Skyrocketing gas prices have increased the expense of road trips and contributed to the rise in the price of airline tickets. You probably won't be able to take an electric aircraft flight any time soon, but this might be the year that people start taking long trips in electric cars.
Renting an electric vehicle is a simple option for those who don't yet possess one. The rising cost of gasoline suggests that electric vehicles may be a more economical option.
We can assist you in finding a new vehicle for your travels if you are in the market for one. We have selected many of the most promising forthcoming models, and each one has the added benefit of being slightly less harmful to the environment than its predecessors.
Kia Niro EV
Size-wise, range-wise, and cost-wise (particularly since Kia is still eligible for the federal tax credit), the Kia Niro EV is competitive with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which was the market leader in the EV segment until the battery fire danger and continuing recall in 2021.
The Niro is just a few inches longer than the Bolt, the same width, and slightly shorter in length, but it has a 239-mile battery range and begins at US$39,990. The driver has a clear view of the vehicle's energy flow, and may take advantage of regenerative braking and downhill energy generation.
The all-electric 2022 Hyundai Kona electric cars provide a surprising amount of enjoyment behind the wheel, and it comes at a great price. The electric version of the Kona has the same agile handling and responsive steering as the gas-powered version. The electric motor makes it very rapid, and all you have to do is step on it to go. When compared to bigger electric cars, Kona Electric offers a more cost-effective method to make the switch to all-electric driving.
The Hyundai Kona Electric, one of the first compact electric vehicles, has been a wonderful deal since it first hit the market. This is because of its high driving range, low price, pleasant cabin, and extensive roster of standard features. Furthermore, it is fast, agile, and enjoyable to use. Kona Electric is now more competitive in the expanding EV market thanks to recent improvements.
Chevrolet Silverado EV
The electric version of the most popular GM pickup truck can accelerate from zero to sixty in less than 4.5 seconds and go up to 400 miles on a single charge.
Once inside, though, you'll see that this pickup isn't like any other classic model. This spaceship is loaded with state-of-the-art technology, including the carmaker's own intelligent software platform Ultifi, which allows for constant improvements to the vehicle in the form of over-the-air upgrades, downloadable applications, and new functions.
But keep in mind that first and foremost, this is a pickup truck. So, are you thinking of bringing your boat along on your next trip? You need not worry about it. When properly equipped, the Chevrolet Silverado EV can tow up to 10,000 pounds. It has a cargo bed that can be extended to accommodate items as long as 10 feet.
Hyundai IONIQ 5
Many in the auto industry have nothing but praise for the Hyundai IONIQ 5. This electric car has a range of up to 220 miles on a single charge and has room for up to five passengers. Car and Driver state that a full charge of its battery takes around 18 minutes. If you're in a pinch, a DC rapid charger can add 68 miles to the battery in just five minutes.
In addition to its cutting-edge battery, the vehicle also has cutting-edge technology including an augmented reality head-up display that can be used to superimpose driving instructions onto the windshield. A 12.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple Siri, and Android Auto are just some of the connected technologies that Hyundai is proud to tout, ensuring that you can always access your go-to playlist for the drive.
Ford F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning is a step above the standard pickup. Ford's first all-electric truck serves as a massive backup battery, providing enough juice to run a home or campground for days.
Ford claims that their "Ford Intelligent Backup Power" system can offer "full house" power for a maximum of three on a full charge, or up to 10 days with careful power rationing.
Just how far a single charge will take the truck is still a bit of a mystery. Supposedly, the Pro trim's base battery system will provide 230 miles, while the Pro and Lariat trims' extended-range battery pack can give 320 miles.