Finding the Right Vehicle

Want to purchase an electric vehicle but not sure where to start? There are many types of vehicles to choose from depending on your needs and driving habits.

What Are My Driving Patterns?

Decide how far you travel each day and what your all-electric driving needs will be. This will help you decide if a plug-in hybrid or battery EV is right for you. As a reference, the average American drives 37 miles a day, and often holds a perception they drive more in a day than they actually do. If you’re unsure about your driving needs, it be useful to track your average daily miles over the period of a week or month. An EV suits the needs of most people, with on the go public charging unless you are consistently driving very long ranges an EV could fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. View our charging FAQs to learn more going electric.

Where Will I Charge?

95% of charging is done at home, simply by plugging the vehicle into a standard electricity outlet similar to how you would plug in a cell phone. In the case that at-home charging isn’t enough, some employee oriented and sustainability minded workplaces will offer charging. In this case you would be able to plug in as you arrive for work and your car will be charged and ready for you on your drive home. Lastly, there is an ever growing public charging infrastructure so you may be able to suit your needs using these stations.

Charging Station Resources

What resources are available to help me find and use charging stations?

Mobile apps: PlugShare

In-dash navigation: most EV’s have navigation systems built in that, with a few taps of your finger, can help find a nearby charging station.

Web based trip planners: PlugShare and AFDC

All-Electric Vehicles (BEV)

Nissan Leaf

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $21,510
Electric Range: 84 or 107 Miles
Total Range: 84 or 107 Miles

Ford Focus Electric

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $21,670
Electric Range: 76 Miles
Total Range: 76 Miles

BMW i3

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $34,900
Electric Range: 81 Miles
Total Range: 81 (150) Miles

Tesla Model S

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $67,500
Electric Range: 240/270 Miles
Total Range: 240/270 Miles

Tesla Model X

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $72,500
Electric Range: 210/250 Miles
Total Range: 210/250 Miles

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)

Ford C-Max Energi

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $27,763
Electric Range: 21 Miles
Total Range: 550 Miles

Ford Fusion Energi

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $29,113
Electric Range: 21 Miles
Total Range: 550 Miles

Audi A E-Tron

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $33,700
Electric Range: 17 Miles
Total Range: 430 Miles

Chevrolet Volt (2017)

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $35,670
Electric Range: 53 Miles
Total Range: 420 Miles

BMW X5 xDrive40e

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $57,400
Electric Range: 14 Miles
Total Range: 540 Miles

Cadillac ELR

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $58,495
Electric Range: 40 Miles
Total Range: 340 Miles

Volvo XC90 T8

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $64,400
Electric Range: 14 Miles
Total Range: 350 Miles

Porsche Panamera S E-hybrid

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $72,248
Electric Range: 16 Miles
Total Range: 540 Miles

Porsche Cayenne S E-hybrid

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $87,700
Electric Range: 14 Miles
Total Range: 480 Miles

BMW i8

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $137,207
Electric Range: 15 Miles
Total Range: 330 Miles