July 6, 2023 | Kaddy Gibson

Five Great New Electric Cars

Tesla is known to make some of the best electric vehicles in the world, but they’re not the only manufacturer with skin in the game. Check out five of the best affordable new electric cars on the market.

Volkswagen ID.4

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With plans to abandon gas-powered engines by 2035, Volkswagen has started to introduce their new line of electric vehicles to the world. Leading the pack is the ID.4. The ID.4 has several battery options that provide a range of 209 to 275 miles. Compared to other electric cars, that’s pretty average, but the ID.4 makes up for it with impressive handling. This car is comfortable to drive and, overall, exemplifies VW’s talent for making high quality, affordable vehicles.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

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Mustang enthusiasts were not impressed by the exterior design of the Mach-E when it was first introduced, but it has gained a bit of a fan club over the last couple of years. It has a driving range of 230 miles and an interior that is full of the latest technology. Despite its name, this car doesn't drive like a traditional V8 Mustang, but it does prove that Ford is capable of designing a top-notch electric vehicle.

Chevrolet Bolt

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The Chevrolet Bolt is a fresh improvement on earlier models of the car. Although it is the cheapest electric vehicle on the market, the Bolt is equipped with neat technology, including a 10-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. It compares well against other electric vehicles with a driving range of nearly 250 miles and 200 horsepower.

Polestar 2

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The Polestar 2 is an outstanding electric car. It has a powerful battery that gives it up to 300 miles of range and 408 horsepower. This car is fun to drive and is the first vehicle to feature fully integrated Android Auto. It is also packed with other cool tech like an (11-inch touchscreen, transmission selection, Harman Kardon sound system, and Volvo switchgear.


Hyundai Ioniq 5

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a great blend of distinct style and high performance. The RWD version of this car has almost 300 miles of driving range and 225 horsepower. The interior is beautiful and responsive, and features push-button startup, dual 12-inch touchscreens, physical switches and buttons, and a two-spoke steering wheel. But what really sets the Ioniq 5 apart from other electric vehicles is its super fast charging speed. Equipped with 800-volt architecture, it only takes 18 minutes to go from 10% battery to 80%. Overall, the Ioniq 5’s cool technical features, stellar performance, and affordable base price make it one of the best electric vehicles of the year.

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