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Have You Got An Electric Personality? We Line Up 6 EVs And Their Best Personality Matches For World EV Day

As we celebrate World EV Day, you might be tempted to make the switch from internal combustion to pure electric power when leasing your next vehicle. But which electric vehicle (EV) should you choose? We select 6 of the best electric cars currently on sale and match them to a few personality traits, so that you can lease your perfect new zero-emissions EV.

Nissan Leaf 110kW 40kWh: The Trend-Setter

nissan leaf blog (1) Electric Range: 168 miles | Max Charging Rate: 50kW | Charging Time At Max Rate: 1hr | Battery Size: 40kWh | Power And Drive: 110kW/150hp, Front-Wheel Drive | 0-62mph: 7.9secs

How could we celebrate World EV Day and NOT mention the pioneer of affordable, daily-usable electric vehicles? The Nissan Leaf has led the way on mobilising the masses to take up zero-emissions driving, ever since it appeared way back in 2010, and that’s why it will brilliantly suit the trend-setters out there – people who like to lead from the front, adopting the latest fashions and styles as early as possible. Better still, we’ve got a great deal on the well-specified N-Connecta model with the 40kWh battery and 150hp motor, so you get a practical, spacious and attractive EV hatchback for a very reasonable monthly price.

Renault Zoe: The Pragmatist

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Electric Range: 238-245 miles | Max Charging Rate: 22-50kW | Charging Time At Max Rate: 3hrs-1hr 10mins | Battery Size: 52kWh | Power And Drive: 80kw/108hp-100kW/136hp, Front-Wheel Drive | 0-62mph: 11.4-9.5secs

You’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to make a song and dance about things – and you’re not keen on the idea of your electric car looking like some kind of prop from a science-fiction movie. Therefore, the Renault Zoe is perfect for you, as it’s one of the most conventional-looking EVs out there. Renault offers the Zoe with a choice of 2 different electric motors, called R110 and R135, and only the most basic R110 model lacks for 50kW DC charging – which means any ‘Rapid Charge’ version can replenish its battery in little more than an hour of being plugged in to the mains. After which, you’ll have about 240 miles of electric driving capability, in a practical car which seats 5 and which has a 338-1275-litre boot. It’s a ‘normal’ hatchback, then; just one that so happens to be zero-emission in the process.

MG ZS: The Bargain-Hunter

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Electric Range: 163 miles | Max Charging Rate: 76kW | Charging Time At Max Rate: 35mins | Battery Size: 44.5kWh | Power And Drive: 105kW/143hp, Front-Wheel Drive | 0-62mph: 8.2secs

Those who love to grab a bargain and get as much value as they can for their money will love the MG ZS EV. It is a fully electric, practical SUV, only for the monthly leasing costs of a compact petrol hatchback. Not only that, but MG’s generosity with the kit means the upper of 2 trim levels – called Exclusive – comes with things like adaptive cruise control, a panoramic roof, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera, air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system with satnav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a whole host of driver assist features up to and including Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and other items such as automatic lights and wipers. That’s a whole bundle of toys for not a huge heap of cash.

DS 3 E-Tense: The Maverick

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Electric Range: 191-206 miles | Max Charging Rate: 100kW | Charging Time At Max Rate: 30mins | Battery Size: 50kWh | Power And Drive: 100kW/136hp, Front-Wheel Drive | 0-62mph: 8.7secs

For those who love to be different and stand out from the crowd, the DS 3 Crossback is the car you want. It sits on the same electrical underpinnings as the Peugeot E-208 and Vauxhall Corsa-E, but is more conscientiously stylish than either. It’s also a small crossover, so it stands taller than other machines in this class which gives its driver great visibility, and the interior is festooned with diamond patterns to make you feel all upmarket and special while you’re driving it. Not only that, but a mighty 100kW DC maximum charging rate means it’ll only take half-an-hour to dump 80% of the battery’s charge into the DS, so you can grab a quick coffee on the go while you wait for the E-Tense to briskly replenish its power reserves.

Polestar 2: The Connoisseur

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Electric Range: 260-335 miles | Max Charging Rate: 150kW | Charging Time At Max Rate: 40mins | Battery Size: 64-78kWh | Power And Drive: 165kw/224hp-300kW/408hp, Front- Or 4-Wheel Drive | 0-62mph: 7.4-4.7secs

When you’re the kind of person who appreciates the beauty of sculpture and who really loves a feeling of quality in everything you own and use, then the EV for you is most definitely the Polestar 2. You won’t get many better-looking, better-built cars than this zero-emission machine – and that counts equally whether they’re powered by fossil fuels or electric only. From its chunky, classy bodywork to a simply gorgeous, minimalist interior – dominated by a huge 11-inch touchscreen powered by Google, so it’s suitably cutting-edge to use – the Polestar 2 oozes pure brilliance. Beyond that, the Swedish company offers 2 battery pack sizes and a choice of single- (front-wheel drive) or dual-motor (all-wheel drive) set-ups for you to choose from, all of which will provide you with getting on for 300 miles of range. If you can afford it, go for the twin-motor Long Range AWD, because its 408hp makes the Polestar 2 with the Performance Pack thoroughly excellent to drive.

Tesla Model 3 Performance: The Thrill-Seeker

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Electric Range: 352 miles | Max Charging Rate: 250kW | Charging Time At Max Rate: 20mins | Battery Size: 82kWh | Power And Drive: 340kW/462hp, 4-Wheel Drive | 0-62mph: 3.1secs

One of the main appealing factors of electric cars is their instant torque – this means they feel really fast for acceleration, as the electric motor(s) can deploy lots of force at the wheels almost immediately, with no waiting for turbos and gearboxes and other components that can otherwise introduce lag. And that means that those who love a hit of adrenaline on a regular basis ought to give the Tesla Model 3 Performance a whirl. The US company does offer other, lesser versions of the Model 3, with single-motor arrangements, but the range-topping Performance delivers a socking great 462hp. That means 0-62mph in a supercar-rivalling 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 162mph – and an electric car that should definitely satisfy the thrill-seekers out there.

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