Every Statistic. Every Price. For Every Plug-In Sold In The US.

DEC 12 2016 BY MARK KANE 35

A Cross Section Of Plug-In Vehicle Statistics – US Data Provided (Updated 12/2016 - click to enlarge)

A Cross Section Of Plug-In Vehicle Statistics – US Data Provided (Updated 12/2016 – click to enlarge)

As we are in the midst of the hottest selling month of the year for EVs – the US plug-in vehicle segment is flush with new models, as well incentive to buy (via the end-of-season federal tax credit rush)  So, we figured this was a good time to check out what was available on the market today via the (exceedingly long) graphic above.

Feel free to print yourself off a copy and use as a handy reference for buying that special someone (or yourself) a new EV for the Holiday Season.

Chevrolet Bolt EV At LA Auto Show - Image Credit: InsideEVs / Tom Moloughney

Chevrolet Bolt EV At LA Auto Show – Image Credit: InsideEVs / Tom Moloughney

What’s New With BEVs:

BMW introduced a longer-range 33 kWh (114 mile) i3 this Fall. Nissan switched the LEAF to only a 30 kWh offering (at least for now) – starting for ~3,500 less, while Ford upgraded the Focus Electric to 33.5 kWh and 115 miles – while leaving the pricing virtually unchanged.

Hyundai is preparing to launch IONIQ Electric in a few weeks with pretty nice range of 124 miles on just 28 kWh pack, although pricing is unknown.

However, the big star new start of the season is the Chevrolet Bolt EV with 60 kWh pack and 238 miles range from $36,620 (+DST).

Tesla made has also made several moves here on both performance, equipment and prices.

What’s New with PHEVs:

There several new models with hopes to sell in high volume.

The Toyota Prius Prime got back in the game in mid-November, and sold like it had never left, despite a previous generation Prius PHV that went of of production ages ago (~18 months).

Chrysler is also entering the plug-in segment for the first time…and refreshing didn’t off a compact car, as the plug-in Pacifica Hybrid minivan, with 33 miles of all-electric range (details), is a welcome addition to the pack – especially as it is priced right from $41,995 (+DST).

We should also note the more attractive pricing of Ford C-MAX Energi at some ~$4,650 less in 2017 (from $27,120 MSRP) and new premium/high-end enteries soon to arrive – the Karma Revero, BMW 530e, Porsche Panamera 4 e-Hybrid, and Cadillac CT6 PHEV all arriving in the Spring

Price Comparisons:

Plug-In Vehicle Price Comparison – U.S. (Dec 2, 2016) – some models estimated

Plug-In Vehicle Price Comparison – U.S. (Dec 2, 2016) – some models estimated


Plug-In Vehicle Price Comparison – U.S. (Dec 2, 2016) – some models estimated

Plug-In Vehicle Price Comparison – U.S. (Dec 2, 2016) – some models estimated

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35 Comments on "Every Statistic. Every Price. For Every Plug-In Sold In The US."

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Great chart! Thanks!

Any possibility to add charger types and max charge rates?

AWESOME! Please update this information every September, right before National Drive Electric Week so we can show everyone. Thanks.

Good idea! That would be very helpful for drive electric week.

I do graphic design and app/game development. As a personal project, I was thinking about making a free app which would compare different EVs and PHEVs, their stats, vehicle type, availability by state, and nearby recommended dealerships who are EV friendly.

This info will be useful for when I can find the free time for that.

Apps are fine, there’s nothing wrong with them. But sometimes, you need a good old piece of paper to be effective. They compliment each other.

http://evadc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EVInfoSheet-20160118.pdf – soon to be updated

I’d also adjust the Panamera e-Hybrid to the new model with the larger 14.1 kWh battery.


We definitely will once we get a little closer to the launch…probably list them both for awhiel. US ETA on the updated 4 e-Hybrid is ~June 2017

One critical column missing from “list” is the number of states that a PEV model could be purchased.

Anumber of listed PEVs are ONLY CA and OR. Additionally, some model are ONLY CA base models, that are not avail able nationally. eg: Kia Soul -e is CA ONLY, while Soul EV and EV+ are offered in other states.

Not including the market availability column greatly distorts the number of PEV models available to the general US public. Essentially propagates a myth that there are many PEV models available, and low sales volumes (due to restricted market) gives an impression there is less interest in PEVs than actually exists.

Is the Karma Revero actually for sale? If not why is it on the list and not the Model 3?

Yes, the Revero is on the list as Karmo opened orders started in October, with first deliveries expected in ~February. Would love to put the Tesla Model 3 on there….but other than the name, that is really all we can say for sure about it.

Ugh, I just hate all those sub 20 mile range PHEVs. It seems insane to put all that EV technology in there and then only get 11 miles of electric range.

European compliance vehicles. I wonder if people even plug them in. :-/

At the same time.. those vehicles would have probably existed as a regular hybrid drivetrain with 0 miles of all-electric range. So I guess any plug-in miles is better than none. It seems silly to me that they still make hybrids with all of that EV tech in there and then there is no way to plug them in.

I thought the same thing and dissed the X5 40e before it came out as I was hoping for an SUV with more of Voltec powertrain like my Volt and better range. Turns out it depends on your driving routine. I am now leasing one.

I got 1700 miles out of my first tank of gas and 1100 out of my 2nd tank. I’m averaging over 55mpg and just passed 4200 miles. I get 19 miles per charge and just took a trip to the mountains. 320 miles RT and averaged 26mpg. Not bad for a heavy SUV.

Yep, I drive an Audi A3 e-tron and my short work commute means I usually drive on battery during the week (charging at home each night). I get tanks that average over 100 MPG and I get to drive it like an Audi when I want to. Best of both worlds to me.

Price per kWh is interesting. Upcoming seem to hover around $700/kWh with Bolt being bit less and new FFE being bit more. Those two are best bang for the buck at the moment, followed by Tesla S. Isn’t it interesting they are all US car companies using Asian made batteries.

That’s not bad. $700/KWH is less than battery cell ONLY price when this EV revival started. So now you get a free car with the battery.

One thing that could be useful is a number in the units “Miles per kWh” for 65 mph highway and also 40 mph “country road” driving. If possible.

Also use “Price per usable kWh” and not “total battery size”. Who cares how big the battery is – how much of it can a consumer use?

I’d say both total kWh and usable kWh are both important. Total kWh, not usable, is what is likely to limit charging speed; total kWh also gives you a much better idea of how long the battery pack should last, rather than usable kWh.

In fact, I think one could make a good argument that if you know the electric range and the total capacity, then the usable capacity is rather irrelevant. But at the same time, it would be better if both figures were included on the chart.

Jus curious, why is the Bolt 0-60 time at an estimated 7.0 sec when Chevy has less than 6.5 sec on the Bolt site… granted that’s based on initial vehicle movement. But 7.0 sec has never been the number stated by Chevy. Motor Trend clocked it at 6.3 sec & Car Driver at 6.5 sec (6.9 sec at 60% charge).

Awesome job on developing this report! Also add the epa rating for expected city and highway mileage ratings, i.e., miles per kwh or mpg-e. Another stat that I’d like to see is a comparison of the efficiency of each of the charging options, e.g., level 1, 2, 3, quick charge under some defind conditions such as from 50 percent battery charge to 80 percent at a temperature of 72 degrees. This will help folks understand that choosing how, when, and by how much the batteries are recharged, varies. For example, using a level 1 charger is much less efficient than a level 2. It’s even better when I use the CHAdeMO which bypasses the onboard inverter altogether. If folks are looking to lower their carbon footprint as much as possible, then this will be important.

I think the Prius PHV (the original with 11 miles range) should be removed from this list since it is no longer available anywhere and could confuse people looking at the Prime, especially being the Prime is still called the PHV in some countries.

The peak EV power of the Ford Energi cars is not 88kW, it’s 68kW, limited by the battery.

I believe you are correct.. at least when operating in EV mode.

I would also consider adding the 0-30 MPH acceleration times as that is more useful yardstick for urban driving. And I agree with the suggestion for adding the maximum charging rate for the on-board Level 2 charger.

Nah, people that drive “quickly” typically don’t lift off the throttle until at or above the speed limit. Even in urban driving, I typically am driving 0-50 mph, light to light. 0-30 numbers are fine, but really only useful if you’re drag racing in a school zone.

Thank you Jay Cole and Team
for producing these nice stats regularly.

Yes, Bolt is the new star with a 238 mile range.
Prius is equally great with a decent 25 mile range and a stellar 52 MPG and a very affordable price tag.
Leaf-2017 is also great with a 107 mile range and a $3,000 price decrease.
Focus-EV-2017 has seen a 40 mile range increase without any increase in price.
Another good thing is the $4,650 reduction in the C-Max Energi price.

So we have 5 great vehicles on the December schedule.

Due are the Electric version of Golf & Soul.
No news about Ioniq & Niro, so they may come only next month or year.
Pacifica Plugin is another entry, but we cannot say whether its affordable or not at $42K pricetag.

December is going to be decisive.

I don’t see how the Bolt does not sweep out the lower end of the segment here.

Bolt is actually mid-range. Lower end should be priced like Cruze hatch (about $22K post subsidy).

FFE could sell more lower end if Ford actually wanted to. $8000 cheaper is a lot of money. There’s also no word on Ioniq price; if they’re priced like FFE, could be another big seller at low end.

Here’s my spec sheet of BEVs available in the US. I have an updated version in work and would appreciate the constructive feedback.


Link straight to fullsize image: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/media/20161029-bev-comparison.116204/full

Nice to see the Bolt in the range chart competing only with Tesla.
And in the price chart competing with the Volts, Leafs and I3s

When comparing price per kwh, Tesla is very competitive. Thanks for the information.

The charts are great. In car reviews I also like to know how the battery degrades like a LEAF so you can figure life of the vehicle.
Another important item is how efficient is the air conditioning and heating. Some cars like the FORD still use and old compressor instead of an efficient heat pump and use 4x more energy.

This is the best chart I’ve seen here. Please keep this up to date. It is as important as monthly sales chart. I would like Canadian and foreign prices as well.

Well done.

The price per KWH is an outstanding statistic. The Bolt on s an amazing value. I wish I was in the market for a new car right now.

Another vote to include some metric for efficiency.