VEHICLEMSRPRANGE (mi.)ANNUAL FUEL COSTMPGe (City, Hwy)FULL CHARGEWHY YOU SHOULD BUYWHY YOU SHOULDN’T BUY
Tesla Model S
(60kWh)
(85kWh)
$69,990,
$79,990
208 (60kWh),
265 (85kWh)
$650 (60kWh),
$700 (85kWh)
94, 9710 hrs. @ 240v (60kWh),
12 hrs. @ 240v (85kWh),
1/2 charge in 20 min. with Tesla Supercharger
Top of the line vehiclePriced like a top of the line vehicle
BMW i3BMW i3$41,35080 - 100$500 - 600 (Est.)138, 1116-8 hrs (In-home at 16A)Newest car from BMW, which has a good repuation for producing great carsCompact, Strange, UnBMW-like appearance; limited range like competitors, with higher price
Mitsubishi i-MiEVMitsubishi i-MiEV$22,99562$550126, 997 hrs. @ 240VLowest MSRPShortest Range
Ford Focus ElectricFord Focus Electric$35,20076$600110, 993.6 hrs. @ 240VHandles much like the conventional [gasoline] Focus" (Consumer Guide 2013)Less trunk space, relatively higher energy usage due to larger weight
Chevrolet Spark EVChevrolet Spark EV$26,68582$500128, 1097 hrs. @ 240VComfortable interiorUnaesthetic "EV" appearance
Smart fortwo Electric Drive CoupeSmart fortwo Electric Drive Coupe$25,00068$600122, 936 hrs. @240VElectric drive is a good fit for a small sized vehicleHandlins is only mediocre; very small vehicle, only 2 seats
Fiat 500eFiat 500e$31,80087$500122, 1084 hrs. @240VAesthetically attractive vehicle, looks very similar to nonEV FiatVery small vehicle, little leg room in back seat
Nissan LeafNissan Leaf$28,98084$550126, 1018 hrs. @ 240V (3.6kW charger)
5 hrs. @ 240V (6.6kW charger)
Been around since 2010, Nissan has had time to make improvements"High-pitched whine" when driving, "Agility" is a downside (Consumer Reports)
Honda Fit EVHonda Fit EV$36,62582$500132, 1054 hrs. @ 240V"Drives nicely" (Car and Driver)Unaesthatic "EV" appearance