Automakers are investing big bucks and loads of engineering talent to bring battery-powered cars and trucks to market. Despite inherent tradeoffs, there are plenty of appealing EVs to choose from today.
More and more electric vehicles are launching as car companies push to reduce fleetwide fuel consumption and comply with government regulations. This is good news for motorists that can live with one, folks that don’t tow heavy trailers or drive great distances. They can take advantage of the many benefits offered by these vehicles, like mechanical simplicity, instant torque and low recharging costs. Of the pure EVs available today, here are 10 of our favorites.
One of the market’s newest – and certainly best – EVs is the Jaguar I-Pace, a handsome crossover with ample interior space and shocking performance. Its twin-motor drivetrain provides nearly 400 horsepower and more than 500 pound-feet of torque, enough oomph to rocket this luxury vehicle to 60 miles an hour in a legitimately fast 4.5 seconds. When its 90-kWh lithium-ion battery pack is topped off with electrons, the I-Pace offers an advertised driving range of 240 miles (386 km). Not only is this an exceptional EV, it’s a great all-around car as well thanks to its luxury amenities and versatility.