The best EVs of 2023.

Unveiling our top electric vehicle picks of the year.

As the electric vehicle market continues to flourish, the choices for drivers have expanded with an array of exceptional electric cars. Steve, our resident EV expert and Osprey’s Public Sector Lead, is a self-proclaimed ‘electric-head’ and has driven over 250,000 electric miles in 10 years. He gives us his round-up for the best electric vehicles on the market today. From long-range journeys to newly released models and ideal run-around cars, here are our top recommendations for the best electric vehicles of 2023.

Best EV for Long Journeys.

2020 red Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD electric car driving on an English country road.

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

For drivers seeking a comfortable and reliable ride capable of long journeys, the Tesla Model 3 Long Range remains a standout choice. Equipped with enhanced autopilot features, this vehicle assures a pleasant travel experience, despite its relatively stark interior design. Its real-world performance and consistent quality over the years have made it a reliable option, even with relatively high insurance costs.

Best Second-Hand Purchase.

Blue Hyundai Kona electric car driving

Hyundai Kona 64kWh

Looking for a cost-effective and dependable second-hand purchase? The Hyundai Kona 64kWh offers excellent value with its high build quality, reliability, and a practical real-world range of over 250 miles. Moreover, its low service costs make it a compelling choice.

If cost is a prime factor, the Nissan Leaf remains a reliable and cost-efficient alternative for eco-minded drivers.

Best Newly-Released EV.

Kia EV9 electric SUV parked on a road overlooking a town

Kia EV9

The Kia EV9 takes the crown for the best newly-released EV this year. Boasting a spectacular interior, exceptional build quality, and an array of cutting-edge features, this vehicle presents a luxury choice. Available in 6 or 7 seat versions, the spaciousness and innovative design make it stand out among SUVs.

Best Run-Around Car.

Blue MG ZS EV electric car travelling on an English road


The MG ZS EV is not just a city run-around; it's a versatile vehicle that proves ideal for long journeys as well with a real-world range of 230 miles. With a competitive price, including great PCP options, this car is great for families and is an excellent choice for everyday use.

Best Overall Electric Car.

IONIQ 5 by Hyundai, a sleek electric vehicle, parked in the city centre with a striking grey metallic finish, surrounded by lush green trees.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Crowning our list for the best overall electric car of the year is the Hyundai Ioniq 5. With a visually appealing design, impressive driving dynamics, ample interior space, and a reliable near 300-mile real-world range, this model stands as a testament to the progress of electric vehicles. Offering a compelling combination of features, performance, and affordability, it earns the title of the best overall electric car in 2023.

Most anticipated EV of 2024.

Tesla Model 3 Highland

The Tesla Model 3 is due for an update (currently being referred to as Project Highland) in 2024. With promises of both refinement and efficiency this update shows exciting potential. Although not yet available for test drives in the UK, its impending release has the EV community abuzz with expectation.

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