Battery technology has evolved to the point where drivers no longer need to recharge their vehicles after short journeys.
What's more, the government will give buyers up to £4,500 towards a new electric vehicle.
Deliveries are expected to take place early next year for those who pre-ordered the car shortly after it was revealed last May.
It’s the cheapest car in the company’s line-up, with the entry-level version costing around $35,000 (£27,000).
This gets buyers a 220-mile-per-charge battery pack and a 0-60mph time of 5.6secs, says Top Gear.
The range-topping variant comes with a 310-mile-per-charge battery and goes from 0-60mph in 5.1secs.