U.S. News Announces the 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric Cars

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U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today announced the 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric Cars. U.S. News evaluated 73 vehicles and named winners across seven categories.

Hyundai had the most wins of any brand, winning the Best Plug-In Hybrid award with the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid and the Best Hybrid Car award with the Ioniq Hybrid. The Chevrolet Bolt EV won the Best Electric Vehicle award, and the Ford Escape Hybrid won the Best Hybrid SUV award.

“The wave of electrified vehicles is starting to flood into the mainstream market,” says Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The Best Hybrid and Electric Car awards help consumers focus their shopping by highlighting the vehicles that not only reduce their emissions and fuel costs, but also fit into their lifestyle.”

Best Electric Vehicle2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Best Plug-In Hybrid2021 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
Best Hybrid Car2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Best Hybrid SUV2021 Ford Escape Hybrid
Best Luxury Electric Vehicle2021 Tesla Model Y
Best Luxury Plug-In Hybrid2021 Audi A7 Plug-In Hybrid
Best Luxury Hybrid2021 Lexus ES Hybrid

The 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric Car winners are based on a combination of the cars’ overall score from the U.S. News Best Car Rankings, starting price, Level 2 charging rate, and fuel economy and range data from the EPA for 73 luxury and mainstream hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric cars. Within each of the seven categories, the vehicle with the highest composite score is named the winner in that category.

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