We now have more choice than ever when it comes to buying an electric car (EV). In a previous post (see here) I argued for the moral clarity that everyone’s next vehicle should be an EV. This has gotten easier than ever. Prices have come down considerably for vehicles with plenty of range. I personally have a Chevy Bolt (238 miles range) and have had no problems with range winter or summer. I drive an average of 20-30 miles per day and charge at home on a regular 120 volt plug. No emissions, no noise, no maintenance, no oil, no gas, no problem. Lower priced models will save you money in the long run.
I have divided the list between cars that will go 225 miles or more and those that won’t and would recommended cars with longer ranges unless you have a very short commute, especially if you live in a colder climate zone. Click on reviews to learn more about other features such as power, handling, room, and so forth.
EV Models, their Range and Price (US$)
The following list is based by range on a full charge
The Tesla Model S, 370 miles, $88,000.
The Tesla Model X, 325 miles, $79,500
The Tesla Model 3, 310 miles, $40,700
Review @ Car & Driver Review @ CNET
The Hyundai Kona Electric, 258 miles, $37,900
Car&Driver-Editors’ Choice Review @ Autoblog
Kia Niro, 239 miles, $37,495
Review @ autoblog Review @ electrek
The Chevy Bolt, 238 miles, $36,200
Review @ Autoblog 5 Stars @ Car & Driver
The Jaguar I-Pace, 234 miles, $75,850
The Nissan Leaf S Plus, 226 miles, $36,550
Review @ autoblog CNET Review Nissan USA
Audi e-tron, 204 miles, $75,800
BMW i3 EV, 153 miles, $45,445
Review @ Car & Driver BMW USA EVs
The Nissan Leaf S, 150 miles, $22, 490
Hyundai Ioniq EV, 124 miles, $30,500
The Volkswagen e-Golf, 119 miles, $32,000
Honda Clarity EV, 89 miles, $34,300
Review @ Car & Driver Preview @ CNET
That Kona looks really impressive. Thanks for this list. Very helpful.
I agree. The Kona does look good. Feel free to share…