Like the major American automakers make moves to turn In the direction of producing more fuel-efficient vehicles, you may have thought about making the switch from a gas-powered car to an electric or hybrid car yourself. But which one would you choose?
US News & World Report recently released its list of the best electric and hybrid vehicles, crowning winners in eight categories.
In deciding which vehicles were the best, US News rated 82 cars based on statistics such as price, charging speed, fuel economy, range data and the overall score of the cars from the US News Best Car Rankings.
And the awards for the best electric and hybrid vehicles go to…
The Kia EV6 wins the award for best electric vehicle, and the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid wins the prize for best plug-in hybrid.
Toyota received the most awards of all brands, as the Prius and RAV4 took home the top prizes for Best Hybrid Car and Best Hybrid SUV, respectively.
“The demand for electric vehicles has increased significantly and they are more attractive than ever as gas prices rise and consumers seek cars with a low carbon footprint,” said Jim Sharifi, editor-in-chief of US News Best Cars, in a press release.
These electric and hybrid cars are top
Should you buy an electric vehicle?
Money expert Clark Howard says, “The electric vehicle market and what you buy depends so much on how many miles you drive in a day.”
“If you’re driving a relatively small number of miles per day, then you can go way back in the model years… but if you’re driving a more moderate amount of miles per day, you’ll want to look at… maybe a 2015 to 2017 used car purchase.”
New and used vehicles are expensive right now, but Clark says there’s a chance prices could normalize later this year.
This is when car prices can drop.