It’s fair to say there’s never been a better choice for new cars to suit all tastes and budgets, but manufacturers, seemingly determined to attract the often elusive demographic of young people, often see a ready-made clear market for their shiny wares – older drivers.
There are now over 5.8 million people in the UK aged 70 or over with a full UK driving licence. While some may find the proliferation of touchscreen technology and electronic everything rather daunting, this sizable segment of the population demands about the same from a car as everyone else.
Reliability, economy, safety and generally low operating costs are a given, especially in these tight times.
But other considerations gain in importance as we age. For example, comfort and ease of getting in and out are becoming more desirable than handling and performance, so we’ve selected the 10 cars best suited to an aging population: five easy-to-drive electric cars (EVs) and five with petrol, diesel or hybrid drive.
The best electric cars for older drivers
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