The Year's Best Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles have been growing in popularity in recent years. They have now become popular enough that most major automobile manufacturers are making at least one electric vehicle. It is likely that these vehicles will continue to become more popular down the road in our increasingly environmentally conscious society. If you're in the process of selecting a new vehicle, it might be time for you to go electric, especially if you are tired of paying exorbitant gas prices. However, there are numerous factors you need to evaluate regarding electric vehicles before you decide if a particular vehicle is good for you. As when you purchase a traditional gas vehicle, you'll evaluate appearance, tech features, safety ratings, and performance. You'll also need to consider how far you'll be able to drive the vehicle between recharges as another key factor. Let's take a look at the year's best options.
Which of this year's electric vehicles is best will depend on what your priorities are. You need to figure out which features you want your vehicle to have to determine the best electric vehicle of the year for you. For many drivers, the biggest priority is finding an electric vehicle that can go as far as possible on a single charge. Some electric vehicles can't go nearly as many miles on a full charge as a gas vehicle can go on a full tank of gas. However, there are some exceptions. Right now, the electric vehicle that can go the farthest on a single charge is the Tesla Model S. This vehicle can go about 370 miles on one charge. At the same time, it's worth noting that this vehicle has a fairly expensive price and is likely to cost around $79,900 to buy new. Other electric vehicles with a fairly decent range and a lower price include the Tesla Model 3 long-range at a price of $47,990 and the Hyundai Kona Electric with a range of around 258 miles.
A lot of individuals might prefer a relatively low-cost electric vehicle to an electric vehicle with a long-range. Electric vehicles are more affordable than ever. They're also a good investment because they make it so that a motorist doesn't have to be concerned about fluctuations in prices at the pump. Right now, the Ford Focus Electric is one of the least expensive electric vehicles out there with a price tag of around $29,200. It's important to realize that those who purchase an electric vehicle can often benefit from a huge tax credit. Right now, a tax credit is available of $7,500 that can be taken off the current year tax liability of a taxpayer when they purchase an electric vehicle. Other low-cost electric vehicles currently available are the Hyundai Ioniq Electric at $29,500 and the Nissan LEAF at $29,900.
For some electric vehicle drivers, safety may be the biggest priority. The Chevrolet Bolt is regarded as one of the safest electric vehicles on the market. This vehicle model has been recognized by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety as a Top Safety Pick. In fact, the Chevrolet Bolt is a good all-around electric vehicle because in addition to offering impressive safety features, the Chevy Bolt also has a range of 238 miles and only costs $36,620 for the 2020-year model. Another electric vehicle with great marks for safety is the Volkswagen e-Golf. This electric vehicle from Volkswagen offers the same safety features that the gas Golf has, and this vehicle has received high safety ratings from both the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you want to give an electric vehicle as a gift for the holiday season or purchase an electric vehicle for yourself for the new year, now's the time to do your shopping and research. In the coming years, drivers can look forward to even more options like the Cybertruck from Tesla revealed this year. Currently, in its concept stage, the electric pickup is set to have bulletproof glass windows, a 250-mile range and a 7,500-pound towing capacity. The time for electric vehicles has come.