2012 Coda Sedan
2012 Coda Sedan - $38,145
31 kWh battery, 88 miles (EPA), 73 MPGe, 100 kW motor
Coda has faced plenty of issues getting its electric Sedan to the market, and both its styling and features are fairly underwhelming. Its EPA range seems realistic though, and for some, the anonymous looks may be just what people want.
2013 Chevrolet Volt - $39,935
16.5 kWh battery, 38 miles (EPA), 98 MPGe, 111 kW motor
Chevy hasn't yet hit its yearly sales targets with the Volt, but it's still the best-selling plug-in on sale. Over 20,000 have now found homes in the U.S. and owners are very happy. They're also doing two-thirds of their driving on electric power--proving that the concept works.
2013 Ford Focus EV - $39,995
23 kWh battery, 76 miles (EPA), 105 MPGe, 107 kW motor
Ford's Leaf competitor offers slightly greater range and more power. It's also more efficient, but sales have thus far been slow--and Ford is putting more faith in its other plug-in models, the C-MAX and Fusion Energi.
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid - $40,570
6.7 kWh battery, 13 miles (EPA), 115 MPGe, 124 kW motor (196-hp combined)
Honda's plug-in challenger hasn't yet hit the market, and it's a little more expensive than its similarly-specified rivals. Unlike the firm's mild hybrids though, the two-motor Accord offers class-leading efficiency and plenty of power.
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV - $50,645
41.8 kWh battery, 103 miles (EPA), 76 MPGe, 115 kW motor
The original RAV4 EV is still praised widely by its owners, and when used models appear for sale, they rarely remain unsold for long. The new car uses Tesla expertise, but unfortunately, sales will be restricted--the RAV4 EV is only a compliance car.
2012 Tesla Model S - $59,350-$94,350
40-85 kWh battery, 160 miles (estimated)-265 miles (EPA), 89 MPGe, 270 kW motor
You may have seen a lower base price advertised for the Model S, but Tesla cheekily deducts the full $7,500 federal tax rebate in its price lists and doesn't mention its $1,950 delivery fee either. Nevertheless, the Model S is probably the most convincing EV on sale--and certainly the most fun.
2012 Fisker Karma - $96,900
20.1 kWh battery, 50 miles , 54 MPGe, 240 kW motor
Has there been a more maligned plug-in in recent years? The Fisker Karma is a stunning vehicle with plenty of performance, but almost endless woes have plagued the car and company in recent months. A high price puts it out of range of many buyers, too. Apart from Justin Bieber...
A few plug-in vehicles have been left from this list, for one reason or another. The 2013 Scion iQ EV has been omitted as Scion has not officially priced it--since the company decided not to sell the vehicle officially. Likewise, Fiat hasn't yet officially priced the 2014 Fiat 500e, so the car has been left off the list.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has been priced, at $40,345 including destination fees, but with no official EPA ratings, or even estimates, we won't include it until further details are released.
Keep this page bookmarked, as we'll be updating it as new plug-ins hit the market.