Electric vehicles

Mainstream electric cars are either battery- or hydrogen-powered, offering a driving range of anywhere from about 60 miles to 200-plus. They tend to be small but practical cars, many with hatchback bodies.
2022 Tesla Model 3
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Top Rated vehicle
Introduced in 2017

Tesla Model 3

MSRP
$46,990 - $62,990
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
232 mi
2022 Kia Niro EV
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Introduced in 2019

Kia Niro EV

MSRP
$39,090 - $44,650
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
285 mi
2022 Volkswagen ID.4
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Introduced in 2021

Volkswagen ID.4

MSRP
$41,230 - $49,410
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
287 mi


Luxury electric cars

Luxury electric cars tend to cost a lot more than mainstream models, but you get a lot more, too, typically including sports-car acceleration and the latest interior tech.
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Introduced in 2017

Tesla Model 3 Performance

MSRP
$58,990
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
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256 mi
2
Introduced in 2021

Polestar 2

MSRP
$45,900 - $49,900
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
228 mi
3
Introduced in 2022

BMW i4 M50

MSRP
$65,900
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
268 mi


Luxury electric SUVs

Given the popularity of luxury SUVs, it's no surprise that luxury electric SUVs are on the rise. Versatile interior space, cutting-edge technology and impressive power are par for the course.
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Introduced in 2022

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD

MSRP
$39,950 - $55,000
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
270 mi
2
MSRP
$43,895 - $61,995
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
304 mi
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Introduced in 2021

Ford Mach-E GT

MSRP
$59,900
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
272 mi

Luxury electric trucks

Electric trucks tend to cost a pretty penny, so we consider them luxury vehicles by default. But if you can get past the price tags, you'll find that this new pickup breed offers a beguiling blend of performance, utility and, yes, luxury features.
Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Top Rated vehicle
Introduced in 2022

Rivian R1T

MSRP
$67,500 - $73,000
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
317 mi


Super luxury electric cars

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MSRP
$93,700 - $187,600
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
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250 mi
2
Introduced in 2022

Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

MSRP
$102,310 - $125,310
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
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422 mi
2
Introduced in 2020

Porsche Taycan 4S

MSRP
$82,700 - $185,000
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
323 mi


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FAQ

What are the best electric vehicles on the market?

Our top rated mainstream electric vehicle is the Tesla Model 3 for its excellent range, drivability, and practicality. Buyers looking for something with more performance and premium features should take a look at the Hyundai IONIQ 5, our top-rated luxury electric SUV, or the Porsche Taycan, our top-rated luxury electric car. Learn more

What is the top-rated electric vehicle for 2019?

2019 saw the introduction of the Kia Niro EV, which jumped immediately to the top of our EV rankings. A long-range electric car with a roomy and practical cabin, the Niro EV is a good choice for small families. For luxury buyers, the Audi e-tron launched in 2019, providing an all-electric alternative to a two-row luxury SUV. The e-tron tied the Tesla Model 3 for first place in our luxury EV rankings. Learn more

What is the top-rated electric vehicle for 2018?

In 2018 the Tesla Model 3 had little competition in the EV space, offering plenty of range, performance, and technology. For more budget-minded EV buyers, the Chevrolet Bolt delivered zippy acceleration and multi-day range in a commuter friendly package, while the second-generation Nissan Leaf launched with a budget-friendly base model and longer-range Leaf Plus model. Learn more

What are the best used electric vehicles to buy?

Used electric vehicles can be an excellent value because of steeper-than-average devaluation in the first few years. Look for "CPO" or certified pre-owned vehicles if you're shopping for used EVs, and check how long the warranty on the vehicle's battery pack has left (a high-cost item should maintenance be required). Unless you've researched the pros and cons, we recommend against buying an older or higher-mileage used EV, as aging battery technology creates unique challenges. Learn more

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