Autotrader Names Best EVs

By Staff Writer April 21, 2022 226

“For years, experts predicted the electric car revolution was coming, and now we can firmly declare it has arrived,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader.

Autotrader, a Cox Automotive company, has named the 10 Best Electric Vehicles for 2022. Autotrader’s editorial team drove and lived with this year’s electric vehicles, evaluating important factors like the interiors, exteriors, powertrains, ride and handling, comfort, features, and of course, prices. They also carefully considered whether each vehicle served the purpose for which it was built, be it commuting efficiently, keeping a family safe, conveying a sense of prestige, or helping the driver feel like they finally found an EV match for their lifestyle. The editors took each electric vehicle through seemingly mundane but important tasks like parking, lane-changing, backing up, and loading cargo space. They also assessed essentials like acceleration, braking, handling, interior quiet and comfort, as well as materials and build quality.

To create this list, each editor contributed their opinions, expertise and rating of each vehicle on a 5-point scale. To meet final consideration, the 2022 model-year electric vehicles had to receive a minimum 4.0 out of 5.0 points from Autotrader’s editors. For the first time, only pure EVs were allowed on the list (no hybrids, plug-in hybrids or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles). In addition, each of the electric cars, SUVs and trucks had to be available for delivery to the public within six months of the list being published. Below are Autotrader’s 10 Best Electric Vehicles for 2022, listed alphabetically by brand:

 

Autotrader’s 10 Best Electric Vehicles for 2022

2022 Chevrolet Bolt/Bolt EUV

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

2022 Kia EV6

2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS

2022 Rivian R1T

2022 Tesla Model 3

2022 Volkswagen ID.4

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge

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