Electric Vehicles (EVs) have certainly evolved since they debuted in 1890. Today, there are major automakers like Tesla, Ford, Porsche, and Volkswagen vying for first place — yet not sacrificing form and function for innovation.
Look at what's new for 2022:
Kia Niro EV
MRSP $39,990 - $44,650
The 2022 Kia Niro is the electric version of the gasoline-powered Niro hybrid. It touts top-notch standard features, a premium sound system, and a navigation system. According to Edmunds Review, the Niro EV boasts one of the longest distances from a single charge that has been seen from a reasonably priced EV. Comfort, utility, and efficiency are what one can look forward to with this model.
MSRP $40,760 - $48,940
The Volkswagen ID.4 is an all-electric small SUV that seats five people. It's available in two trim levels: Pro and Pro S, with top-grade safety and technology features, electrical efficiency, and spacious interiors. Three years of complimentary 30-minute charge sessions at your neighborhood Electrify America Stations might make it hard to say no to this ride.
Tesla Model 3
MSPR $44,990 - $58,990
The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is the automaker's smallest and most affordable car. It comes in three trim levels: base, long-range, and performance and varies by range and acceleration. It received an overall Edmund's rating of 8.4 out of 10 with a 9.5 for drivability as it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3. seconds.
Ford Mach-E GT
MSRP $42,895 - $59,900
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT all-electric SUV stands out for performance, price, and cargo area. While not related to the Ford Mustang, it is inspired by its look and feel. With upgraded interiors, an a15.5-inch center touchscreen, and overall practicality, it's a solid contender with Chevrolet's Bolt EUV, Hyundai's Ioniq 5, and Kia's EV6.
Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+
MSRP $102,310 - $125,310
As the first all-electric model from Mercedes’ EQ sub-brand, the EQS does not disappoint. Boasting a new Hyperscreen display, a single electric motor, and advanced driving aids, it mirrors the luxury features of the S-Class sedan. The in-car tech shines and received a 9.0 Edmunds rating.
Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo
MSRP $93,700 -$187,600
Rapid acceleration (0-60mph in 3.7 seconds), fast charging capabilities, and new automated Remote Park Assist make the Taycan 4S the upgrade of your car dreams. Utility and comfort are the leading stars here. Heated front seats, auto-dimming heated mirrors, and Porsche's custom paint-to-sample program put customization at your fingertips. Once you get over the sticker shock, the 4S has everything you'd want from a high-performance car.