Electric vehicles have come a long way. From the early days of golf car jokes to prize-winning EVs by Tesla, you might say these green cars are finally having their moment. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Kia are now in the mix along with Nissan, Tesla, and Detroit, so it’s become a competitive affair across the industry. (We can thank regulators in California and other spots around the world for that.)
But concerns about price and anxiety about range understandably exist. To help lower emissions levels and jumpstart the industry, the federal government continues to offer a $7,500 tax credit for buyers of pure electric vehicles. Many state governments are making EV purchases even easier for consumers, in some cases offering another $5,000 in discounts off the original sticker price.
Still, every affordable (sub-$30,ooo) EV is unable to cover 100 miles on a charge, so consumers need to do their homework when planning a work commute and other activities in gas-free cars. Here are the top 10 electric vehicles ranked by total driving range. Included is the price before federal and state tax incentives.