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EV Table provides an honest opinion on which electric vehicles are best for your needs, when you should consider gas, and what's worth waiting for.

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Want the Sweet Spot: Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD

Best Car For Most People

  • Sweet spot EV - The Model Y is the best-selling EV because it's good at everything and great at most things, with a spacious cargo area, top range, and a good interior, for under $45K if you qualify for the federal tax credit ⓘ.
  • Top range + superchargers - Best range (330mi) of any all-electric SUV except the $100K Model X. Access to Tesla supercharger network makes road trips realistic.
  • Not right for everyone - Buyers who absolutely need to tow, carry 7 adults, or who want ultimate luxury should consider other options.

Want a Killer Deal: Chevy Bolt / Bolt EUV

  • Insanely good value - 250 mile range starting at ~$23,000 or less if you qualify for the federal tax credit ⓘ.
  • Extremely practical - Small van shape provides good cargo capacity without passengers. Comfortable to get into and out of for passengers with mobility challenges.
  • A little ugly & slow charging - Not the most attractive car, and slow charging makes long road trips unrealistic in the Bolt.

Can't Charge At Home: Toyota Prius Prime SE

  • Great on gas - The Prius is one of the most fuel efficient cars even once its battery has been depleted.
  • Tried & true, but new - The Prius has been on the road for 20+ years, and Toyota is known for top-notch reliability. The Prius was just redesigned for 2023 and looks much better.
  • Small & underpowered - The Prius gets its efficiency in part from having a smaller size and lower power.

Need a Truck: Ford F-150 Lightning

  • It's an F-150 - The gas F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in America, and the Lightning benefits from Ford's dealer and service network.
  • Effortless towing - Tow up to 10,000lbs with much more power than a gas F-150, and instantaneous responsive torque.
  • Conventional take on a truck - For buyers looking at higher trims, consider the Rivian R1T for more innovative all-electric features and much more power.

Road Trip Regularly: Toyota RAV4 Prime

  • Perfect size + range - Ready for road-trips with the best electric range (42mi) and 2nd-best gas mileage (38mpg) of any plug-in SUV.
  • Great value - Best cost per mile of range ($1058/mi) of any plug-in SUV. Better than all cars too, except the Prius. Comes with Toyota reliability and dealer network.
  • Outdated tech & interior - Clunky small infotainment and lower quality materials compared to the Hyundai Tucson.

Need a Large SUV, Don't Mind a Wait: Rivian R1S

  • Largest all-electric SUV - At 201 inches long and seating 7, the R1S is spacious enough for almost anyone's needs.
  • Incredible power and tech - With 0-60 time under 4s, this large SUV still accelerates like a sports car. On the interior, the infotainment feels much more modern than competitors from traditional manufacturers.
  • Not available until 2024 - New R1S orders are backlogged until next year.

Love Driving & Luxury, Willing to Pay For It: Porsche Taycan

  • The "Porsche" of EVs - The Taycan has one of the best driving feels of any all-electric car, and top trims have nearly as much power as the Tesla Model S and Lucid Air.
  • Beautiful exterior & interior - One of the best-looking EVs, with interior materials at the top tier of quality.
  • Absurdly expensive - Way past the point of diminishing returns for most buyers, the Taycan is one of the worst values on a spec-for-dollar basis. Only consider it if you love it.

Need a 7-Seater Today: Volvo XC90

  • Spacious and available now - One of the only options for 7-seater plug-in or electric vehicles actually available today, including in dealer inventory.
  • Top safety - An IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and a 5-star rating from the NHTSA makes the XC90 one of the safest family vehicles on the road.
  • Expensive starting price - The XC90 is a luxury-only experience, starting at $73K. Unfortunately there simply isn't an affordable option at this vehicle size.

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