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Electric Car Starter Kit: 5 Cars To Consider Now

Key take away to jumpstart the inevitable
By Michael Dawson
November 03 2021
McLaren Speedtail: HICONSUMPTION

Electric cars are as inevitable a purchase on the consumer landscape as that Vanilla or Pumpkin Spice Latte (or Triple Shot Espresso if you’re serious about anything) you pick up at Starbuck’s on the daily.  Yeah, the mere thought of purchasing an electric car or a hybrid is cool, symbolic of woke status and futuristic thinking, but let’s face it – to evolve, to actually put our money where our ‘woke’ is, requires a fundamental shift not only in the way we think, but the way you spend your bag, which, in the end, is the truest testament to what we (truly) believe. Think of it this way: your friends who recycle their garbage properly will be the first to buy an electric car. (Those who don’t will wait until it’s a federal regulation to buy electric – come on, you know we’re right, right?) 

That said, you’re probably wondering why you should be spending your time contemplating the electric car purchase. It’s an ominous undertaking if one is to research it properly. “Why should I read a list about electric cars when I could be catching up on Netflix’s Impeachment or Squid Games, or playing betting games like Red Keno or Color Bet or actually betting on the year that majority of American consumers will be driving electric cars?” 

Because the winner of the latter bet won’t be realized for a few years, theTUNDRA is going out on a limb - here and now - to start easing you into the familiarization process with a handful of the electric car options in the market today. With hundreds of electric and hybrid auto manufacturers vying for your money and attention, here’s a limited offering of five of the most interesting electric cars worthy of your attention today. You can thank us later (Home Depot and ASOS gift cards will do). 

5. Tesla Model 3 

Tesla Model 3 in the Dominican Republic: wikimedia       

You knew this one was coming. Smart, savvy people drive Tesla. It is the quintessential electric car that stands out like an atom bomb in the market. The Tesla Model 3 is a sleek four-seater automobile has 480 combined horsepower and can drive 263 miles off a single battery charge. Now that’s what we’re talking about!  

4. Hyundai Kona Electric  

Rear view of the Hyundai Kona Electric, San José, Costa Rica: wikimedia  

Or maybe Tesla isn’t quite your style. You’re a doesn’t-look-back-at-explosions type of person and want something more subdued, which the Hyundai Kona Electric just might satisfy. Sporting four seats, this compact sports utility electric car costs $34,000, has 201 horsepower, and a range of 258 miles off a charge. It will get you where you need to go and in style.  

3. The Mini Electric 

2020 Mini Cooper S Electric Level 1 Front Taken in Warwick: wikimedia  

If you’ve ever seen any European movie like The Italian Job, you’ll know the Mini Cooper. This Mini Cooper Electric is the same well-known and beloved model, but converted to electric The intelligent-looking Mini Electric is no doubt a crowd-pleaser with its ergonomic and modern design, boasting a range of 110 miles per charge and 181 horsepower. If you wanna get around in style or feel like an Italian for a while, the Mini Electric is for you. 

 2. Chevrolet Bolt 

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: wikimedia        

You know why you want a Chevrolet. It’s a trusted brand that your parents and your grandparents bought. You’re not just driving a car, you’re driving a legacy, an automobile heritage. The Chevrolet Bolt proves that looks can be deceiving, as under the hood boasts a whopping 247 miles per charge and 200 horsepower. Chevrolet’s prestige as a household name is absolutely earned.  

1. Tesla Model S 

Tesla Model S 70D: wikimedia        

Calling this a luxury car is a pretty big understatement. The Tesla Model S is the electric car you should be driving. This absolutely perfected machine is the first and last name in style, grace, and raw power, having a whopping 1,020 horsepower and can run 520 miles on a single charge. You don’t want just an electric car, you want a Tesla. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, how about its cheeky $69,420 price tag, showing that even a corporate big shot like Elon has a sense of humor that’d absolutely win you over.  

In summary, if your electric car purchase doesn’t improve your life tenfold, it will, at a minimum give all appearances of doing so. Good luck with that!

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