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The most beloved electric cars by owners have been named. Tesla is not on the list

The analytical agency JD Power has compiled a list of the 10 best electric vehicles based on reviews from their owners. The selection was made according to a number of criteria related to both technical characteristics and driver comfort. The final list of models turned out to be not the most predictable.

J. D. PowerMini Cooper Electric

When calculating the overall Ownership Index (EVX), which measures the satisfaction of electric vehicle owners, JD Power took into account the following factors:

  • Power reserve and its compliance with the declared parameters
  • Availability of compatible charging stations
  • Easy to charge at home
  • Cost of ownership
  • Driving pleasure
  • Interior and exterior design
  • Safety and technological features
  • Difficulty of maintenance
  • Quality and reliability

The Mini Cooper Electric was in first place in the popular rating, the Ford Mustang Mach-E was in second, and the Hyundai Iqoniq 6 was in third. The fourth and fifth places were taken by the Kia EV6 and Nissan Ariya. The Chevrolet Bolt EUV scored slightly less, and right behind it in the list was its “twin” Chevrolet Bolt EV. Eighth place was taken by the Hyundai Iqoniq 5, while ninth and tenth place was taken by the Kia Niro EV and Ford F-150 Lightning.

The worst situation for electric cars, according to drivers, is the availability of public charging stations. This year they estimated the corresponding figure to be lower than in 2023. The strong point of cars with an electric motor is their high quality.

J. D. Power

Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid

The study also showed that drivers who bought an electric car for the first time would be more willing to exchange it for a gasoline model, but among those who have already switched to the third electric car, there are much fewer such people. In addition, the agency noted that owners of plug-in hybrids are the most dissatisfied with their choice. According to them, such cars do not provide the expected fuel savings if not charged, and are unprofitable in comparison with conventional hybrids and models with internal combustion engines.


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