2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

It's time for a mid-month Compare EVs Card update for those who like to compare up-to-the-minute prices and all-electric range of all the plug-in electric cars available on the market (plus a few older cars that are no longer sold, just in case you wish to compare those too).

Most of the new data comes on plug-in hybrid part of the spectrum:

  • Hyundai Sonata PHEV got MSRP and now offers up to 27 miles of all-electric range at similar price to Ford Fusion Energi, although 50 kW motor power brings some limits on speed and acceleration
  • Audi A3 e-tron got an official 17 miles EPA range, provided you equip the ultra low resistance tires (otherwise 16 miles)
  • Mercedes S550e got slight price bump ($1,250) for model year 2016 (as did many ICE models as well)
  • BMW X5 xDrive40e (up to 13 miles)

Plug-in Cars (with engine on-board) Range & Price (U.S.) Comparison (November 14, 2015)

Plug-in Cars (with engine on-board) Range & Price (U.S.) Comparison (November 14, 2015)

For the all-electric cars, we note:

  • all Tesla Models now included (in the future we will compare all current battery and motor versions of every car)
  • Nissan LEAF got official EPA rating (in line with expectations at 107 miles for the new 30 kWh version)

All-electric Cars Range & Price (U.S.) Comparison (November 14, 2015)

All-electric Cars Range & Price (U.S.) Comparison (November 14, 2015)

As more EVs barely fit on the graph, to compare all we switched to vertical (please enlarge for better viewing):

Plug-in Cars Range & Price (U.S.) Comparison (November 14, 2015)

Plug-in Cars Range & Price (U.S.) Comparison (November 14, 2015)