Bloomberg published its rating of EVs currently available in the US market. The media provides a guide to the increasingly competitive EV market, which many people still do not know about
As automakers pledge to kick their gasoline habit entirely, they have launched dozens of electric models—and dozens more will be rolled out by the end of 2023. Bloomberg Green’s EV ratings dashboard catalogues the models currently available in the US,
reads the website.
Each car in the rating was given a certain number of points for a set of criteria. They were then ranked according to their Green rating, which is based on how efficiently a car can travel once on the road and the resources needed to manufacture the batteries in those cars.
The new Tesla Model 3 came first with 74,2 point out of 100 points possible. Other Tesla models like Model S, Model Y and Model X also ranked high in the rating, taking the third, fifth and ninth place respectively.
The second car in the Green rating is Lucid Air, produced by an American company Lucid which received much investment from the Saudi sovereign wealth fund PIF. Although Lucid Air can drive astonishing 451 miles (725 km) on a single charge, it still ranked below Tesla Model 3 which can cover only 358 miles (576 km).
Chevrolet Bolt EV, a small hatchback marketed by Chevrolet, developed and manufactured in partnership with LG Corporation, came third in the rating, The car can cover only 259 miles (416 km) but is twice as cheap as Tesla Model 3 and three times as Lucid Air.
The American manufactures dominate the rating, with Korean Hyundai and KIA being the only non-US manufactures in the top-10 category. KIA EV 6, which we wrote about recently, came tenth but has much more potential - it has been one of the most popular EVs in the US this year.
The Green Rating also features EVs developed by BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Nissan, Toyota and others, which, however, lag far behind the American manufactures.