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What are the best Electric Vehicles available in the US? (EV Buyers guide with pricing)

Audi E-Tron — $65,900

The Audi E-Tron is one of the most sophisticated EV’s available. It starts at around $66,000 and tops out over $79,000 for the top trim. Powered by two electric motors, one per axel delivering an impressive 355 horsepower and 414 lb-ft of torque. 

The range however gets a rating of 222 miles, which is a little on the low side, especially for the price.

Audi E-Tron Sportback — $69,100

Similar to the E-Tron, the E-Tron Sportback comes with a roof  slopping roof, which adds style and takes away some functionality

At a range of 218 miles, slightly less than the standard E-Tron. It suffers the same range issues the standard E-Tron has.

BMW i3 — $44,450

It seems the BMW i3 has been around forever. It starts at $44,450 for an electric hatchback with 153 miles of range. You can step up to a $47,500 version with a range-extending gas engine that brings the total range to 200 miles, but then it’s not a real EV at the point.

The i3 is BMW’s only EV in the US, but that’s will soon change with the launch of the i4 sedan and iX SUV. 

Chevrolet Bolt EV — $36,500

The 2021 Chevy Bolt has a decent259 miles of range, which makes a good run-about for a low starting price of $36,500. But if you’re reading this in 2021, hold your horses, the 2022 model, is expected to go for $5,000 less, along with an updated design.

Ford Mustang Mach-E — $42,895

Ford actually made a Tesla fighter with the Mach E. While some take issue with the name, myself included, at $42,895 for the base model, which has an estimated range of 230 miles. and a choice of several other trim levels, including a GT Performance model with over 600 lb-ft of torque, the name is easy to overlook.

Hyundai Kona Electric — $37,390

This cute EV shares a platform with the Kia Niro EV, the Kona Electric comes equipped with a 201-horsepower motor and a respectable 258-mile range.  Refreshed for model-year 2022, giving it a more modern design but no other notable changes.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric — $33,245

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is an all-round good car, and still one of the least expensive EVs on the market with an MSRP of $33,245

The sedan comes in two trims, a $33,000 SE version and the $39,000 Limited model — both of with a range of 170 miles. Not quite enough for the road warriors. Also, I hate to say it, but it’s a bit of a gutless wonder as well.

Jaguar I-Pace — $69,850

Launched in 2018, the all-wheel-drive I-Pace crossover puts out 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque, with a range of 234 miles. It also brings a car to market people really want to own. There are little compromises here.

Kia Niro EV — $39,090

Hyundai’s brother, the Kia Niro EV launched in 2019 as an electric version of the gas-powered model of the same name. With an estimated range of 239 miles. Starting at $39,090  it’s a good entry into the EV space

Mini Cooper SE — $29,900

An electric Mini. Purists never thought it would happen. Hopefully, an electric motor can fix all the issues that plagued the Mini from the get-go. Reliability w

Nissan Leaf — $31,670

Introduced way back in 2010, the Nissan Leaf is one of the longest-running electric cars on the market. Starting at $31,700 for the base model, it’s also one of the cheapest. It gets an EPA-estimated 149 miles of range, which can be a bit of an issue for those that drive more frequently. The $38,270 S Plus trim however delivers 226 miles on a charge, which makes it a little more livable.

Polestar 2 — $59,900

The Volvo that’s not quite a Volvo.. Its debut EV, the Polestar 2, is one of the best cars on the market today. Though it comes at a price. At $60,000, the Polestar 2 has a range of 233 miles, It comes with the materials and luxury you would expect from Volvo, and should be on your list if you are looking for an up-market EV

Porsche Taycan — $79,900

A rocket ship on wheels. The Turbo model offers 670 HP, enough to sling it to 60mph in about 2.5 seconds. A blend of sport and luxury comes together in an incredible package. You’re going to pay for it though. Starting at about $80k, that turbo is going to add an extra $100K to your price tag.

Tesla Model 3 — $38,490

The Model 3 needs no introduction. It’s the car that brought EV’s to the mainstream. $38,500 will get you the base model, which can travel 263 miles on a charge. 

Spend an extra $9,000 for a dual motor Long-Range model and get. 353 miles of range. Want more excitement? for $57,000 Performance model hits 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, according to Tesla. Seriously fast.

Tesla Model S — $79,990

Tesla’s longest-running model, the Model S set the standard for what EVs should be. Everyone else has played catch-up.  The Model S goes for $80,000 to start, with a high-performance model at $120,000 and the “Ludicrous” Plaid version at $150,000. 

Tesla Model X — $89,990

The Model X is known for those gull-wing doors, a dual-motor setup, and a 350-mile range, makes a great family hauler. It’s got some reliability issues though and is due for an update any minute now.

Tesla Model Y — $50,490

The best all-rounder if you ask me. I bought one.  It starts at $50,490 for a “Long Range” model with 326 miles of range. A performance model is also available in case fast isn’t fast enough.

Volkswagen ID.4 — $39,995

Volkswagen Group is a dominant force in the electric vehicle market., The ID4,  starting at a price of $39,995 with a respectable 250-mile range. is already outpacing the competition in Europe.

Volvo XC-40 Recharge — $53,990

Considering Polestar, it makes sense for Volvo to put some of that EV know-how into their own line-up. For its first battery-powered vehicle, Volvo electrified its popular compact crossover, the XC40. The XC40 Recharge with an estimated range of 208 miles and a very strong 402-horsepower motor. A mid-luxury alternative.