Looking for an electric car but don't want to wait too long? We’ve got you.
The future of electric vehicles promises much but people are finding it particularly tricky to make the switch today - visit your local car dealer and you’ll be told that stocks of electric cars are at an all-time low. The result of surging demand and global supply constraints are causing lengthy waiting lists.
This is entirely true. In fact, some manufactures are now quoting year-long waiting lists for certain models. Fortunately, there is a GRIDSERVE-shaped solution. You know the proverb the early bird catches the worm? Well, our team of leasing consultants have been setting their alarm clocks, securing new vehicle stock ahead of this rising demand, to ensure new electric car models can be delivered to our customers in October.
Yup, order one of our shortlisted electric cars today and it could be on your driveway in a matter of weeks, not months or years.
The best electric cars available now
Here’s a rundown of our five favourite electric cars that can be ordered immediately.
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Audi Q4 e-tron S Line
0-62mph: 8.5 seconds
Range: 303 miles
Max charging speed: 135kW
Boot space: 520 litres
Audi Q4 e-tron Review
If you’re making the switch to electric, the Audi Q4 e-tron is a great place to start. This fully electric family SUV is relatively compact in size - think somewhere between the fossil fuel-powered Q3 and Q5 - yet still provides plenty of space, style and typical Audi swagger with great technology and high-quality finishes.
The Q4 ‘40 e-tron’ that we have available for immediate delivery features an 82kWh battery, a 201bhp motor, boasts an official 303-mile range and a maximum charge rate of 135kW. Plug into one of our GRIDSERVE High Power chargers and this means you’ll gain 80 miles of range in less than 10 minutes.
Standard equipment includes LED daytime-running lights, a touchscreen infotainment system, three-zone climate control and a giant digital display that Audi calls the ‘Virtual Cockpit’. The S-Line trim level creates an even sportier stance, thanks to lowered suspension, larger 20-inch alloys, privacy glass and plenty of S-Line badging.
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Ford Mustang Mach-E Standard Range AWD
0-62mph: 6.3 seconds
Range: 248 miles
Max charging speed: 115kW
Boot space: 402 litres (plus 81 litre froot)
Ford Mustang Mach E Review
When Ford electrifies its most iconic nameplate, you know it’s serious about electric cars. This isn’t an example of Ford misappropriating nametags; this is the blue oval going big or going home. Fortunately, the results are pretty special. This is a five-door SUV that packs plenty of presence, nails the family credentials, but is also engaging and entertaining to drive. The all-wheel drive option we have available also provides some welcome assurance on a wet British B-road.
The Mach E’s cabin is more radical than any other Ford interior you will have seen before. It adopts the classic Mustang sweeping silhouette, and the ‘Ground Speed’ reference above the speedo, but the majority of controls now run via a large portrait touchscreen that’s half an inch bigger than the one you’ll find in a Tesla Model 3. And just like Tesla, Ford is also able to update your car wirelessly, meaning you won’t need to have your car collected everytime it requires an upgrade.
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Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 AMG Line
0-62mph: 6.0 seconds
Range: 250 miles
Max charging speed: 100kW
Boot space: 340-litres with all seats in use / 500-litres in five-seat mode
Mercedes-Benz EQB Review
The Mercedes-Benz EQB is one of few electric car seven-seaters available that isn’t based on a van. The pair of occasional rear chairs can disappear into the boot floor when not in use, but they’re super-handy when having to collect your children and their friends from swimming class. Another standout feature is the cabin of the EQB, which is of predictably high quality. The driving experience is focussed on comfort - despite being surprisingly spritely - while the driver’s view is dominated by a pair of digital screens that clearly display your speed, range and navigation.
We doubt anyone will be buying the EQB for its off-road ability, but having all-wheel drive provides surefootedness in all seasons. The AMG Line trim level GRIDSERVE has available comes with 18-inch alloys, an electric tailgate, LED lights, a reversing camera and illuminated door sills.
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Genesis GV60 Premium [Innovation Pack]
0-62mph: 7.8 seconds
Range: 321 miles
Max charging speed: 239kW
Boot space: 432 litres (plus 53 litre froot)
Genesis GV60 Review
Get used to this twin headlight design feature because Genesis has arrived in the UK and is proving that Tesla isn’t the only tech-pioneering player making shapes. The Korean carmaker is part of the Hyundai family, although the vibe here is certainly more focussed on luxury. Think how Audi is related to Volkswagen and you’ll be on the right lines. It feels expensive.
The sleek-looking GV60 is a coupe-inspired SUV that benefits from the same electric underpinnings as the award-winning Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. This is a good thing, as the 77kWh battery offers a deeply impressive EV range, efficiency and class-leading charging speeds.
Where the Genesis differs is in its choice of materials that furnish the cabin, and in the technology on offer. Just like the latest smart phones, the GV60 uses facial recognition to unlock the car, while a finger print scan from the centre console can instantly reconfigure the settings based on who is in the driving seat. There are video screens for wing mirrors, a pair of curved screens for the driver information and a gear selector that turns into a crystal sphere when not in use. Genesis is a brand to watch in 2022.
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Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 AMG Line Premium
0-62mph: 5.1 seconds
Range: 259 miles
Max charging speed: 110kW
Boot space: 500 litres
Mercedes-Benz EQC Review
Carmakers don’t really get more credible than Mercedes-Benz. The German company is credited with inventing the modern car as we know it, and it’s looking very comfortable in the electric era. The Mercedes-Benz EQC was the company’s first all-electric SUV, and it has since spearheaded a number of other EQ-branded vehicles.
Despite newer models now in the Mercedes-Benz range, this five-seat SUV remains a popular option for those who want the switch to electric to feel largely familiar. Mercedes-Benz is famous for creating smooth-riding cars and cosseting cabins, and the EQC is no exception, but the ferocious turn of speed may take you by surprise.
There’s a typically glitzy interior with piano black inserts, rose gold air vents and the now customary recycled materials applied to both dashboard and seats. But it’s the AMG Line Premium trim level that’s on offer with GRIDSERVE that really takes things up a notch, featuring items like a panoramic roof and Burmester sound system.
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Don't mind waiting for your dream electric car?
See something you like? Check out our leasing options to find great prices on the top electric cars for 2022 and 2023. If you’d rather wait until your dream electric car is available, keep checking in with the GRIDSERVE Car Leasing blog or subscribe to our newsletter for up-to-date information about upcoming models and stock availability.
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