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
(Miles)
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
 chart-2014-Cadillac-ELR 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

 * Learn about types of chargers.

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.

 

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