Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) and founder Elon Musk are all about new ideas, and electric cars are a big part of their grand plans. But Tesla is far from alone in selling electric vehicles, better known as EVs.
On the high end, BMW and Mercedes-Benz could offer stiff competition to Tesla in the future. Thrifty folks may go for models from Ford (F - Get Report) and Nissan, whereas General Motors' (GM - Get Report) electric car has a higher base price than Tesla's.
Tesla's Model 3 electric car starts at $35,000, before incentives. The company claims it travels for at least 215 miles without a charge and goes from standstill to 60 mph in 6 seconds.
Buyers of all electric vehicles in the U.S. may be eligible for a $7,500 tax credit from the federal government.
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The BMW i3 beats Tesla's Model 3 on its revving-up speed, standstill to 60 mph in a scant 4.2 seconds, but offers fewer miles per electric charge, 114 (180 miles with its Range Extender), according to its website.
Mercedes-Benz claims to have pioneered its first all-electric vehicles in 1906. Today, it offers the all-electric B250e, which gives you fewer miles—87—than Tesla and BMW per electric charge, and takes 7.2 seconds to get from 0 mph to 60 mph. Really, do you have that much time to wait? It starts at $39,900.
GM's Chevy Bolt EV, which was named Motor Trend's 2017 Car of the Year, beat out Tesla for mileage per electric charge, at 238, but not its standing position to 60 mph—it takes 6.5 seconds. Such performance doesn't come cheap. The car starts at $37,395.
The Nissan Leaf will take you 107 miles per electric charge and from standstill to 60 mph in about 10 seconds, but worry not, the price is more affordable. It starts at $30,680.