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The Best EVs on the Road Today

Pure electric vehicles (EVs) have finally gone from impractical alternatives to eco-friendly mainstays thanks to better mileage and greater affordability. Charging technology has also come a long way with infrastructure firmly in place as well as more charging stations cropping up throughout North America – some even have adjacent wireless coffee joints. Check out GAYOT’s list of the Best Electric Cars featuring today’s top luxury sedans, family-friendly CUVS and sleek SUVs to help you find your next eco-conscious ride.

Previously Featured Top Electric Cars

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Base Price: $37,495

The Chevy Bolt EV has the potential to change the planet’s transportation landscape as this “no compromise” five-seat commuter car goes an almost unbelievable 238 miles on a single charge. The Bolt’s 10.2-inch touchscreen with integrated navigation, climate, audio, apps, wireless, charging and energy controls is way beyond any EV on the market today. Read More

2017 BMW i3

BMW i3

Base Price: $43,395



The BMW i3 is a true contender in pure electric transportation. This built-as-an-EV-from-the-ground up wonder may be on the pricey side, but it makes up for it in performance, comfort and technology. Other “ultimate driving machine” characteristics such as nimble steering and overall excellent handling make the i3 a winner for everyday driving.  Read More

2017 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric

Base Price: $29,995

Ford broke the 100-mile mark with this latest version of the Focus Electric, plus, the automaker added a much-needed DC fast charging option. With a low base price, more than 100 miles of driving range and SYNC 3 app-based tech, the 2017 Ford Focus Electric certainly makes the cut on our list of the best pure electric vehicles. Read More

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Base Price: $30,035

The Ioniq Electric gets a whopping EPA-rated 124 miles per full charge, although Hyundai claims it will be more like 155 miles. Hyundai also packed its Ioniq lineup with the latest advanced safety and integrated app-based technologies, which can be viewed on the crisp 7-inch touchscreen.  Read More

2017 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf



Base Price: $31,545

This midsize sedan seats five and comes standard with a larger battery pack to push it past the 100-mile mark. Nissan’s Leaf also has an excellent track record of quality, durability and battery life, plus the integrated infotainment is top-notch. Read More

2017 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

Base Price: $32,250

The Kia Soul EV is roomy enough for five adult passengers, offers loads of cargo space and brims with the latest app-based tech and has a driving range of 93 miles. One of the best things about Kia’s Soul EV is the DC fast charger located in the front grille, which provides easy access when using public charging stations. Read More

2017 Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e

Base Price: $32,780



The Fiat 500e has a rather thrilling performance with quick acceleration, nimble steering, balanced regenerative braking and surprisingly smooth suspension with a driving range of 84. Inside, Fiat’s electrified cinquecento (Italian for 500) is a retro lover’s paradise of rounded shapes, bright chromes, leather bucket seats and matching paint-colored accents.  Read More

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

Base Price: $29,815

The Volkswagen e-Golf is a zippy compact car that now goes 124 miles on a full charge. The e-Golf has notably less integrated energy and charging tech than other EVs, but VW has added a DC fast-charging option (standard on the SEL Premium) to energize the battery up to 80 percent in about an hour. Read More

2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e

Mercedes-Benz B250e

Base Price: $40,925

You may not have heard of Mercedes-Benz’s all-electric compliance car – the B series or the B250e – but it’s aiming to be a favorite among EVs on the road today. This zero-emissions small SUV is sexy outside, luxurious inside and offers a surprisingly fast and smooth ride.  Read More

2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3



Base Price: $35,000

Tesla’s press office claims the slick Model 3 will “comfortably fit five adults and all of their gear” and accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds. The Model 3 will also be available in an all-wheel-drive (AWD) version. Just bear in mind that delivery on Model 3 reservations may not begin until mid-2018 or later, depending on country of delivery. Read More