10 Best Electric Cars to Buy in 2017 (Technical Specifications and Top Prices Compared)

Electric cars – we have heard a lot about them lately. This type of transport seems to be more popular among consumers than vehicles that use other alternative types of fuel.

Recent changes on the international automotive market have proved that people seem to be warming up to electric vehicles, so we decided to make a top 10 list of cars that you can pick from, compare their pricing and technical characteristics.

Here are the automobiles that were featured in this video:

Tesla Model S P100D: www.tesla.com/nl_NL/blog/new-tesla-model-s-now-quickest-production-car-world;

– KIA Soul EV: www.kia.com/us/en/vehicle/soul-ev/2016

– Fiat 500e: www.fiatusa.com/en/500e/;

– Chevrolet Spark EV: www.chevrolet.com/spark-fuel-efficient-car.html;

– Renault Zoe: www.renault.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/zoe-250.html;

– BMW i3: www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/i/overview.html

– Volkswagen E-Up: www.volkswagen.co.uk/new/up-pa/which-model-compare/details/2800;

– Smart Fortwo Electric: www.smartusa.com/models/electric-coupe;

– Chevrolet Bolt EV: www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle.html

– Mitsubishi i-MiEV: www.mitsubishicars.com/imiev;

– Nissan Leaf: www.nissanusa.com/electric-cars/leaf/.

– Opel Ampera-e: media.opel.com/media/intl/en/opel/vehicles/ampera-e/2017.detail.html/content/Pages/news/intl/en/2016/opel/09-29-paris-motor-show-2016-summary.html;

– Ford Focus Electric: www.ford.com/cars/focus/2017/models/focus-electric/;

– Hyundai Ioniq: www.hyundaiusa.com/ioniq/;

– Mercedes-Benz B250e Electric Drive: www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-B/model-B250E

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25 thoughts on “10 Best Electric Cars to Buy in 2017 (Technical Specifications and Top Prices Compared)

  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Oh my god… very bad english dude… not mater but motor

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Soooo! Nobody beats Tesla! Everybody else needs a battery pack up their arse to get a move on!!!

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    well put together video, I make videos too, subscribe to my channel please

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    in my opinion I won't but an electric car unless it can go 200 miles or more per charge I want a car I could drive 1 hour to work 1 hour back and drive a bit more after work

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Now which one has the best sound system? and availability for upgrading to large subwoofers…..lol.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    This video is pure bogus. There are three Evs that are relevant… The others are low volume attempts to jump on the ev band wagon. Yes tesla is the ev for ultra rich. Nissan Leaf is the highest selling in the world. Chevy bolt has not been released in the us yet, and neither has the tesla 3.. All other eve are BS ….. Don't. Even consider them… Who made this video anywAy….. They can't even pronounce in English.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Zoe and all other EV makers need to step it up and give 200+ miles REAL range.
    Nissan Leaf was once a leader in EV technology but it is now falling behind.
    Soon a 200+ mile REAL range will be the minimum acceptable range for new EV's.
    The GM Bolt with a 238 mile range is the start of auto makers other than Tesla providing long range EV's
    The Tesla 100D Model S has a range of 335 miles. The future is electric. No emissions.
    It is time for Zoe, Leaf, BMW I3, VW e-golf, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Soul, Ford Focus, Fiat 500E and others to step it up.
    Nissan needs to bring out its updated Leaf very soon.
    People need to let the auto makers know that they want longer REAL range in EV's.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Nice reviews. –
    A note on DC Fast Charging on the SOUL EV is ok but drops from 44 kW to 4 kW at 81%. So getting a 100% Charge is hard.
    -On a LEAF the battery pack has not cooling so it's the only EV that loses capacity forever in the HEAT.
    -The SPARK EV is a best buy but Chevy stopped making them when the Bolt came out.
    Many locations in the USA can't get service for the FIAT 500e and we can't get the ZOE at all. Being available is very important along with service.

    KEEP UP the GOOD work.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Odd video…

    You start with the Tesla as you should, but also start on a negative note by showing the most expensive model available. Are you trying to put a positive or negative spin on EVs?

    I drove a Leaf for 3 years. Using the battery to heat the interior has a huge impact on range. If I used the heater VERY conservatively, the range of my Leaf was about 40 miles per charge when the outside temperature got below -10 degree F. The effect that the heater has on range is never mentioned in these EV videos.

    The Chev Bolt has caught my attention. I don't know if I will be able to justify a Tesla model S, so my next vehicle purchase will likely be a Bolt.

    You mention that the Ford Focus has a top end speed limit of 85 MPH and a range of 80 miles. Alarms should be off in everyone's head with those numbers. First, 85 MPH is not "a bit of a downside". There are very few roads in the US with a speed limit of 85 MPH. The "bit of a downside" is the range of 80 miles. That is worse than the Leaf I drove for 3 years. Cars with this range won't survive long term. Nissan is waiting for their current stock of Leafs to be sold before they make their new 200+ miles per charge Leaf available. It took a while, but Nissan finally figured out what is wanted, and needed to be successful. Tesla and Chevrolet has figured out that the range needs to be 200 or more per charge.

    You seem to be reading sales brochures when reviewing EV's. Have you owned an EV (not a hybrid)? If so, add your personal opinions. It would make a video like this much more useful. I suspect that you are just making Youtube videos.

    One last note. The method of charging was briefly mentioned in your video, but a valuable, informational video would include real world experience with charging. 120 volt trickle chargers (level 1) are included with some (all?) of the EV's when you buy one. If you have the luxury of being able to plug in while at work, then you might be able to get by with plugging in to 120 volts during the day while at work and at home during the rest of the day. To make an EV practical, you really need to have 240 volt charging (level 2) available at home. It would have been great to have 240 volt charging at work, but I didn't even have the ability to plug in to 120 volts. The 460 volt quick chargers (level 3) are very useful, but the cost to use one varies greatly and it seems like time stands still while you are waiting 20 to 25 minutes for the charge to get to 80%. In some cases my charge wasn't near zero when when I utilized a level 3 charger so I didn't have to wait as long.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Lovely cars. The Bolt/Ampera distanced themselves from the competition. The standard is now 60kWh batteries.
    Thanks for the video.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Next time get a human being to narrate the video. Computer voice is very off-putting. Otherwise excellent video.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Next time get a human being to narrate the video. Computer voice is very off-putting.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    How could you miss the Chevy Volt? Last year Tesla S was sold the most EV cars in the US, Chevy Volt second and Tesla X third, the market has spoken! 53 miles EV range, generator running at 42 mpg with a total range of 420+ miles. No range anxiety, just fill up the 8.9 gal fuel tank and go another 373 miles.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Great video for an intro to EVs. I didn't know there are THIS MANY EVs available. Thank you.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    Come on VW. It is time to go all electric with more than a half hearted "compliance" vehicle.
    Nissan Leaf was once a leader in EV technology but it is now falling behind.
    Soon a 200+ mile REAL range will be the minimum acceptable range for new EV's.
    The Bolt is the start of auto makers other than Tesla providing long range EV's
    The Tesla 100D Model S has a range of 335 miles. The future is electric. No emissions.
    It is time for Zoe, Leaf, BMW I3, VW e-golf, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Soul, Ford Focus and others to step it up.
    Tesla is leading the way forward with all electric drive. Other auto makers are following grudgingly.
    All electric vehicles are the future. No emissions.
    The Tesla Model S 100D has aa 335 mile real range. 300 miles is a game changer.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    You could eliminate most of them for being compliance vehicles and NOT cars. Cars go over 200 miles on a charge. Glorified golf carts go @100 miles.

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