Choosing an EV Car

There’s a lot to think about when choosing an EV car. Among the things you’ll want to consider are the gas mileage, the amount of cargo space, and the range. The best cars in this category offer all of those things and more.

Volkswagen e-Golf

If you’re looking for an EV that’s both comfortable and efficient, the Volkswagen e-Golf is a good choice. But it’s not the only option. The Chevy Bolt and Hyundai Kona Electric are also available.

To compare the VW e-Golf with other models, consider how it compares to the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3. It’s a solid contender, but it falls short of its competition in terms of range.

The Volkswagen e-Golf’s power is generated by an electric motor that drives the front wheels. The car also uses regenerative braking to recharge the battery. A full charge takes less than six hours on 240-volt outlets, and a DC fast-charging station will allow a full 80 percent charge in just one hour.

VW e-Golf features three drive modes. Normal mode is the default. Eco mode is designed to increase efficiency. Eco+ mode is an advanced version that sacrifices performance for convenience.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a new electric vehicle from the Korean automaker. It is built on an 800-volt architecture, which means that it can be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. Moreover, it also boasts quick charging times at public DC fast-charging venues.

With its sharp design, spacious cabin, and impressive range, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one of the most attractive EVs on the market. It offers a lot of visibility and a comfortable ride, too.

All versions are equipped with a smart key, which lets drivers lock and unlock the doors and start or stop the car with the simple press of a button. Also, all models are equipped with automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist.

For a price that starts at $41,245, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV is a great choice for anyone looking for a highly stylish and practical vehicle. The interior has an upbeat, open feel, with plenty of room for passengers.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

If you are looking for a new pickup truck, check out Ford’s new F-150 Lightning. It has all the right features, from an impressive powertrain to wireless smartphone integration.

The all-electric pickup also offers an impressive suite of safety technologies. The battery pack can deliver 775 pound-feet of torque. This is more than enough for passing on the freeway. The standard battery packs offer 230 miles of range. You can add 13 miles of range per hour with a 30 amp charger.

The one-pedal driving feature is a nice touch, and it helps the truck go from 0 to 60 in less than five seconds. However, it can be a bit sluggish over undulating roads.

On the other hand, the 15.5-inch portrait touchscreen display is a real plus. It is the largest in its class.

Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

Porsche’s Taycan Cross Turismo is an off-road-ready station wagon. It’s built on the chassis of the Taycan sedan, but sits on a higher ride height and has a roomier interior. The trunk provides extra space for carrying large items.

The new 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has a host of new technologies, including a panoramic glass roof. Four USB ports and wireless phone charging are also available. Using an adaptive air suspension, the car’s ride height can be adjusted for a variety of terrain.

Its rear seats have more headroom than the base model, and the front seat buckets offer 14-way adjustment. An optional five-seat configuration features a small center seat in the back row.

Taycan also has a choice of two drivetrains. Normally, the car comes with a single rear-wheel electric motor. A second motor, though, is offered for all-wheel drive. This all-wheel-drive version decouples the front motor for Normal and Range driving modes.

Genesis GV60

The Genesis GV60 EV may not look like much on the outside, but it packs a lot of tech inside. Among its features are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adaptive cruise control, and lane changing assistance. Plus, you can even charge your battery in just five minutes.

The GV60 has a range of 248 miles between charges, which makes it one of the longest-range electric vehicles on the road today. It’s capable of accelerating from a dead stop to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds.

The Genesis GV60 is available in two trims: Performance and Advanced. The latter is more practical, and features a suite of driver assist technology.

The GV60 has plenty of room inside. With its rear seats folded down, there’s a spacious 54.7 cubic foot cargo space. That’s in the middle of the subcompact SUV segment.