Best 2023 EV Models For Seniors

Until recently, if you wanted to buy a car, it would be powered by a gasoline burning internal combustion engine. Due to the ever increasing price of gasoline, plus the pollution it causes, more and more people are looking to a modern alternative – namely electric powered vehicles (EVs).

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EVs used to be mostly vehicles like golf carts and mobility scooters and not real cars. Now, there are dozens of EV true automobile models available on the market, of many styles and price ranges. Therefore, it is now a very feasible option to buy an EV rather than a gasoline powered car. This is good news for many seniors who live on fixed incomes and are being hurt by high gasoline prices. Also, many seniors who buy an EV will benefit from the security and convenience of being able to “fill up” their car at home or while shopping instead of trips and waiting on lines at a gas station.

An EV is different and should not be confused with the older and more well known hybrid vehicles. Hybrids have both an electric motor and a gas motor and need to have some gas to work. Also, many hybrids do not have the ability to “plug in” to recharge like an EV. For EVs that are smaller in size, the cost of operating them will be significantly less than a traditional gas car. Also, EVs are completely quiet and cleaner than gas cars, which many seniors appreciate. Listed below are the best 2023 model EVs for seniors.


Tesla Model Y Long Range

This Tesla model has become the best selling EV in America. One of its key features is that it has a driving range of about 330 miles on a single full charge – which is quite impressive for its size and performance. The Model Y is really a small SUV, and can seat 5 people very comfortably and still have lots of cargo space. It is extremely fun to drive and its acceleration is breathtakingly quick, especially if you choose the Performance trim. It’s not only quicker than its key rivals, it also has a longer driving range than the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace. The Y has a large and senior friendly display screen to control many of its features.

Typical Price: $67,200
Equivalent Gas Mileage: 127 MPG city / 117 MPG highway
Warranty: 4 year / 50k basic and 8 year / 120k EV components

Hyundai IONIQ 5

This EV from Hyundai is equipped with state of the art 800-Volt architecture, which allows a fast charging ability – where you can add 200 miles of range in just 20 minutes of being plugged in. It also offers an impressive 300 miles of range on a full charge. The IONIQ 5 offers a very comfortable and spacious interior, seating five passengers and providing good cargo space. It is comfortable, handles well, and is fun to drive. It is technically a compact crossover, but has midsize roominess including near-top-of-class cargo space and more rear legroom than any competitor in its sub-$60,000 price class. Overall, this vehicle provides a very good value.

Typical Price: $44,800
Equivalent Gas Mileage: 110 MPG city/ 87 MPG highway
Warranty: 10 year /100,000 miles

Volkswagen ID.4

This popular EV from Volkswagen is now made in America at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee factory. That means it will qualify for the revised EV federal tax credit (up to $7,500), as long as your VIN confirms that it is an American-made ID.4. Combined with a lower price model starting at $37,495, this makes the ID.4 a truly affordable EV. It is a competent crossover with class-leading cargo capacity and a roomy, comfortable, and quiet cabin. It offers a handsome, traditional SUV exterior and polished, modern interior fitted with quality materials. The second-row seats are spacious. There’s plenty of cargo room as well, and the large-battery option can provide efficient towing ability.

Typical Price: $40,000
Equivalent Gas Mileage: 115 MPG city / 98 highway
Warranty: 4 year / 50k basic and 8 year / 100k EV components

Kia EV6

This newer entry from Kia was designed by the Hyundai motor group, but the EV6’s suspension is tuned differently than the Ioniq 5’s. The EV 6’s driving characteristics are its own, and its design is pure Kia. The EV6 is a sporty small crossover with lots of space, plenty of pep, and tons of technology. It provides 310 miles of range on a single full charge and has fast charging capability of 200 miles in 20 minutes.

Typical Price: $46,300
Equivalent Gas Mileage: 116 MPG city / 94 MPG highway
Warranty: 5 year / 60k basic and 10 year / 100k EV components

Chevrolet Bolt EV

This surprising EV from Chevy has actually been improved for 2023 and even has a reduced price. Its small exterior allows easy turning and parking, yet offers a roomy cabin. There is a 5 passenger seating capacity, with 17 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats. This expands to 57 cubic feet with the seats folded down. Plus, the Bolt performs – going from 0 – 60 mph in under seven seconds and has a range of 250 miles on a single full charge. All in all, the Bolt EV is perhaps the single best value for EVs.

Typical Price: $27,400
Equivalent Gas Mileage: 131 MPG city / 109 MPG highway
Warranty: 3 year / 36k basic and 8 year / 100k EV components

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