The Top 4 Evs of the Year

Electric vehicles were once a rarity in the automotive industry. Now many automakers have begun to include EVs in their lineups. Automakers have gotten creative with their releases, and electric luxury sedans, pickup trucks, and SUVs are now available to consumers. The EV market has become extremely competitive. Automakers like Ford, Tesla, Nissan, Polestar, and Volkswagen have all released popular electric vehicles.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E

The electric red Ford Mustang Mach-E is shown at AutoMobility LA on November 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
The Mustang Mach-E | David McNew/Getty Images

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a huge leap from the conventional Ford Mustang. Ford Mustangs are the quintessential American muscle cars. They have boasted incredible performance and unforgettable body styles since 1965.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E challenged everything we knew about the Ford Mustang. Not only is it the first electric Mustang, but it’s also the first Mustang SUV. The Ford Mustang Mach-E makes 266 horsepower and can go up to 270 miles on a full charge. It starts at $43,995 but is eligible for EV federal tax credits up to $7,500. It will start at $36,495 after the full federal tax credit.

Tesla Model 3

A blue Tesla Model 3 EV.
The Tesla Model 3 | Tesla

The Tesla Model 3 shares one key trait in common with the Ford Mustang Mach-E: they both are fun EVs to drive. Tesla has been working on EV technology for almost two decades, so it knows how to make an enjoyable EV. The Model 3 is said to be capable of converting even the greatest EV skeptic.

The Tesla Model 3 can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds. It has a range of 263 miles on a full charge. The Model 3 is also available in Long Range and Performance trims. It starts at $39,990 but is eligible for incentives. The Tesla Model 3 is the perfect entry point to a Tesla EV.

Volkswagen ID.4

A blue Volkswagen ID.4 EV.
The Volkswagen ID.4 | Volkswagen

The Volkswagen ID.4 is Volkswagen’s comfortable electric SUV. SUVs have been extremely popular these last few years. Volkswagen uses the popular vehicle class to entice consumers into buying their first EV. The acceleration isn’t fast, even for an EV, but the ID.4 is comfy enough for drivers to look past the lack of speed.

The Volkswagen ID.4 brings peace and quiet to the SUV vehicle class, embodying what the SUV of the future should look like. If the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model 3 are exciting, then the Volkswagen ID.4 is welcoming and familiar. The ID.4 Pro has an estimated range of 260 miles on a full charge. It’s also capable of charging quickly. The Volkswagen ID.4 is the perfect vehicle for a seamless transition to EV ownership. It starts at $39,995.

The Audi e-tron

A blue Audi e-tron.
The Audi e-tron | Audi

According to Car and Driver, the Audi e-tron is about as subtle as EVs get. The electric SUV makes 402 horsepower. It has an estimated range of 222 miles on a full charge. The Audi e-tron’s range isn’t the most impressive, but it does have some tricks up its sleeve.

The Audi e-tron is one of the fastest charging EVs on the market. Considering the fact that charging speed was one of the biggest EV hurdles in earlier days, this puts the e-tron in a great position in comparison to some of its peers. The Audi e-tron is too expensive to be considered an affordable EV starting at $66,995. However, it delivers great value for an electric performance SUV with all the luxury of a typical Audi SUV.

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