Fact #822: May 26, 2014 Battery Capacity Varies Widely for Plug-In Vehicles

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Battery-electric vehicles have capacities ranging from 12 kilowatt-hours (kWh) in the Scion iQ EV to 85 kWh in the Tesla Model S. Plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles typically have smaller battery capacities than battery-electric vehicles because their range is extended with a gasoline engine. All of these plug-in vehicles currently have lithium-ion batteries.

Battery Capacities for Selected Plug-in Vehicles,
Model Years 2013-2014

Battery capacities for selected plug-in vehicles and battery electric vehicles for the model years 2013-2014. See table for more detailed information.

Supporting Information

Battery Capacities for Selected Plug-in Vehicles, Model Years 2013-2014
Make and Model Year Battery Capacity
(kWh)
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
2014 Chevrolet Volt 16.5
2014 Cadillac ELR 16.5
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 9.4
2014 Ford C-Max Energi 7.6
2014 Ford Fusion Energi 7.6
2014 BMW i8 7.1
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In 6.7
2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In 4.4
Battery Electric Vehicles
2013 Tesla Model S 85
2013 Tesla Model S 60
2013 Toyota RAV 4 EV 41.8
2013 Wheego LiFe 30
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class EV 28
2014 Volkswagen e-Golf 24.2
2014 Fiat 500e 24
2013 Nissan Leaf 24
2013 Ford Focus Electric 23
2014 BMW i3 22
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV 21
2013 Honda Fit-EV 20
2013 Smart For Two Electric Drive 17.6
2014 Mitsubishi iMiEV 16
2014 Scion iQ EV 12
Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report, ORNL/TM-2014/58, March 2014.

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