The world wouldn’t be what it is today without the unadulterated symphonies of naturally-aspirated V8s, but electric cars have been a long time coming in the industry, especially with the tightening clamp on carbon emissions.

Thankfully, respectable choices in 2019 go beyond Elon Musk’s Tesla Model 3 or BMW’s i8. Automakers have made significant leaps in expanding their own technology to cater to this burgeoning market, and the results are some of the most exciting electric cars we’ve seen in recent years. 

The leap to electrification was almost inevitable, but if you’re not yet a fan of these silent eco-friendly machines, perhaps 2019’s offering might change your mind.

Here are some of our favourites.