The Best Electric Cars and E-Vs to Check in 2022

The Best Electric Cars and E-Vs to Check in 2022

06.09.2022 Off By manager_1

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You’ve found the right place if you are ready to make an investment in an electric vehicle and need some advice. Our editors have tested nearly every new EV on the market, so we can help you navigate the process and show you the best electric cars 2022 has. It’s not only Tesla that sells EVs these day. There are many types of electric cars and some might be better suited for you than others. How do you choose the right electric car for you?

Although we cannot tell you which EV is best for your needs, we can help narrow down your options. Are you looking for something less expensive and with a smaller range? Or do you prefer luxury features and sufficient range to go on free road trips?

We know that many of you Tesla enthusiasts are wondering why we haven’t included anything from Tesla here. It’s quite simple. Although there are many things to love about the Model Y we are leasing (yes we have to pay for it), the phantom braking problem is a major issue. The car as it stands is dangerous and uncomfortable to drive. We’ve heard many Model 3 owners have the same problem. We’ll update this review once Tesla has issued a complete fix.

Polestar 2
The best small electric car

An electric car is much more than the sum of its parts. Although the Polestar 2 may not be the most advanced in its class, it is easy to love and a great car all around.

The Polestar 2 is a great car for many reasons. The 2 is fast in its 2-motor configuration and the 2 is fun to drive, no matter how many engines it has. Its exterior styling is beautiful. The interior is beautiful, and the tech inside is also great. We love the Google-based infotainment systems. Although it may not be the most popular in this segment, it is charming in many other ways.

Mini Cooper SE
The best small electric car runner up

Although Mini is a new brand to the EV market, the first Mini is a fantastic one. It is surprisingly affordable and has a lot of fun. What it lacks in range, it makes up in driving pleasure and comfort. We love the electric outlet-style wheels.

Although the Mini SE can only go 110 miles on a single charge, it packs 181 horsepower and a lot of torque, so they will likely get 110 fun-filled miles. You can get a 80% charge on a 50-kilowatt fast charging charger in just half an hour.

Hyundai Ioniq 5
The best midsize electric car

We had been waiting for a Hyundai Ioniq 5 for some time, and now that we have spent some time with it, we are eager to recommend it to others.

The Ioniq 5 EV is a mid-size EV. Don’t let the compact appearance of the Ioniq 5 in photos sway your perceptions about size. We found the Ioniq 5 to be a comfortable cruiser that has a good range and looks better than other EVs. It rides on Hyundai’s EGMP dedicated EV platform. The standard features include a digital key and four USB ports located on the sliding console. You can choose from a variety of passive and active safety systems, including one that rivals luxury cars.

Ford Mustang Mach-E
Top midsize electric car runner up

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s first dedicated EV platform, but it’s an impressive effort. The Mach-E, despite its controversial name, offers great range, an excellent interior, and excellent driving dynamics in an easy-to-use package that also boasts 29 cubic yards of cargo space, with all the seats up.

There are currently several options for the Mach-E. While there are more powerful and expensive GT models, the Mach-E’s base model is still fun to drive. The Mach-E is capable of delivering 290 horsepower in RWD and 346 hp with all-wheel drive. The cabin is comfortable and the chassis is excellent. The Mach-E is a great all-rounder electric vehicle.

Porsche Taycan
The best full-size electric car

The Porsche Taycan is a hard sell on paper. It is expensive, it’s Porsche after all, and the range estimate seems pretty poor. The Taycan is a totally different story. We are confident that it is the most affordable EV on the market. The real-world range is sufficient for most but not all long trips, and the build quality and driving dynamics of the Taycan are unrivaled.

The best official distance you can drive with a Taycan at the moment is 227 miles. This is in the 4S trim, with the performance battery option. Even if this were true in real life, it’s still enough for most people most days. Even the base Taycan is a great choice, offering a driving experience with 400 horsepower that is unmatched by any other EVs currently on sale.

Audi RS E-Tron GT
The best full-size electric car runner up

The RS E-Tron GT is not the same platform as Porsche Taycan.

The RS E-Tron GT’s 637 hp is matched by 612 lb-ft when it goes into overboost mode. This allows the car to hit 60 mph in just a little over three seconds. Although it might sound impressive, Audi has put so much thought into this car that it feels composed and cool, even when you are hustling. The RS E-Tron GT, like the Taycan GT, isn’t cheap but you get your money’s value.

GMC Hummer EEV
Extra-large electric car

Are you a big-hearted person who likes to be in control? This description is best matched by the GMC Hummer Electric Vehicle.

Although we’ve only been behind the wheel of a Hummer EV for a few minutes, what we did see left us with good memories. Its acceleration in Watts to Freedom (or WTF) mode is quite impressive considering that it could weigh around 9,000 pounds. This thing is so big, it can cause headaches. The Edition 1 model is a bit pricey at $113,000. But if you wait until 2024 you will be able to get a lower trim for close to $80,000.

Hyundai Kona Electric
The best electric car for under $100

People shopping for an electric car will be searching for something affordable. Although EVs have yet to reach the same price as internal combustion cars, there are many great options for those who can afford them. The Kona Electric is our favorite because of its great range, small-SUV-style design and stellar warranty.

The Kona Electric has a 258 mile range and a 201 horsepower drivetrain. All this in a package that is affordable for most families. The Kona Electric has 19.2 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats raised. It also comes standard with tons of Hyundai comforts. The warranty is a great feature. The Kona is a great first EV if you are able to live with its styling (we love it), and can afford the extra money.

Volkswagen ID 4
Best affordable electric car runner-up

Although the Volkswagen ID 4 may not be as affordable as the Hyundai Kona Electric, it is still very affordable.

The VW ID 4 has a decent appearance for a crossover. It features interesting forms from all sides. Although the interior is basic, it is a traditional VW design. However, there is plenty of storage space and the overall design is very pleasant. It is available with either all-wheel drive or a rear-drive option. Although the tech is a bit quirky, the ID 4 is still an affordable electric vehicle. Read our 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 review.