Drivers are not the only ones in a rush to adopt EVs; the industry is also pushing more towards electric cars and hybrids in order to make sure that we achieve our climate goals.

There are now more EV options than ever and with such a diverse market, it may seem a little confusing when it comes to choosing the best battery-powered car for your needs.

In order to make the choice a little easier, I picked five vehicles for different needs, from city electric cars, to long-range options and even sportier ones for those that want to have fun on a track.

The jack of all trades of EVs

The first overall multi-purpose EV that I would personally buy if I had the money to spend on a new car would be the Tesla Model 3.

Some of you probably saw this coming, but Teslas really are great EVs, since they have the range that many competitors can't really give you, they charge really fast at the right charging point, they are comfy and offer some futuristic safety features that can be helpful in case of an emergency situation.

There is also the fact that the car is a normal-sized sedan, similar to a Mercedes C-Class or a BMW 3 Series, which makes it suitable for most families, with 425 liters of boot space.

With a minimalist design, dependable range and plenty of power, this may be a great overall choice for those who want an advanced EV that doesn't make any sacrifice.

The base model, which can be had for 50.990 euros before any potential discounts, gives you an estimated range of 491 km and 0-100 km/h happens in 6.1 seconds.

Whichever model you choose, I highly recommend getting the Advanced Autopilot for 3.800 euros, since it can give you some nice enhancements and safety features, while making driving that little bit easier.

The best EV for the city

Moving on, for the best EVs for the city, I had to choose between the Renault Zoe and the Fiat 500-e, and I decided to go with the Zoe, as this would be the one that I feel is the more reliable option, especially from the range standpoint.

You see, the Fiat 500-e has a more stylish design compared to the Zoe and I wish Renault did a little more to differentiate it from the Clio, at least on the inside.

It is also cheaper than the Zoe, at around 27.200 euros, compared to 31.800 that you have to pay for the base Z.E. 40 - R110, that is before any discounts.

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Photo source: Renault

The Zoe is a little more powerful, having 110 hp compared to the 95 on the Fiat, but the main reason why the Zoe is just better is the estimated range. While the Fiat has a combined estimate of 190 km on the company's website, Renault claims that the Zoe can go free from a charger for about 313 km.

Estimates are just estimates, but that is still a difference of 123 km in range, which is by no means small.

Now the Zoe isn't perfect, as I feel like the French company cheaped out a little on its entry-level option, which is fairly pricey, remember, so you have to pay extra for rear electric windows, fog lights and even the 7-inch multimedia system. Also, if you want to charge the Zoe rapidly, you'll have to dish out an extra 800 euros, which ensures that you can get 50% charge in 30 minutes from a DC source.

An electric SUV with a good price to performance ratio

This is the section reserved for the SUVs, and I had to think a little bit before making a choice between players like the Tesla Model Y, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or the BMW iX.

I did, however a little more research, and I came up to the conclusion that the best electric SUV for what this class represents is the Skoda Enyaq.

This might come as a little bit of a surprise, but hear me out, this SUV is very spacious, which is a key factor for this class of vehicle, it offers a 179 hp electric motor system, which may not seem like a lot, but it is enough for an SUV and remember, speed is not a factor here, but rather the space and range.

As far as range goes, the Enyaq could go as far as 375 km on a charge in normal weather conditions, which is pretty much in line with other vehicles in this class, except for the Model Y, which could push to 533 km on the base model.

But the Model Y is also 26.000 euros more expensive than the Enyaq, costing nearly 67.000 euros compared to a little over 41.000, which is the price for the base Enyaq.

The Enyaq's 160 km/h top speed limit is more than enough even for highways in Romania, and while it only has a rear-wheel-drive traction system as standard, you might not need a 4X4 system very often here, anyways.

As I said, the Enyaq has a very spacious interior, 585 liters of boot space, which is a lot for carrying stuff and its overall 330 km of range should be sufficient, even for longer trips, considering that the car can fast charge as well at a DC station.

The sport EV made for those seeking speed

Moving on, it's time for the sport EV award, which in my opinion goes to the Porsche Taycan.

Starting at nearly 92.000 euros, this car is eye wateringly expensive, but it is a blast to drive, with its low profile and typical Porsche design.

The base model, called simply Taycan, is the cheapest way to experience the Porsche EV, with the car still being able to offer a 5.4 second 0-100 acceleration and 408 hp to play with. For the base model, the top speed limit is 230 km/h.

It can be a great car for the family as well, offering a reasonably spacious interior for a Porsche and you can even carry some stuff while you are at it, with the front trunk giving you 81 liters of boot space for basic stuff, and the rear one offering 366 liters for luggage space.

According to Porsche, this car can go for the long haul as well, with a combined estimated range of between 371-444 km.

If you want even faster Taycans, they are available, with the Turbo S version being the fastest, with an acceleration of 2.8 seconds, 761 hp and a top speed limit of 260 km/h. That model will cost you almost 193.000 euros, so be prepared to pay if you want to play with one of the fastest and sportiest EVs on the market.

The cheapest EV you can buy in Romania

I've decided to dedicate the fifth spot of this top to the cheapest EV that you can buy in Romania, excluding microcars, since these don't exactly fit the characteristics of a car.

This car is none other than the Dacia Spring, and while currently only companies can buy it, when regular customers will be able to get their hands on it, the Spring will probably be a hit.

It starts at 20.900 euros, which is a lot for a Dacia, but at the same time it is the cheapest EV that you can buy in Romania, if not the entire Europe, it has a design similar to the Sandero, and it pretty much nails the basics.

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Photo source: Dacia

The starting price for the car can be way lower if customers want to take advantage of the Rabla Plus offer.

Being a Dacia, this is a vehicle that looks to deliver a basic EV experience for people that can't afford or that are not ready to pour lots of money into a more expensive EV, no matter how good it might be.

With 45 hp on the engine, you won't really be going anywhere fast, and you won't get anywhere particularly long-distance either on a single charge, with the 230 km of range on the batteries. You can't carry too much luggage in the trunk with its fairly low for a Dacia 300 liters of boot space.

Curiously, compared to the cheapest version of the Zoe, here you get the 7-inch multimedia system integrated on the cheapest version, and among other features, you will find Air Conditioning, LED lights, full-electric windows and even an automatic emergency breaking feature.

Overall, this little EV is great for the city and it could prove itself a good option even for the long distance, even if the 230 km of range isn't the most appealing. To counter this, customers can opt for the fast DC charging, which costs 450 euros and can fill the battery from dead to 80% in 56 minutes.

These are just a few options when it comes to picking and EV and the market will offer even more options, as companies will push more of these cars in order to ensure that we achieve our climate goals in time to avoid the dangerous effects of global warming.