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Top 10 Best Electric Cars to Buy in 2020

Nowadays, Cars are one of the most important parts of our human life. These cars use petrol and diesel to run which increases air pollution in the environment and this has become the major problem of our generation. So, to eradicate this problem, many automotive companies produce electric cars that run from electricity and today we will rank the 10 best electric cars of 2020.   

Here is the list of the top 10 best electric cars to buy 2020:

10. 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV is a five-door subcompact hatchback electric car that is produced by Chevrolet company with LG Corporation. The production of the Bolt EV began in November 2016 while the European version’s production was started in February 2017. The US sales of this car began in December 2016 in California and in 2017 in Canada.     

Chevrolet Bolt EV has an EPA range of 417 km (259 miles) with EPA fuel economy rating of 119 mpg-e (miles per gallon gasoline equivalent) (2.0 L/100 km). It is powered by a 66 kWh battery pack and 200 hp electric motor. It can speed up in 6.5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. It has a large central touchscreen which is easy to operate.

Chevrolet Bolt EV was named the North American Car of the Year, the Motor Trend Car of the Year and an Automobile Magazine All-Star in 2017 and it was also listed in Best 25 Inventions of 2016 by Time Magazine.

Key Features:

  • Weight: 3,563 lb
  • Speed: 93 mph
  • Price: $36,620-$41,020

9. Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf is a small-size five-door hatchback BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) that is manufactured by Nissan which was first introduced in December 2010 in the United States and Japan. Its second generation was launched in October 2017 and deliveries were begun in February 2018 in Europe and the US.  

Nissan Leaf standard model comes with a 40 kWh battery pack and a 110 kW electric motor that produces 147 horsepower with an EPA rated range of 151 miles (243 km) and its Plus model comes with 214-hp 160-kW electric motor with a 62 kWh battery. There are pro pilot assist and a lane-centring system for an additional cost on the two highest trim levels and it also contains automatic parking in some markets.    

Nissan Leaf is the third car to reach a record sales level of 87,149 units in 2018 after the Tesla Model 3 and the BAIC EC-Series. It is one of the affordable and best electric cars.  

Key Features:

  • Weight: 3,480-3,620 lb
  • Speed: 93 mph
  • Price: $31,600-$43,900

8. Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona is a subcompact five-door crossover SUV that has been produced by the South Korean automotive company Hyundai since 2017. Hyundai Kona Electric was first launched in early 2018 in South Korea and after it gradually rolled out worldwide. Its sales were started in 2018 in Europe and Korea while its market debuted in Thailand and the US is in 2019. 

Hyundai Kona Electric comes with a 201 horsepower electric motor and two battery versions which include 39.2 kWh and 64 kWh. It can accelerate in 6.4 seconds from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/hr) which is 0.2 seconds quicker than the regular Kona. Its EPA rated range is about 258 miles. It comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. 

Key Features:

  • Weight: 3,384-3,843 lb
  • Speed: 127 mph
  • Price: $37,190-$45,400

7. 2020 Kia Niro EV (e-Niro)

Kia Niro EV

Kia Niro is a hybrid subcompact crossover SUV (CSUV) that has been manufactured by Kia Motors from 2016. Kia Niro EV was launched at International Electric Vehicle Expo in 2018 in Korea named e-Niro in Europe and Niro EV in North America and Asia. It shares battery configuration and powertrain with the Hyundai Kona Electric.

 Kia Niro EV has a single electric motor that produces up to 201 horsepower. It is available in 39.2 kWh and 64 kWh battery versions and the battery is a liquid-cooled lithium-ion polymer. It has an estimated EPA range of 239 miles on a full charge. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in 6.5 seconds which is faster than Chevrolet Bolt EV. It comes with a 7.0-inch digital driver display.

Key Features:

  • Weight: 3,854 lb
  • Speed: 103 mph
  • Price: $40,210-$45,710

6. 2020 BMW i3

BMW i3

BMW i3 is a luxury, high-roof hatchback car that has been manufactured by BMW since 2013. It is designed by Richard Kim. It was the first BMW’s mass-produced zero-emissions vehicle and launched as the part of BMW i sub-brand of BMW’s electric vehicle. The concept car of BMW i3 was unveiled in 2011 at International Motor Show in Germany and its production was started in Leipzig, Germany in September 2013. 

BMW i3 comes with an electric powertrain that uses rear-wheel drive with the help of one-speed direct-drive transmission and an optional range-extending gasoline engine and an underfloor Li-ion battery pack. It can speed from 0 to 60 mph (0-97 km/hr) in 6 seconds. All the models of i3 come with the iDrive 6 infotainment interface of BMW and there is a USB charger in the front center of the car but not in the rear.

BMW i3 was ranked in 3rd position among all-electric cars sold all over the world from 2014 to 2016. It has also won World Car of the Year Awards for 2 times and was selected as World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car of the Year in 2014. 

Key Features:

  • Weight: 2,635-2,899 lb
  • Speed: 95 mph
  • Price: $45,445-$52,495

5. 2020 Tesla Model 3

2020 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 is a four-door electric car that is developed by Tesla Inc. The Standard Range Plus version of the Tesla Model 3 delivers 250 miles (402 km) all-electric range rated by EPA and the Long Range version delivers 518 km ( 322 miles). Model 3 contains full self-driving hardware with regular software updates. Its production was started in mid-2017 and its official launch took place on July 28, 2017, with the delivery of the first 30 cars.  

Tesla Model 3’s electric motor provides strong power which helps to gain speed almost silently and smoothly. The Standard Range Plus model can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in just 5.3 seconds while the Long Range model can accelerate in 3.2 seconds. The battery capacity of Standard Range Plus is 54 kWh and Long Range is 75 kWh. It has a 15.4-inch (39 cm) LCD touchscreen with navigation, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

Tesla Model 3 is the best selling electric car in the world in history with more than 500,000 cars delivered. It is also the top-selling plug-in electric car in the world in 2018 and 2019.

Key Features:

  • Weight: 4,036 lbs
  • Top Speed: 162 mph (261 km/hr)
  • Price: $39,990-$56,990

4. 2020 Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace is a stylish battery-electric crossover SUV (CSUV) that has been manufactured by British automotive company Jaguar Land Rover since 2018 under their Jaguar marque. Jaguar I-Pace was announced in March 2018 and its European deliveries started in June 2018 while North American deliveries began in October 2018.  

Jaguar I-Pace launched with an EPA rated range of 234 miles (377 km) and a WLTP rated range of 292 miles (470 km). Later after the release of software enhancements in December 2019, its EPA rated range was increased to 246 miles (396 km). It comes with 2 electric motors powered by a 90 kWh LG Chem lithium-ion battery that produces a combined 512 pound-feet of torque and 394 horsepower. It can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 4.8 seconds.

Jaguar I-Pace won the European Car of the Year award in March 2019 and became the first-ever Jaguar to win in the 50-year history of the award. It also became the World Car of the Year in April 2019 and became the first car to win in 3 categories out of 6 including Best Design and Best Green Car awards. 

Key Features:

  • Weight: 4,702 lb
  • Speed: 124 mph
  • Price: $69,850-$80,90o

3. 2020 Audi e-Tron

Audi E-Tron

Audi e-Tron is a mid-size crossover SUV which is a fully electric car that has been manufactured by Audi from 2018 and it was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015 as a concept car. It is the first electric mass production car of Audi Automotive which deliveries were started in May 2019. The production of the sports variant of the car was started in early 2020.

Audi e-Tron is powered by a 95 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is used to power up  2 electric motors which are located at the front axle and rear. These motors produce 355 horsepower and 424 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/hr) in 6.6 seconds and its top speed is 200 km/hr (120 mph).

Key Features:

  • Weight: 5,643.8 lb
  • Speed: 124 mph
  • Price: $75,795-$84,295

2. 2020 Tesla Model S

2020 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S is a 5-door liftback electric sedan that has been produced by Tesla Inc since 2012. It was first introduced on 22 June 2012. Tesla added Autopilot, and an advanced driver assistance system in the Model S cars built from October 2014. They introduced Autopilot 2.0 including “Enhanced  Summon” in October 2016 which allows the car to navigate from parking lots to its owner and in 2017, it added Sentry mode and records suspicious activity around the car.  

The Tesla Model S Long Range Plus has an estimated EPA range of 647 km (402 miles) which is higher than any other electric battery car. The Long Range Plus model can accelerate in just 2.3 seconds from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/hr). It comes with a giant infotainment screen that controls almost every function of the vehicle. 

Tesla Model S became the first electric car to top the list of the monthly new-car-sales in any country in 2013. It passed the sales of 250,000 units in September 2018. The leading market of it is the US with about 158,000 units delivered. In 2015 and 2016, it was also the top-selling plug-in electric car worldwide.  

Key Features:

  • Weight: 4,323-4,960 lb
  • Speed: 163 mph
  • Price: $79,990-$99,990

1. 2020 Tesla Model X

2020 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X is an electric mid-size luxury SUV that has been made by Tesla, Inc from 2015. It was developed from the Tesla Model S’s full-sized sedan platform and it uses falcon wing doors for passenger access. The concept car of this car was unveiled on February 9, 2012, in Hawthorne, California at Tesla’s design studios and the production of it began in September 2015. 

Tesla Model X comes with single-speed transaxle gearboxes transmission with Dual Motor AWD electric motor. The standard Long Range Model of it is quick and it can accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/hr) in 4.4 seconds. The high-performance variant of this car comes with a 305 miles range and accelerates 0-60 mph (0-97 km/hr) in just 2.6 seconds. There is a huge touchscreen display in the car. 

Tesla Model X became the world’s 7th best selling plug-in cars in 2016. It was awarded the Golden Steering Wheel on November 8, 2016, as one of the world’s most prestigious automotive awards and in 2017, it was named among the Best Vehicle of the Year by Forbes.       

Key Features:

  • Weight: 2,300-2,509 lb
  • Speed: 155 mph
  • Price: $84,990-$104,990

Final Words

So that is it for today’s article guys. We hope you enjoy reading this article about the top 10 best electric cars just like we enjoy while writing this article. We have ranked these 10 best electric cars on the basis of their performance and price. Make sure to comment down about your favourite car from the list and if you have any suggestions for us then also you can comment down below. Thank You 🙂

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