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Performance

For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
Hyundai Ioniq 58
Honda Clarity 57
Volkswagen Golf e-Golf 54
Nissan Leaf 51
Kia Soul EV 51
BMW i3 50
Ford Focus Electric 50
Chevrolet Bolt EV 49
Smart fortwo electric drive coupe 47
Smart fortwo electric drive cabrio 46
Fiat 500 e 44
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 39
Mercedes-Benz B-Class TBD
Tesla Model S TBD
Tesla Model X TBD

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.