Best Electric Cars of 2023 and 2024

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The Edmunds experts test 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

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 Chevrolet Bolt boasts quick acceleration, a very approachable price and 278 miles of range when driven on Edmunds real-world EV range loop. Even with more competitors now, the Bolt is certainly worth checking out if you're in the market for an affordable EV. Read full review

MSRP
$26,500 - $29,700
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265 mi
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Redesigned in 2018

Nissan LEAF

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Nissan LEAF

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


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
About MINI Hardtop 2 Door

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


MSRP
$33,900
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150 mi

Best All-wheel-drive electric cars

Mainstream brands typically reserve all-wheel drive for SUVs, but AWD electric cars are appealing because they promise better efficiency, range and acceleration than equivalent SUVs.

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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

MSRP
$41,600 - $56,100
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303 mi
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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 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

MSRP
$39,550 - $44,550
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280 mi
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Introduced in 2019

Hyundai Kona Electric

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
About Hyundai Kona Electric

The Kona Electric is a favorite among the more accessible EVs. It traveled an impressive 315 miles in Edmunds real-world range test. It also boasts an attractive interior, a long list of tech and safety features and surprisingly quick acceleration. Read full review


MSRP
$33,550 - $41,550
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315 mi
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Introduced in 2022

Chevrolet Bolt EUV

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
About Chevrolet Bolt EUV

The Chevrolet Bolt EUV is the iPhone MAX version of the Bolt. In this slightly larger package you get slightly more space, comfort and amenities. The EUV trades a marginal amount of speed and nimbleness for its gains, and it also costs a bit more, but we think its worth it. Read full review


MSRP
$27,800 - $32,300
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265 mi

Best All-wheel-drive electric SUVs

In the EV world, all-wheel drive typically means a lot more power, since it requires adding another motor. You get all-weather traction, too, but range will suffer relative to single-motor setups.

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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

MSRP
$41,450 - $56,500
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270 mi
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Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
About Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range AWD

The Mustang Mach-E is Ford's first electric vehicle built from the ground up, and they knocked it out of the park. From an engaging driving experience to a comfortable interior brimming with technology, the Mustang Mach-E is simply the most well-rounded luxury EV on sale today. Read full review


MSRP
$42,995 - $59,995
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304 mi
3rd
Introduced in 2022

Kia EV6 GT-Line

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
About Kia EV6 GT-Line

The Kia EV6 is worth a look if you're looking for an electric SUV that prioritizes driving enjoyment. It's got plenty of power, sharp steering and well-balanced handling. But there are better options out there if you're after a cushy ride or lots of cargo space. Read full review


MSRP
$42,600 - $61,600
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261 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

MSRP
$49,995 - $91,995
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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

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 Model 3 rises above the class in almost every area. It's fun to drive, practical and stylish. The touchscreen interface and lack of dedicated smartphone integration can be annoyance at times, but overall the 3 is a great pick for an EV. Read full review

MSRP
$40,240 - $53,240
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232 mi
Introduced in 2022

BMW i4 eDrive40

Edmunds Rating
7.8/10
About BMW i4 eDrive40

The BMW i4 is a comfortable and spacious EV with good real-world range and impressive in-car tech. However, it lacks standout design and features and has a relatively high base price with middling standard equipment. Read full review


MSRP
$52,200 - $69,700
EPA Range
307 mi

Best Luxury all-wheel-drive electric cars

Do you need all-wheel drive in a luxury electric car? The enhanced winter traction is certainly a plus, as is the dramatic power boost, but keep in mind that you'll lose some range in the bargain.

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The Electrified G80 is a well-appointed all-electric luxury car with lots of in-car tech and a full suite of driver aids. It has plenty of power and range, though its battery's placement limits trunk space and overall utility. Read full review

MSRP
$79,825
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309 mi

Best Luxury all-wheel-drive 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 serious acceleration 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

MSRP
$87,100 - $111,500
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377 mi
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Introduced in 2023

Genesis Electrified GV70

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
About Genesis Electrified GV70

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


MSRP
$65,850
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255 mi
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Introduced in 2020

Tesla Model Y Long Range

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Tesla Model Y Long Range

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


MSRP
$43,990 - $52,490
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317 mi

Best Luxury all-wheel-drive electric trucks

If you can get past the sky-high price tags, you'll find that this exclusive new pickup breed offers a beguiling blend of performance, utility and style.

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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

MSRP
$73,000 - $85,000
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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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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

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

Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
About Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

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


MSRP
$104,400 - $147,550
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422 mi

Best Super luxury all-wheel-drive electric cars

Standard AWD means you're adding power and subtracting range, but you'll still get plenty of miles per charge in these luxury cruisers, plus face-flattening acceleration.

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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

MSRP
$119,300
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320 mi
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Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
About Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic

The EQS 580 is one of the best luxury EVs around thanks to its impressive technology, driver comfort and exceptional range. Easy to drive and easy to use, the EQS 580 is a clear indication of what's to come from Mercedes-Benz. We just wish there was a little more S-Class in the EQS. Read full review


MSRP
$125,950
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381 mi
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Introduced in 2022

Lucid Air Dream Range

Edmunds Rating
7.8/10
About Lucid Air Dream Range

The Lucid Air is a solid first effort from a brand-new automaker. It's insanely quick, spacious and turns heads like a supercar. But it's far from perfect. Read full review


MSRP
$82,400 - $179,000
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505 mi

Best Super luxury electric SUVs

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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

MSRP
$104,400
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360 mi

Best Super luxury all-wheel-drive electric trucks

Premium trucks have been a thing for a while now, so it's only natural that electric trucks have followed suit. If you want the best of everything with a bed on the back, this is your segment.

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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

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

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

MSRP
$111,500
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325 mi
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Introduced in 2023

Genesis GV60 Performance

Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
About Genesis GV60 Performance

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


MSRP
$59,290 - $68,290
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274 mi
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Introduced in 2022

Kia EV6 GT

Edmunds Rating
8.3/10
About Kia EV6 GT

Give it the beans and the EV6 GT can easily out-accelerate most other cars on the road. It's a bargain on top of that, offering one of the best horsepower-per-dollar ratios of any vehicle. Lackluster range is a significant drawback, but the GT should otherwise be an appealing pick for an EV that provides both performance and practicality. Read full review


MSRP
$61,600
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238 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

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

Porsche Taycan 4S

Edmunds Rating
8.2/10
About Porsche Taycan 4S

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


MSRP
$90,900 - $194,900
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323 mi
3rd
Introduced in 2012

Tesla Model S Plaid

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
About Tesla Model S Plaid

The Model S continues to improve with age, with more range and performance than the car that debuted in 2012, plus vastly improved build quality. Its hatchback trunk is the biggest in the class, and access to Tesla's Supercharger network should help alleviate any range anxiety while making road trips. Read full review


MSRP
$74,990 - $89,990
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345 mi

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FAQ

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 BMW iX, 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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