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For the 2013 model year (MY) there are four plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) available to consumers. PHEVs offer a limited amount of all-electric driving range that is drawn from a plug and uses a gasoline engine to provide additional range when the battery is depleted. The automakers have taken different approaches to employing this technology. The Chevrolet Volt offers the longest all-electric range at 38 miles, but has the shortest overall range at 380 miles (electric 38 miles + gasoline 342 miles). The two PHEVs from Ford offer the greatest overall range at 620 miles but just 21 of those miles are all electric. The Toyota Prius PHEV provides the shortest electric driving range at 11 miles but has an overall range of 540 miles.

Driving Range for MY 2013 PHEVs
Graph showing the driving range for model year 2013 PHEVs. See table below for more detailed information.

Note: Driving range based on Environmental Protection Agency laboratory testing. These may not directly match the vehicle manufacturer's stated range.

Supporting Information

Driving Range for MY 2013 PHEVs
2013 Model Year
Vehicle Make/Model
Electric Range (Miles) Gasoline Range (Miles) Total Vehicle Range (Miles)
Chevrolet Volt PHEV 38 342 380
Toyota Prius PHEV 11 529 540
Ford C-Max Energi PHEV 21 599 620
Ford Fusion Energi PHEV 21 599 620
Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy Website. Website accessed August 7, 2013.

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