- Interactive Comparison Chart
- 2016 Models Available in the Midwest
- 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron
- 2015 BMW i3
- 2015 BMW i8
- 2016 Cadillac ELR
- 2016 Chevy Volt
- 2016 Ford C-MAX Energi
- 2016 Ford Focus Electric
- 2016 Ford Fusion Energi SE
- 2016 Mercedes Benz S550e
- 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
- 2016 Nissan Leaf
- 2016 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
- 2016 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
- 2016 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
- 2015 Tesla Model S
- 2015 Tesla Model X
- 2016 Additional Models
- Why Plug In?
- About Us
Electric Car Models Available in Midwest Showrooms
How to use this chart. Do a side-by-side comparison by using the checkboxes and “Compare Selected” button on the left.
|Base Models||Type||Price||EPA-estimated Average Electric Range
|Level 2* Charge Time (Hours)||Seats||Chicago Availability||Reviews|
|Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron||Plug-In Hybrid||$37,900||16||2.2||5||Available||Car and Driver|
|BMW i3||All Electric||$42,400||81||3.5||4||Available||Edmunds|
|BMW i8||Plug-In Hybrid||$136,500||14||1.5||4||Available||Car and Driver|
|Cadillac ELR||Plug-In Hybrid||$65,000||40||5||4||Available||Car and Driver|
|Chevy Volt||Plug-In Hybrid||$33,170||53||4.5||5||Available||Car and Driver|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||Plug-In Hybrid||$31,770||20||2.5||5||Available||Edmunds|
|Ford Focus Electric||All Electric||$29,170||76||3.6||5||Available||Edmunds|
|Ford Fusion Energi SE||Plug-In Hybrid||$33,900||20||2.5||5||Available||Edmunds|
|Mercedes-Benz S550e||Plug-In Hybrid||$95,650||14||2.75||5||Select Mercedes-Benz Dealers in the Chicagoland area||Edmunds|
|Mitsubishi i-MiEV||All Electric||$22,995||62||6||4||Available||Edmunds|
|Nissan Leaf||All Electric||$29,010||84||5||5||Available||Edmunds|
|Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid||Plug-In Hybrid||$77,200||14||3||5 + third row seating||Available||Edmunds|
|Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid||Plug-in Hybrid||$93,200||16||2.3||4||Available||Edmunds|
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive||All Electric||$25,750||68||6||2||Available||Car and Driver|
|Tesla Model S||All Electric||$85,000||265||4.75 (on Tesla Supercharger)||5||Available||Car and Driver|
|Tesla Model X||All Electric||$130,000||257||4.75 (on Tesla Supercharger)||7||Available for pre-order; deliveries in second half of 2016||Car and Driver|
About this Chart
We want to help Midwesterners cull through all the news and marketing to figure out which electric car models are available for purchase in the Midwest and how to compare prices, driving range and other information.
The chart above allows you to do side-by-side comparisons of the electric cars that are or will be available for purchase in the Midwest in 2016. Additional models are also available in other parts of the country.
The chart features:
- The standard or “base” model.
- The 2016 model.
- The EPA-estimated average electric range of the battery. Rather than the manufacturer’s “sticker” range, we provide EPA estimates measuring miles of range powered by the electric battery. Plug-in hybrids have shorter ranges and switch to gasoline after the electric battery range has been depleted.
- Level 2 Charge Time. The amount of time it takes to fully recharge a battery in an installed 240-volt outlet, like those used by clothes dryers.
- The price, without destination fee or federal/state tax credits. Each manufacturer or dealer may include different options, fees and credits in their listed price. We’ve created an apples-to-apples comparison that is the actual base price without additional fees added in or tax credits taken out.
In addition to the plug-in cars highlighted above, there are also many more high-efficiency conventional hybrid cars available today. Though you can’t plug them in, these are still some of the most fuel efficient cars on the road today. The website www.hybridcars.com is a good source of information for comparing both conventional hybrids and plug-in cars.
Want to check out other EVs? Click here for information on models not available in the Midwest.