Automakers are investing big bucks and loads of engineering talent to bring battery-powered cars and trucks to market. Despite inherent tradeoffs, there are plenty of appealing EVs to choose from today.
More and more electric vehicles are launching as car companies push to reduce fleetwide fuel consumption and comply with government regulations. This is good news for motorists that can live with one, folks that don’t tow heavy trailers or drive great distances. They can take advantage of the many benefits offered by these vehicles, like mechanical simplicity, instant torque and low recharging costs. Of the pure EVs available today, here are 10 of our favorites.
One of the freshest is Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric, part of a three-vehicle family that also includes a hybrid and a plug-in. Arguably, one of this thing’s most appealing attributes is its normal-car styling; it looks more like an Elantra than a spaceship, unlike many other electrics (We’re looking at you, Toyota Prius.). Factor in a 124-mile range as well as a base price around $30,000 and this South Korean four-door is right in the sweet spot.