Best Electric Cars for 2019


JAN 02, 2019
Jaguar I-Pace Exterior
New electric cars are coming all the time as the market grows and manufacturers aim to lower emissions. It is an exciting time in the automaker industry as things are beginning to transition from the burning of fossil fuels to advanced, electric powered vehicles with ever increasing maximum ranges. 

Electric cars of today are practical, reliable and genuine alternatives to traditional gasoline and diesel models. Let’s look ahead to 2019 and see what's coming.

Here is our list of the Best Electric Cars in 2019.

Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt has been on the market since the start of 2017, winning numerous awards including the 2017 North American Car of the Year. With an average battery charge time of 9.3 hours at 220V and a range of 238 miles on a single charge, no wonder Chevrolet has sold almost 18,000 Bolts now. Introducing changes to the heated steering wheel and alteration to one of the trim levels. 

0-60 times are a respectable 6.5 seconds, with an average sized 60 kWh battery housed under the cabin floor. By 2023, GM plan to sell 20 all new electric vehicles.

Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Hyundai Kona EV

The 2019 Hyundai Kona EV is one of the best affordable electric cars on the market at the moment. With a range of 258 miles, the Kona EV is the first of its kind. Coming with all the top toys like remote charge access and wireless device charging, this EV is perfect for tedious commutes and long road trips. The acceleration that's instant and smooth and the highest driving range of any all-electric vehicle in the market except Tesla. 

Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Hyundai Kona EV
Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Hyundai Kona EV
Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Hyundai Kona EV

Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Nissan Leaf

Nissan redesigned its Leaf last year and optimized it to be a significantly better EV than before. The new model sports more aggressive styling - that has reduced aerodynamic drag, a larger 40 kWh battery and increased the range of 235 miles. Nissan has packed the new Leaf full of advanced tech, including Intelligent Mobility, where the driver only needs to use the accelerator pedal and the car will auto brake for them to a controlled stop. The car also has a number of other driver assists and retails for just under $30,000.

Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Nissan Leaf
Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Nissan Leaf

Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

With its advanced battery system and aerodynamic design, the 2019 Ioniq Electric has a 124-mile All-Electric Range. The Ioniq has a much lower cost of entry, coming in at a little over $30,000, but offers all the user-friendly tech. This EV comes with all the toys, Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability, Wireless device charging, Lane Keep Assist, automatic emergency braking, driver attention warning and much more!  

Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Best Affordable Electric Cars: 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

First off, we have Jaguar’s first ever all-electric sports car, winning a myriad of accolades within its first year of existence. The dual motor I-Pace offers an impressive 400hp equivalent power output and 700 nm of torque. The 5 seater Jaguar will accelerate to 60mph in 4.5 seconds. The range sits around 310 miles. All this is achieved from a Lithium Ion 90 kWh battery.

The I-Pace is all wheel drive and looks positively mean, just like a proper Jaguar should.

Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace
Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 BMW i3

BMW i3 is the luxury compact that you need, without being cramped! With higher capacity batteries fully chargeable in under 6 hours and a range increase of over 30%, it's the perfect companion for daily commutes and road trips. This 5 seater can go from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and a total maximum range of up to 153 miles. 

Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 BMW i3
Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 BMW i3
Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 BMW i3

Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 Mercedes Benz EQ

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche announced the company plans to launch 10 new electric models by 2025 and are looking to reveal a new production electric vehicle, the EQ by late 2019.

These cars will offer the same level of luxury and performance as internal combustion models, but with zero emissions and a charge time of 90 minutes to 80% capacity.

Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 Mercedes Benz EQ
Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 Mercedes Benz EQ

Best Luxury Electric Cars: Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S may be the company's oldest in production but its age doesn't reflect its stamina. With an EV range of 285-370 miles (depending on the trim you purchase) and recharge up to 130 miles in 15 minutes at any Supercharger location, you're ready for any long road trips. This pricey EV comes with Tesla's advanced Autopilot that detects nearby cars, prevents potential collisions and assists with parking. The Tesla Model S has the quickest acceleration, from zero to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds!  

Best Luxury Electric Cars: Tesla Model S
Best Luxury Electric Cars: Tesla Model S
Best Luxury Electric Cars: Tesla Model S

Best Luxury Electric Cars: Audi E Tron

The Audi E Tron is a direct competitor to Tesla. The E-Tron has an EPA estimated total range of 204 miles and fast 150 kW DC charging. It can recharge up to 54 miles with a 10-minute charge. It can go zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. With masterful sound-proofing, available dual-pane windows and a near-silent motor mean a sublime ride from start to finish. The E-Tron is not without Audi's usual level of luxury, detailed with high-quality leather appointments, remote climate control, an optional air ionizer package and standard ventilated front seats with an optional massage feature, you're ready for the drive of your life.

Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 Audi E Tron
Best Luxury Electric Cars: 2019 Audi E Tron

Conclusion

So that's our list for the best electric cars in 2019! Here are a number of vehicles that are on the affordable side like the Hyundai Ioniq or Nissan Leaf, or on the more luxurious side, like the Jaguar I-Pace or the Audi E-Tron. 

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