Which electric car is your favorite? Take our Twitter poll

This week’s Geneva auto show has seen lots of news about new electric cars, but almost all of them come from luxury brands.

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace has made its debut, Aston Martin announced its Lagonda brand would be dedicated to all-electric vehicles, and so forth.

That’s all very nice, but what about affordable electric cars for mass-market buyers?

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This week’s Twitter poll descends from those exalted levels of the auto industry to the cars that everyday buyers can obtain for near-mass-market prices.

We’re curious how our Twitter followers will rank four reasonably priced battery-electric models now on the market.

Granted, not all of them are available in all parts of the U.S.

Following a six-month rollout at the start of last  year, the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV can now be found in every one of the 50 states.

The 124-mile Hyundai Ioniq Electric, unfortunately, cannot. In fact, today its U.S. sales are restricted to Southern California, reflecting intense demand for the vehicle from other global markets.

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The 151-mile 2018 Nissan Leaf, the comprehensively updated second generation of the pioneering battery-electric hatchback, is now rolling out across the U.S. from its assembly plant in Tennessee.

The 125-mile Volkswagen e-Golf, on the other hand, remains available in only a handful of states—primarily, of course, California, where about half the nation’s plug-in electric cars are sold.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric - frame from video road test

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – frame from video road test

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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

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If Twitter allowed us more room for the answers, we’d have added not only the EPA-rated battery ranges for each option but also its starting price.

The Bolt EV is most expensive, at $37,500 including delivery, but all of them fall roughly into the $30,000 to $37,500 window.

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With one vote only allowed from an array of four choices, our polls don’t allow a lot of nuance. Still, consider this a simple, political-style straw poll: Which one of these four candidates would you vote for?

As always, please note that our Twitter polls are far from scientifically valid, due to small sample size and self-selection by those who choose to participate.

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