A Year in Review: A List of 2023’s Best Electric Vehicles for Students in Automotive Training

The Electric Vehicle industry has witnessed several exciting new developments in 2023. From recent advances in autonomous driving systems and battery technology to improvements in range and powertrain performance, there’s a long list of impressive features to draw from.

These innovative features have been integrated into the most recent vehicles and others in development. This has resulted in the release of Electric cars that make driving more convenient, safer, faster, and environmentally friendly. If you’re in automotive training, you should be excited by the prospects in the EV space. Here’s a list of the cars that stood out in 2023.

Best Bargain EVs 

Nissan Leaf 

Given its decent price point, the 2023 Nissan Leaf does not offer groundbreaking specs. What it offers is comfortable and safe driving on an enduring electric charge. 

Whether you fancy the standard version or the pricier Nissan Leaf Plus with its better battery and range (about 212 miles), you’ll surely enjoy the driving experience. 

Chevy Bolt EV 

The Chevrolet Bolt has a lot of things going for it: impressive range, spacious cabin, self-driving capacity, and fast strides, true to its name. The best part of this car is that you don’t have to break the bank for it. 

The Chevy Bolt EV also counts a series of intricately designed controls and a compact electric drive unit that should interest people in hybrid and electric vehicle mechanic careers.

A Chevy Bolt EV charging at a free public charging station, to be examined in hybrid and electrical mechanic training
As you’ll discover in automotive training, the Chevy Bolt EV is one of the most budget-friendly EVs on the market.

Feature-Packed EVs to Learn About in Automotive Training

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 draws from an impressive feature-rich and power-packed pool of attractions in all its iterations. From an EPA estimated range of around 358 miles to a standard autopilot/self-driving capability and several efficient driving aid features, its list of highlights impresses. 

Add its aerodynamic design, intuitive controls, and sleek handling across its base, long-range, and performance options, and you get a winner. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 allows you to combine an all-wheel or rear-wheel drive with a long-range or standard-range battery. This ranks along the optimized design, expansive infotainment/instrumentation system, and a state-of-the-art ADAS system as its most notable highlights. 

The EV maxes out at 77.4 kWh, 320 HP, and 303 miles, and these impressive figures inspire its power-packed and enduring performances.

Premium Performance EVs

Kia EV6 

The Kia EV6 can go from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.4 seconds and cover up to 310 EPA-estimated miles on a single charge (which takes about 6.3 hours to reach the whole tank). 

Its Horsepower steps up several gears higher from the RWD to AWD options, but the impressive driver assistance features and efficient, roomy design is spot on across the board. 

The Polestar 2

The Polestar 2 sports a plush interior design and a trim finish, but it shines in the range and power department. This electric vehicle is slated to do over 300 miles (on a single charge) on its standard range model. 

On its dual-motor performance fit, it can go from zero to 60 mph within six seconds. Its exclusive Plus pack or Pilot pack ranges counts multiple Pixel LED headlights, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon surround system, and several other nice touches that improve the driving experience.

Close-up photo of a Kia EV6, to be explored in hybrid and electrical mechanic training
The Kia EV6 offers premium performance, as hybrid and electrical mechanic training emphasizes.

Other Notable Mentions

As you’ll discover in automotive training, the 2023 EV space saw several impressive cars cutting across different niches. Other cars that deserve a mention include the BMW i7 and Mercedes-Benz S Class for their many high-end features. 

Then there’s the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon making strong claims for the toughest among the lot. The Hyundai Elantra N and Audi S5 are high-performance alternatives, while the Subaru Outback and the BMW G80 M3 touring are notable all-rounders. 

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