All You Need To Know About Buying and Owning Electric Cars

  • Hyundai-Kia arrived late to the EV party. But it appears that Kia made a careful study of the competition, and loaded its Soul EV with smart features for electric car drivers. For starters, it offers 93 miles of real-world range.

    Kia Soul EV

  • The Fiat 500e is every bit as cute as the gas-powered Fiat 500.  It uses a 24 kilowatt-hour liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, providing an official EPA range of 84 miles.  The Fiat 500e is widely considered a

    Fiat 500e

  • 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. The Bolt is currently available only in California and Oregon but will roll out nationwide throughout 2017.

    Chevrolet Bolt

  • The Volkswagen E-Golf is the company's first all-electric car. It maintains the spirited driving experience of internal combustion versions of the Golf-one of the most popular small cars in the world. The VW E-Golf is arguably the best handling car among the emerging class of small affordable EVs.

    Volkswagen E-Golf

  • Hyundai’s new aerodynamic compact hatch is offered as a pure electric car with a driving range of about 124 miles. It has more space, better efficiency and smarter electric features than the competition in its price range. The EV goes on sale in April 2017, followed by a plug-in hybrid before the end of the year.

    Hyundai Ioniq

  • The Ford Fusion Energi offers a robust plug-in electric system in an ultra-popular roomy full-size sedan platform.  The model offers the equivalent of about 100 miles per gallon, without compromising style or passenger space.

    Ford Fusion Energi

  • The stylish if slightly odd-looking BMW i3 is the lightest EV on the market.  That makes it very efficient while providing a fast and fun 170-horsepower ride. The i3's battery pack delivers 114 miles of range. The electric Bimmer is also available with a small gas engine that boosts total driving distance to about 180 miles.

    BMW i3

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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 can travel up to 107 miles on a single charge.  The LEAF is available to test-drive and purchase at Nissan dealerships throughout the United States.
    Nissan LEAF
  • The 2016 Chevy Volt ushers in the second generation of the world’s most popular plug-in hybrid. While the first-generation model was designed to attract early adopters, the 2016 edition expands the Volt’s market reach to a broader segment of car buyers. It has more all-electric range; it's faster; and its design is more pleasant.
    Chevy Volt
  • The Model X is Tesla’s follow-up vehicle to the award-winning Model S sedan.  The X shares about 60 percent of the content from the sedan—converting the sleek Maserati-looking five-passenger model into a stylish crossover utility vehicle.
    Tesla Model X
  • The Ford Fusion Energi offers a robust plug-in electric system in an ultra-popular roomy full-size sedan platform.  The model offers the equivalent of about 100 miles per gallon, without compromising style or passenger space.
    Ford Fusion Energi



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  • Fisker Will Unveil a New 400-Mile Luxury EV in August
    Famed auto designer Henrik Fisker will reveal a new luxury electric vehicle—dubbed the EMotion—on August 17. Fisker is known for his dynamic visual designs, most notably the BMW Z8 and the Aston Martin DB9. His company, Fisker Inc., describes the design of the EMotion as featuring a large curved front windscreen pushed forward, an extremely low hood, and a rear that integrates a spoiler and diffuser to aid with aerodynamics.


  • Hyundai Offers All-Inclusive $275 Monthly Subscription Payment for Ioniq EV
    In a first for the electric car market, Hyundai is offering a subscription-style plan for its Ioniq electric car. EV buyers can opt for monthly payments as low as $275 a month—including the vehicle, unlimited miles, fuel (for charging reimbursements), maintenance, initial tax, title, license, and fees. No money is due at signing after tax credits and rebates are calculated. The 36-month subscription is only offered in California.


  • Will VW Try to Take Electric Car Leadership from Tesla?
    Volkswagen has been talking about a major shift to electric vehicles ever since the revelations of the company’s diesel-emissions scandal. The company now appears to be focusing on the affordability of its upcoming EVs. “Offering our electric cars for prices similar to combustion engine vehicles really is a game changer,” said Christian Senger, head of VW’s electric vehicle program, while speaking with reporters on Tuesday at the Shanghai Auto Show.