Chevy Bolt/Volt, Tesla Model S, BMW Plug-Ins Among Best Commuter Cars
Volvo, Audi and Mini also get nods for their Plug-In Hybrids, too.
One of the best reasons to buy an electric vehicle is the money it saves you on a day to day basis. Another great reason is to reduce emissions and lessen your environmental impact. Because the average American drives less than 50 miles a day, making the switch just makes sense.
So long as you have at home charging, even a relatively short range electric vehicle can become your primary vehicle. Not just your second car. So it comes as no surprise that when CarGurus studied the best vehicles for a daily commute, plug-in or hybrid models performed very well.
Gasoline-engine cars remain popular because of their long driving ranges and how quickly their empty tanks can be refilled. But the majority of commutes are short enough to allow for a round trip in an electric car, meaning electricity can be an appropriate alternative fuel for your next commuter car.
If your round-trip commute is shorter than 50 miles, do some research on electric-car driving ranges and available charge points near your place of work. Both the Chevy Bolt EV and the BMW i3 are excellent options. In fact, there’s a chance that you won’t need to worry about gasoline fuel economy at all.
The website provides an interactive map of major U.S. cities. The map provides a primary recommendation and a secondary vehicle recommendation depending on location. The Chevy Bolt and Chevy Volt come out on top in many warmer cities with the Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron, Volvo S90 PHEV, BMW 330e and BMW i3 as additional options.
Up north, plug-ins with AWD performed better, including the Tesla Model S 75D and Mini Countryman PHEV. The other vehicles on the list are primarily hybrids. What car does CarGurus recommend for your city?
Check out the map at the link below!