Automakers are committed to building and selling EVs for drivers with different needs, price points and features.
Right now, you can choose from almost 50 models – and by 2023, it's predicted there will be about 130 EV models on the road.
More than half of us are brand loyal when we select a new vehicle. Since most of the major carmakers have an EV model available, even the most brand-loyal buyers can choose to go electric.
EVs are "fueled" in different ways. Some are all-electric and don't use gasoline. Others are plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) that have both a gas engine and an electric motor.
EVs, like the Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF and Tesla Model 3, have an electric motor and run on electricity only. The battery recharges by plugging into an electrical outlet or charging station. On average, you can drive from 100 to 240 miles on a charge.
PHEVs also have an electric motor and battery but use a gasoline engine for backup. You can drive about 10 to 50 miles on electricity before the gasoline engine kicks in. There are many models available, including the Chrysler Pacifica Minivan, Honda Clarity, Mitsubishi Outlander and BMW 33Oe.