A smallish car with a spacious interior, this EV is great for city driving. It’s pretty unusual in its construction: its body contains carbon fibre reinforced plastic and there’s some hemp in there too, bringing its weight down and driving its sustainability up. Some i3’s have had a small tank installed as a range extender.
With dozens more options out there in every price range imaginable, this list is by no means exhaustive. Other brands and models to consider are for instance the Kia Niro, the Hyundai Ioniq and the Nissan LEAF (though, seeing that its motor is prone to heatstroke, perhaps not in California). Keep an eye on the expected driving range (then subtract a little to be on the safe side). Check out the charging times and the battery warranty, and you’re well underway to finding your perfect fit.