Top 10 electric cars that people are excited about

  • Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X and Nissan Leaf are the top three most searched for electric cars on Google.
  • The Tesla Model 3 has a significant lead over the others garnering 54.7% of the search traffic surveyed.
  • The Tesla Model 3’s popularity can be attributed partially to Elon Musk and partially to the fact that its the cheapest Tesla car to date — if it would only get delivered.
Electric cars are the next generation of transportation and everyone looking to do their part to save the environment.

An increasing amount of people are searching for EVs online. Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf are their most popular choices. Elon Musk’s Tesla rules as three of its cars — Tesla Model X included — are in the top 5, according to Compare the Market.

In India, the most searched vehicle is the Tesla Model 3, and it hasn’t even launched in the country yet.

Globally, electric car sales rose by 72% in 2018 and will continue to grow in 2019, according to EV sales.

Here’s a quick look at the EVs that are exciting users the most around the world:

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​Nissan Leaf - 545,520 searches

​Nissan Leaf - 545,520 searches

Nissan Leaf was on the market long before Elon Musk came along promising sustainable EVs to the masses. Initially, the offerings may have been limited, but the newest Nissan Leaf launched in 2019 has a longer range and more powerful motor than its predecessors.

The Nissan Leaf also cheaper than the Tesla Model 3 will its basic variant retailing for $30,885 or ₹2.1 million (₹21 lakh).

The only drawback of the car is that it’s not as speedy and doesn’t accelerate as fast its counterparts.

​Hyundai Kona Electric - 50,720 searches

​Hyundai Kona Electric - 50,720 searches

The Hyundai Kona Electric is the first EV on this list that actually available in India. The South Korean company is currently the second largest automobile manufacturer in the county.

Launched this year, the electric SUV retails for ₹2.5 million (₹25.30 lakh). Its market penetration is fairly limited, with only 14 dealerships around the country.

In a bid to boost the use of EVs in India, Hyundai has also partnered with Indian Oil to set up fast charging stations in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru.

​Kia Soul EV - 35,820 searches

​Kia Soul EV - 35,820 searches

Kia Soul EV is another great electric car that isn’t available in India — and has no plans of launching until charging infrastructure is in place.

But, as a show of good faith, the company did gift one of the Kia Soul EVs to the Andhra Pradesh government to express its support for India’s pro-EV stand.

​Jaguar I-Pace - 32,270 searches

​Jaguar I-Pace - 32,270 searches

The Jaguar I-Pace is the first EV manufactured by the company but it costs a whopping $90,000. Being a luxury brand, Jaguar did beat Audi and Mercedes to the market by launching its EV ahead of the competition.

The EV is also not what you would expect from a typical Jaguar car. Aside of the signature Jaguar grille up front, the car looks distinctively different from other Jaguar offerings — especially with its size.

And despite that, it managed to maintain the Jaguar ‘look’.

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