Each year, more and more electric vehicles hit the market. What used to be a small segment of short-range compact cars has grown into a pretty robust crop of vehicles. With different shapes and sizes, and ranges reaching as high as 300+ miles, electric cars are starting to make sense for more and more folks.
Here, we've compiled every pure electric vehicle on sale in the US today, and listed the range of its various models. Do note, we're not including plug-in hybrids in this list -- cars that use an electric motor in addition to a conventional internal combustion engine -- because their ranges are largely dependent on more than pure electricity.
Have a look through this gallery to see every EV on sale in America and its range. And always remember, your mileage may vary.
The i3s is a new addition to the i3 family for 2018, serving as the sporty option in the lineup. This variant of BMW's electric city car brings more power, enhanced handling and a slightly more aggressive visual presence.
The 2015 Fiat 500e has enough juice for most people's daily commutes, and it evokes high style rather than polarizing design. The peppy electric motor makes it a hoot to drive in the city and makes it complacent on the highway as well.
The Clarity Electric draws its power from a 25.5 kWh battery pack located at the rear of the vehicle. On a full charge, that's enough juice to cruise up to 89 miles according to Honda's and the EPA's estimates. You may get more with a light touch -- the trip computer estimates a little over 100 miles -- but probably not much. I finished my short time behind the wheel at around 94 very carefully driven miles.
The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric makes a fine entry to the world of electric vehicles, and its 124-mile range should meet the daily needs of most drivers, but a crop of upcoming electric vehicles competitors will boast over 200 miles of range.
The Kia Soul EV promises and delivers on 93 miles of range between charges. Electric-powered torque is instantaneous and leads to excellent acceleration and driveability. Kia's Uvo infotainment is simple, but fully featured. Available ChaDeMo rapid charging can fill the battery to 80 percent in a half-hour.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf has just been revealed, and it's a car that should make you sit up and take notice. While the world has paying more attention to a certain Silicon Valley startup and its enigmatic leader, the Japanese automaker's pioneering hatchback has quietly laid claim to the title of World's Best-Selling Electric Vehicle, having racked up nearly 300,000 sales globally since 2010.
The 2018 Smart Fortwo very maneuverable and easy to park in crowded cities. The optional navigation upgrade brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay into the dashboard. An all-electric powertrain offers pretty good low-speed and off the line responsiveness and acceleration.
This is the Tesla Model 3, the long-awaited solution to Tesla's biggest problem: It sells cars that most people can't afford. It's the Model 3 that stands poised to move Tesla from hallowed, aspirational startup to legitimate, skeptic-free corporate success.
An excerpt from our review if the Model S 60: "When it comes to specs, the only thing to care about in an electric car is kWh, or kilowatt hours. The Model S 60 has a, you guessed it, 60 kWh battery. That's enough to power it from nothing to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds and to a top speed of 130 miles per hour. Of course, should you choose to hammer down that right pedal, expect the 210-mile driving range of the Model S 60 to drop. Precipitously."
The Model X isn't just an SUV. It's an electric SUV, of course, but it's a lot more than that, too. It's quicker than most sports cars on the road, yet far more practical and more comfortable. It offers a selection of luxury appointments rarely found on cars not costing well into the six figures and it manages to fit three rows of seats in a distinctive shape in a segment full of me-too crossovers.
The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf beat its 125-mile range estimate in our testing while its hatchback body makes for practical everyday use. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the dashboard integrate nicely for navigation, audio and communications. At $28,995 before incentives, the e-Golf is an affordable EV option.