Driving ranges for all-electric vehicles vary considerably. Based on the official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) range values reported on window stickers, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV has the shortest range (62 miles) while the Tesla Model S with an 85 kW-hr battery pack has a range of 265 miles. Of the 13 models offered for 2014, nine had a range of less than 100 miles while four models had ranges of more than 100 miles. Both Tesla models exceed 200 miles of range.

Driving Ranges for Model Year 2014 Electric Vehicle


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Driving Ranges for Model Year 2014 Electric Vehicles
Make and ModelEstimated Driving Range
Tesla Model S (85 kW-hr)265
Tesla Model S (60 kW-hr)208
BYD e6127
Toyota RAV4 EV103
Mercedes-Benz B-class87
Fiat 500e87
Nissan Leaf84
Honda Fit EV82
Chevrolet Spark82
BMW i381
Ford Focus EV76
Smart fortwo EV68
Mitsubishi i-MiEV62

Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2014, EPA-420-R-14-023, October 2014.

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