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Were the Model 3 to lose this one, Musk might as well book a rocket for one to Mars, be­cause its en­tire re­mit is to bring the price of an elec­tric car within reach of us all. UK prices are yet to be con­firmed, be­cause UK cars are yet to be built, but a start­ing point of $35,000 trans­lates to £26,264; that’s less than the most pov-spec 318i. The I-Pace be­gins at £58,995 after the £4,500 Gover­ment grant. Need­less to say, these are both very much start­ing points; you will want the longer-range bat­tery and au­topi­lot on the Model 3, and big­ger wheels and de­cent seats on the

Jag... and and and. At fi­nal cal­cu­la­tions, our test cars cost $57,000 (£42,773) and £80,860 all in.

Then there’s run­ning them. Slap on the wrists for Tesla be­cause us­ing su­per­charg­ers is no longer free for Model 3 own­ers, but the hol­i­day had to end some time. There are cheaper EVs, but none with the tech geek ap­peal and per­for­mance of the 3. A last-gasp equaliser then... 3:3. Fair re­sult, and, just like that, EV buy­ers are spoilt for choice.

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