Best Electric Cars for 2024 & 2025

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There's no shortage of wonderful EVs on sale right now. Virtually every manufacturer has at least one electric vehicle in its lineup, or one set to be released in the near future. That means plenty of variety. From luxurious land yachts to affordable commuter cars, these are the best electric cars on sale right now for 2023 and 2024, from cheapest to most expensive.

2023 Chevrolet Bolt

Price: $27,495
EPA-rated range: Up to 259 miles

When it comes to value for money, nothing beats the Chevrolet Bolt. The little American-made electric hatch delivers almost 260 miles of range per charge, all for under $30,000. In a world where charging stations are still few and far in between, that's huge.


Those who need a bit more space can opt for the bigger Bolt EUV, an SUV-ified version of the Bolt hatch with a taller ride height and more interior room. Just be ready to sacrifice a few miles of range if you go that route.

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uaw local 5960 member kimberly fuhr inspects a chevrolet bolt ev during vehicle production on thursday, may 6, 2021, at the general motors orion assembly plant in orion township, michigan photo by steve fecht for chevrolet
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2024 Nissan Leaf

Price: $29,235
EPA-rated range: Up to 215 miles

The Nissan Leaf has been chugging along in showrooms since 2011, receiving update after update to keep it relevant in the quickly-changing electric vehicle market. The EPA's 215-mile range estimate for the larger of the two available batteries is a far cry from competitors like the Chevy Bolt, but if you're a Nissan fan, that won't matter to you.

Those who want to save as much money as possible can opt for the smaller battery, which delivers 149 miles of range. That's enough to cover most people's daily commutes—not bad for under 30 grand.

Here's what you need to know about the Leaf

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2024 Mini Cooper SE

Price: $30,895
EPA-rated range: Up to 110 miles

The all-electric Mini Cooper SE combines the company's traditional charming looks and small size with a single e-motor spinning the front wheels, delivering 181 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque from a relatively small 28.9-kWh battery.

Range isn't great, at an EPA-estimated 110 miles, but the transparent joy you'll get from behind the wheel should make up for the lack of distance per charge, so long as your commute is reasonably short. If that number isn't acceptable for you, Mini's already teased the 2025 model, set to launch sometime next year. That car should have more range.

Check out our quick spin review right here

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2023 Tesla Model 3

Price: $41,880
EPA-rated range: Up to 315 miles

Tesla's mass-market entry-level Model 3 sedan has become a mainstay on the roads of coastal America, taking sales wins against titans like Toyota in several states. While the car has its drawbacks, a reliable nationwide charging network makes it an appealing choice for commuters looking for sustainable transportation.

Speed demons will enjoy the Performance trim which, in addition to increasing range over the base model, gets 450 hp, a 0-60 time of just 3.5 seconds, and a dedicated track mode for lapping race tracks.

Check out our track test of the Model 3 Performance

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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6

Price: $43,000 (est.)
EPA-rated range: Up to 361 miles

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is a concept car come to life. Stunning lines and unique front and rear fascias combine to deliver one of the most compelling designs on sale today, wrapped into a lovely all-electric platform.

The Ioniq 6 can be specified with a choice of two battery packs, and rear- or all-wheel-drive. The SE Long Range trim represents the best value, combining the single-motor rear-drive powertrain setup to the bigger battery, unlocking the most range possible from the slippery, aero-efficient body.

Read our full review right here

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2024 Polestar 2

Price: $51,300
EPA-rated range: Up to 320 miles

The four-door Polestar 2 is a sensible alternative to the Tesla Model 3, offering sleek looks and an enthusiast-minded Performance Pack trim with 20-inch wheels, summer tires, Brembo brakes, adjustable Öhlins dampers, and 469 hp on tap thanks to two electric motors.If range is more important to you than driving dynamics, stick to the base Long Range RWD model, which comes with just one electric motor. With 295 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque available, you won't be wanting for more thrust in most situations.

Everything you need to know about the Polestar 2

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2024 BMW i4

Price: $53,195
EPA-rated range: Up to 307 miles

The BMW i4 shares many of its panels and interior with the gas-powered 4-Series Gran Coupe, giving buyers more assurance they'll be stepping into something familiar rather than a futuristic spaceship, as some competitors feel. There are three powertrains available, the most powerful of which, the M50, producing 536 hp and 586 lb-ft of torque.

If you'd rather save money there's the base i4 eDrive35. It uses just a single rear-mounted motor to deliver 281 hp, capable of up to 256 miles on a single charge, according to the EPA.

Everything you need to know about the BMW i4

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE

Price: $76,050
EPA-rated range: Up to 300 miles (est.)

Like the EQS, it's best to think of the Mercedes-Benz EQE as the all-electric version of the company's mid-range E-Class sedan. It brings similarly rounded-off looks and tech features in a slightly smaller, less expensive package.

The base EQE350+, with its single rear-mounted e-motor, delivers 288 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque, which should be plenty for most buyers. Those that demand as much performance as possible can upgrade to the AMG model shown above, which can deliver 677 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque when its overboost function is active.

Here's our review of the AMG EQE

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2024 Lucid Air

Price: $79,000 (est.)
EPA-rated range: Up to 516 miles

The Air is California-based startup Lucid's first product, a luxury four-door with rocket ship pace aimed directly at the Tesla Model S. The most powerful version, shown above, is called the Sapphire. Its 1234 hp and 1430 lb-ft of torque can deliver mind-blowing performance numbers that include 0-60 89 seconds, a quarter-mile in 8.95 seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph.

If you'd rather not spend the quarter-million dollars to own an Air Sapphire, we don't blame you. Luckily, the standard Air starts at under $80,000, and for that you get 480 hp and 410 miles of range.

Read our review of the Sapphire right here

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2023 Genesis Electrified G80

Price: $80,950
EPA-rated range: Up to 282 miles

The normal gas-powered Genesis G80 is an excellent vehicle, and that hasn't changed in its switch to electric power here in the Electrified G80. It gets two motors as standard—one up front and one in the rear—paired to an 87.2-kWh battery pack for a total of 365 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

In addition to being able to cruise in comfort and silence, the electric drivetrain is able to rocket the Electrified G80 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds, despite a curb weight of 5047 pounds.

Here's everything you need to know

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2024 Porsche Taycan

Price: $88,150
EPA-rated range: Up to 246 miles

The Porsche Taycan is the electric car of the moment for enthusiasts. It looks great and delivers a true Porsche driving experience, with feedback-rich steering and real sports car capability.

Like any other Porsche, there are plenty of different Taycan trims to choose from, going from a rear-drive base model to a supercar-beating AWD Turbo S version with 750 hp. The mid-range GTS is the sweet spot, offering some of the best range and a good amount of performance. If you need more space, Porsche even offers a wagon body style for most trims.

Read our review of the Taycan right here

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2024 Audi e-tron GT

Price: $107,995
EPA-rated range: Up to 238 miles

The Audi e-tron GT is arguably the prettiest electric car on sale right now, sporting sleek sports car-like lines and mean, aggressive fascias. Based on the Porsche Taycan, it adopts a Porsche-like driving experience and similar charging speeds.

Like any good Audi, all-wheel-drive is standard, with the base model offering 522 hp. Upgrade to the RS version, and you get 637 horses, enough for a 0-60 time of just 2.9 seconds. The only thing the e-tron GT is lacking is range. The base car is rated at 238 miles, while the RS gets just 232 miles.

Read our full review of the e-tron GT

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2023 Tesla Model S

Price: $79,880
EPA-rated range: Up to 405 miles

The Tesla Model S has been a staple of the electric vehicle industry for over a decade. While the car is showing its age, constant updates have allowed it to stay competitive even as competitors arise from legacy automakers.

The most powerful trim, the Plaid, delivers an astounding 1020 hp thanks to three electric motors (one for the front wheels, two for each rear wheel), allowing the family sedan to out-accelerate most new supercars in complete, utter silence. The Model S Plaid currently holds the lap record for production EVs at the Nürburgring.

Read our review of this heavily modified example

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS

Price: $105,550
EPA-rated range: Up to 350 miles

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is an egg-shaped limousine meant to stand alongside the company's iconic S-Class, offering similar comfort and performance with an all-electric powertrain. There's even an AMG version, which delivers up to 751 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque with a boost function enabled.

Like any flagship Mercedes product, the EQS is stuffed with the latest technology from the brand. Most notable among the car's features is an optional Hyperscreen, a singular piece of glass containing three screens that spans across the entire dashboard.

Here's everything you need to know about the AMG EQS

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2023 BMW i7

Price: $106,695
EPA-rated range: Up to 318 miles

The BMW i7 is the company's electric flagship luxury sedan, built upon the same bones as the gas-powered 7-Series. If the odd looks don't scare you away, you'll be treated to a suite of the latest tech features available, including an optional 31.3-inch screen for the rear passengers that drops from the ceiling.

There are three i7 trims to choose from for 2024: The base eDrive50 is rear-drive only, making a total of 449 hp. The xDrive60 gets a second motor for the front axle, upping power to 536 horses. Then there's the top-tier M70, delivering a hefty 650 hp.

Check out our review here

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2024 Rolls-Royce Spectre

Price: $433,750
EPA-rated range: Up to 260 miles

The Rolls-Royce Spectre is the most luxurious electric car you can buy right now. It comes with the company's "Magic Carpet Ride," which uses 18 different sensors to adjust the adaptive suspension, four-wheel steering, and active anti-roll bars to deliver the utmost comfort to occupants.

The Spectre's 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque have to move around a hefty 6559 pounds, but thanks to instant thrust delivered by the dual e-motors, it can rocket to 60 mph in a claimed 4.4 seconds. Range, however, is not very strong by modern standards, at 260 miles, as estimated by the EPA.

Here's everything you need to know about the Spectre

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