Tesla Model 3, BMW i3: 10 Electric Vehicles To Own - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
IT Life
News
4/4/2016
07:05 AM
Nathan Eddy
Nathan Eddy
Slideshows
50%
50%

Tesla Model 3, BMW i3: 10 Electric Vehicles To Own

On March 31, Tesla Motors unveiled its Model 3, one of the most hotly anticipated electric cars in what is becoming a burgeoning market. Tesla is not alone. BMW, Chevy, Ford, and others are looking to change how the world moves. Here's a look at the best electric vehicles on the market.
Previous
1 of 11
Next

(Image: Tesla)

(Image: Tesla)

The burgeoning electric vehicle market got a high-profile boost last week with the unveiling of Tesla Motor's Model 3, the company's first vehicle aimed at a mass-market audience. Its consumer-friendly price of just $35,000 falls far below those of Tesla's luxury Model X and Model S vehicles.

Even though Tesla is grabbing a lot of press from the March 31 announcement, Elon Musk's company is far from the only player in the all-electric market space.

While consumers may not be able to purchase all-electric vehicles everywhere in the US -- though almost all models listed here are available in several East Coast and West Coast states -- there are certainly plenty of makes and models to suit a variety of needs and tastes.

While most of the cars featured here fall into the more affordable range, InformationWeek has also included a few select vehicles from BMW, which offers more of the luxury and performance features that the higher-end Teslas also boast.

The desire for electric cars, whether it's a luxury brand or a more affordable one, is only beginning.

[There's a race on for electric vehicle talent. Here's what Apple, Tesla, and others are up to.]

The global electric vehicles market is projected to hit $271.67 billion in revenue by 2019. In terms of volume sales, the market is predicted to trade 64.4 million units of electric vehicles by the end of the forecast period, according to a September 2015 report from Transparency Market Research (TMR)(paywall).

With all this in mind, InformationWeek has put together a list of nine all-electrics, plus one hybrid electric, to give our readers a sense of what's currently on the market, how far they'll take you, and, of course, what they look like.

You may not be in the market for an electric car yet, but you'll be surprised by how many options you have to choose from.

Nathan Eddy is a freelance writer for InformationWeek. He has written for Popular Mechanics, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, FierceMarkets, and CRN, among others. In 2012 he made his first documentary film, The Absent Column. He currently lives in Berlin. View Full Bio

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Previous
1 of 11
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

Commentary
Why IT Leaders Should Make Cloud Training a Top Priority
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  4/14/2021
Slideshows
10 Things Your Artificial Intelligence Initiative Needs to Succeed
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/20/2021
Commentary
Lessons I've Learned From My Career in Technology
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary,  5/4/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
This new report from InformationWeek explores what we've learned over the past year, critical trends around ITOps and SecOps, and where leaders are focusing their time and efforts to support a growing digital economy. Download it today!
Video
Current Issue
Planning Your Digital Transformation Roadmap
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
Slideshows
Flash Poll