22 Electric Cars on the Market in 2022

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  • Jan 17, 2022

As climate change continues to affect our planet, many of us have been wondering what we can do to help fight it. One of the most impactful ways you can reduce your personal impact on the environment is to swap out your gas-powered car for an electric car.  

Beyond a smaller carbon footprint, there are many reasons to switch to an electric car. They’re safe, they’re cheaper and easier to maintain, and you’ll never have to pump gas again! As additional charging stations pop up around the country, more tax credits and other incentives become available, and upfront costs keep falling, switching to an electric car is becoming an appealing and increasingly affordable option to many drivers. 

Interested in making the switch? Luckily, there are plenty of high-quality options available today. Here’s everything you need to know about some of the top electric cars currently on the market:

1. Audi e-tron

Vehicle type: SUV

Range: 222 miles

Fuel economy: 78 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent) (combined city/highway)

0 to 60 mph: 5.5 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8.5/10

Car and Driver review: “The Audi e-tron and its coupelike counterpart, the e-tron Sportback, look more conventional than similar EV SUVs, but they're still lovely and highly luxurious.

Cost: Starting at $65,900

2. Audi e-tron GT

Vehicle type: Sedan

Range: 238 miles 

Fuel economy: 82 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 3.1 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8.5/10

Car and Driver review: “The Audi e-tron GT is a more muscular-looking version of the Porsche Taycan, and they share an advanced all-electric system that ensures repeated performance.”

Cost: Starting at $102,400

3. BMW i4 eDrive40

Vehicle type: Sedan

Range: 301 miles 

Fuel economy: 85 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 5.5 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8.5/10

Car and Driver review: “The i4 sedan combines traditional BMW traits with EV elements that culminate in an engaging and luxurious experience.”

Cost: Starting at $55,400

4. BMW ix

Vehicle type: SUV

Range: 324 miles 

Fuel economy: 89 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 4.4 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8.5/10

Car and Driver review: “The 2022 iX is BMW's first electric SUV, and it offers 516 horsepower and 300 miles of driving range per charge.”

Cost: Starting at $88,050

5. Chevrolet Bolt EV

Vehicle type: Hatchback

Range: 259 miles 

Fuel economy: 120 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 6.5 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8/10

Car and Driver review: “The redesigned Bolt EV hatchback benefits from a more muscular appearance, multiple interior enhancements, and a significantly lower starting price.”

Cost: Starting at $31,500

6. Chevrolet Bolt EUV

Vehicle type: Crossover SUV

Range: 247 miles 

Fuel economy: 115 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 7.0 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8/10

Car and Driver review: “Expanding the Bolt range to include an SUV-inspired model is a shrewd move by Chevrolet, and it's one that brings the EV closer to the mainstream.”

Cost: Starting at $33,500

7. Ford Mustang Mach-E

Vehicle type: Crossover SUV

Range: 314 miles 

Fuel economy: 60 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 3.5 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 9.5/10

Car and Driver review: “With fun driving traits and notable range, the stylish Ford Mustang Mach-E is a top-rank electric vehicle that also happens to be a terrific crossover.”

Cost: Starting at $43,895

8. Hyundai Kona Electric

Vehicle type: Subcompact SUV

Range: 258 miles 

Fuel economy: 120 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 6.4 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8.5/10

Car and Driver review: “It offers everything we love about the gasoline-powered Kona but with an electric twist.”

Cost: Starting at $34,000

9. Jaguar I-Pace

Vehicle type: Crossover SUV

Range: 222 miles 

Fuel economy: 76 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 4.5 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 7.5/10

Car and Driver review: “With a statement-making design and enjoyable driving manners, the Jaguar I-Pace is an exciting option among electric vehicles, but it's not a game changer.”

Cost: Starting at $69,900

10. Kia Niro EV

Vehicle type: Crossover SUV

Range: 293 miles 

Fuel economy: 112 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 6.2 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8/10

Car and Driver review: “The Niro EV flies under the radar but has the features, range, and style to deserve more attention.”

Cost: Starting at $39,990

11. Lucid Air Touring

Vehicle type: Sedan

Range: 406 miles 

Fuel economy: 131 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 3.2 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8.5/10

Car and Driver review: “The all-electric Lucid Air is a remarkable first effort from a first-time automaker, and the sizable sedan is also an excellent EV.”

Cost: Starting at $95,000

12. Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Vehicle type: Sedan

Range: 350 miles 

Fuel economy: 97 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 5.9 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8.5/10

Car and Driver review: “The all-electric EQS sedan combines Mercedes's luxury bona fides with noteworthy EV credentials and dazzling tech.”

Cost: Starting at $102,310

13. Mini Cooper Electric SE Hardtop 2 Door

Vehicle type: Compact Hatchback

Range: 114 miles 

Fuel economy: 110 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 6.9 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 6/10

Car and Driver review: “The Mini Cooper Electric is a quirky two-door hatchback with a short driving range, a budget-friendly price tag, and engaging driving behavior.”

Cost: Starting at $29,000

14. Nissan Leaf

Vehicle type: Hatchback

Range: 226 miles 

Fuel economy: 104 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 6.8 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 6.5/10

Car and Driver review: “While luxury brands such as Audi and Tesla grab headlines with their luxury EVs, the 2022 Nissan Leaf quietly serves the proletariat an affordable electric vehicle.”

Cost: Starting at $27,400

15. Polestar 2

Vehicle type: Hatchback

Range: 270 miles 

Fuel economy: 107 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 7 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8/10

Car and Driver review: “The Polestar 2 is an all-electric hatchback with an eclectic design, but its beautiful cabin and intuitive infotainment system are more notable than its looks.”

Cost: Starting at $45,900

16. Porsche Taycan

Vehicle type: Sedan

Range: 225 miles 

Fuel economy: 79 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 5.1 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 9/10

Car and Driver review: “The Taycan doesn't offer the most EV driving range, but it currently sets the breed's benchmark for driver satisfaction.”

Cost: Starting at $82,700

17. Rivian R1T

Vehicle type: Pickup Truck

Range: 314 miles 

Fuel economy: 70 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 3.0 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8.5/10

Car and Driver review: “The 2022 Rivian R1T is the first electric pickup to hit the market, and it does so with a splashy design and impressive driving range.”

Cost: Starting at $67,500

18. Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Vehicle type: Sedan

Range: 358 miles 

Fuel economy: 131 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 4.2 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8.5/10

Car and Driver review: “Among the more affordable options in the electric-vehicle marketplace, the Tesla Model 3 is arguably the one with the most name recognition.”

Cost: Starting at $50,990

19. Tesla Model S

Vehicle type: Sedan

Range: 405 miles 

Fuel economy: 120 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 3.1 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 9/10

Car and Driver review: “If Tesla stopped building cars tomorrow, the company's legacy would still forever be cemented in automotive history books thanks to this car.”

Cost: Starting at $94,900

20. Tesla Model Y Long Range

Vehicle type: SUV

Range: 330 miles 

Fuel economy: 122 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 4.8 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 7.5/10

Car and Driver review: “The Model Y uses the chassis, interior, and powertrain from the smaller Model 3, and adds cargo space, an optional third row of seats, and the SUV look.”

Cost: Starting at $58,990

21. Volkswagen ID.4

Vehicle type: Compact SUV

Range: 260 miles 

Fuel economy: 97 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 7.6 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8/10

Car and Driver review: “The all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 captures the spirit of the original Type 1 Beetle, but with a modern, emissions-free twist and up to 260 miles of range.”

Cost: Starting at $40,760

22. Volvo XC40 Recharge

Vehicle type: Compact SUV

Range: 223 miles 

Fuel economy: 85 MPGe

0 to 60 mph: 4.7 seconds

Car and Driver rating: 8/10

Car and Driver review: “While it's just as practical and charming as its gasoline-powered twin, the XC40 Recharge offers more power plus EV prestige.”

Cost: Starting at $55,300

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