The second plug-in hybrid from Mercedes is brought to the small luxury C-Class. It’s both sporty, with a total output of 275 horsepower, and capable of about 9 miles of ultra-efficient electric driving. The C350 is stylish, well appointed, and loaded with advanced safety features. The ability to plug in pushes the C-Class car to new levels of efficiency.

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MINI started selling the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 in June 2017. The stylish S E Countryman provides a spirited ride—while relying purely on electricity for about 12 miles and at speeds up to 78 miles per hour. The all-wheel-drive car is not only zero-emissions for local driving, but it’s fun to pilot. Its 224-horsepower powertrain delivers zero-to-60 mph acceleration in less than seven seconds.

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While the 2018 Tesla Model 3 is an impressive luxury EV with many unique features, it is not yet offered at the promised price of about $35,000. Tesla’s big goal with the Model 3 was to bring its innovative electric vehicle technology and stylish design to the masses. Yet, the version that’s being sold this year commonly sells for more than $50,000. The extra cost comes mostly from the long-range battery pack providing about 310 miles of range on a charge, rather than the 220 miles available in the more affordable base model that arrives in 2019. Tesla continues to ramp up production throughout 2018, but the rush to reach scale is resulting in reported quality issues—mostly small bugs in the high-tech interior. Therefore, considering the price tag, the car’s quirks might be annoying to anybody other than an ardent Tesla fan. Despite these shortcomings, the Model 3’s performance is powerful, and its handling is excellent.

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In 2017, Mini confirmed that it will introduce an all-electric car in late 2019. The brand unveiled a concept version but few technical details. Journalists speculate that the Mini Electric will offer at least 200 miles of driving range on a single charge. BMW, the maker of Mini cars, said the Mini Electric is a great match for the brand’s urban, youth-oriented brand.

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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. It went on sale throughout the United States in spring 2017.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Porsche 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid supercar, produced in a limited quantity of 918. Porsche makes plug-in hybrid versions of the Panamera and Cayenne. But ultra-expensive 887-horsepower 918 Spyder is in the echelon of the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. The 918 pays homage to iconic sports cars like Porsche’s Carrera GT and 959.

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Using the popular small-but-spacious format of the Honda Fit, the company offered a fully capable five-passenger all-electric version. The Honda Fit EV provides about 80 miles of range, and is rated at the equivalent of an impressive 118 miles per gallon. But Honda remains uncommitted to electric cars, so after making just 1,100 units over a 20-month period, Fit EV production will be halted.

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