Best Electric Cars of 2024 and 2025

The Edmunds experts test drive electric car contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank electric cars

Best Electric cars

Mainstream electric cars are the entry point for many EV shoppers, providing a driving range of anywhere from about 100 miles to well over 200. Expect spirited acceleration, too.

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The Ioniq 6 looks like nothing else on the road and has plenty of range. It's fun to drive, too. Tight rear headroom is its main drawback. Read full review about Hyundai IONIQ 6

MSRP
$37,500 - $53,650
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303 mi
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Redesigned in 2018

Nissan LEAF

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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In the world of cost-effective EVs, the Leaf's game is strong. Along with a host of standard advance driving aids, the Leaf also delivered a respectable 237 miles of range on a single charge when driven on Edmunds' real-world EV test route. Read full review about Nissan LEAF


MSRP
$28,140 - $36,190
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237 mi
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Redesigned in 2017

MINI Hardtop 2 Door

Edmunds Rating
7.3/10
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The Mini Cooper SE is an electric version of the regular Hardtop 2 Door. This means less cargo room and rear seat space compared to other EVs, but also some classic Mini benefits such as quick acceleration and nimble handling. Range is more modest than most, however, traveling 150 miles in Edmunds' real-world range test. Read full review about MINI Hardtop 2 Door


MSRP
$30,900
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150 mi

Best Electric SUVs

The line between SUV and hatchback gets blurry in this segment, but you can count on versatile cargo space and an elevated driving position.

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The Kia EV9 delivers a luxuriously quiet drive and high-quality features that elevate every commute or jaunt alike. It's an appealing choice for families ready to transition into the electric realm, without compromising on much of anything. Read full review about Kia EV9 GT-Line

MSRP
$54,900 - $73,900
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306 mi
2nd
Introduced in 2022

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD

Edmunds Rating
8.3/10
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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 springs out of the gate with retro-themed styling and the latest in electric vehicle design. It's also comfortable, practical and generously equipped. While it can't quite match the range of the equivalent Tesla Model Y or Ford Mustang Mach-E models, there's still plenty to love about this all-new all-electric SUV. Read full review about Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD


MSRP
$41,800 - $59,400
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270 mi
3rd
Redesigned in 2023

Kia Niro EV

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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The Niro EV isn't the best in any one particular area, but it does a lot of things very well. It's comfortable, packed with in-car tech, and has impressive real-world range. It's not the cheapest EV out there, but Kia's long list of standard features and excellent warranty help offset that. Read full review about Kia Niro EV


MSRP
$39,600 - $44,600
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280 mi

Best All-wheel-drive electric trucks

As the dominant truck brands branch out into electric territory, the race is on to provide traditional truck attributes in a battery-powered package.

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The F-150 Lightning is at once both futuristic and familiar. It has loads of modern technology features and yet it might be one of the most practical and job site-friendly trucks on sale today. But the Lighting's full-size truck credentials come into question when you want to tow due to modest limits and a severely restricted range. Read full review about Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum

MSRP
$54,995 - $84,995
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332 mi

Best Electric vans

SUVs tend to get all the press, but electric vans quietly get the job done. A van gives you the most practical shape for hauling people and cargo alike.

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The E-Transit is an interesting alternative to its gas-powered sibling. Its EPA-estimated range of 126 miles isn't stellar and that limits this van to use in cities. If you own a flower shop, a catering business, or make multiple trips on a usual workday in urban environments, the E-Transit makes a lot of sense. Read full review about Ford E-Transit Cargo Van

MSRP
$53,790 - $58,970

Best Luxury electric cars

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

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The BMW i5 is a great pick for an electric luxury sedan thanks to its classy design, comfortable and quiet cabin, and extensive collection of helpful technology features. In fact, we think the i5 is better than the regular 5 Series and one of the best EVs on the road today. Read full review about BMW i5 eDrive40

MSRP
$66,800 - $84,100
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321 mi
2nd
Introduced in 2017

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The Tesla Model 3 offers an enticing combination of performance, comfort and range, and its price continues to undercut the competition. The updated Model 3 also impresses with its improved ride comfort and added amenities such as ventilated front seats. It's a great choice for a well-rounded EV. Read full review about Tesla Model 3 Long Range


MSRP
$38,990 - $53,990
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338 mi
3rd
Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The Mercedes-Benz EQE pretty much does everything the E-Class does, just with electric power. It's comfortable, quiet and packed full of features. It also has a roomy cargo area and a long range on a full charge. There are a few drawbacks, but overall we think the EQE is a smart pick for a luxury EV. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4Matic


MSRP
$74,900 - $106,900
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302 mi

Best 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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The all-electric iX is spacious, comfortable, surprisingly efficient and ridiculously agile for its size. If you can get past its slightly polarizing design, you may just fall in love with this electric BMW. Read full review about BMW iX xDrive50

MSRP
$87,250 - $111,500
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377 mi
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Introduced in 2023

Genesis Electrified GV70

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
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The electrified version of the Genesis GV70 compromises little and presents major gains in acceleration and smoothness compared to its gasoline-burning counterpart. Its lackluster range aside, the Electrified GV70 resets the bar on what a luxury SUV can be. Read full review about Genesis Electrified GV70


MSRP
$66,450
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255 mi
3rd
Introduced in 2020

Tesla Model Y Long Range

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The Model Y Long Range might not have the crazy acceleration of the Performance model, but it's the version we prefer. It's still pleasingly quick but is smoother riding, and as its name states, has a longer range. This is one stylish and roomy electric SUV with strong appeal. Read full review about Tesla Model Y Long Range


MSRP
$42,990 - $51,490
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317 mi

Best 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.

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The R1T combines a mind-blowing mix of performance, comfort, utility and capability. Its four electric motors produce enough power to make most sports cars blush, and you can haul the family while towing an 11,000-pound trailer right behind you for a weekend of exploration. Read full review about Rivian R1T

MSRP
$69,900 - $94,000
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317 mi

Best Super luxury electric cars

Want to get the most range out of your executive-class EV? This is the segment for you. Because these cars lack all-wheel drive, they maximize the platform's range potential.

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Superior to the regular 7 Series in nearly every way, the all-electric i7 offers fantastic ride quality, a library-quiet interior, and an impressive suite of technology features. It sets a new standard for BMW and is a worthy competitor to the best Mercedes-Benz has to offer. Read full review about BMW i7 xDrive60

MSRP
$105,700 - $168,500
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320 mi
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Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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While the 4S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S variants return stunning performance, the base rear-wheel-drive Taycan model doesn't excite in quite the same way. We found it competent, comfortable and highly customizable, but it lacks the performance punch you expect from the brand. Read full review about Porsche Taycan Performance Battery Plus


MSRP
$90,900 - $194,900
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286 mi
3rd
Introduced in 2022

Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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The EQS, in a nutshell, is an electric S-Class. Just like an S-Class, the EQS is comfortable, quiet and packed full of features. There are a few drawbacks, such as mediocre rear seat space, but overall the EQS is a smart pick for a luxury EV. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+


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422 mi

Best Super luxury electric SUVs

Not enough vehicles yet to rank
The EQS SUV impressed us with its high levels of comfort, luxury and technology. On top of that, it has plenty of range. This big Mercedes is expensive, but overall we think it's justified considering all of the features and refinement you get. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV 450+

MSRP
$104,400
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360 mi

Best Super luxury electric trucks

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The Hummer EV pickup is larger than life, and heavier too. It's highly capable off-road and yet quicker than a Corvette Stingray to 60 mph. It also delivers some impressive range (390 miles in Edmunds' real-world testing) and a fair amount of regular truck capability. If you like living at the extremes and can stomach the sticker price, the Hummer EV pickup may appeal to you. Read full review about GMC Hummer EV Edition 1

MSRP
$96,550 - $104,650
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390 mi

Best Performance electric cars

Pretty much every electric car with more than one motor is going to be fast, but some EVs prioritize performance above all else. These are the true athletes of the EV world.

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The sporty i4 M50 uses dual electric motors, providing confident all-wheel-drive traction and packing a wallop of power to the tune of 536 horsepower. That's more straight-line speed than you'll ever need, but it fell short of our expectations in the handling department. Read full review about BMW i4 M50

MSRP
$69,700
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268 mi

Best Performance electric SUVs

Want your performance wrapped in a more versatile body style? These speedy SUVs are inherently taller and heavier than their car counterparts, but it's hard to argue with the extra space.

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The all-electric iX is something to behold, and the M60 performance version turns up the excitement by a few notches. This midsize performance EV SUV is incredibly fast and somehow remains comfortable and versatile. Some controls can be frustrating to use, but overall it's a brilliant EV SUV. Read full review about BMW iX M60

MSRP
$111,500
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325 mi
2nd
Introduced in 2025

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
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The words "fun" and "EV" are no longer mutually exclusive. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is just as impressive on a twisty back road as it is blistering quick to 60 mph. On top of all its mind-bending performance, the 5 N retains all the creature comforts of the standard Ioniq 5. If you want a modern, electric interpretation of a hot hatchback, the Ioniq 5 N is essentially unmatched. Read full review about Hyundai IONIQ 5 N


MSRP
$66,100
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253 mi
3rd
Introduced in 2023

Genesis GV60 Performance

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
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The GV60 is brimming with technology, power and comfort. It's the first of many electric vehicles from Genesis that's sure to put Tesla and company on notice. Sharp design, super-quick charging capability and an unbeatable warranty round out what is simply one of the best EVs on sale. Read full review about Genesis GV60 Performance


MSRP
$52,000 - $69,550
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274 mi

Best Exotic performance electric cars

If cost is no object and you like feeling nauseous when you floor it, try one of these electron-munching speed demons. EV acceleration is a whole new ballgame, and these cars epitomize it.

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The AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ feels like a more hopped-up version of the standard EQS sedan, enhanced with more power and a sport-tuned chassis. While it's quick, and surprisingly comfortable, the AMG EQS doesn't offer the same headline-grabbing speed as other top-flight luxury electric sedans in this class. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz EQS AMG 53 4Matic+

MSRP
$104,400 - $147,550
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332 mi
2nd
Introduced in 2020

Porsche Taycan 4S

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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The Taycan represents Porsche's foray into the electric vehicle space, and it does not disappoint. The Taycan is a technological masterpiece that manages to deliver incredible comfort and effortless driving one moment and outstanding performance the next. Read full review about Porsche Taycan 4S


MSRP
$90,900 - $194,900
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323 mi
3rd
Introduced in 2023

BMW i7 M70

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
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We love the all-electric BMW i7 for its super-smooth ride quality, library-quiet interior and long range. The M70 version largely builds on those attributes with increased performance at a commensurately elevated price. Read full review about BMW i7 M70


MSRP
$168,500
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320 mi
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What are the best electric vehicles on the market?

Our top rated mainstream electric vehicle is the Mercedes-Benz EQS for its excellent range, drivability, and practicality. Buyers looking for something with more performance and premium features should take a look at the undefined, our top-rated luxury electric SUV, or the BMW i7, 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

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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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