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Plug ins and prices

By the end of 2012 there will be more than a dozen plug-in electric vehicles on U.S. roads. The starting prices listed here do not include destination charges nor a tax credit of up to $7,500 available on plug-in electrics. A parenthetical denotes the calendar year in which cars not yet on the road will be available.


BMW ActiveE (2011)Field trial

Chevrolet Volt $40,280

Coda Sedan $44,900

Fisker Karma $95,900

Ford Focus Electric (2011) Not available

Honda Fit EV (2012)Not available

Honda plug-in electric sedan (2012)Not available

MINI E Field trial

Mitsubishi i-MiEV (2012) $30,000

Nissan Leaf$32,780

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive $44,837

Tesla Model S (2012) $57,400

Tesla Roadster $109,000

THINK City$35,495

Toyota Prius plug-in (2012)Not available

Toyota RAV4 EV Lease-only


Source: Center for Automotive Research,, manufacturers

On the Web

The Electric Drive Transportation Association has a website,, where you can learn about electric vehicles, calculate your gas and CO2 savings, and find other useful tools.

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