The 5 slowest electric vehicles of 2022, according to Consumer Reports

Electric vehicles can be just as fast as their gas-powered counterparts. Tesla’s cars continue to impress reviewers and consumers with their speed and performance, and the new Hummer EV highlights just how much power an EV can have. Still, some electric vehicles are quite slow, and the following five cars account for some of the slowest 0-60 mph times, according to Consumer Reports.

5. Hyundai Kona Electric

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Consumer Reports says the Hyundai Kona Electric accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, which isn’t going to set the world on fire. Overall, Consumer Reports is lukewarm on the Kona Electric in general. In addition to its speed issues, the Kona Electric also scored poorly on predicted owner satisfaction and predicted reliability.

That said, the Hyundai Kona Electric isn’t necessarily an EV that’s supposed to be fast. It’s a crossover SUV that starts at $34,000, making it an affordable option for someone who may be looking for their first electric vehicle.

4. Chevy Bolt

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The Chevy Bolt just comes in slower than the Hyundai Kona Electric, with a 0-60mph time of 6.8 seconds. Consumer Reports gave the Bolt a nearly identical score to the Kona Electric. The Bolt does a few things particularly well, as it scored high in predicted owner satisfaction. In-vehicle noise levels were also praised.

Chevy’s electric hatchback subcompact has another advantage: it’s one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market today. The standard Bolts have an MSRP of $31,500, so what they may lack in speed they make up for in price.

3. Kia Niro EV

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Much like the Chevy Bolt, the Kia Niro EV accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, but acceleration is only part of this crossover’s story. Consumer Reports has the Niro EV as the highest-rated electric vehicle on Consumer Reports right now. The Niro EV’s impressive range, spacious interior for passengers and cargo, and comfortable ride received particular praise.

Despite these benefits, the Kia Niro EV is more expensive than some of the EVs on this list, with a starting MSRP of $39,090.

2. Nissan Leaf

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The venerable Nissan Leaf has been on the market for over a decade now, which is a considerable amount of time for an electric vehicle, and it’s never been known for its speed. It takes 7 seconds for a Leaf to go from 0 to 100 km/h. Slowness isn’t the Leaf’s only downside, as Consumer Reports notes that base Leaf models have a range of just 149 miles. Charging times are also high for this EV, adding to the lower range issues.

That said, there’s still a lot to love about the Nissan Leaf. This five-door compact is still a great EV for getting around town, and with a base price of $27,400, it’s one of the most affordable EVs on the market.

1.Chevrolet Bolt EUV

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The Chevy Bolt wasn’t a speed powerhouse, so you can probably imagine how a crossover SUV version of the Bolt would perform. The Chevy Bolt EUV takes 7.2 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph, making it the slowest electric vehicle Consumer Reports has tested. However, just like the other EVs on this list, Consumer Reports notes there’s a lot of good in the Bolt EUV to make up for the low speed. The Bolt EUV’s interior is comfortable and spacious, and its ride is smooth.

The base model Chevy Bolt EUV costs $33,500, $2,000 more than regular Chevy Bolts, but the added versatility of being a crossover accounts for the price difference.

While these five EVs are currently the slowest on Consumer Reports, it’s important to note that some EV models have yet to be tested. This could mean that some EVs are slower than these.

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