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What Are the Best EV Models for Houston Driving?

February 28th, 2024

What Are the Best EV Models for Houston Driving?

Houston is a driving city. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) in 2019, workers commuted 57.8 minutes a day, 16 miles each way. What’s wilder,according to a 2022 study by the Brookings Institution, Houston metro drivers traveled around 35,000 miles per year. They also spent 75 hours stuck in traffic.

We could calculate your savings driving an EV vs an internal combustion engine, but I hope it’s very clear. For all your in-city driving, the answer should be an EV.

So which EV models make sense for you? Are you traveling to Galveston or Surfside for a swim on the beach or to spend time at the Pleasure Pier?

Or are you a super commuter traveling from Spring, Katy, The Woodlands, Pearland, or Cypress to the Energy Corridor or Downtown?

Or are you taking the kids to NASA, The Houston Grand Opera, or Memorial Park?

The secret is out… All of these places are within driving distance of all EVs we offer!

Chevy Bolt

Starting at $249/month with Octopus EV, you can get ANYWHERE in Houston in this EV. The Bolt features 259 miles of range and offers ample space for you, you and a friend or spouse, a family of 4 or even a family and their furry friend. The Bolt is zippy, has a great infotainment system and is simply put, a great option for getting around town each day with no fear of running out of charge.

Tesla Model 3

This is the car that set the standard for EVs and is a step up from the Bolt in terms of performance and style. Starting at $429/month with Octopus EV, with only $2,429 down, this car can’t be beat. Boasting nearly 350 miles of range, this car can handle everything from driving around town, serving as your daily commuter, or moving between our neighboring cities Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. The Tesla Supercharging network makes this car an incredible option for those visiting family and friends a few hours away. The Model 3 is one of those EVs that will never go out of style.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 is a great option for Houstonians! It’s larger than the model 3, and has won many awards for being one of the best EV crossovers out there. Starting at $459/month with Octopus EV the Ioniq 5 RWD gets up to 300 miles of range and can re-charge up to 80% in under 20 minutes, making it a roadtrip star on I10 and 45. Headed to Austin for a Texas football game? No problem! Going to Lake Charles for some cajun food? Sure thing. It's big enough to fit your family, multiple car seats and a full belly.

Audi e-Tron

The e-Tron is the luxury option for Houstonians looking for comfort, performance and space. It can handle taking the kids to the zoo and be an eye catcher when going out to dinner at El Tiempo. It’s the perfect city car with the elegance and finishing touches you expect in an Audi.