2016 EV and PHEV Models 


  Base  Models Type Price EPA-estimated Average Electric Range
Level 2* Charge Time (Hours) Seats
Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid $37,900 16 2.2 5
BMW i3 All Electric $42,400 81 3.5 4
  BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid $136,500 14 1.5 4
 chart-2014-Cadillac-ELR Cadillac ELR Plug-In Hybrid $65,000 40 5 4
  Chevy Volt Plug-In Hybrid $33,170 53 4.5 5
  Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid $31,770 20 2.5 5
  Ford Focus Electric All Electric $29,170 76 3.6 5
  Ford Fusion Energi SE Plug-In Hybrid $33,900 20 2.5 5
Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid $95,650 14 2.75 5
  Mitsubishi i-MiEV All Electric $22,995 62 6 4
  Nissan Leaf All Electric $29,010 84 5 5
  Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Plug-In Hybrid $77,200 14 3 5 + third row seating
  Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Plug-in Hybrid $93,200 16 2.3 4
  Smart Fortwo Electric Drive All Electric $25,750 68 6 2
  Tesla Model S All Electric $85,000 265 4.75 (on Tesla Supercharger) 5
  Tesla Model X All Electric $130,000 257 4.75 (on Tesla Supercharger) 7

 * Learn about types of chargers.


About this Chart

We want to help Midwesterners cull through all the news and marketing to figure out which electric car models are available for purchase in the Midwest and how to compare prices, driving range and other information.

The chart features:

  • The standard or “base” model.
  • The 2016 model.
  • The EPA-estimated average electric range of the battery. Rather than the manufacturer’s “sticker” range, we provide EPA estimates measuring miles of range powered by the electric battery. Plug-in hybrids have shorter ranges and switch to gasoline after the electric battery range has been depleted.
  • Level 2 Charge Time. The amount of time it takes to fully recharge a battery in an installed 240-volt outlet, like those used by clothes dryers.
  • The price, without destination fee or federal/state tax credits. Each manufacturer or dealer may include different options, fees and credits in their listed price. We’ve created an apples-to-apples comparison that is the actual base price without additional fees added in or tax credits taken out.

In addition to the plug-in cars highlighted above, there are also many more high-efficiency conventional hybrid cars available today.  Though you can’t plug them in, these are still some of the most fuel efficient cars on the road today.  The website www.hybridcars.com is a good source of information for comparing both conventional hybrids and plug-in cars.


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