Published On: Wed, Oct 24th, 2018

US News and World Report Ranks 2018’s Top Electric Vehicles

Modern electric vehicles (EV) are still in the early stages of development, but automakers are ramping up their inventory of electric cars. The most efficient now track over ranges exceeding 200 miles. Even better, buyers might save thousands on their taxes courtesy of the federal electric vehicle tax credit.

As more drivers choose EVs, more consideration is being given to home charging stations, where vehicles are recharged, often overnight. As some of the models below clearly demonstrate, EV cars are now sleek and beautiful, so owners increasingly care about a home charging station that combines form and function in their garage or outdoor parking area.

Tesla S model electric car

Some electric vehicles are designed as EVs from their conception, while others are converted from popular models with gasoline engines. The following list highlights the top four based on each car’s range, price, efficiency, and overall score from U.S News and World Report

1. 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The Chevrolet Bolt EV got an early start as the first battery electric vehicle in affordable price ranges. Current models start at $36,620, and buyers can get a $7,500 federal tax credit, bring the real cost to $30,000. It has an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles, with an MPGe of 128 city/110 highway.

2) 2018 Tesla Model S

The 2018 Tesla Model S is a luxury large car whose presence in the top 4 EVs may surprise readers. However, the Tesla Model S has an exceptional range and a remarkably spacious and comfortable, and it also offers world-class acceleration. The base model achieves zero to 60 mph in just over 4 seconds, with the fastest model hitting that mark in 2.5 seconds. Top performing models boast an EPA-estimated 259 miles to 335 miles. 

3) 2018 Hyundai Ioniq EV

The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq EV come as a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid. The Ioniq EV is the perfect model of efficiency. Its EPA-estimated mileage is 150 MPGe city/122 MPGe highway. It can travel 124 miles per charge. Five people fit in the Ioniq EV roomy interior. Although the Ioniq EV isn’t as zippy as some EVs, it has a good range and lots of amenities.

4) 2018 Tesla Model X

The 2018 Tesla Model X is the only SUV is the top 4. Its electric drivetrain accelerates from zero to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. When driven conservatively, the EPA estimates a range of 237 and 295 miles per single charge, which varies by the model.

Keep up on the latest EVs news here.

Author: Jacob Maslow

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