All You Need To Know About Buying and Owning Electric Cars

  • The Model X is Tesla’s powerful long-range sports utility vehicle. The style, speed, and safety of the Model X are unprecedented in a full-size SUV. Depending on the specific package, the Model X can travel between 237 and 295 miles on a single charge. The vehicle's signature design feature is its double-hinged falcon doors, which rise up and over the top of the car.

    Tesla Model X

  • The Nissan LEAF is by far the most popular EV in the world. It is a well-equipped, all-electric hatchback that seats five adults and, with its second-generation model, can travel up to 150 miles on a single charge. The LEAF is available to test-drive and purchase at Nissan dealerships throughout the United States.

    Nissan LEAF

  • If you like the styling and road manners of a BMW 3-Series, but want to push the envelope on efficiency, then the 330e is the answer.

    BMW 330e

  • The Tesla Model S is a bright vision of a practical and desirable all-electric sedan. The Model S is not just a great EV, but one of the world's best luxury sedans. Since its introduction, Tesla has continued to make improvements in driving range, power, and features.

    Tesla Model S

  • The Toyota Prius Prime provides an EV-only range of 25 miles. After those miles, the Prius Prime delivers 54 mpg when running on gas. That's impressive and so is the versatility of the Prius's well-known hatchback design.

    Toyota Prius Prime (Plug-in Hybrid)

  • The Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid is Chrysler’s first plug-in car—and the industry’s first plug-in hybrid minivan. The editors of Good Housekeeping, in partnership with Car and Driver, named the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid a 2018 Best New Car award winner in the Hybrid category.

    Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

  • With the Bolt, General Motors introduced the industry's first affordable long-range electric car, rated to provide 238 miles on a single charge. It's a milestone for the EV market.

    Chevrolet Bolt

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  • The Nissan LEAF is by far the most popular EV in the world. It is a well-equipped, all-electric hatchback that seats five adults and, with its second-generation model, can travel up to 150 miles on a single charge. The LEAF is available to test-drive and purchase at Nissan dealerships throughout the United States.
    Nissan LEAF
  • The Chevy Volt is the world’s most popular plug-in hybrid. While the first-generation model was designed to attract early adopters, the current edition has mass appeal. It has more all-electric range. It's faster, and the design is more pleasant.
    Chevy Volt
  • The Toyota Prius Prime provides an EV-only range of 25 miles. After those miles, the Prius Prime delivers 54 mpg when running on gas. That's impressive and so is the versatility of the Prius's well-known hatchback design.
    Toyota Prius Prime (Plug-in Hybrid)
  • The Tesla Model S is a bright vision of a practical and desirable all-electric sedan. The Model S is not just a great EV, but one of the world's best luxury sedans. Since its introduction, Tesla has continued to make improvements in driving range, power, and features.
    Tesla Model S



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  • Could the Hyundai Kona Electric Be a Surprise Hit?
    Hyundai unveiled the Kona Electric in late March, so we’ve known the formula for its upcoming all-electric crossover for a few months. It’s an attractive yet sedate crossover EV that will likely offer the most range among a new class of affordable big-battery electric vehicles that includes the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. The essential piece of missing information has been the price. The best clue yet about the cost of the Kona Electric, which is due in California in late 2018, came a few weeks ago when Hyundai announced that the crossover EV will sell for the equivalent of about $40,000 in Norway.


  • BMW Plots Course to Make Electric Vehicles Integral to its Brand
    With more than 250,000 BMW plug-in electric vehicles already on global roads, the makers of the ultimate driving machine are now planning to make EV technology an integral part of its brand and production process. BMW is emboldened by seeing sales of its plug-in cars increase by nearly 50 percent this year. “We are preparing our car architectures and our factories to flexibly integrate this technology,” said Oliver Zipse, BMW’s chief of production. “For us, creating that flexibility is the most efficient way to profitably offer electric cars.”


  • Reports of Bugs and Weak Braking Plague Tesla Model 3
    Nearly a year since the Tesla Model 3 went into production, road-test reviews of the all-electric compact are revealing a rash of quality problems. The most damning of the bad news comes from Consumer Reports, which reported braking distances that were “far worse than any contemporary car,” and from Edmunds, the car shopping website, which wrote: “Sixteen weeks into ownership, we’ve had so many issues with our Model 3 that we started a Google Doc to catalog various warning messages, necessary screen resets, and general failures.”