Gasoline prices tend to send shockwaves through the economy, but electric vehicles quietly push back. To better reflect the realities of EV ownership in this new era, we’ve added new performance tests and a 75-mph highway range test to accommodate the intricacies of these machines.
Many electric vehicles differ in quality based on factors like charging time and range. It’s not just about speed and acceleration, but also about how the vehicle handles, how comfortable it is to ride in, and how much it costs.
These 2023 Editors’ Choice EVs are thrilling, efficient, and practical, regardless of whether you’re shopping for a sedan, SUV, or truck. You may thank our rigorous testing protocol that led to us driving, charging, and inspecting every EV currently available. These EVs perform exceptionally well in everyday use, not just in theory.
Best Electric Card Available in 2023
Here is a list of some of the best electric cars available in 2023:
1. BME i4
BMW’s i4 electric sedan is a key component of the company’s growing electric vehicle (EV) lineup. It has a battery powertrain and extremely tuned driving manners, resembling the BMW 4-series Grand Coupe in design, which has earned it a 10Best award.
The i4 comes in three distinct varieties: The eDrive35 has 281 hp and a 260-mile EPA range, while the eDrive40 has 335 hp and an estimated 300-mile range; both are single-motor rear-drive.
With all-wheel drive and 536 horsepower, the i4 M50’s range shrinks to 245. The latter is akin to the M3 in terms of handling and ride quality. The M50 can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than an M3 Competition, and it can go from 0 to 70 mph in just 2.0 seconds, which is 0.7 seconds faster than the Bimmer.
2. BME iX
The 2023 BMW iX SUV previews the company’s electrified future by providing the same kind of spaciousness and functionality as BMW’s best-selling X5 model, but with a dash of cutting-edge flare.
With two electric motors providing all-wheel drive and more than enough power (516 hp in the xDrive50 and a whopping 610 hp in the M60), and a large battery pack delivering enough energy for an estimated driving range of over 300 miles per charge, this BMW is a serious contender in the luxury electric vehicle market.
The iX’s roomy inside is finished in high-quality materials and has a futuristic appearance; the car’s centerpiece is a big digital dashboard that shows the next generation of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system and is operated by a transparent rotary knob.
3. Cadillac Lyriq
The Lyriq SUV, Cadillac’s first foray into the luxury electric vehicle market, features sleek design and an up-to-date interior. The single-motor rear-wheel drive variant will have a range of up to 312 miles per charge, while the dual-motor all-wheel drive version will be capable of covering up to double that distance.
The Lyriq was built from the ground up to utilize the new scalable battery architecture introduced by General Motors. This architecture supports both DC fast charging and the more conventional methods of charging batteries in the home.
The Lyriq’s road manners prioritize ease, tranquility, and luxury over raw performance. The Lyriq’s cabin is well-designed and comfortable for passengers, although its cargo area is smaller than that of competing SUVs.
4. Ford F-150 Lightning
The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning’s music system is so loud that you could forget you’re in an electric pickup truck. It’s unlikely that you’ll miss the roar of the gas engine if you crank up the stereo.
You can tell the Lightning isn’t your average gas-powered F-150 the moment you hit the gas; the electric motors’ quick, tremendous torque throws you back in your seat like you were rear-ended by a Peterbilt.
If you’re looking for something other a supercharged engine, the Lightning offers nearly identical performance to the standard F-150. The Lightning is visually indistinguishable from other F-150s from the outside or inside, despite its fundamentally unique underpinnings. Each model has two electric motors that can be powered by one of two different battery packs.
5. Ford Mustang Mach E
The 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E caters to crossover enthusiasts who are eager to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle by offering a wide variety of variants and equipment packages.
Also, those buyers can choose between two models, the more feature-packed Premium and the faster GT. Although it may not have the same name recognition as the Mustang, the Mach-E is still a swift and maneuverable aircraft.
It also has adequate range and capability in addition to its good aesthetics, spacious, modern interior, and abundance of convenient features. The Mustang Mach-E, according to Ford, can drive over 300 miles on a single charge, and our GT Performance model accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
An electric vehicle, often known as a battery electric vehicle or an all-electric vehicle, is one that relies solely on electrical energy stored in batteries to power its motor(s). Electric cars have fewer pollutants and are more environmentally friendly than their ICE counterparts because they are quieter and don’t produce exhaust.
By 2020, the United States and the European Union will have lower overall ownership costs for electric vehicles than identical internal combustion engine (ICE) automobiles. An electric vehicle can be charged at any of a number of different stations, which can be placed anywhere from private garages to public parking garages.