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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
BMW i3 51-56
Volkswagen Golf e-Golf 54
Kia Soul EV 51
Ford Focus Electric 50
Chevrolet Bolt EV 49
Smart fortwo electric drive coupe 47
Smart fortwo electric drive cabrio 46
Fiat 500 e 44
Nissan Leaf 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.