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  • 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

  • The Model X is Tesla’s powerful long-range, all-wheel-drive sports utility vehicle. The body design—featuring a high-tech cabin and double-hinged falcon doors that lift up and over the vehicle—is mostly unchanged since the X’s introduction in 2015. However, Tesla repeatedly tweaks the vehicle’s performance specs, range, and price. The 2019 Model X can now travel between 255 and 325 miles on a single charge.

    Tesla Model X

  • The Nissan LEAF is the most popular EV in the world. It is a well-equipped, all-electric hatchback that seats five adults. The LEAF Plus version of the second-generation model can travel up to 226 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 more than a car. It’s the embodiment of the electric-car movement. The Model S is not just a great EV, but one of the world's best luxury sedans. While still technically in its first generation, Tesla makes significant updates and improvements every year—bringing longer range, more power, and enhanced features.

    Tesla Model S

  • The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime provides an EV-only range of 25 miles thanks to its 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. After those miles, the Prius Prime delivers 54 mpg when running on gas—beating all other plug-in hybrids for efficiency when running on gasoline. The 2020 version of the Prius Prime expands its back row seating to become a five-passenger vehicle.

    Toyota Prius Prime (Plug-in Hybrid)

  • The Chevy Bolt was the auto industry’s first affordable long-range electric car. It starts at $37,500 and provides 238 miles on a single charge. The Bolt is now joined by long-range, low-priced EVs from Hyundai, Nissan, and Kia—as well as the slightly more expensive Tesla Model 3. The all-electric Bolt is a well-rounded, comfortable, and zippy hatchback that can work for everyday drivers.

    Chevrolet Bolt

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  • The Nissan LEAF is the most popular EV in the world. It is a well-equipped, all-electric hatchback that seats five adults. The LEAF Plus version of the second-generation model can travel up to 226 miles on a single charge. The LEAF is available to test-drive and purchase at Nissan dealerships throughout the United States.
    Nissan LEAF
  • The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime provides an EV-only range of 25 miles thanks to its 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. After those miles, the Prius Prime delivers 54 mpg when running on gas—beating all other plug-in hybrids for efficiency when running on gasoline. The 2020 version of the Prius Prime expands its back row seating to become a five-passenger vehicle.
    Toyota Prius Prime (Plug-in Hybrid)
  • Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is a spacious plug-in hybrid that provides 48 miles of all-electric range before the gasoline engine is used. Then it becomes an efficient hybrid sedan offering 42 miles per gallon. Pure EV and fuel-cell versions of the Clarity are also available—but only in California and Oregon. With the demise of the Chevy Volt, the Clarity becomes the king of EV range among plug-in hybrids.
    Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
  • The Tesla Model 3 is an impressive luxury EV with many unprecedented high-tech features. Big news came in February 2019 when two Standard Range versions went on sale. The 220-mile Standard Range Model 3 sells for about $36,000 while the 240-mile Standard Range Plus version costs about $38,000. These are the long-anticipated affordable Teslas with impressive performance, adept handling, and long range.
    Tesla Model 3



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  • Tesla Cuts Base Price of Model 3 By $1,000
    Tesla this week cut the price of its Model 3, its best-selling electric model. The price of the Model 3 will drop by $1,000 to $38,990. The Tesla Model 3 so far in 2019 makes up nearly half of all EV sales in the United States.


  • The Five Most Affordable Pure Electric Cars
    Even if you’re a budget-minding car buyer, you don’t have to put off buying an electric car. With some willingness to re-think your assumptions, there’s a highly affordable EV for sale—between about $20,00 and $30,000—that can meet your needs and satisfy your tastes.


  • Forget 400-Mile Electric Cars, Bring On Affordable 200-Mile EVs
    The pro-Tesla blogosphere champions nearly everything that Elon Musk claims is fantastic and ground-breaking. But Musk’s announcement earlier this month—that Tesla will soon offer EVs with 400 miles of range—landed with a thud. Thank goodness.