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Edmunds Top Rated Electric Car 2023

Edmunds Top Rated Electric Car 2023

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The Bolt EV zips past competitors with affordability, range and roomy seating
January 18th, 2023

Why did the Chevy Bolt EV win?

For the money, the Bolt EV can't be beat. It has possibly the best pricing proposition on the market, EV or not. The Bolt EV also is fun to drive thanks to tight handling and zippy acceleration. Its small footprint is convenient and maneuverable, yet it's roomier inside than it looks. Plus, the Bolt EV offers a solid amount of range on a full charge — 278 miles in the Edmunds EV Range Test.

"The Bolt EV isn’t the prettiest or flashiest EV on sale, but it's a near-perfect entry point for anyone curious about what life without gas is like. It's the right price and offers a laundry list of must-have features." — Reese Counts, vehicle testing editor

What stood out?

Value. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has a highly competitive starting price, and on top of that it's also still eligible for the full federal tax credit under the new guidelines.

8/10Edmunds Rating
$26,500 - $29,700MSRP
278 milesEdmunds EV Range Test
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Edmunds Top Rated Electric Car Finalists
FINALIST
2023 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Why is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo a finalist?

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is a visual stunner. Porsche nailed the styling and made a droolworthy EV that captures the carmaker's design language but also looks futuristic. It offers a harmonious combination of EV traits — zero tailpipe emissions, instant propulsion, quiet — to go along with the performance, refinement and style expected from the Porsche brand. Plus, the Cross Turismo is just as exciting and fun to drive as the regular Taycan sedan but is more practical thanks to its wagon-like body style.

What stood out?

The Taycan's cabin feels equal parts sporty and $100K luxury. Yet it is also decently practical because of the rear cargo hatch.

FINALIST
2023 Tesla Model 3

Why is the Tesla Model 3 a finalist?

An influx of new electric vehicles have hit the market, but Tesla’s entry-level Model 3 is still a benchmark. This is an impressively easy and comfortable sedan to drive every day. Its tech-focused design and pleasing acceleration and handling also remain core to this sedan's appeal. The Model 3 also provides excellent range, especially with the Long Range trim.

What stood out?

Tesla's public Supercharger network is a major convenience and is miles ahead of the competition in terms of ease of usability and consistency.


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