Overlooked Electric Cars

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You Don’t Have to Get a Tesla to Go Electric

These days it seems like talking about electric vehicles without mentioning Tesla is like talking about politics without mentioning Donald Trump.

While Tesla certainly deserves its time in the spotlight for its impressive lineup, it’s easy to forget that there are plenty of other EV options currently available.

The reality of the current EV market is that few vehicles can compete with Tesla’s impressive 200-mile range, which is one of the reasons Tesla commands so much well-deserved attention. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt promises to put Tesla’s range to the test, but it isn’t available yet.

But while most EVs struggle to match Tesla’s range, there are plenty available that are more affordable than the starting price of a Tesla Model S ($70,000).

With apologies to Elon Musk, here are eight non-Tesla electric vehicles that may have been recently overlooked due to Tesla’s celebrity status. All the vehicles listed here are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Depending on what state you live in, additional incentives may be also available.