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You may have that the world is going car mad, but if

you want to buy one, it s not easy; here s our guide to the top ten that are either here now or soon. Despite lots of announcements about various cars, there are only a that you can buy today. If you re looking at one in the next year or two, the will get better.

So here s you can buy now, and what s coming in the future.

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01 ECC C1 ev ie

The C1 ev ie is based on a four-seater hatchback production car and you can buy it ECC (the Electric Car Company) a brand new Citroen C1, removes the and replaces it with an electric and batteries. All the crash test remain, along with the interior.

The top speed is a good 60 the range is more of an issue at miles. The batteries are expected to around 7 years in normal and take about 6-7 hours to from a standard socket empty to full. It s good to but expensive at 18,550.

See our C1 ev ie road test

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Lots of people hate the as much as they hate Cowell but you can t argue with the of either of them. There are than 1000 of the plastic in London, making it the UK s most electric car. Cheap and it may look and feel, but at 15,795 for the new model it s certainly not cheap to

And that s despite it being a so it s not even a real car. It s the subject of safety scares in the but the latest version is improved.

The new technology of the G-Wiz L-ion the range to 75 miles. The vehicle can be charged in 6 hours from a plug socket and will around 90p. Off peak cost equates to around 600 mpg

If you don t want to pay for the G-Wiz L-ion, you can buy the G-Wiz i for 8,495 which has a battery pack and a range of 40 miles. Both versions can manage 50 mph. Although emission at the tailpipe , emissions those generated at the power are claimed to be 63 g/km CO2.

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03 Mega City

The City is still a quadricycle the G-Wiz, but is a step-up both in and looks. It s based on a French that s also available as a or diesel. The electric version with a lead acid and is available as a 2 seater or a 2+2.

All have a maximum speed of a maximum range of 60 miles and a time of 5-8 hours. Prices are 12,064 for the 2 seater, 12,564 for the 2+2.

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OK so it s in a slightly performance and price bracket the G-Wiz, but at least it s an electric car you can buy today albeit at 94,000. on the Lotus Elise, but with an motor rather than a engine, the Tesla Roadster 60mph in 3.9 seconds and goes 125mph. It s rear wheel-drive and and drives as well as you d expect, phenomenal acceleration, however it s than an Elise so not as nimble.

The Roadster S is even faster and expensive at 110,000.

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05 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

The i MiEV we drove one well over a ago but it s still not quite available to buy in the UK However it is due in showrooms in late There will be a small of i MiEVs on trial in the UK in the meantime. The i has four seats and is excellent to with all elements such as suspension and brakes working i MiEV s on the current trial are leased at a cost of 350 (including per month.

Retail prices for have not been announced

06 TH!NK City

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TH!NK, the electric vehicle maker has been producing EVs since is hopefully now back on track to its urban EV to market. After a of promises and false starts, being sold off from and then exiting court earlier this year, of the TH!NK City is being and the company says it is aiming for a European and global expansion.

The TH!NK City has a 120 mile and 60 mph performance. The company says it s one of the few fully electric vehicles in the world today and is the first of its type to be granted pan-European safety approval and CE certification. The City is available for sale in European countries now, but is the earliest that the UK is likely to see it.

in 2011

07 Nissan Leaf

claims that its Leaf be the first family-sized electric available in the UK. Here at the end of 2011, its is 100 miles and a full recharge eight hours from a mains socket. With a supply, the car can be powered up to 80 per cent of its in only half-an-hour.

See our drive of the

08 Renault Fluence

Renault is to lead the electric vehicle by bringing four EVs to showrooms, in 2011 with the the Fluence saloon and the two-seater city car on the Twizy Z.E. Concept. The cars are a compact hatchback known as Zoe, and a Kangoo

The cars will be recharged standard charging or fast and, unlike partner Renault is planning to use quickdrop stations, where drivers can batteries when they run low in three minutes.

09 Smart ed

It s been around as a trial for two with 100 cars leased to a limited audience, but Smart now it will actually be making the fortwo ed (electric drive). The ED can up to 72 miles between charges, typically take around 8 for a full charge. It achieves the of 300 mpg and has an electronically-limited top speed of 60 mph.

series production won t start 2012. In the meantime smart is applications for up to 100 users to participate in new drive research trials the London South East and Midlands regions, beginning in The research will be conducted second-generation smart ED vehicles new lithium-ion battery technology for a of 12 months, and leases will be by public funds.

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There s lots of talk the MINI E at the moment but it s just a and BMW says it has no plans to bring an MINI to market, which is a shame as it s a great car to drive, and of it looks great, inside and However you can be sure that BMW be learning from the trial and it brings en electric car to market by it will be good. All the volunteers now been picked for the initial but there s still a very chance you could get hold of an MINI E for second stage if you live in the right area.

See our drive of the MINI E

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