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Tesla’s April Price Cut Is Shocking – Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y Are Thousands Cheaper

Tesla’s April Price Cut Is Shocking – Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y Are Thousands Cheaper

Tesla price cut in 2023 - Model Y included

In the ever-evolving landscape of the electric car market, Tesla has been known for frequently adjusting its prices. As we enter 2023, Tesla has already made its sixth price change, and this time it’s a price cut. This is quite the contrast from the past two years, where Tesla prices rose significantly. However, since late 2022, Tesla has been dropping prices by up to 25%. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Tesla’s latest price adjustment and see just how much the prices have dropped this time around.

The Model 3 Receives Another Price Cut, But Long Range AWD Remains To Be Seen

model 3 price cut

Tesla has made another price adjustment to their popular Model 3, marking the sixth price change of 2023. This time, the Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) Model 3 has dropped from $42,990 to $41,990, making the lowest-priced Tesla even more affordable. The Model 3 Long Range remains unavailable for the time being, while the Model 3 Performance has been reduced to $52,990. However, it is worth noting that Tesla now advertises that the RWD Model 3 will lose half of the EV tax credit due to new battery sourcing rules. The battery supplier for the LFP batteries, CATL, is almost certainly the reason for the Model 3 losing half of the credit.

Here’s the latest on the EV tax credit from the IRS.

Model Y Price Drops in 2023 – We’re Back to Where We Were

Model Y 4680 battery is now on sale
Tesla’s new 4680 Model Y is now on sale.

A brand new configuration is now available. The Standard Range AWD Model Y is now on the menu! The Standard Range Model Y is EPA-rated for 279 miles, and starts at $49,990. You can only order it in the 5-seater configuration. What makes the Standard Range Model Y so special? It is the first Tesla to include the new 4680 battery cells. These batteries are more energy dense, and are currently produced in Austin, Texas. The interior of the Standard Range Model Y is identical to the higher trim options.

The best-selling EV in America, the Model Y Long Range AWD, is back down to $52,990. In early 2023, Tesla had increased the price for this spec by $2,000, but has now eliminated that price hike. We’re back to where prices were several weeks ago.

The Model Y Performance received a price cut too, and is now down to $56,990.

Compare Model Y trim options, specs and prices at Tesla.com

Model S Price Drops Again…

The Model S sedan now starts at $84,990, a $5,000 cut from last month’s price. The Model S is rated for up to 396 miles of range. The Model S and X both feature the controversial yoke steering wheel. 

Model X Price Drop

The Model X starts at $94,990, also a $5,000 drop. The Model X is rated for up to 333 miles of range. It’s the quickest SUV on the market (and third-row at that…), with a 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds.

Tesla Prices as of Today

With and without the EV tax credit, here’s where Tesla prices stand after the latest price cuts.

Model 3 SRModel 3 LRModel 3 Perf.Model Y SRModel Y LRModel Y Perf.
Current Price$41,990$48,990$52,990$49,990$52,990$56,990
Eligible Credit$3,750$7,500$7,500$7,500$7,500$7,500
Price With Tax Credit$38,240$41,490$45,490$42,490$45,490$49,490

Why Is Tesla Dropping Prices?

The automaker delivered 422,875 vehicles globally in the first quarter. That’s a record for Q1 for Tesla, but it shows a slowed pace of growth. With the economy on shaky ground, many drivers are cutting back on discretionary spending. Yes, that includes your favorite Tesla. Throw in new federal guidance on the EV tax credit, and it starts to look like Tesla had more reasons to drop prices than not to. 

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What’s in Store for Used Tesla Prices in 2023

What’s in Store for Used Tesla Prices in 2023

used Tesla prices in 2023

January 2023 Update: Tesla slashed prices for new models by up to 20% overnight. The top-selling Long Range Model Y dropped from $65,990 to $52,990. This means that not only are all Teslas cheaper now, but most Model 3 and Model Y spec options are now eligible for the $7,500 EV tax credit in the U.S., at least until March when more detailed eligibility requirements are to be released by the government.

Lower new Tesla prices will immediately hit used Tesla prices hard. With these changes, in 2023, expect used Tesla prices to be at least 20% lower than they were in 2022.

Now, on to the original article.

Used car prices have fallen over 25% in 2022, and have a lot further to fall. Generally, used electric car prices have been reluctant to drop, at least compared to the steep declines seen in other vehicle classes such as luxury SUVs, crossovers and compact cars. The picture is different for used Tesla prices heading into 2023. Long the best-selling EVs by raw numbers and market share (more on that here), Tesla became the darling of auto market speculation in 2022. Thousands of Tesla buyers flipped their new cars for a profit on the used car market just weeks to months after taking delivery.

In 2023, used electric car prices are in for a rude awakening. Here’s where things stand today, and where prices are headed in the near future.

Used Tesla Prices Plummet

2023 Model Y used prices

According to Edmunds data shared with Reuters, used Tesla prices were down 17% in December for the July peak. In July, the average price of a used Tesla was $67,297, but six months later the average price had fallen to $55,754. It’s all about perspective here: the overall used car market dropped 4% at the retail level during the same period, and wholesale prices dropped much more, as you can see here.

Used Teslas are sitting on dealer lots for much longer these days. In November, used Teslas sat on dealer lots for 50 days before selling on average, compared with 38 days for all used cars.

Who would’ve guessed it? Tesla cars couldn’t remain appreciating assets forever. “You can’t sell your current Tesla for more money than you paid for it, which was true for a lot of the past two years,” said Karl Brauer, executive analyst at car sales website iSeeCars.com. 

Tesla Inventory and Days to Sell Rising

As we approach the new year, there are 1,085 used 2022 model year Teslas for sale on CarEdge Car Search. A third of these nationwide listings have less than 5,000 miles on the odometer. In fact, roughly one third of ALL used Tesla listings are 2022 models. More noteworthy is how long used Teslas are remaining on the market. 

As recently as July 2022, analysts at iSeeCars found that the Tesla Model Y was the fastest-selling used car in the United States. The Model 3 and Model X were #5 and #6 on the list, right behind the Toyota Prius hybrid and the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E. It was a time of record gas prices, and electric mobility was very appealing. 

Fast forward to the last days of 2022, and 69 percent of the 5,800 used Teslas on the market nationwide have been listed for greater than 38 days, the overall industry average. Nearly 40 percent have been listed for sale for over 90 days.

Tesla Flippers Out of Luck

And then there were the flippers. Tesla flippers made good money for a while. Wait times were between two and six months for factory-ordered Tesla EVs. Flippers would order a brand-new Tesla from the factory (often paying cash), with the intention of selling for a premium to an impatient buyer weeks if not days after taking delivery. The LA Times featured once successful Tesla flippers in this fascinating story.

The Tesla flippers flooded the market with gently used Teslas, the buyers vanished, and we’re left with plummeting prices for used Teslas. 

Used Tesla Prices in 2023

2023 Tesla Model Y

These are the biggest factors that will influence used Tesla prices in 2023:

  • Interest rates
  • Gas prices
  • EV tax credits
  • The competition (quality AND quantity)

We recently took a deep dive into why our auto experts think used car prices will continue to decline in 2023. Historically, Tesla has bucked the mainstream trends, but that era may have come to a close. Here’s a summary of what our team expects in 2023:

Why are used car prices so likely to drop further?

  • New car inventory is now the highest it has been since 2020. More buyers are considering new models, reducing demand for used cars.
  • Interest rates for auto loans have doubled since 2021. The average used car loan APR is now close to 10%, while used car loan APRs average under 5%.
  • Fears of an economic recession have led more would-be buyers to save a bit more, and spend less. More on how recessions affect car sales and prices here.

We expect used Tesla prices to soften in 2023, especially when considering yet another factor, revised EV tax credits. More on that below.

Tesla Tax Credits Return, With a Catch

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 replaced the original EV tax credit in place since 2009 with new rules and eligibility requirements. These are the biggest changes taking effect in 2023 for new EVs:

  • The 200,000 sale cap is replaced with an expiration date of December 31, 2032.
  • The tax credit is back for Tesla, GM, Toyota and all other EV automakers, but only if strict requirements are met.
  • New vans, SUVs, and trucks with MSRPs up to $80,000 qualify. Sedans priced up to $55,000 MSRP qualify.
  • The tax credit will remain at $7,500, however it is now divided into $3,750 for battery mineral sourcing and $3,750 for battery component sourcing.
  • Final assembly must be in the United States, Canada or Mexico as soon as the bill is signed into law.
  • The EV tax credit is income-limited to individual tax filers with adjusted gross incomes of $150,000 or less, and joint filers with incomes of $300,000 or less.

There’s now a used EV tax credit, but before you get too excited, the used EV tax credit has the following eligibility requirements in 2023:

  • Used EVs would now be eligible for a $4,000 federal tax credit, with a price cap of $25,000. Used EVs must be at least two years old, and the used credit can only be claimed once in the life of the vehicle.
  • Tax filers can claim only one used EV tax credit every three years.

Used Tesla prices have fallen, but they’ll have to fall a whole lot more to approach the $25,000 price cap. Barring an astonishingly severe downturn, used Teslas won’t qualify for the used EV tax credit in 2023. 

New Tesla Models Again Eligible

2023 Tesla Model 3

In addition to higher interest rates, rising competition, a flooded market and general economic worries, consumer demand for used Tesla cars will decline further simply because brand new Teslas will again qualify for EV tax credits, for the first time since 2019. Of course, they’ll have to fall under the strict price caps of the new law. Few buyers will want to pay over $50,000 for a used Tesla Model 3 when a brand-new one could be had for less with the new tax credit. This continues in 2024, when the EV tax credit becomes a point-of-sale rebate.

Tesla Depreciation Data

CarEdge provides depreciation forecasts for Tesla models using real market data. The graph below shows expected depreciation for the Tesla Model Y over the next decade.

See Tesla cost of ownership and depreciation forecasts at caredge.com

Negotiate Used Tesla Prices in 2023

Now more than ever, you CAN negotiate used Tesla prices. Floorplanning costs are high, meaning that car dealers are paying more each day that a used Tesla sits on their lot. With CarEdge Car Search, you can see exactly how long a car has sat on the lot, and then use that information as leverage to negotiate lower prices.

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The Best (and Worst) Electric Cars in 2023

The Best (and Worst) Electric Cars in 2023

best electric cars in 2023

One third of American drivers are seriously considering going electric as generous tax credits, fuel savings and reduced emissions lure the masses towards EVs. My own household made the switch in early 2022, and we’re never going back to ICE. In hopes of adding clarity to the current EV market, we’ve created this resource to share what we think are the BEST electric cars, trucks and SUVs in 2023. We’ve also shared what we think are the worst.

The Best Electric Cars in 2023

These models are stand-outs for their value. Range, charging speed and available features are given priority over performance in our analysis.

2023 Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive

Model 3 RWD price

Price: $41,990

Range: 272 miles

Fast charging (adding 200 miles in 20-30 minutes)

Why it’s great: The Tesla Supercharger network makes cross country travel hassle-free. Tesla charges are very reliable, and with 1,500 locations in all 50 states, finding one is rarely an issue.

Plus, the price you see on Tesla’s online configurator is the price you pay (before taxes and required fees, of course). While legacy automakers continue to struggle with out-of-control dealer markups, Tesla and other direct-to-consumer EV makers have the upperhand on pricing.

See pre-owned Tesla inventory near you, or configure a new Tesla at Tesla.com

2023 Tesla Model Y Long Range

2023 Model Y price and range, the best electric cars in 2023

Price: $52,990+

Range: 330 miles

Fast charging (adding 200 miles in 20-30 minutes)

Why it’s great: The Model Y is the larger, more family-oriented version of the Model 3. Last year, the Model Y overtook the 3 as the best-selling EV in America. Although it is the most expensive model on this list, if you can afford it, the ease of public charging, great range, spacious interior and exhilarating performance all make this the sweet spot for many buyers. Plus, there are no dealer markups.

But wait, there’s more. Both the Model Y and Model 3 are available for delivery soon after placing an order. Tesla wait times are between one and three months as of late 2022. That’s about as good as it gets in today’s EV market. 

Should you ever decide to sell, both of these Teslas have amazing resale value.

See pre-owned Tesla inventory near you, or configure a new Tesla at Tesla.com

Check out this resource: The Best Electric Vehicles Under $50,000

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 SEL (Rear-Wheel Drive)

2023 IONIQ 5 SEL

Price: $46,250 (dealer markups are common but negotiable)

Range: 303 miles

Fast charging: Add 200 miles of range in 20 minutes

Why it’s great: The 2023 IONIQ 5, Kia EV6, and Genesis GV60 are the first models powered by Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform. This is next-gen 800-Volt architecture at (relatively) affordable prices, and that’s awesome. 

Plus, the IONIQ 5 is spacious, and looks really cool. Sadly, Hyundai has had a very difficult time scaling up production due to supply chain constraints, so expect to either wait for at least six months, or battle outrageous dealer markups to get your hands on a rare allocation.

I love my IONIQ 5. Here’s a review of my ownership experience so far. 

See Hyundai IONIQ 5 inventory near you.

2023 Kia EV6 Wind (Rear-Wheel Drive)

Kia EV6. the best electric cars 2023
2022 EV6

Price: $49,795 (dealer markups are common but negotiable)

Range: 310 miles

Fast charging: Add 200 miles of range in 20 minutes

Why it’s great: Kia’s version of the IONIQ 5 looks completely different, with very similar specs. That’s because both models share the e-GMP platform with great range and even better charging. 

The 2023 EV6 has slightly more availability than the IONIQ 5 right now. For the 2023 model year, Kia decided to drop the “Light” base model, kicking the entry-level price all the way up to nearly $50,000. 

As always, I recommend everyone take a test drive before dismissing EVs. They’re quiet, efficient and fun. The EV6 would be a great one to take for a spin.

See Kia EV6 inventory near you.

Here’s every electric truck’s pricing and range.

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro (Rear-Wheel Drive)

American-made 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro
American-made Volkswagen ID.4 Pro

Price: $42,495

Range: 275 miles

Fast charging: Add 190 miles of range in 28 minutes

Why it’s great: The VW ID.4 is now made in America at Volswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee factory. That means it will qualify for the revised EV tax credit (up to $7,500), as long as your VIN confirms that it is an American-made ID.4. I was impressed during my test drive of the ID.4. It rides like a luxury crossover, and has plenty of acceleration when you need it. However, it’s definitely the least sporty of this bunch, but it’s also the least expensive.

Now made in America, there is also a new cheaper option starting at $37,495. However, with public charging infrastructure slow to build out, the expected 208 miles of range is not enough for us to confidently recommend it to anyone but those who expect to stick around urban areas 95% of the time. The ID.4 Pro, on the other hand, is exceptional value with the EV tax credit. 

See Volkswagen ID.4 inventory near you.

The Worst Electric Cars in 2023

2023 GMC Hummer EV

2023 GMC Hummer EV charging cost

Price: $90,000-120,000 (before markups of up to $100,000)

Range: 329 miles

Why it’s horrible: Where do we start? The Hummer EV costs $100 to charge (because it has a MASSIVE 212 kilowatt-hour battery pack), weighs 9000 pounds (that’s 2x the weight of the typical F-150), and is horrible for the environment. If you’re looking to go green with your EV purchase, this isn’t it. It’s also very expensive, but that’s less surprising these days. 

At auction, we’ve seen many Hummer EVs selling for over $200,000. No thanks.

2023 Mazda MX30

2023 mazda mx30 review

Price: $34,000

Range: 100 miles

Why it’s horrible: If you’re considering the Mazda MX-30, send me an email at justin@CarEdge.com. I’d like to talk you out of it. I have nothing against Mazda as a brand (they make some awesome cars), but I am very against anyone buying an electric car with just 100 miles of range in 2022. Sure, maybe it’s just for around town. Have you thought about resale value? With barely 100 miles on a charge and slow charge times of around one hour, I’m afraid Mazda’s first EV won’t be worth its scrap metal value in a decade.

Other options to consider at this price point? The Nissan LEAF, base Volkswagen ID.4, Chevrolet Bolt, and soon-to-come Chevrolet Equinox EV are all far more capable for under $40,000.

2023 MINI Hardtop

2023 MINI Hardtop electric review

Price: $34,000

Range: 110 miles

Why it’s horrible: I sure hope CarEdge’s own Ray Shefska forgives me for bashing the electric MINI, but with 110 miles of range and slow charging, I don’t see a single reason why anyone should consider this EV. It’s one of the last ‘compliance cars’ in the EV market. 

2024 Cadillac Celesiq

Cadillac Celestiq review

Price: $300,000+ (yes, count those zeroes)

Range: 300+ miles

Why it’s horrible: Would you pay Rolls Royce money for a Cadillacl? GM seems to think you would. I’m all for going all-out on EV design and innovation, but when Cadillacs cost more than houses, I can’t help but shutter. But hey, it will be hand-built. 

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The Fastest Charging Electric Vehicles in 2023: Charging Times and More

The Fastest Charging Electric Vehicles in 2023: Charging Times and More

You want to go electric, but dread the thought of waiting around the charging station for 45 minutes to an hour. While most electric vehicle charging is done at home overnight (for pennies on the dollar), the occasional road trip necessitates visits to public fast charging stations. Also known as ‘level 3’ DC fast chargers, the amount of time spent charging here varies widely from one electric vehicle model to another. 

These are the charging times for the fastest charging electric vehicles on the market today. Plus, we’ll take a sneak peek at a few EVs that are just around the corner. 

*Note: Charge times are reflected as 10% to 80% because in all EVs, charging speeds slow significantly beyond 80% state of charge as the battery management system (the car’s computer) balances out the energy distribution at the ‘top of the pack’.

Fastest Charging Electric Cars Under $45,000

Kia EV6

Wind Rear-Wheel Drive

2023 Kia EV6 charging time

10-80% (217 miles of range gained) in 18 minutes

Peak charging power accepted: 235 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 248 miles

Range at 100%: 310 miles

Starting price with destination charges: $49,495

Federal EV tax incentive: Does not qualify (not produced in America)

Learn more about the 2023 Kia EV6

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Rear-Wheel Drive

2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5 charging time

10-80% (212 miles of range gained) in 18 minutes

Peak charging power accepted: 235 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 242 miles

Range at 100%: 303 miles

Starting price with destination charges: $45,200

Federal EV tax incentive: Does not qualify (not produced in America)

Learn more about the 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5

Volkswagen ID.4

Pro Rear-Wheel Drive

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 charging time

10-80% (193 miles of range gained) in 29 minutes

Peak charging power accepted: 135 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 220 miles

Range at 100%: 275 miles

Starting price with destination charges: $39,000

Federal EV tax incentive: VIN numbers produced in the USA qualify

Learn more about the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4

Electric cars cost $11,000 more than ICE competitors on average. Worried about when you’ll break even with an electric vehicle purchase? We did the math for you. See EV break-even times with and without incentives.

Fastest Charging Electric Cars Under $70,000

Tesla Model 3

Long Range Dual Motor

2023 Tesla Model 3 charging time

10-80% (251 miles of range gained) in 22 minutes

Peak charging power accepted: 235 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 286 miles

Range at 100%: 358 miles

Starting price with destination charges: $46,990

Federal EV tax incentive: Qualifies under $55,000 price cap

Learn more about the Tesla Model 3

Genesis GV60

Dual-Motor

2023 Genesis GV60 charging time

10-80% (174 miles of range gained) in 18 minutes

Peak charging power accepted: 235 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 198 miles

Range at 100%: 248 miles

Starting price with destination charges: $59,980

Federal EV tax incentive: Qualifies under $55,000 price cap

Tesla Model Y

Long Range Dual-Motor

Tesla Model Y charging time

10-80% (231 miles of range gained) in 22 minutes

Peak charging power accepted: 235 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 264 miles

Range at 100%: 330 miles

Starting price with destination charges: $47,240

Federal EV tax incentive: Qualifies under $55,000

Ford Mustang Mach-E 

Extended Range Rear-Wheel Drive

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E charging time

10-80% (212 miles of range gained) in 45 minutes

Peak charging power accepted: 150 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 242 miles

Range at 100%: 303 miles

Starting price with destination charges: $49,975

Federal EV tax incentive: Qualifies under $55,000

Fastest Charging Electric Trucks

Rivian R1T

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Rivian R1T charging time

Charging time: 10-80% (220 miles of range gained) in 42 minutes

Peak charging power accepted: 220 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 251 miles

Range at 100%: 314 miles

Starting price: $79,500

Federal EV tax incentive: Qualifies

Learn more about the Rivian R1T

Chevrolet Silverado EV

Mid-Trims TBD

Silverado EV

Regarding charging time, 100 miles of range in 10 minutes is all GM has told us so far

Peak charging power accepted: 350 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 320 miles

Range at 100%: up to 400 miles

Starting price: N/A

Federal EV tax incentive: No longer qualifies

Learn more about the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

Ford F-150 Lightning

XLT Extended Range

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning charging time

F-150 Lightning charging time: 15% to 80% (208 miles gained) in 41 minutes

Peak charging power accepted: 150 kilowatts

Range at 80%: 256 miles

Range at 100%: 320 miles

Starting price: $72,474

Federal EV tax incentive: Qualifies

Learn more about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

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Electric Cars, Trucks and SUVs With the Best Range in 2022

Electric Cars, Trucks and SUVs With the Best Range in 2022

You don’t have to spend one hundred grand to purchase an electric vehicle with great range in 2022. EVs aren’t cheap, but with fuel savings taken into account, the electric lifestyle starts to sound a lot more appealing. There’s a saying in electric mobility: range is king. That’s especially true for frequent road-trippers and those who live in one of America’s remaining charging deserts. These are the electric vehicles with the most range in 2022. 

Note: We’ve decided to place an emphasis on affordable electric vehicles with the most range. Affordability is a moving target in 2022’s crazy auto market, but in the realm of EVs, we’ve defined ‘affordable’ as EVs under $65,000. If you’re in the market for luxury, we’ve got those covered too.

Electric Cars With the Best Range

Tesla Model 3 Long Range (Dual Motor)

2022 Tesla Model 3

Range: 358 miles

Price: $57,190 with destination

Max charging speed: 250 kW (20-80% in 20 minutes, adding 214 miles of range)

0-60 mph (fun factor):

Federal EV tax credit qualification: No, credits were exhausted. Learn about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the 2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range here

Polestar 2 Front-Wheel Drive

Polestar 2 range

Range: 270 miles

Price: $49,800 with destination

Max charging speed: 250 kW (20-80% in 20 minutes, adding 214 miles of range)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 6.8 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: Yes, learn more about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the Polestar 2 here

Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive

Range: 272 miles

Price: $48,190 with destination

Max charging speed: 150 kW (20-80% in 20 minutes, adding 163 miles of range)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 5.8 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: No, credits were exhausted. Learn about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the 2022 Tesla Model 3 here

Chevrolet Bolt

2022 Chevrolet Bolt range

Range: 259 miles

Price: $26,595 with destination (most affordable EV available today)

Max charging speed: 55 kW (adding 100 miles of range in 30 minutes, or 200 miles of range in 75 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 6.8 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: No, credits were exhausted. Learn about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the Chevrolet Bolt here

Here’s our list of the cheapest electric cars available today

Electric Crossovers/SUVs With the Best Range

Tesla Model Y Long Range (Dual Motor)

2022 Tesla Model Y range

Range: 330 miles

Price: $64,190 with destination

Max charging speed: 250 kW (adding 100 miles of range in 30 minutes, or 200 miles of range in 75 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 4.8 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: No, credits were exhausted. Learn about EV incentives here

See our full review of the Tesla Model Y here

Kia EV6 Rear-wheel drive

2022 Kia EV6 range

Range: 310 miles

Price: $42,155 with destination

Max charging speed: 235 kW (15-80% in 20 minutes, adding 217 miles of range in 18 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 7.3 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: Yes, learn more about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the Kia EV6 here

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Rear-wheel drive

Hyundai IONIQ 5 range

Range: 303 miles

Price: $45,295 with destination

Max charging speed: 235 kW (15-80% in 20 minutes, adding 197 miles of range in 18 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 7.5 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: Yes, learn more about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 here.

Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 RWD

mustang mach-e range
Shrimp in an EV? Yes, of course.

Range: 314 miles

Price: $53,550 with destination

Max charging speed: 150 kW (10-80% in 45 minutes, adding 220 miles of range)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 6.1 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: Yes, learn more about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the Ford Mustang Mach-E here.

Cadillac Lyriq Rear-wheel drive

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

Range: 312 miles

Price: $64,185 with destination

Max charging speed: 190 kW (adding 195 miles of range in 30 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 6.4 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: No, credits were exhausted. Learn about EV incentives here

See our full review of the Cadillac Lyriq here.

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Electric Trucks With the Best Range

There are now three electric pickup trucks on American roads, but buying one is easier said than done. Everyone wants one, and wait lists extend months and in some cases, years. We’ve decided to include electric trucks that are not yet available for purchase, so long as specs have been released and reservations or orders can be placed today.

Ford F-150 Lightning XLT Extended Range 

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat

Range: 320 miles

Price: $72,474

Max charging speed: 130 kW (15-80% in 40 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): estimated 4.5 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: Yes, learn more about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the F-150 Lightning here.

Chevrolet Silverado EV

2024 Silverado EV RST

Range: Estimated 400 miles

Price: $42,000 – $100,000+

Max charging speed: 350 kW (adding 100 miles of range in 10 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): N/A

Federal EV tax credit qualification: No, credits were exhausted. Learn about EV incentives here

See our full review of the Silverado EV here.

Rivian R1T

Rivian R1T electric truck

Range: 314 miles

Price: $80,000 – $100,000+

Max charging speed: 220 kW (10-80% in 40 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 3.0 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: Yes, learn more about EV incentives here.

Learn more about Rivian’s R1T and R1S full-size SUV.

Luxury Electric Vehicles With the Best Range

Lucid Air Grand Touring

Lucid Air

Range: 516 miles

Price: $139,000

Max charging speed: 300 kW (adding 300 miles of range in 20 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 2.6 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: Yes, learn more about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the Lucid Air here.

Tesla Model S Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive

Model S range

Range: 405 miles

Price: $101,990

Max charging speed: 250 kW (adding 200 miles of range in 15 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 3.1 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: No, credits were exhausted. Learn about EV incentives here

Mercedes EQS 450+

Mercedes EQS 450+ range

Range: 350 miles

Price: $139,000

Max charging speed: 200 kW (adding 200 miles of range in 20 minutes)

0-60 mph (fun factor): 5.5 seconds

Federal EV tax credit qualification: Yes, learn more about EV incentives here.

See our full review of the Mercedes EQS here.

What does the future hold? Not necessarily more range, surprisingly. Many auto analysts expect range for relatively affordable EVs to settle in around the 250-350 mile range. Why? Battery shortages loom on the horizon. Raw materials are in high demand, and there are only so many places on Earth to get lithium, cobalt and other materials.

Should you buy an EV now or wait? If you can find what you want for MSRP or very close to it, it just might be the right time to buy or lease. All signs point towards higher EV prices for 2023 and 2024 model years.

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