posted on April 22, 2021

Electric vehicles for Earth Day

Though electric vehicles only account for a small portion of the automotive market, their numbers and appeal are quickly expanding. Spurred on by the success of Tesla and imminent efficiency regulations, automakers are churning out new EVs at an increasingly rapid rate while making big advancements in battery range, safety features, and technology. Yes, it’s a promising sign for the future, but consumers today already have a bevy of solid electric options that fit a variety of lifestyles, and they go faster and farther than ever before.

The popularity of electric vehicles continues to surge on Turo as well — EVs now make up 6.78% of the Turo vehicle supply, and that number has been growing steadily over the years.

Right now you can find nearly all EVs currently on sale in North America on Turo. We’ve rounded them all up for you here, grouped them according to base MSRP, and arranged them in order of each car’s maximum range when equipped with the biggest battery option.

Take a cruise through every EV offering on the marketplace — you may be surprised at the breadth of choices out there. And remember to use the Green Vehicles filter to find EVs and hybrid cars on Turo the next time you’re interested in sampling the electric lifestyle, and get behind the wheel feeling lighter, brighter, and greener, since starting today, Turo will be offsetting an estimated 100% of its global carbon emissions by investing in verified emission reduction projects.

The pack

Small crossovers are all the rage with car buyers these days, so many of the new EVs in this group — models that start between 30 and 45 grand — come in that shape. But in most respects, the Tesla Model 3 is still the class of the whole segment when you consider the range (up to 353 miles), performance, and the perk of the Tesla supercharger network.

Compacts like the Nissan LEAF, Chevy Bolt, and BMW i3 have been around for some years now and remain solid options for commuting or cruising around town. Then there’s the Ford Mustang Mach-E, a competent all-arounder with a healthy range and a familiar badge. Though there’s mixed feelings on the name of Ford’s new electric crossover, it’s been one of the most hotly anticipated battery-powered cars and we’ll surely be seeing it all over the roads in coming years.

BMW i3

153 miles

Ramtin’s 2018 BMW i3 (Los Angeles, CA)

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

170 miles

Ben’s 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric (Arcadia, CA)

Nissan LEAF

226 miles

Jordan’s 2021 Nissan LEAF (Honolulu, HI)

Kia Soul EV

243 miles

Jerome’s 2020 Kia Soul EV (Saint Bruno de Montarville, QC)

Hyundai Kona EV

258 miles

Andrey’s 2020 Hyundai Kona EV (Gardena, CA)

Chevy Bolt EV

259 miles

Nathan’s 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV (Aurora, CO)

Volkswagen ID.4

260 miles

Jesus’ 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 (San Diego, CA)

Ford Mustang Mach-E

305 miles

David’s 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E (Westmount, QC)

Tesla Model Y

326 miles

Aaron’s 2021 Tesla Model Y (West Palm Beach, FL)

Tesla Model 3

353 miles

Khalid’s 2021 Tesla Model 3 (Los Angeles, CA)

High-end EVs

Among the EVs that start at around $60,000 or higher at the dealership, there are a few exciting new entrants. The Polestar 2 is a handsome do-it-all sedan that offers a tempting alternative to Tesla. Though it competes most directly with the Model 3, it comes with a heftier price tag. The Audi e-tron is Audi’s first foray into EVs, and a strong preview of their upcoming e-tron models like the recently unveiled e-tron GT and Q4 e-tron.

The Model S and Model X… well you know about those. Both of the biggest Teslas are still hugely impressive cars with the longest maximum ranges of any EVs — up to 402 miles for the Model S Long Range Plus. But if you’ve got the coin and want something from a premium German brand, you’ll want to look at the Porsche Taycan. Launched last year, Porsche’s first-ever EV is an exciting and exclusive sedan that sets the tone for all future electric performance vehicles. It doesn’t go as far as the Teslas, but it excels in every other category, just as you’d expect from a car bearing the Porsche badge.

Audi e-tron

222 miles

Robert’s 2019 Audi e-tron (Honolulu, HI)

Porsche Taycan

225 miles

Malcolm’s 2020 Porsche Taycan (San Francisco, CA)

Jaguar I-Pace

253 miles

Bryan’s 2020 Jaguar I-Pace (Bradenton, FL)

Polestar 2

260 miles

Aaron’s 2021 Polestar 2 (Cincinatti, OH)

Tesla Model X

360 miles

Randy & Mary’s 2020 Tesla Model X (Orlando, FL)

Tesla Model S

402 miles

CRA EV’s 2019 Tesla Model S (Richmond, BC)

Steven is an avid car guy and content maker at Turo. Between Golden State Warriors games he can be found getting lost somewhere in California.