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"You Save" refers to the amount of money a driver could save in fuel costs over 5 years compared to the average new vehicle. "Annual Cost" refers to the annual fuel cost of the vehicle, using the national average price for electricity. "Time to charge battery" assumes charging using a Level 2 (240 V) charger.
When looking for a vehicle, you should assess your price range and driving requirements (e.g, number of seats, cargo space) and then decide which models may work for you. Electric vehicles are fun, practical, and connected. Since the electric grid is available almost anywhere, there are a variety of options for charging: at home, at work or on the road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, 80 miles of range is sufficient for 90% of all household vehicle trips in the United States.
Most all-electric vehicles have about 80 to 100 miles of range, but need to be recharged after that point. (A few luxury all-electric vehicles have up to 250 miles of range.) If this range is not sufficient, a plug in hybrid vehicle may be a better choice. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have 6 to 40 miles of all-electric range, but can run on gasoline when the battery’s charge runs down. Learn more about the differences between all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the Electric Vehicle Basics page.
Drivers that have two cars in their household or are willing to use other options for longer trips may be satisfied with an all-electric vehicle, while others may want the option of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
While the above database lists all EVs on the market, some may only be available in certain regions or particular dealerships. However, availability typically increases over time and models that have been on the market for some time can often be found nationwide.