What are the best electric cars?

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    #1Chevrolet Bolt

    Chevrolet Bolt

    The Chevrolet Bolt is a subcompact electric car with a 60kWh li-ion battery that can last up to 238 miles on a single charge. It has 102.40in wheelbase and length of 164 inches.  It can seat up to five passengers and a 16.90 cubic feet of trunk space.

    Vehicles

    $37495

    Parakram Sengupta
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "My father taught me that car is about muscle! If it is not fast, it is not a car!!! BUt After hearing about the benefits to the environtment when using elecrtic cars I immediatley asked around and this is one of the cars that most people told me about. I can see why, fantastic design, great price for its power, and from what I hear, fantastic after sales service. "
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    #2Tesla Model S

    Tesla Model S

    Tesla Model S is an electric car from Tesla. It has a 100kWH battery that can last up to 355 miles on a single charge and can go 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds. It can seat up to 5 adults and has a 17-inch display on the dashboard.

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    $85000- Varies by model

    Shaurya Khan
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "I have many friends who let me drive their Tesla S and I can admit it is one of the finest cars I have ever had the honor of driving, so I ordered mine nine months ago and it still hasnt come yet. HUHUUHUHUH ELON MUSK STOP TWEETING AND GET ME MY CAR NOW :( "
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    #3Nissan Leaf

    Nissan Leaf

    Nissan Leaf is an electric car from Nissan. It comes in three different models, the S, the SV and the SL all with 107 horsepower 5 seats and 4 doors. Every model has different features and prices but all come with a 30 KWH lithium-ion Battery and with a driving range of 107 miles.

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    $22490- Varies by model

    Steven Hansen
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "The Leaf is a great car. Of course it's not a Tesla but for the price, it's awesome. It covers all the bases and is a truly electric car, rather than some hybrid sort of thing. Personally I don't like the look much, but that's more subjective."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that electric cars existed as far back as 1832? The re-emergence of environmentally friendly automobiles like Tesla Model 3 and Nissan Leaf make it seem like EVs were made to combat global warming. But in 1832, a Scottish inventor named Robert Anderson created the first electric vehicle - a carriage with non-rechargeable power cells. Almost two decades later, French physicist Gaston Plante invented a rechargeable battery for electric vehicles. The breakthrough led to the rise of EVs in the United States, where electric vehicles became taxis in Chicago and New York. Even famous inventor Thomas Edison dipped his feet in the business and developed a long-lasting battery for EVs in 1899. The trend would have continued but the failure of William Whitney's highly ambitious Electric Vehicle Company scared off other businessmen. Whitney's EVC had too many cars but had a small number of batteries, so the latter began to fail and it became costly to maintain.

Since the impact of global warming has been made clearer to the world, these non-gasoline automobiles are starting to regain the fame they had more than a century ago. In 2018, electric vehicles are starting to see a rise in sales, and prominent car manufacturers have begun to expand their production of EVs. This also led to a rise in the use of garage heaters since these specialized cars need different storage. These heaters help keep electrons in the batteries mobile enough so it would not affect the car's performance. 

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    #4BMW i3

    BMW i3

    The BMW i3 is an electric car made by the German car manufacturer. It offers a range of 300km on a single charge and a top speed of 150 kph. the interior and exterior design is a compendium of elegance, modernism, and urban feel.

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    $44450- Varies by model

    Virginia Sims
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "An interesting design for the car. It seems a little boxy rather than sleek. The recharging is easy, but so far I can only charge at home which limits this car to short city drives. Only buy if you have another car for longer drives. "
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    #5Hyundai Ioniq

    Hyundai Ioniq

    Hyundai Ioniq is an electric car with an electric motor that can last up to 124 miles on a single charge. It can be customized to client preference upon ordering. It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display on the dashboard suitable for Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

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    $29500

    Benjamin Rios
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Heard some bad comments about after-sales dealership but the car really handled well when I test-drove one two days ago. Wish I could have ridden it a little longer but it worked out just fine."
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    #6Tesla Model 3

    Tesla Model 3

    Tesla Model 3 is a subcompact electric car from Tesla. It has a battery that can up to 310 miles on a single charge. It has a topspeed of 155mph and can go 0-to-60 in 3.3 seconds. It has a dual motor all-wheel drive suspension for safety and speed.

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    $46000- Varies by model

    Dag Flachet
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "The tesla model 3 is generally reviewed as the best electric car ever made. Much better than the Bolt."
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    #7Volkswagen e-Golf

    Volkswagen e-Golf

    The Volkswagen e-Golf is the electric version of its namesake. It has a 115-hp motor that can last up to 83 miles on a single charge. It has three driving modes for different needs in the city or the highway. It also has a 7.2 kW onboard charger.

    Vehicles

    $28995- Varies by model

    Christina Pan
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Christopher, that's for their diesel engines, not electric ones. :) The e-Golf is actually tested by other companies and it went really well. My father owns one, and you can say that it pulls like a regular car, amazing power even for an EV."
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    #8Toyota Prius Prime

    Toyota Prius Prime

    Toyota Prius Prime is a hybrid electric car with a battery that can last up to 640 miles on a single charge in the hybrid mode. It comes with an 11.6-inch display on the dashboard. It can seat up to 4 adults. It takes a little less than 6 hours for a full charge.

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    $27100

    Gregory May
    Written on May 17, 2017
    "The Toyota Prius Prime is in my option the best electric car out there for the buck. However, its popularity leads to shortages, if you're in the market for one it will be a hunt. Good luck!"
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    #9Renault Zoe

    Renault Zoe

    Renault Zoe is a supermini electric car created by the French company Renault. It is a five-door hatchback with a 2.5m wheelbase and 4m length. It has a 22kWh li-ion battery that can last up to 210 km on one charge. It was first released in 2012.  

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    $27845.9- Varies by model

    Samantha Little
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Wish they sold this here in the US. My bro in London keeps telling me Renaults have the best EVs out there. He said it is the perfect auto for urban driving. No smoke and easy to park. Very small you can fit two in a single parking space. "
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    #10Smart EQ Fortwo

    Smart EQ Fortwo

    Smart EQ Fortwo is a two-seater mini compact electric car from Smart. It has a 65.47-inch wheelbase and is just 106.1 inches in length. It has a 17.6 kWh li-ion battery that can last up to 58 miles on a single charge.

    Vehicles

    $26640- Varies by model

    Pranav Dasgupta
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "At first I had trouble believing this is actually a car but I dated a girl who had one of this tiny cars and I have to admit, these cars rock!! I didn't feel I was cramped even with that little size, and I am 6'1''. But sometimes the low frame makes it a bumpy ride. "

Summary

Best What are the best electric cars
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Chevrolet BoltVehicles 10 Paid
2Tesla Model SVehicles 8 Paid
3Nissan LeafVehicles 7 Paid
4BMW i3Vehicles 4 Paid
5Hyundai IoniqVehicles 4 Paid
6Tesla Model 3Vehicles 1 Paid
7Volkswagen e-GolfVehicles 1 Paid
8Toyota Prius PrimeVehicles 1 Paid
9Renault ZoeVehicles 0 Paid
10Smart EQ FortwoVehicles 0 Paid
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