With so many electric cars on the market, it can be hard to know which one is the best for your needs. Fortunately, we’ve identified some that offer excellent performance, design and range.
The BMW i4 is an incredible electric car that boasts excellent handling precision and one of the finest cabins in its class. Plus, it boasts a long range and low starting price.
1. Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 has long been considered one of the premier electric cars on the market, thanks to its impressive performance, impressive driving range and cutting-edge technology. Furthermore, its impressive charging network makes it an coveted option for many.
The base model comes standard with Basic Autopilot, featuring traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning and front and rear parking sensors. The Performance version adds track mode as well as a 3.1-second 0-60mph time and top speed of 162mph.
2. BMW i4
The BMW i4 is an electric car designed to look and feel like an actual BMW, yet with zero emissions. This makes it a formidable rival to the Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2 and Hyundai Ioniq 6.
The base BMW i4 eDrive40 makes 335 horsepower and can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds. The more powerful i4 M50 boasts 536 horsepower and can hit 60 in 3.7 seconds – faster than even the Model 3.
In addition to its impressive acceleration, the BMW i4 is one of the fastest-charging electric cars on the market thanks to its advanced DC fast charger. It can add 90 miles in just 10 minutes or recoup an 80% charge in 31 minutes.
3. Porsche Taycan
Porsche’s Taycan is a revolutionary electric sports car with stunning proportions, an instantly recognizable design, and unmatched performance – all without compromising.
Its powerful acceleration and low-slung driving position provide an exhilarating driving experience. Powerful brakes and high grip levels keep you securely planted when taking corners.
The Porsche Taycan is offered as both a sedan and wagon, with trim levels including Base, 4S, GTS and Turbo. Inside you’ll find classic Porsche design complemented by modern amenities that allow you to customize it according to your taste.
4. SEAT Cupra Born
Cupra is SEAT’s performance brand, making their smaller cars go faster than they were intended to go. Now they’re taking electric vehicles up a notch with their electric drivetrain offerings.
The Born is the inaugural model from Volkswagen’s electric vehicle division and their first to be sold outside Europe.
This model is based on the Volkswagen ID.3 and features a copper-colored trim section over the front grille, standard LED headlights, and Cupra badges on either side.
As with all electrics, this model features rear-wheel drive and Dynamic Chassis Control with five modes (Drive Profile Selection). While not the fastest in its class, it provides lively performance and plenty of grip when driving on slippery surfaces.
5. Audi A6 e-tron
At Shanghai, the Audi A6 e-tron concept makes its debut. This futuristic estate car could make the switch to electric power quickly, featuring some innovative lighting technology as well.
The A6 e-tron concept offers a range of over 700 kilometers (WLTP) and accelerates from 0-62 mph in less than four seconds, making it an attractive option for those seeking an electric car with more power than the Tesla Model 3.
The A6 e-tron also boasts a variety of safety features, such as cameras for door mirrors and an expansive rear diffuser. We’re excited to see it in production!
6. Volkswagen G80 Electrified
The Genesis G80 Electrified, powered by two 136-kW electric motors, produces 272 kilowatts of power and 516 pound-feet of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and has an EPA-estimated 282 miles range on a full charge.
The electric car is equipped with a range of safety features, such as 10 airbags, driver’s knee unit and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and intersection assist. Additionally, it has lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The interior is equally impressive, featuring Nappa leather upholstery and an expansive infotainment screen that can simultaneously display audio, navigation and phone settings. However, the trunk is significantly smaller than in the gas-powered model due to a hump in the rear luggage area.