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We rounded up the best of the battery-powered cars just for you.
If you’re ready to shop electric cars, you’re in the right place. Our editors have driven nearly every new EV that’s currently on sale, and we’d love to help steer you in the right direction. After all, it’s not just Tesla selling EVs these days. There are various kinds of electric cars, and some may suit you better than others. But how are you supposed to choose the best one?
We can’t tell you exactly which EV is right for your life, but we can narrow your choices down. Do you want something cheaper and with a more limited range, or do you want to pony up some cash for luxury features and enough range for charge-free road trips?
We’ve driven just about every permutation of every current-production electric vehicle in the US today, so at Roadshow we have a better-than-average view of what’s good and what’s not in EVs right now.
After taking a look at our recommendations, don’t forget to check out our tips below for buying your first EV.
Oh, and since we know a lot of you Tesla fans are wondering why we didn’t include anything from that brand here, it’s pretty simple. There’s a lot to like in the Model Y that we’re lom that brand here, it’s pretty simple. There’s a lot to like in the Model Y that we’re leasing (yes, we’re paying for it), but as we noted in our Model Y review, the phantom braking issue is a complete deal-breaker. As-is the car is unsafe and unpleasant to drive and we’ve heard from plenty of Model 3 owners with the same issue. Once Tesla issues a comprehensive fix, we’ll update our review and this list.
A good electric car is more than just the sum of its parts. The Polestar 2 might not have the best specs in its segment, but it’s easy to love and it’s a great car in general.
We love the Polestar 2 for a variety of reasons. It’s sufficiently quick in its two-motor configuration, and no matter how many motors it has, the 2 is a hoot to drive. The styling is lovely inside and out. There’s also plenty of cool tech in here, including a Google-based infotainment system that ranks among our favorites. It may not have the longest range in the segment, but it’s endearing in so many other ways.