Published: 24 May 2022
Small cars are ideal for driving around town. They tend to feel light and nippy, which makes it easy to get through traffic or dart down side streets, and slotting into a tight parking space is a doddle.
Everything that’s good about small cars also applies to their electric versions, with the bonus that they produce no exhaust emissions, so you’re helping to keep the air cleaner in the city or town where you live. Electric cars can also cost a lot less to run than a petrol or diesel model depending on where you charge the battery, and rapid advances in battery technology mean that many have enough range to make longer journeys possible on a full charge.
There’s an ever-increasing number of small electric cars available to buy new or used, with variety to suit all needs and tastes. Here’s our pick of the best, four of which are available new and four that can be bought used.