EVs are starting to take over the car market. What once seemed like a vehicle reserved for those with a bleeding edge of technology, EVs are slowly becoming mainstream transportation.

With this influx of electric vehicles into the automotive market, EVs are currently manufactured all over the world. The United States has a rich automotive history, and some of the best electric vehicles come from the states as well.

1. 2023 VW ID.4

Volkswagen is working hard on its electric future with the ID line of vehicles. The ID.4 is an attractive electric SUV, and now the ID.4 is also manufactured at Volkswagen’s plant in Tennessee.

Volkswagen’s beloved electric SUV has all the tools to compete with the best EV SUVs on sale. Firstly, it sports an elegant aesthetic that is by no means subdued but not boring.

The front end of the ID.4 is particularly attractive, with flowing lines that give it a futuristic look. The rear of the ID.4 is also very attractive, including the sleek light bar that gives the back an aggressive stance.

It seems like all modern vehicles are jumping on the light bar hype train, but it’s not the worst trend in terms of aesthetics. The interior has also been adapted to American life, with large cupholders in the center console and a spacious cabin that doesn’t overwhelm you with an 80″ screen on either side.

If you go for the 82 kWh battery in the RWD configuration, the ID.4 can travel up to 275 miles on a full battery. It’s great value for a $42k starting price and should suffice for a daily commute. It’s nice to see VW taking its US lineup of electric vehicles seriously, and building the ID.4 locally is a great start.

2. Tesla Model S

The Model S, especially in plaid trim, is the king of mainstream performance EVs. At least until the Lucid Air Sapphire hits the market. It is also manufactured in the US at Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California, to be precise.

This huge factory manufactures the Model S along with other Tesla vehicles. It’s funny that many people don’t associate Tesla with being a true American company, but it does have a very heavy manufacturing presence in the US, cementing it as a true American automaker.

In terms of what the Model S has to offer, its performance is already great, especially in the ultra-fast Model S plaid specifications. The top-tier Tesla sedan can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in less than two seconds and blasts the quarter-mile run in nine seconds.

Of course, those numbers destroy any supercar that dares to challenge the family sedan, and the Model S does it all in comfort and style. It really is one of the best, if not the best, cars that ever existed. The only thing the Model S can’t do is off-road, but that’s what the Cybertruck is all about.

3. Ford F-150 Lightning

The F-150 Lightning looks a lot like the regular F-150 except for a few very subtle design cues. Funny thing is, the people who buy this truck will probably love the fact that it’s super discrete.

Ford’s F-150 is one of the best-selling cars in history, and Ford clearly didn’t want to mess with a winning formula. According to Ford’s media page, this super high-tech electric pickup truck is built in the car-crazy state of Michigan.

While the design may not be super revolutionary, the technology behind this truck sure is. It’s also a true pickup truck; You can use it just like any regular Ford truck.

That’s what Ford intended for its first EV pickup truck, a truck that does a great job and also happens to be an EV. No gimmicks here, just utilitarianism at its best. The F-150 also features one of the most comprehensive onboard power solutions available in the automotive world.

4. Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is the coolest electric SUV you can buy. This may sound like an exaggeration, especially considering that there are very strong players in the luxury SUV segment like the Tesla Model X and the Rivian R1S.

But this big Mercedes EV is on a whole different level. Just one look at the EQS’ interior will leave you questioning why the interior of your Model X looks so cheap.

The EQS SUV is also made in the US. Mercedes already has a storied history of making big luxury SUVs in America, and the EQS is no exception. Mercedes builds the EQS SUV at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, facility. If you want the ultimate electric luxury SUV, there’s really no other choice. The EQS is currently the king of the segment, at least till the launch of a possible Maybach variant.

5. GMC Hummer EV

GMC’s massive HUMMER EVs are built at GM’s Factory One facility in Detroit. These two electric SUVs are larger than life characters, and it looks like GM is ready to build the heaviest EV ever.

The Hummer EV is probably the only EV that will manage to anger environmentalists, which is probably something most HUMMER owners would consider a badge of honor.

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