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Audi e-tron quattro

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Price range: €66,990 to €91,810 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 336-436km (WLTP)
Battery details: 71-95kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 230-265kW twin-motor four-wheel-drive system (300kW on overboost)
Maximum power output: 312-360hp (402hp in overboost)
Maximum torque output: 540-561Nm (664Nm in overboost)
Fastest recharging rate: 150kW
0-100km/h: 6.6-6.8 seconds (5.7 seconds in overboost)
Energy consumption: 22.4-26.4kWh per 100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Audi Q5

Audi's e-tron quattro is a hugely satisfying electric car, with exceptional refinement and a high level of luxury about it. It's not exciting to drive, perhaps, but it is very pleasant. Looks good too. The newer e-tron '50' model is much more affordable, so long as you can live with less equipment, performance and range, while there's also the more rakish e-tron Sportback to consider.

Read our Audi e-tron reviews

BMW i3

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Price range: €36,649 to €39,435 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 270-310km (WLTP)
Battery details: 42.2kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 125-135kW single rear-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 170hp (184hp for i3s)
Maximum torque output: 250Nm (270Nm for i3s)
Fastest recharging rate: 50kW
0-100km/h: 7.3 seconds (6.9 seconds for i3s)
Energy consumption: 13.1kWh per 100km (WLTP - 14.6kW/h for i3s)
Similarly-sized conventional car: BMW 1 Series

BMW's quirky little i3 isn't everyone's cup of tea - that odd styling, the fact that it's strictly a four-seater, those weird rear-hinged doors - but six years on from its launch it's still a cracking EV, with swift performance, sharp(ish) handling and a gorgeous cabin. The i3s model is marginally faster, but not really worth the extra price or reduction in range.

Read our BMW i3 reviews

Hyundai Ioniq

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Price range: €29,745 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 311km (WLTP)
Battery details: 38.3kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 100kW single front-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 136hp
Maximum torque output: 295Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 100kW
0-100km/h: 9.9 seconds
Energy consumption: n/a
Similarly-sized conventional car: Hyundai i30

Hyundai's Leaf rival gets an upgrade for 2020 with a larger battery and a slightly more powerful electric motor. Just like the outgoing model, though, it's a simple, sensible car with a roomy, comfy, interior and decent range - sufficient for the occasional long motorway journey. It may lack the wow factor of some other electric cars, but it's decently priced.

Read our Hyundai Ioniq reviews

Hyundai Kona Electric

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Price range: €38,130 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 449km (WLTP)
Battery details: 64kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 150kW single front-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 204hp
Maximum torque output: 395Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 100kW
0-100km/h: 7.6 seconds
Energy consumption: 14.3kWh per 100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Hyundai Kona

The electric Kona has been a smash hit in Ireland already, and is one of the prime drivers in the current spike in electric car sales. Not hard to see why, really - a trusted brand, a good-looking car, a massive battery with a long one-charge range (and a realistic one, too). The only fly in the ointment is the hefty price tag, but that doesn't seem to be putting many off.

Read our Hyundai Kona Electric review

Jaguar I-Pace

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Price range: €92,895 to €109,285 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 415-470km (WLTP)
Battery details: 90kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 294kW twin motor four-wheel drive
Maximum power output: 400hp
Maximum torque output: 696Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 104kW
0-100km/h: 4.8 seconds
Energy consumption: 35.4-39.9kWh per 100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Jaguar F-Pace

Jag's gorgeous I-Pace was really the first EV to truly blow our minds. Aside from the looks, it has genuine sports car performance from its 400hp powertrain, and decent (if not quite as mind-blowing as we'd like) one-charge range. The interior is pretty lovely too, and the handling is excellent, once you allow for the chunky kerb weight.

Read our Jaguar I-Pace reviews

Kia e-Niro

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Price range: €33,495 to €37,495 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 312-450km (WLTP)
Battery details: 64kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 100-150kW front-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 136-204hp
Maximum torque output: 295-395Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 77kW
0-100km/h: 7.8-9.9 seconds
Energy consumption: 15.8kWh per 100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Kia Niro

Kia's e-Niro comes in two flavours, with a lower-power, smaller-battery, cheaper-price model available. Most of the interest is in the more expensive 64kWh battery model though, and with real-world one-charge range of 420km it's not hard to see why. More conventional looking than the e-Soul, which should help its sales chances.

Read our Kia e-Niro review

Kia e-Soul

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Price range: €31,995 to €37,495 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 312-450km (WLTP)
Battery details: 64kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 100-150kW front-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 136-204hp
Maximum torque output: 295-395Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 77kW
0-100km/h: 7.8-9.9 seconds
Energy consumption: 15.8kWh per 100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Kia XCeed

Kia's e-Soul is one of our favourite EVs right now, not least because it's so darned funky looking. Not everyone's cup of tea, but we think it's pretty cool. Cabin looks and feels classier than that of the e-Niro, and it's slightly cheaper than Hyundai's similarly-sized Kona. Quite good fun to drive, too.

Read our Kia e-Soul review

Mercedes-Benz EQC

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Price range: €89,450 to €105,882 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 417km (WLTP)
Battery details: 80kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 300kW twin-motor four-wheel drive
Maximum power output: 408hp
Maximum torque output: 760Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 112kW
0-100km/h: 5.1 seconds
Energy consumption: 19.7-20.8kWh/100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Mercedes-Benz GLC

Merc's EQC is both new and old - new battery, new electric motors, but mounted to an old(ish) GLC platform. That brings compromises in terms of packaging and weight, but in spite of a smaller battery than most of the competition, it's quick to drive. Lovely interior, but a touch cramped.

Read our Mercedes-Benz EQC review

MINI Electric

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Price range: €27,765 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 235-270km (WLTP)
Battery details: 32.6kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 135kW single front-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 184hp
Maximum torque output: 270Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 50kW DC
0-100km/h: 7.3 seconds
Energy consumption: 15.5-18kWh/100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: MINI Cooper S

The electric MINI has been a long time coming (prototypes were first built a decade ago), but it seems worth the wait, with the usual cheeky styling (love those alloy wheels) and the usual MINI handling. It's quite short on range, though, so may struggle against some rivals.

Read our MINI Electric review

Nissan Leaf

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Price range: €28,690 to €40,500 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 270-385km (WLTP)
Battery details: 40-62kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 100-159kW single front-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 150-217hp
Maximum torque output: 320-340Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 100kW
0-100km/h: 6.9-7.9 seconds
Energy consumption: 16.3-20kWh/100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Volkswagen Golf

Nissan's big-selling Leaf does an excellent job of making electric motoring look and feel totally normal. Slightly disappointing range of the basic 40kWh model made up for by the newer (and much more expensive) 62kWh version. Interior a bit dull, and so is the chassis, but it's roomy and quite good looking.

Read our Nissan Leaf reviews

Peugeot e-208

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Price range: €27,334 to €32,660 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 340km (WLTP)
Battery details: 50kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 100kW single front-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 136hp
Maximum torque output: 260Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 100kW DC
0-100km/h: 8.1 seconds
Energy consumption: 15kWh/100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Peugeot 208

Peugeot's electric e-208 doesn't shout about its battery status with its styling, but then the regular 208 is so striking to look at that it doesn't really need to. Peppy performance combines with a high-quality cabin and a capable chassis. Price is decent, too.

Read our Peugeot e-208 review

Porsche Taycan

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Price range: €115,375 to €192,127
Maximum range between charges: 462km (WLTP)
Battery details: 79.2-93.4kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: one on each axle with 320-560kW
Maximum power output: 761hp
Maximum torque output: 1,050Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 270kW DC
0-100km/h: as low as 2.8 seconds
Energy consumption: 21.1-24.5kWh/100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Taycan is, arguably, one of the company's most important products ever, as it makes the transition from being a producer of emotive sports cars (and SUVs of course) powered by internal combustion to one powered solely by electricity. It's an astounding creation, though not cheap to buy.

Read our Porsche Taycan reviews

Renault Zoe

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Price range: €26,990 to €31,990 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 386-395km (WLTP)
Battery details: 52kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 80-100kW single front-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 108-135hp
Maximum torque output: 225-245Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 50kW
0-100km/h: 9.5-11.4 seconds
Energy consumption: TBA
Similarly-sized conventional car: Renault Clio

Renault's Zoe gets a massive update for 2020, with a bigger battery, longer range and the option of a rapid 135hp motor. It looks a little sharper too, and the cabin feels like a more high-quality item. Pricing is pretty sharp, so expect this to do big business, especially with that near-400km range.

Read our Renault Zoe reviews

Renault Twizy

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Price range: €9,995 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 60km (WLTP)
Battery details: 6.1kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 13kW single rear-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 17hp
Maximum torque output: 57Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 7.4kW
0-100km/h: n/a
Energy consumption: n/a

Renault's Twizy is among the maddest cars we've driven (if it actually is a car). No Ferrari draws as many looks nor smiles from the pavement, but for god's sake don't try and take it on the motorway. Limited in every performance metric, but crazy fun in the right circumstances. Doors optional.

Read our Renault Twizy review

Tesla Model 3

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Price range: €48,900 to €61,990 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 409-560km (WLTP)
Battery details: 54-75kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 211kW single rear-mounted motor or 307-353kW dual-motor four-wheel drive
Maximum power output: 283-473hp
Maximum torque output: 510-639Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 250kW Supercharger
0-100km/h: 3.4-5.6 seconds
Energy consumption: 16-18kWh/100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: BMW 3 Series

Tesla's new, hugely anticipated Model 3 has begun Irish deliveries. Can it live up to the massive hype? Pretty much, yeah. As ever with Tesla, it's a work in progress, but performance, range and overall quality are good. It's great to drive, too.

Read our Tesla Model 3 review

Tesla Model S

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Price range: €89,800 to €106,600 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 590-610km (WLTP)
Battery details: 100kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 311-451kW dual-motor four-wheel drive
Maximum power output: 417-605hp
Maximum torque output: 660-931Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 250kW Supercharger
0-100km/h: 3.8-2.6 seconds
Energy consumption: 21-22kWh/100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: BMW 5 Series

Tesla's Model S has been around a while now, but its performance goes from strength to strength. Has a long enough range to consign range anxiety to the bin in all but the most extreme circumstances. Insane (ludicrous, even) performance, but build quality still a bit variable.

Read our Tesla Model S reviews

Tesla Model X

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Price range: €95,500 to €112,000 (including SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 485-505km (WLTP)
Battery details: 100kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 311-451kW dual-motor four-wheel drive
Maximum power output: 417-611hp
Maximum torque output: 660-931Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 250kW Supercharger
0-100km/h: 4.6-2.9 seconds
Energy consumption: 24kWh/100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: Audi Q7

Tesla's Model X, with its wild ‘Falcon' doors, can still draw a crowd at the kerbside, and rightly so. It pulls a big advantage out over similarly-priced electric SUV rivals by being available with five, six, or seven seats, and it's faster than most of them too. If only the quality was better, and the handling too.

Read our Tesla Model X reviews

Volkswagen ID.3

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Price range: €33,715 to €47,410 (including delivery, SEAI grant and VRT rebate)
Maximum range between charges: 410-424km (WLTP)
Battery details: 58kWh lithium-ion
Motor details: 150kW single rear-mounted motor
Maximum power output: 204hp
Maximum torque output: 310Nm
Fastest recharging rate: 100kW
0-100km/h: 7.3 seconds
Energy consumption: 15.5-16.9kWh/100km (WLTP)
Similarly-sized conventional car: VW Golf

The ID.3 is one of the most-hyped electric cars of the moment, mostly because it comes from the behemoth that is Volkswagen. It's good-looking, very spacious for its size and has a decent range. The initial '1st Edition' models are really well-equipped and not badly priced, either.

Read our VW ID.3 review