Family Life

There’s no reason to think that you can’t go a greener and still cope perfectly well with family life, although we’re still waiting for a fully-electric and reasonably-priced estate car to hit the market. Until then, there are loads of cars capable of dealing with multiple people, too much luggage and not enough time. Seven-seat EVs are a little thin on the ground - unless you can afford a Tesla Model X or want to wait for the Model Y - but there are multiple plug-in hybrids that can happily cope with the average daily grind. The key here is to work out how you use your car, and what for, and then see what you can afford. The new Volkswagen iD3 offers Golf-sized practicality, a variety of battery options (and therefore prices), and you can walk up the size scale from there. Taller? Kia eNiro for full on electric, or maybe a BMW X5 hybrid? Motorway and luggage without the charging? A VW Passat GTE or Skoda iV 1.4 TSi PHEV estate might do the trick. Whatever your needs, here's out pick of the electric and hybrid family cars that may work best for you.

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Mercedes EQS front tracking action shot

Mercedes EQS

Skoda enyaq iV exterior front parked

SKODA Enyaq iV

Mercedes C Class plug in hybrid vehicle exterior black

Mercedes C-Class PHEV

Range Rover Velar p400e PHEV charging

Range Rover Velar PHEV

Audi Q4 e-tron

Jaguar F-Pace PHEV

Audi e-tron GT

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Vauxhall Mokka

Mercedes EQA

Peugeot e2008

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Citroen e-C4

Toyota Mirai


Mercedes S-Class PHEV

Citroen C5 Aircross PHEV

Lexus UX300e


Mercedes EQV

Honda Jazz

Volkswagen ID.4

Renault Captur E-Tech PHEV

Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

BMW 330e

Audi Q5 55 TFSI e PHEV

Peugeot 508 Hybrid

Volvo XC40 Recharge PHEV

Ford Kuga PHEV

Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid

Volkswagen Passat GTE

Polestar 2

Mercedes E-Class Hybrid


Tesla Model Y

Skoda Superb iV PHEV

Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

Range Rover Sport P400e

BMW X5 45e Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Toyota Prius

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Peugeot e208

Mercedes EQC

Tesla Model S

Kia Soul EV

Jaguar I-Pace

Audi e-tron

Tesla Model X

Vauxhall Corsa-e

Nissan e-NV200


Hyundai Kona Electric

Nissan Leaf

Porsche Taycan

Tesla Model 3

Kia eNiro

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