Cars.com has released its list of top picks for 2022 model year electric vehicles, with Volkswagen, Hyundai, Lucid and Chevrolet taking the top spots in categories including value, family, luxury and commuter.
The winners managed to be chosen from more than 30 very popular and remarkable electric vehicles that all deserve to be recognized in their own way. With the recent explosion in the electric vehicle industry, more and more consumers are considering electric powertrains due to their lack of maintenance and other benefits, like not having to pay more than $7 for a gallon of petrol.
“We’ve been sharing electric vehicle news and research ever since we reviewed our first Nissan Leaf over a decade ago,” Jenni Newman, the editor of Cars.com, said. “As consumer interest in electric vehicles increases due to rising gas prices and other current events, we know buyers have questions about the electric vehicle options available, their cost, ownership experience, etc. Our 2022 electric vehicle buying guide and top picks help buyers answer these questions and cut through the noise to find the right electric vehicle for their lifestyle.
Value – Volkswagen ID.4 2022
While the average price of an electric vehicle is $60,000 in today’s market, the Volkswagen ID.4 starts at just $41,669 including destination charges. It offers advanced features such as LED headlights, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, 10-inch touchscreen navigation system, wireless device charging, suite of active safety features and driving assistance from Volkswagen and Apple CarPlay. , for those who really need it. Android Auto is also available. The ID.4 also comes with three years of unlimited 30-minute DC fast-charging sessions at any Electrify America station, and it’s free.
Families – 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
A compact SUV with a spacious interior, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a sizable rear seat that slides forward and back, so it’s ideal for car seats. The Ioniq 5 starts at $44,895, and the top trim level has plenty of low-profile features that will make traveling with the kids a little more enjoyable. The panoramic sunroof is accompanied by a retractable sun visor. It also has a “compound highway ride” that stands out, according to Cars.com, which tipped the Ioniq 5 for defying a common shortcoming of electric vehicles due to a lack of a combustion engine. that drown out road noise.
Luxury – 2022 Lucid Air
The Lucid Air has already caught the eye of several publications, winning awards that named it the best EV of 2022 elsewhere. It’s a wonderful vehicle: fast, luxurious, spacious and clean. Lucid has a major price tag on Air’s first model: the Dream Edition: $170,000. As with many other industries, you get what you pay for. The Air has cargo space, performance, a responsive and intuitive infotainment system, with an interior that would be pictured next to the word “luxury” in the dictionary. MotorTrend gave the Air plenty of kudos when it first tried out the Air Dream Edition last year, and apparently not much has changed.
Commuters – 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV
The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a head-scratching pick for the Commuter class, as production of the vehicle was halted for several months after battery fires and GM built less than 30 in Q4 2021. While the Bolt EV will return likely without any problems after a thorough investigation between GM and its battery suppliers, the EPA-estimated range of 247 miles and a starting price of $34,495 offer this option for those looking for a bargain. General Motors has big ambitions for its EV program, and the Bolt is a great car to build a base on. However, there are other competitive options out there, and they’ll give you more range and performance, but the Bolt’s price alone makes it a worthy choice.
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