs on the market, in no particular order…