One day, this list will be longer, and the number of sales will be larger. For now, though, it’s enough to know that all-electric vehicles have moved away from the shadow fringes of mainstream automotive options and into the sunshine of serious buyer consideration.
It’s taken some time, but styling has matured. Range has been extended, and charging stations multiplied. As a result, owning a honest-to-goodness EV today is almost as easy as buying a Toyota Camry.
The simple fact that there are seven attainable best-sellers to choose from shows progress toward a future of efficient and eco-friendly alternatives, designed to withstand the expectations of today’s drivers.
About this list
The electric vehicles listed here earned best-seller status due to the number of models sold during 2017. Pricing shown is the base sticker price, plus destination fee. *
Note that tax credits, discounts and other special offers are not included, and would significantly reduce the price paid. For example, a federal tax credit of $7,500 is available for all cars on this list. Once sales reach 200,000 vehicles, however, the credit begins to phase out. Tesla and General Motors expect to reach that threshold in 2018. *
The cost of installing a home charging station is also not included.
*Pricing and credit information is accurate as of March 22, 2018.