According to Auto Trader, searches for models like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ford Mustang Mach-E have soared at the same time as drivers queue to fill up their petrol and diesel cars.
While those models are sharp-looking and desirable, they're also relatively expensive, especially compared with a combustion-engined car.
But not all EVs are expensive, so here we’ve rounded up the 10 cheapest new electric cars on the market.
Due to sudden changes to the Plug-in Car Grant earlier this year and the unpredictability around the policy we’ve decided to remove it from our figures so all prices here are before the grant - currently worth £2,500 - is applied.
5. Volkswagen e-Up (£23,555)
Our second VW Group car based on the same tiny platform. The e-Up looks virtually identical to the Seat Mii and uses the same motor/battery arrangement but has an official range of 159 miles - one less than the Seat. Maybe that more expensive badge is heavier too.
6. MG5 EV (£27,595)
The MG5 EV is the first non-city car on our list and is also unusual in being a traditional family estate rather than a hatchback or crossover. With nearly 600 litres of boot space it’s a practical family wagon and typically for the budget British brand you get plenty of equipment for your money. A 52kWh battery powers the 154bhp motor, with an official range of 214 miles.
7. Nissan Leaf (£28,495)
The Leaf is the granddaddy of mainstream EVs. Apart from the slightly gawky looks it’s a fairly standard family hatchback but with an all-electric drivetrain. Cheaper “standard” versions have a 148bhp motor and 40kWh battery with 168 miles of range while the E+ costs £2,500 more and gets a beefier 212bhp motor and a 62kWh battery with a 239-mile range. Both accept DC rapid charging of up to 50kW and feature Nissan’s neat e-pedal which allows for single-pedal driving.
8. Mini Electric (£28,500)
Back to the city car segment for number nine on our list. The natural rival to the Fiat 500 and more expensive Honda e, the three-door hatch looks more or less like any other Mini but with subtle styling clues to its drivetrain. That drivetrain uses a 32.6kWh battery and a 182bhp motor driving the front wheels. Acceleration is a Cooper-beating 7.3 seconds but too much of that will eat into the official 145-mile range.