These days, more drivers than ever are choosing electric vehicles — and for good reason. They’ve come a long way in the past few years, with their batteries able to last longer than ever before. Many electric vehicle manufacturers have also been improving their battery charge times in recent years, making it possible for these cars to be charged and ready to hit the road more quickly. Electric vehicles are available in a wide range of designs and configurations — so whether you’re looking for something with lots of passenger and cargo space or something compact, you’ve got options.
If you’ve been thinking about making the switch from a “traditional” vehicle to an electric car, we’re here to help you on your search. Browse our list of the best electric cars of 2018 based on CarMax vehicle and sales data ranging from November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018:
If you’re looking for a simple, smaller electric vehicle, the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is worth a look. This four-door hatchback can seat up to four people, and is equipped with an all-electric motor. It comes in one trim option, the ES, which offers standard equipment including:
folding rear seats for added cargo space
a quick-charging port
Although this vehicle comes in just one trim option, there are additional packages available, such as the optional Navigation Package. The 2017 i-MiEV’s base electric motor has a driving range of 59 miles, and according to the manufacturer, the battery takes anywhere from 14 to 22 hours to reach a full charge on a standard household outlet.1