The Best Electric Cars In 2023

February 17, 2023

Best Electric Cars

Do you remember when there were hardly any electric cars on the road? You may have seen a hybrid here and there, but electric cars were still in the experimental stages. Today, there are many options available to anyone interested in buying an electric car. If you’re looking for an electric car, then you can check out the local dealerships, insurance car auctions, classified ads, or online car auctions.

To help you with your search for an electric vehicle, here is a list of vehicles that have been ranked by Car and Driver as the best electric cars in 2023.

GMC Hummer EV

GMC Hummer EV

This heavy-duty workhorse is an AWD GMC that offers a combined MPGe rating of 47, a city of 51 and 43 on the highway. Its range is 329 miles, and it has a sticker of $112,000 plus. It can go zero to 60 MPH in 3.3 seconds, and the electric motor produces 1,000 horsepower. It might be more at home on rugged terrain, but it transitions to the city streets with ease.

Ford F-150 Lightning

Built around the F-150 truck series that has dominated the United States sales numbers for decades, the Lighting has an MPGe combined rating of 70 and can take you anywhere between 230 and 320 miles before a charge, depending on the model. Even though it is electric, it is not lightweight when it comes to towing; it has a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. Just remember that towing reduces your driving range.

Rivian R1S

Rivian R1S

This futuristic-looking SUV is gaining popularity on the electric car front. It may not be widely recognized or known, but it offers a roomy interior with three rows, so it has a lot to offer. It has a distance range of 321 miles, and the MPGe is 71 combined, 75 in the city, and 66 on the highway. It sells for around $80,000, which puts it in the Tesla price range.

In addition, the Rivian R1T is another popular electric vehicle on the top vehicle list.  This is the truck version of the Rivian R1S.

Audi E-Tron Sportback

The Audi e-tron Sportback is a two-row passenger car capable of carrying five passengers. It is classified as an SUV, but it is much smaller than the other vehicles on this list. It also weighs in at 5,819 pounds, which is a bit heavier than the Ram 1500. That doesn’t mean it can’t move.

It can hit zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds and has a peak HP of 402. It is equipped with two motors and has an MPGe of 78 combined, 77 in the city and 80 on the highway. It will take you 225 miles before it needs a charge.

The Audi e-tron is also on the list, and it offers more cargo space, but it does have a boxier appearance than the Sportback. It is equipped with a 402 engine with 490 pounds of torque. It’s a little faster off the line at 5.5 seconds, but the MPGe is a little lower than the Sportback.

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo And The Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

These two models have tied with an 80 MPGe combined, city and highway fuel economy. They both get in the 233- to 235-mile range of driving distance, but the price and body style difference is huge.

The Taycan Cross Turismo is a wagon with off-road capabilities and is priced at $99,000. It is available with turbo trims that can bring the horsepower up to 750 depending on the model and options.

The Taycan Sport Turismo is low-slung for road-hugging sport driving. It is priced at around $137,000 and is only available with a 590 horsepower GTS.

Moving past the top tier vehicles like the Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and another Audi, the most popular electric cars include the following:

Cadillac Lyriq – This is the first time Cadillac has ventured into the electric car field, and this SUV is a typical luxury Cadillac through and through. It can take you 312 miles before it needs another charge, and it shares the battery tech from the GMC Hummer, so you can expect great performance. Its base price is in the $60,000 range. It gets an impressive 89 combined, 97 city, and 82 highway MPGe.

Mazda MX-30 – This EV is not the greatest on mileage; it can only go 100 miles before a charge, but it does have a decent MPGe. It gets 92 combined, 98 in the city, and 85 on the highways. It is priced at around $35,000. It would work great for anyone who needs to run errands.

Genesis GV60 – This passenger car shares its technology with Hyundai and Kia, but Genesis is a more upscale vehicle. It is stylish and can be quite fun to drive. It delivers 95 combined, 103 in the city and 86 on the highways, and you can drive it 248 miles without a charge. The price is in the $60,000 range.

Other vehicles that made the list include the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Audi Q4 e-tron, Nissan Ariya, and Subaru Solterra.

While the electric car selection was few and far between a couple of years ago, there are plenty of cars and trucks in every class and every price range to choose from. You just have to decide which one turns your head.

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Abdul aziz Mondal

Abdul Aziz Mondol is a professional blogger who is having a colossal interest in writing blogs and other jones of calligraphies. In terms of his professional commitments, he loves to share content related to business, finance, technology, and the gaming niche.

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