Experts of InsideEVs have ranked the TOP 5 Best Electric Cars for 2018, in their opinion. They selected from all-electric vehicles of the 2018 model year which are on sale in the US market.
The choice is based on such features as each model’s equivalent fuel economy (MPGe), driving range, availability, projected reliability, overall performance, utility, styling and, of course, the price.
Apart from individual traits each model has, there are general advantages to owning a fully electric-powered vehicle: zero emissions, immediate delivery of torque, quickness. EVs are cheaper to run, less costly to maintain, eligible for tax credits and state incentives, as well as for free street-parking and specially reserved spots in some areas.
So, the five best EVs are the following:
5. Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Range: 124 miles / 200 km
MPGe (miles per gallon gasoline-equivalent): 150 city / 122 highway
MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price): $30,385
4. Nissan Leaf
Range: 151 miles / 242 km
MPGe: 125 city / 100 highway
3. Chevrolet Bolt EV
Range: 238 miles / 383 km
MPGe: 128 city / 110 highway
2. Tesla Model 3
Range: 310 miles / 499 km
MPGe: 136 city / 123 highway (120 / 112 with all-wheel-drive)
1. Tesla Model S
Range: 249-335 miles / 401-539 km
MPGe: 92-102 city / 100-105 highway