Now You Have Your Choice of All of These Electric Cars

Anyone who owned an electric car in the late 1990s doesn't need to be reminded that the last of them were repossessed and crushed in 2001 and 2002, as told by the 2006 documentary, "Who Killed the Electric Car?"

But electric cars are making a comeback. Tesla alone sold more than 220,000 electric cars in 2018, and they aren't the only EV maker -- Volkswagen, Toyota, (TM - Get Report) Honda, (HMC - Get Report) BMW, Chevrolet and Ford (F - Get Report) have all jumped on the electric bandwagon, and EVs are expected to outsell gas cars in the next 20 years, according to CNN.

Perhaps you've been putting off buying one because the cost is too high (there are now several below $35,000, and don't forget the federal tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500 and there are now plenty of used EVs on the market.)

Or maybe you're afraid the battery will run out and you'll be stranded somewhere like Death Valley (except that even Death Valley has free chargers) or maybe you were waiting for them to be in some other color than green (they come in all sorts of colors) or you simply must have a luxury car (hello, Tesla, BMW, Jaguar and Audi.)

So if you've been dragging your feet on looking at an EV for your next car because you thought they were still experimental and dorky-looking (they're not,) and you're still driving one of those old internal combustion engines (so yesterday!) you now have your choice of all of these electric cars, and if that's not enough, we've included a list of plug-in hybrids, too.

Photo: J. Lekavicius / Shutterstock

Audi e-tron
Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron

  • Starts at: $74,800
  • Range: 204 miles (est.)
  • MPGe: 74

This is Audi's first fully electric car. MPGe is the Miles Per Gallon equivalent calculated by the EPA, where 33.7 kWh is the equivalent of one gallon of gasoline.

Photo: Audi

BMW i3
BMW i3

BMW i3

  • Starts at: $44,450 - $51,500
  • Range: 114 miles
  • MPGe: 100 - 113

Edmunds says this car offers nimble handling, and a premium interior.

Photo: BMW USA

Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV

  • Starts at: $36,620
  • Range: 238 miles
  • MPGe: 119 combined

Photo: Chevrolet

Fiat 500e
Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e

  • Starts at: $33,210
  • Range: 84 miles
  • MPGe: 112 combined

Photo: Fiat (FCAU - Get Report)

Kia Niro EV
Kia Niro EV

Kia Niro EV

  • Starts at: $38,500
  • Range: 239
  • MPGe: 112 combined

Photo: Kia

Kia Soul EV
Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

  • Starts at: $33,950
  • Range: 234 miles (2020 model)
  • MPGe: 114 combined

This EV is expected to arrive in select Kia dealerships in 2020.

Photo: Kia

Honda Clarity Electric
Honda Clarity Electric

Honda Clarity Electric

  • Starts at: $36,620
  • Range: 89 miles
  • MPGe: 114 combined

Photo: Honda

Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Kona Electric

  • Starts at: $36,950
  • Range: 258
  • MPGe: 120 combined

Photo: Hyundai (HYMTF)

Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

  • Starts at: $30,315
  • Range: 124
  • MPGe: 136 combined

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric tops the list for efficiency with a city/highwyay combined MPGe of 136. Price-wise, it's considered a great value for an EV.

Photo: Hyundai

Jaguar I-PACE
Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar I-PACE

  • Starts at: $69,850
  • Range: 234 miles
  • MPGe: 76 combined

Jaguar's all-wheel-drive luxury EV offers an impressive range of 234 miles.

Photo: Jaguar

Nissan LEAF
Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

  • Starts at: $29,990
  • Range: 151-226 miles
  • MPGe: 112 combined

The 2020 version of the Leaf has significantly increased the car's range.

Photo: Nissan (NSANY)

Smart EQ fortwo
Smart EQ fortwo

Smart EQ fortwo

  • Starts at: $23,900
  • Range: 58 miles
  • MPGe: 108 combined

Smart is the first brand to switch to an all-electric line up of vehicles, according to Engadget.

Photo: Smart USA

Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

  • Starts at: $35,000-$44,500
  • Range: 240-310 miles
  • MPGe: 130 combined

There are several versions of the Tesla  (TSLA - Get Report) Model 3, including a long range, standard range, mid-range, performance and AWD models. The long range model goes 310 miles and starts at $44,500.

Photo: Tesla

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

  • Starts at: $75,000-$79,990
  • Range: 259-370 miles
  • MPGe: 111 combined

There are several variations of the Model S, the long range model extends to 370 miles and offers greater efficiency, but at the higher price. The standard range model goes 285 miles.

Photo: Tesla

Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

  • Starts at: $81,000- $84,990
  • Range: 237-325 miles
  • MPGe: 96 combined

The Model X also offers similar variations as the other two Teslas.

Photo: Tesla

Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

  • Starts at: $31,895
  • Range: 125 miles
  • MPGe: 119 combined

Photo: Volkswagen

Plug-in Hybrids
Plug-in Hybrids

Plug-in Hybrids

When fully charged, a plug-in hybrid like the BMW i3 can go about 126 miles on electricity alone, costing about 4.2 cents a mile, according to fueleconomy.gov. After those first miles, the car functions like a regular hybrid and consumes only gasoline, costing about 10.6 cents a mile. Plug-in hybrids can be charged at an outlet, while standard hybrids charge the battery with the internal combustion engine and regenerative braking. These cars have long driving ranges on gas, depending on fuel efficiency and the size of the gas tank, just like gas-only cars.

BMW i3

  • Starts at: $48,300
  • Electric-only range: 126
  • MPGe: 109 combined
  • MPG: 35 (premium gas)

Photo: BMW USA

Chevy Volt Plug-in Hybrid
Chevy Volt Plug-in Hybrid

Chevy Volt Plug in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $33,520
  • Electric-only range: 53 miles
  • MPGe: 106 combined
  • MPG: 42 (gas)

The total range of the Volt is 420 miles with gas. 

Photo: Chevrolet

Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid
Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $27,600
  • Electric-only range: 25 miles
  • MPGe: 133
  • MPG: 54 (gas)

Photo: Toyota

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $33,400
  • Electric-only range: 48 miles
  • MPGe: 110
  • MPG: 42 (gas)

The Clarity used to be fuel cell-only.

Photo: Honda

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $25,350
  • Electric-only range: 29 miles
  • MPGe: 119
  • MPG: 52 (gas)

Photo: Hyundai

Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $28,500
  • Electric-only range: 26 miles
  • MPGe: 105
  • MPG: 46 (gas)

Photo: Kia

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid
Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $37,000
  • Electric-only range: 26 miles
  • MPGe: 103
  • MPG: 42 (gas)

Photo: Ford

Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid
Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $35,390
  • Electric-only range: 29 miles
  • MPGe: 103
  • MPG: 40 (gas)

Photo: Kia

Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $33,400
  • Electric-only range: 28 miles
  • MPGe: 99
  • MPG: 39 (gas)

Photo: Hyundai

Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $39,995
  • Electric-only range: 32 miles
  • MPGe: 82
  • MPG: 30 (gas)

According to Edmunds, there's no other 3-row EV or hybrid that can transport seven people in such comfort.

Photo: Chrysler

Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid AWD
Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid AWD

Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid AWD

  • Starts at: $34,995
  • Electric-only range: 17 miles
  • MPGe: 90
  • MPG: 35 (gas)

Photo: Subaru

Volvo S60 Plug-in Hybrid
Volvo S60 Plug-in Hybrid

Volvo S60 Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $36,795
  • Electric-only range: 22 miles
  • MPGe: 74
  • MPG: 31 (premium gas)

Photo: Volvo

2020 Volvo V60 AWD Plug-in Hybrid
2020 Volvo V60 AWD Plug-in Hybrid

2020 Volvo V60 AWD Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $39,650.
  • Electric-only range: 22 miles
  • MPGe: 69
  • MPG: 30

Photo: Volvo

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starts at: $35,795
  • Electric-only range: 22 miles
  • MPGe: 74
  • MPG: 25

Photo: Mitsubishi

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