As battery technology continues to get cheaper and more powerful, vehicle manufacturers are expanding their production of electric cars.
Whether you're interested in a compact, a sedan, an SUV, a hatchback, or even a truck, there are now plenty of options to fit your lifestyle and your budget. All prices and performance stats are accurate as of the time of writing.
2020 Electric Compact Cars
In the compact car category, the Fiat 500e focuses on providing everything you'd want in a mini. It's a well-blended combination of luxury interior and electrifying exterior style, with impressive features across the board, high efficiency, and good overall comfort. The all electric car produces 111 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. The estimated MPGE is up to 121 in the city and 103 on the highway. The MSRP for the 500e starts at $33,460.
The Nissan LEAF has been riding high as a favorite among EV owners making it a top seller. Along with being a well-constructed vehicle with simple yet attractive contours and lines and a range of 150 miles, it is also one of the most affordable EVs on the market. The starting MSRP is $31,600 as of this writing.
2020 Electric Sedans
One of the EVs that set the standard in comfort, easy handling, ample cargo space, and mileage is the Tesla Model 3. The sedan offers models capable of standard range, mid-range, long-range, and long range performance. The standard Model S has a range of 287 miles, the performance model obtains 348 miles, and the long-range can go 373 miles on one charge. Pricing is in the $80,000 range.
If high end luxury is the type of ride you're interested in, the Porsche Taycan is the company's first battery-electric vehicle available as a 4S, Turbo, or Turbo S model. The horsepower for the Turbo S and Turbo ranges from 670 horsepower to 750 horsepower. For mileage, the 4S averages 203 miles, the Turbo at 201 miles, and the Turbo S handles 192 miles. Money-wise, the 4S is the least expensive of the three with a sale price of around $103,000. The estimated price for the Turbo is $150,900 and the S averages $185,000.
2020 Electric Hatchbacks
The Chevrolet Bolt EV has an estimated EPA of 259 miles per charge, which makes the affordable EV stand out from the crowd. The Bolt is equipped with an array of technical features including key features such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Agility, easy maneuverability, and immediate acceleration ensure a fun, precise, and precision drive. Pricing for the Bolt EV starts at $36,620.
2020 Electric SUVs
In 2019, the Hyundai Kona Electric was named the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, which means the EV has plenty of bells and whistles in terms of standard and optional features to support, promote, and enhance a quality ride. The Kona has inventive styling, a variety of standard equipment, and a driving range of 258 miles. The SUV also comes with an excellent warranty. The EV is budget friendly with a starting price of $36,990.
The Kia Niro EV is aerodynamically constructed, which results in a smooth ride. The modern design, sleek lines, and impressive grille make an impression when you're out and about town. A spacious interior, plenty of features, and impressive range of 239 miles makes this EV a contender. Pricing is competitive, too, with a starting price of $38,500.
2020 Electric Trucks
Electric vehicle startup Rivian is the only carmaker planning to sell an electric pickup truck this year. The R1T is slated to begin deliveries of its 180-kWh model in late 2020, with a 135-kWh and 105-kWh option coming in the year ahead.
Tesla's taking the opposite track—the tech focused manufacturer says they'll begin selling the entry version of their all electric Cybertruck by the end of 2021, with more powerful models following in 2022.
On the horizon, America's top selling truck, the Ford F-150, will be joining the electrified ranks in the next few years. The company president has announced an electric F-150 is in the pipeline for American roadways. As of this writing, the electric F-150 is tentatively scheduled for release in 2022.