Find local Tyne and Wear electric car dealers below
The only way to know for sure whether an electric car is right for you is to go for a test drive.
We recommend making a short-list of three EVs, visiting local car dealers, and taking each of your selected cars out for a drive. Find dealers below.
The car dealers cover all the main Tyne and Wear towns, cities, and surrounding areas, including:
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- South Shields
- Whitley Bay
Take your Time
You need at least a couple of hours to get a feel for an electric car.
Better still, ask to have it for the whole day or for the weekend. Drive it in as many different environments as possible. For example, on the motorway at 70 mph, around town in slow traffic, on windy roads, etc.
Also, try out any special technology the car might have, such as regenerative breaking, self-driving capabilities, one pedal driving, and so on.
Newer electric cars, such as the Tesla Model 3, are so advanced that you need plenty of time to evaluate them. For example, the Model 3 has a 15-inch touchscreen which controls practically every aspect of the car. It represents a totally new way of interacting with your vehicle and you need time to work out whether it is right for you.
Most people find driving an electric car becomes addictive. Once you've tried it, you just can't stop.
Click on the links below, and enter your postcode to locate local dealers.
Tyne and Wear Car Dealers
AUDI > e-tron | Q4 e-tron | e-tron GT
BMW > i3 | i4 | i7 | iX | iX3
CITROEN > e-C4 | C-Zero
CUPRA > Born
DS > 3 Crossback E-Tense
FIAT > 500e
FORD > Mustang Mach-E
HONDA > e
JAGUAR > I-Pace
LEXUS > UX 300e
MAZDA > MX-30
MERCEDES > EQA | EQB | EQC | EQE | EQS
NISSAN > Ariya | Leaf
PORSCHE > Taycan | Taycan Cross Turismo
SEAT > Mii electric
SKODA > Enyaq iV | CITIGOe iV
SMART > EQ fortwo | EQ forfour
TOYOTA > bZ4X
VOLVO > C40 Recharge | XC40 Recharge