2014 Electric Cars on the Market
Automakers are manufacturing more and more plug-in models, with 26 expected in 2014. Some of them are sold only in places like California, and are known as compliance cars. The Chevy Spark EV is limited to California and Oregon. A majority of plug-ins, however, are available nationally.
A PHEV is a plug-in hybrid that has a gas engine or generator and an electric motor.
A BEV is a battery electric vehicle, or pure electric, run on battery power alone.
*based on 2013 model; 2014 has not been tested
ˆListed price includes the $7,500 federal tax credit applicable to battery electric vehicles, but not state rebates of up to an additional $2,500. Some PHEVs, like the Volt, qualify for the full federal credit as well; others get a partial credit not included in the list.
**Data tested and results posted via the cars section of the Chicago Tribune