10 Best Electric Vehicles You Can Buy in 2018: The Short List

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Electric vehicles are the future… as long as fuel-cell powertrains and large-scale renewable energy remains on the sidelines. Automakers are investing big bucks and loads of engineering talent to bring battery-powered cars and trucks to market. Despite inherent tradeoffs, there are plenty of appealing EVs to choose from. Here are 10 of the best electric cars you can buy today with options from Tesla, Chevrolet, BMW, Hyundai, Mercedes and more!
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Aug 7, 2018

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Jay Jenkins
Jay Jenkins 7 days ago
“Reduce your carbon footprint” nah. You know how much production it takes to get lithium ion batteries? More carbon than a diesel truck will burn in 10 years. Get an electric/hybrid car because you want to save gas. Not because you want to “save the planet”
Seth Aaron
Seth Aaron 28 days ago
70k for an EV Jaguar that gets 2 more miles than a Chevy Bolt that sells for half the price. That's crazy.
DPJAB Month ago
The title... How mamy electric car available right now. 10 best car out of?
Lasha Gongadze
Lasha Gongadze Month ago
What about Toyota Prius prime?
AutoGuide.com Month ago
Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid, not a full EV. Thanks for watching!
Kirk M
Kirk M Month ago
Test drove the e-Golf and really liked it!
anerandros22 Month ago
Ok, not available in the US but the Renault Zoe should be on the list.
jacob gasser
jacob gasser Month ago
Batteries don't fill with electrons they store energy that excites electrons in chemical cells for charge distribution later. The electron's energy is what has a net movement, not the electrons.
robuzy Month ago
LOL the comments say it all, this list is a joke. Tesla take the top 3 by a landslide
Garry Cole
Garry Cole Month ago
Not for me ever .................too dear and low range (dont want to get stuck on side of ride)
Garry Cole
Garry Cole Month ago
All have a low km or mileage range
Steve Spam
Steve Spam Month ago
I love all the sweet sweet tears from the Tesla cult in the comments. It'll all be over soon and these morons will crawl back into the woodwork with their cars that they can no longer get parts for.
K Danagger
K Danagger Month ago
Electric battery vehicles are the future? Not in my world. Ask yourself if you would buy a gasoline powered car with only a 3 gallon fuel tank ? How about wintertime driving where you have a constant fear of being delayed due to accidents or road conditions and then having to decide between staying warm or having enough battery power left to reach your destination. Sorry, but battery powered EV's are just not practical yet unless you live very close to where you work... and in that case your fuel costs and usage are negligible anyway. Electric vehicles have many advantages, but battery technology is not even close to competing with the energy density of gasoline powered vehicles. Personally, I think that Solid Oxide Fuel cell technology is a far better potential electric power source than lithium batteries. They can run on Natural gas which is inexpensive and plentiful, and they are also 2 to 3 times more efficient than internal combustion engines.
kick starter
kick starter 2 months ago
Tesla is the best for electric car
Christopher Nye
Christopher Nye 2 months ago
Make him STOP!
Rune Øversveen
Rune Øversveen 2 months ago
A tip for you, stick to fossile cars.
Rune Øversveen
Rune Øversveen 2 months ago
You have not tested this in real life, have you? Driving and charging speed I mean... If you do, it's impossible to have a list like that.
CubbyTech 2 months ago
BOO! Terrible list - where's the price for the E-Golf? Quit with the Tesla FUD, you'll get less dislikes.
Jose Lopez
Jose Lopez 3 months ago
Hey that's not the Tesla anymore
Jose Lopez
Jose Lopez 3 months ago
Why is there no Tesla's
Jose Lopez
Jose Lopez 3 months ago
Hthe Tesla's
Tariq Hassan
Tariq Hassan 3 months ago
Anyone can tell best electirical scooty in market ?
team coby
team coby 3 months ago
model x?
Tsering Topgyal
Tsering Topgyal 3 months ago
Don’t know why, for me every time I hear about ev, all I can think of is tesla!!!
Maria L. Rapaglia
Maria L. Rapaglia 3 months ago
Maria L. Rapaglia
Maria L. Rapaglia 3 months ago
Prism Games
Prism Games 3 months ago
Is this a joke?
Виталий 3 months ago
Hyundai kona and kia e-niro at least must be in top 5, cause low cost, range similar to tesla s, not so big but they both about 2 times cheaper, and not unefficient smart and jaguar in top, what a joke of a list.
john metrac
john metrac 3 months ago
Shite all of them non of these lemons will go half as far on a full charge as listed unless you live we’re it is totally flat because that’s how they are rated a absolute con don’t fall for these tax scamming lies!!
sandimasdoc 3 months ago
Nissan LEAF 151 range is only in Nissan's dreams and my nightmares.. I hate this piece of crap. Buy a Tesla
Kevin Wy
Kevin Wy 3 months ago
No model X ? And we all could do without the jazz hands . Other than that I thank you.
FilipVlad 4 months ago
But ZOE ? Where its ZOE? :(
Leonard Church
Leonard Church 4 months ago
the i3 s a compete ripoff though, you're just paying for the BMW logo. Also for the Jaguar, with a 90 kWh battery with only 240 miles of range makes it pretty inefficient, literally every other car on this list has better efficiency, no idea why thats number 1...
ludus tonalis
ludus tonalis 4 months ago
where is kona electric?
Russell Curtiss
Russell Curtiss 4 months ago
Curious why you did not include the Honda Clarity.
Scot Dixon
Scot Dixon 4 months ago
This is an absurd list. Tesla Model 3s, although they have a short wait list, are actually available in all states. Most of the cars on this list ARE NOT, even now that we're in 2019. STOP claiming these cars are viable options, when many are only available in Crapifornia and Oregone.
J.R Cody
J.R Cody 4 months ago
If only the Bolt had a better marketing campaign...
NinjaMonsterMG 4 months ago
Model 3 deserves to be on the list. Your reasoning is illogical. It's still a great car.
PK Jagyouare
PK Jagyouare 4 months ago
If your after the drive and luxury Jaguar wins! After tech Tesla wins
Croatia4life 4 months ago
Love Nissan leaf so much 💪💪
chrisw443 4 months ago
holy jesus the tesla rage is here, hard to swallow the truth...
chrisw443 4 months ago
I drive long distances in my Ev....
Eleanna Kokkinou
Eleanna Kokkinou 4 months ago
Cool video! If you are looking for EV charging stations or cables have a look here ----> @t
Shock Dream
Shock Dream 5 months ago
Should be name this video 10 Expansive electric vehicle you can't buy in 2018 Could be
Tyler O'Connell
Tyler O'Connell 5 months ago
BMW i3.... lame!
Abdul Jalil
Abdul Jalil 5 months ago
I need a 7 seater full electric MPV please update if there one coming
Gabriel Malek
Gabriel Malek 5 months ago
Criticizing Tesla.... surprise surprise.
I pee in my sink I'm afraid to come out my room
combustion engine 125 years old
Dan Swan
Dan Swan 5 months ago
This list is/was trash. Model 3 should easily be the top spot
ppags84 5 months ago
Looks like he's wearing his dad's coat
Khaidem Echanu
Khaidem Echanu 5 months ago
Jaguar i pace ❤
Paul Franks
Paul Franks 6 months ago
Complete knob
Tesla vs Leaf
Tesla vs Leaf 6 months ago
The Tesla Model 3 is the 3rd best selling CAR (not just electric car) in America right now, behind only the Toyota Camry and Honda Civic. You did not think to include the Model 3?! Plus, all those negative comments for Tesla. There are tons of unsold Chevy Bolts. According to Reuters, there are now more than 6,000 unsold Bolts on hand in the United States -- or a 111-day supply (70 days is considered ideal). Are you a shill for Detroit?
Roger Starkey
Roger Starkey 6 months ago
The single *WORST* review of current EV's I've seen this year (and there have been some *bad* ones!) Starting with the "blurb" stating "As long as fuel-cell powertrains and large scale renewable energy remains on the sidelines" ...,.......... *WHAT* !!!?? .... Fuel cells *will* remain "on the sidelines". Renewables will *help* EV's. ......... Then rambling on about last years models, compliance cars and those you can "order" (but good luck getting one!) before stating .... "They can't make enough Model 3's" Only enough to outsell the *combined total* of the non-Tesla models listed here..... By a considerable margin! *RUBBISH* !
matt A
matt A 6 months ago
When the car price get more then it's not number one you get more km and options but you have to sell your house or pay the price a house to buy it.
Skippy Jones
Skippy Jones 6 months ago
Hyundai Kona????
M B 6 months ago
Evs will continue to improve
mikeandersonwa 6 months ago
Honestly these ranges are laughable. The standard car manufacturers really need to step up their game in the EV market or they're going to get left behind really fast.
Mehdi Mohseni Nasab
Mehdi Mohseni Nasab 6 months ago
Where is the model 3 !!!!
Mike Montpetit
Mike Montpetit 6 months ago
The Tesla Model 3 is the best and I absolutely love mine!
Fadzilicious 6 months ago
Tesla couldn't produce enough because so many wanted them. That is an amazing car
Atchi Reddy
Atchi Reddy 6 months ago
Sir please develop Jaguar I phase electric cars manufacturing in India. Sir here diesel price very high Sir
Mitja Karba
Mitja Karba 6 months ago
make caravan for 20.000 € that can make with single charge atleast 600km and last 10 years and i would buy..
Atchi Reddy
Atchi Reddy 6 months ago
Sir please develop BMW i3 electric cars manufacturing in India, here diesel price very high sir
Atchi Reddy
Atchi Reddy 6 months ago
Sir please develop Tesla s750 electric cars manufacturing in India, here diesel price very high sir
Atchi Reddy
Atchi Reddy 6 months ago
Sir please develop Nissan electric cars manufacturing in India, here diesel price very high sir
Atchi Reddy
Atchi Reddy 6 months ago
Sir please develop Volkswagen e golf electric cars manufacturing in India, here diesel price very high sir
Atchi Reddy
Atchi Reddy 6 months ago
Sir please develop Chevrolet bolt EV electric car manufacturing in India, here diesel price very high sir
Atchi Reddy
Atchi Reddy 6 months ago
Sir please develop smart r electric cars in India
asmpparker 6 months ago
The jazz hands bit at the beginning ruined the whole video for me.
Sanket Thakuriya
Sanket Thakuriya 6 months ago
tesla model 3 at 35k is a no brainer.......
Alain Koch
Alain Koch 6 months ago
most of the cars on this list probably wont make it on next years list.. just look at upcoming cars like Porsche mission e...
Wylie 6 months ago
wack ass list. I see more Tesla cars on the road than these other EVs.
J V 6 months ago
Hyundai Kona Electric???
Tobs 6 months ago
You'd better start updating this and include the Tesla 3
John Dominic Escapular
Can i use my samsung charger and how do i recharge my car if i am stuck in the middle of an abandoned haunted woods with 5% battery left in my car.
Bob Marshall
Bob Marshall 6 months ago
Is this presenter Barney Fyfe or Hiram Holiday's brother?
DAV 7 months ago
Biggest setback for electric cars is the very limited range and price.
scroood cococ
scroood cococ 7 months ago
Anyone heard of BYD?
shadowdance4666 7 months ago
This video is getting horrible ratings Almost as many dislikes as likes
Thabiso Maleka
Thabiso Maleka 7 months ago
Nothing comes close to the TESLA MODEL 3!!!!
Kevin Rose
Kevin Rose 7 months ago
I love my 2018 Nissan Leaf - it hits the sweet spot in range, comfort, and price. It was price and some features that made me pick it over the Chevy Bolt.
JKmoney320 7 months ago
Ha future XD Gasoline is history the future is the death of gasoline Rip
Angelo Oddi
Angelo Oddi 7 months ago
top 10 electrics without Model 3? You don't have a frickin clue what you're talking about. it's top 5 of ALL vehicles sold in August 2018 and #1 selling car in revenue . Perhaps you should find a better way to spend the ample time you seem to have on your hands. cleantechnica.com/2018/09/09/tesla-model-3-becomes-1-best-selling-car-in-the-us/
S Wms
S Wms 7 months ago
Only 3 had a range that would allow you to leave town and in winter weather the other 3 would loose a lot of range. Funny how they never show them in winter and the range at 20 below
Phillip Willardson
Phillip Willardson 7 months ago
Best selling car in US in August 2018 but not on the list. Wow!
agentscu11y 7 months ago
model3 - volt - kona ev : best 3choices for 2019
Colin Barnes
Colin Barnes 7 months ago
You dont just act like a fool, you are one. Stupid list'
Dawit Melaku
Dawit Melaku 7 months ago
What a crappy list, any rational and informed adult who's alive in 2018 should know this list should be dominated by Tesla cars, where is Model X and Model 3? Unreal, just unreal.
Bill Carson
Bill Carson 7 months ago
What can't provide listed price for Telsa model S ?
zura baduashvili
zura baduashvili 7 months ago
tqve debilebo jaguari tesla s jobia debilebo
Dan Dolittle
Dan Dolittle 7 months ago
Why are electric cars so expensive for what you get compared to old tech. combustion cars? Are EV buyers being ripped off?
Gerald Tomyn
Gerald Tomyn 7 months ago
You guys do know that the Tesla Model 3 outsells BMW gas powered cars, don't you?
Hung Tran
Hung Tran 7 months ago
Model 3 and Kona should be on here
Esteban Posada Duque
... ¿ shocking performances ? .... naaaaaa .... !!! schocking prices !!! ....
Marty Francom
Marty Francom 7 months ago
You are missing the best family EV available. Namely the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid It can seat 7 adults comfortably. Best soccer-mom Mini-Van available!
shoe93 7 months ago
Honestly dude, do some research. Tesla should be number 1. The quality is not lacking, not sure where you got that from. The Model 3 is cranking out a lot of cars, very good for have JUST BEEN RELEASED. Their financial situation is BECAUSE THEY ARE A NEW COMPANY. Most companies are not making profit so they can expand! Amazon didn’t start making a profit until recently, and now the CEO is the richest man in the world. Honestly you need a fact check. “Legitimate criticism” my ass
Matthias Kreidenweis
Sorry guys you missed the Renault Zoe...
JAEGERTECH 8 months ago
yeah, no Model 3 but the i-Pace? I know this was recorded in Aug, but come on! there might be 3-4 IPace's in customer's hands, while 100,000 Model 3's have been built and delivered!! And it's faster, cheaper and has nearly 100 more miles in range! 45K for a midrange up to-78K for the full blown AWD performance model with 0-60 in 3.3..... 3.3 and 310 mile range. and a supercharger network to back it up. I have the eGolf as well as a Model 3 RWD LR, the eGolf is a good starter EV, it got me hooked, but try and find one, (Mine's for sale!). Model 3 is a whole other ballgame, not even on the same planet it's SO much better. Want one? use my referral code for free supercharging credits! ts.la/alexander55517
Roger Bacon
Roger Bacon 8 months ago
Keep your eye out for the Sono Motors, Scion. It has solar cells built in & will charge itself up to 18 miles/day, 155 range in :30 can charge 80% or 124 miles and towing capacity of 1,650 lbs. I reserved serial number 4,234. Looking forward to going days with out having to pay for charging in the Phoenix sun. They should have some on the road late 2019.
steve morrill
steve morrill 8 months ago
2:14 Fiat is an iconic nameplate. HAHAHAhahahaha ... erm. Sorry. Bought a Fiat once in a moment of drunkeness or mental disease or something. I'd say it was a piece of shit from day one but shit doesn't deserve that.
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