2016 Electric Cars Comparison

Mar 3, 2016 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)

If you want to do your part to help the environment on your daily drive and save money at the pump, then you will probably be looking into electric cars. If you want a purely electric model, then you have a variety of different options from almost every major manufacturer. New electric vehicles have steadily increasing ranges and features that are worth considering carefully. Take a look at these twelve all-electric models.

BMW i3


BMW

The BMW i3 is an excellent option with advanced engineering and great specs. The fact that the i3 is lightest EV available, built using carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, gives it the ability to go 81 miles on a single charge. Extremely light on its feet, the car, has an impressive 170 horsepower and takes just 7.2 seconds to go from 0-60 mph. BMW was determined to make an electric car with excellent driving, and they succeeded. Also, the charging system takes just a few hours to recharge the battery with a BMW i Wallbox. Of course, the stellar engineering comes at a cost, but the i3 might be worth the $42,000 MSRP.

Fiat 500e

The Fiat 500e stands out for its “eco-chic” style. The 3-door hatchback isn’t just cute, it has a range of 84 miles and gets 108 MPGe (comparing MPG to a corresponding electric charge) on the highway. European chic and a small size means that the Fiat is great for urban living. The combination of style and efficiency nets an MSRP of $31,000. Keep in mind, however, that this model is only available in limited quantities and certain areas of the country.

Kia Soul EV


Kia

The Kia Soul EV is one of the newer electric vehicles on the market, but it is still incredibly popular. It can go 93 miles on a charge - a very impressive number for a decently priced electric vehicle. The MSRP is $32,000, and Kia has loaded the new model with modern features. The interior trim and carpeting is made from plant-based plastics and don’t worry about running out of charge - the in-dash UVO EV Services searches for nearby charging stations and comes with a free mobile app for your phone.

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