As the years go on, the automobile industry continues to evolve and progress in its technological pursuits. While the electric car was, at one point in time, simply a novelty vehicle that proved to be too inefficient to last, it has now become a perfectly viable vehicle to own. There are all sorts of electric cars on the market, now, that are exemplary of performance, efficiency, luxury, style, and practicality. However, it is fair to say that some of these vehicles stand above the competition in many of these categories. Here are some of the best electric cars that you can find on the market, today…
Tesla Model S
First and foremost, a great electric car must be a great car, electric or not. The best car to demonstrate this ideology is the Tesla Model S. Simply put, the Model S is one of the best cars that has been mass produced in the 21st century. As far as performance goes, a Tesla Model S P85 can zoom from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, which makes it faster than some Lamborghinis and Porsches. It also has some of the best range of any electric car. All of this is packed into a sleek design that exemplifies the whole concept of a sports car, while at the same time being incredibly spacious on the inside. Despite the price tag being around $75,000, this is a car that matches the capabilities of many super cars, which are at least ten times the price.
Sometimes something becomes insanely popular because it is somewhat overrated, and sometimes something becomes insanely popular because it is an incredible product that is deserving of its renown. The Nissan Leaf is the latter, as it has become the highest-selling electric car in the history of automobiles. There’s great reason for this. The Leaf is a very comfortable car to drive, and has a very comfortable 135 km of range. This little wonder car is also available at a very affordable price tag of around just $20,000.
Nearly every industrialized country on Earth has a company that is working towards higher performance electric cars. The Renault Zoe is the flagship of France’s effort towards this global endeavor. The Zoe is an all around solid car that is right there in the price range of the Nissan Leaf. The interior of the car is quite elegant, and speaks to a semblance of luxury. While the electric motor can only produce a top speed of 88 mph, it has really nice range for an electric car (and most speed limits around the world don’t even get near 88 mph, anyways).