Some electric cars look and feel very futuristic, which can be a bit intimidating if you’re used to more conventional models. The i4 is much more familiar because it’s the electric version of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. It feels very similar to a petrol or diesel car, which could make your switch to electric easier. It’s great to drive, feeling sportier than any other car on this list, and it has a spacious interior and comes very well equipped. It also boasts engine-like sounds created by Oscar-winning movie composer Hans Zimmer, which play through the sound system while you drive. But you can turn them off if you’re not a fan.
The eDrive 40 Sport is the most affordable i4 model, and gives you a range of up to 365 miles, according to official figures. It can cope with charging speeds up to 205Kw, so if you can find a super-fast charger, recharging the 84kWh battery from empty to 80% takes just 34 minutes; from a 50kW charger the same recharge takes 83 minutes.