7 Great Electric Cars Worth Checking Out This Year

Electric cars are the transportation of the future and they’re becoming increasingly popular. There are a number on the market all with different driving experiences and features. Here is a guide to seven great electric cars that are worth considering and will get you where you need to go with a minimal carbon footprint.

1. Mercedes Benz B-Class

The Mercedes Benz B-Class is a formidable electric hatchback car. It accelerates very quickly and runs on a 132-kilowatt engine and a powerful battery that gets it up to 174 horsepower. The average range this car will get you is 87 miles which should be more than enough for doing things around town or the city and getting to and from work. The B-Class has a well-made body and front wheel drive as well as power adjusted seats and an accident prevention system to keep you safe and is highly recommended.¹

2. Tesla Model 3

Tesla is famous for its electric cars for a reason: it makes outstanding electric cars. The Model 3 is the apex of Tesla’s production line and sells for under $40,000. It is especially well suited for those looking to drive a bit further and has up to 320 miles of range. The Model 3 also has a lot of top safety technologies and crash avoidance technology built into the vehicle and is ready to take you where you need to go safely and fast.²

3. Audi E-Tron

The 2019 Audi E-Tron is a great electric SUV that will cost you $75,795. It has a strong body, spacious interior and smooth suspension system, taking you where you’d headed with no fuss and a strong engine. It charges fast with a range of around 200 miles and is an excellent option if you’re looking into a luxury electric SUV that can get you around comfortably and in style.³

4. Ford Focus

Ford Focus are an excellent line of electric cars. These hatchbacks look nice and will get you around 115 miles from a charge. The horsepower here is around 143, so nothing special, but the Focus will get you where you need to go and is reliable. Furthemore, the car has a good infotainment system inside and receives regularly positive customer and industry expert reviews.¹

5. Hyundai Kona

Next up is the cutely named Hyundai Kona which is gaining popularity and delivering excellent performance to satisfied consumers around the world. This is more of a luxury electric car but it starts at $38,000. In terms of range you can reasonably expect about 260 miles and this car will accelerate very well and handles very smoothly. In addition it uses an SAE combo charger which lets it charge up faster from direct DC voltage.³

6. Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is an excellent electric car that starts at $28,209. With a smooth body and great handling, this hatchback was the first to make it big on the market. This second generation model is outstanding and has been getting great reviews from consumers and industry experts.²

7. Chevrolet Spark

The Chevy Spark is a compact electric car that ran up until 2016. This is still well worth looking into for those looking for a cost effective electric vehicle, however. It has 140 horsepower and enough space in the back to pack what you need as well as air conditioning, power locks and heated seats in the front. If you’re looking to enter the electric car market on a budget, you can often find a used Spark at a very good price.¹

[1] https://www.carmax.com/articles/best-electric-cars
[2] https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/best-electric-cars/
[3] https://www.edmunds.com/electric-car/articles/best-electric-cars/