All You Need To Know About Buying and Owning Electric Cars

  • 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 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

  • 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 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 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)

  • 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

  • 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

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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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  • To Expand Electric Car Production, China Lifts Restrictions on Foreign Automakers
    China said today that it would soon make it easier for foreign automakers to fully own auto factories in the country. China has long required major carmakers to partner with a Chinese firm before building a factory. The rules will be relaxed as soon as late 2018 for makers of electric vehicles—while companies producing conventional vehicles would continue to face ownership restrictions for about five years.


  • Utilities Want More Electric Cars Charging on the Grid
    Every couple years, the notion that increased use of electric cars will bring down the U.S. electric grid is revisited. The alarmist stories are ironic because utility companies want to see a steep rise in EVs—because cars that use electricity for fuel represent a new revenue source, as well as a means to shift demand for electricity to hours when the grid is underutilized.


  • Electric Cars Face a Few Recalls and Service Bulletins—But Not for Serious Concerns
    In the jittery days when the first mainstream electric vehicles were introduced, circa 2011, there was intense public and media scrutiny about the safety and reliability of battery-powered vehicles. EV advocates were concerned about the potential long-term consequences of overblown headlines following a minor isolated incident. Now, with about 800,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids on U.S. roads and few defects reported, the technology is proven.