Among battery-electric five-door hatchbacks, all now have ranges of 107 to 125 miles.
Except, that is, for the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV, by far the standout in the crowd.
It’s several thousand dollars pricier than competitors, but it’ll be sold nationwide and we think it’s a superb electric car.
Of the rest, the BMW i3 is even pricier, and its looks are an acquired taste, but it not only has the BMW rondel but also an optional range-extending 2-cylinder engine.
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric is the most energy-efficient vehicle on sale in the U.S.
this year, and has an appealing interior.
The Nissan Leaf is overdue for the 2018 model that will replace the outgoing model, which is now outmoded.
It’s still the most populous electric car in the world, though.
Finally, the Volkswagen e-Golf has the highest range (125 miles) of any competitor except the Bolt EV, and like the Focus Electric, it’s a stealth EV: no one will know you’re driving on electrons unless you point it out.
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