Top 3 Best Electric Vehicle(Car) of 2022

Tesla Model Y 2022

Cars.com’s inaugural Best Electric Vehicle award comes at a time when the availability of EVs in the mass market is more important than ever. General acceptance is still far from over because the challenges limiting access – such as affordability, really fast public charging, education about range and more – haven’t been resolved, but new EVs are popping up left and right, In which many were added as of late’ not available for voting this year (Hyundai Ionic 5, Kia EV6, Lucid Air and Rivian R1T among them). Dozens more models are waiting in the wings.

Of the ones available, we choose the Tesla Model Y as our best electric vehicle of 2022. The Model Y excels at being a consumer-friendly EV in addition to being a spacious SUV with up to 3,500 pounds of towing. It is one of the most effective at reducing range anxiety through a range surplus – an EPA-rated 326 miles for the long-range all-wheel drive version – as well as helping drivers maximize the remaining range. Actionable information about efficiency to inform. Tesla’s network of Supercharger DC fast chargers is also larger and in our experience more reliable – and more reliably faster – than others.

When charging, the Model Y’s efficiency translates to more miles per hour at a given power versus several EVs, and the Model Y can fine-tune charging to work with a variety of home electrical circuits. It comes standard with 120- and 240-volt mobile chargers for respectable charging speeds, and Tesla throws in a J1772 adapter for pairing its proprietary connector with non-Tesla chargers.

Driving the Model Y is perhaps more polarizing: It lacks a traditional instrument panel and relies on a 15-inch touchscreen mid-dashboard for everything, including the speedometer. And its ride firmness is similar to that of a sports car, but so is its maneuverability—it’s enjoyable to drive, making the firm ride at least worth it. The faster acceleration can also be unlocked with the push of a button (and costs $2,000), as the Model Y could change significantly via over-the-air updates.

We’ve admired some of the new EVs Tesla has been making for years and selling in all 50 states, a requirement we ruled out for this new Cars.com EV award. Even though some states don’t allow direct-to-consumer sales, that’s not deterring Tesla buyers, and we suspect it won’t deter similar EV brands that are eligible for this award in the years to come. can be. Tesla sold as many Model Ys in the first nine months of 2021 as the Subaru Forester — 130,000 vehicles — beginning EV adoption faster than any other model. Most newcomer EVs have the technical capability for over-the-air updates and much more that demands immediate revision, but we’ve yet to find something close to Tesla’s track record of harnessing that ability to improve and develop products. Don’t even want to see. Truth be told, they are all just playing catch-up for Tesla.

 

Ford Mustang Mach-E: Nominee 2022

The Ford Mustang Mach-E uses inspiration from one of the most iconic nameplates in automotive history to create a sense of excitement in the EV, even if it’s just a skin deep different from the new GT versions. Being a five-seat, four-door SUV with ample number of people and cargo room is at the heart of the rapidly growing EV SUV market, and is available in multiple price, range and power configurations.

The Mach-E’s maximum EPA-estimated 305-mile range is impressive, although its lowest standard range of 211 miles is on the lower side compared to current EVs. The GT version with 480 horsepower and all-wheel drive can accelerate the Mach-E to 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds, according to Ford, while the non-GT can accelerate from 4.8 to 6.1 seconds. All versions suffer from bizarre ride quality, though, depending on where they look down the road.

On the inside, Ford’s big 15.5-inch touchscreen command center houses most of the controls and works relatively well, and unlike the Tesla Model Y, there’s an instrument cluster ahead of the driver that displays the speedometer and other important things. shows. The Mach-E’s interior style is simple, and the quality is so good that it feels appropriate in the $45,000 to $66,000 price range, including destination charges.

Ford expects 80% of the Mach-S to be equipped with its BlueCruise system that allows drivers to ride hands-free on specific stretches of highways when the car and driver meet all criteria – a move against Tesla’s Autopilot. The big difference that is technically practical.

 

Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin: Nominee 2022

The Ford Mustang Mach-E uses inspiration from one of the most iconic nameplates in automotive history to create a sense of excitement in the EV, even if it’s just a skin deep different from the new GT versions. Being a five-seat, four-door SUV with ample number of people and cargo room is at the heart of the rapidly growing EV SUV market, and is available in multiple price, range and power configurations.

The Mach-E’s maximum EPA-estimated 305-mile range is impressive, although its lowest standard range of 211 miles is on the lower side compared to current EVs. The GT version with 480 horsepower and all-wheel drive can accelerate the Mach-E to 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds, according to Ford, while the non-GT can accelerate from 4.8 to 6.1 seconds. All versions suffer from bizarre ride quality, though, depending on where they look down the road.

On the inside, Ford’s big 15.5-inch touchscreen command center houses most of the controls and works relatively well, and unlike the Tesla Model Y, there’s an instrument cluster ahead of the driver that displays the speedometer and other important things. shows. The Mach-E’s interior style is simple, and the quality is so good that it feels appropriate in the $45,000 to $66,000 price range, including destination charges.

Ford expects 80% of the Mach-S to be equipped with its BlueCruise system that allows drivers to ride hands-free on specific stretches of highways when the car and driver meet all criteria – a move against Tesla’s Autopilot. The big difference that is technically practical.

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