Finding the Right Vehicle

Want to purchase an electric vehicle but not sure where to start? There are many types of vehicles to choose from depending on your needs and driving habits.

What Are My Driving Patterns?

Decide how far you travel each day and what your all-electric driving needs will be. This will help you decide if a plug-in hybrid or battery EV is right for you. As a reference, the average American drives 37 miles a day, and often holds a perception they drive more in a day than they actually do. If you’re unsure about your driving needs, it be useful to track your average daily miles over the period of a week or month. An EV suits the needs of most people, with on the go public charging unless you are consistently driving very long ranges an EV could fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. View our charging FAQs to learn more about going electric.

Where Will I Charge?

95% of charging is done at home, simply by plugging the vehicle into a standard electricity outlet similar to how you would plug in a cell phone. In the case that at-home charging isn’t enough, some employee oriented and sustainability minded workplaces will offer charging. In this case you would be able to plug in as you arrive for work and your car will be charged and ready for you on your drive home. Lastly, there is an ever growing public charging infrastructure so you may be able to suit your needs using these stations.

Charging Station Resources

What resources are available to help me find and use charging stations?

Mobile apps: PlugShare

In-dash navigation: most EV’s have navigation systems built in that, with a few taps of your finger, can help find a nearby charging station.

Web based trip planners: PlugShare and AFDC

Electric Car Purchasing Resources

You’ve decided that you want to purchase an electric vehicle but aren’t sure where to go next. Thankfully, the EV Sales Pro offered by PlugIn Connect takes the pressure out of making these decisions on your own. Coordinated by the MN PEV Owners’ Circle members, it’s a tool that recommends PEV sales personnel according to a range of criteria.

All-Electric Vehicles (BEV)

Nissan Leaf

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $22,490
Electric Range: 150-226 Miles
Total Range: 150-226 Miles

Chevrolet Bolt

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $34,725
Electric Range: 238 Miles
Total Range: 238 Miles

BMW i3

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $36,950 
Electric Range: 153 Miles
Total Range: 153(200) Miles

Tesla Model 3

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $37,125 
Electric Range: 240-310 Miles
Total Range: 240-310 Miles

Jaguar

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $62,000
Electric Range: 234 Miles
Total Range: 234 Miles

Audi E-Tron

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $67,300
Electric Range: 204 Miles
Total Range: 204 Miles

Tesla Model S

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $78,125
Electric Range: 270-370 Miles
Total Range: 270-370 Miles

Tesla Model X

PEV type: BEV
Price after federal tax credit: $83,125
Electric Range: 250-325 Miles
Total Range: 250-325 Miles

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)

Toyota Prius Prime

EV type: PHEV 
Price after federal tax credit: $22,600
Electric Range: 25 Miles
Total Range: 640 Miles

Kia Niro PHEV

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $23,357
Electric Range: 26 Miles
Total Range: 560 Miles

Honda Clarity PHEV

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $25,900
Electric Range: 48 Miles
Total Range: 340 Miles

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

EV type: PHEV 
Price after federal tax credit: $28,759
Electric Range: 22 Miles
Total Range: 310 Miles

Ford Fusion Energi

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $30,588
Electric Range: 26 Miles
Total Range: 610 Miles

Chevrolet Volt

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $31,295
Electric Range: 53 Miles
Total Range: 420 Miles

Mini Cooper S E All4

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $32,899
Electric Range: 12 Miles
Total Range: 270 Miles

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $34,500
Electric Range: 33 Miles
Total Range: 570 Miles

BMW 330e

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $41,600
Electric Range: 14 Miles
Total Range: 350 Miles

Mercedes Benz GLC350e

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $46,190
Electric Range: 10 Miles
Total Range: 350 Miles

BMW 530

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $49,2000
Electric Range: 16 Miles
Total Range: 370 Miles

Volvo S60 T8

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $49,400
Electric Range: 22 Miles
Total Range: 510 Miles

Volvo XC60 T8

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $50,300
Electric Range: 17 Miles
Total Range: 500 Miles

Volvo S90 T8

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $58,650
Electric Range: 21 Miles
Total Range: 490 Miles

BMW X5 xDrive40e

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $57,400
Electric Range: 14 Miles
Total Range: 540 Miles

Volvo XC90 T8

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $62,000
Electric Range: 17 Miles
Total Range: 490 Miles

Porsche Cayenne S E-hybrid

PEV type:  PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $74,600
Electric Range: 14 Miles
Total Range: 480 Miles

BMW 745e

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $91,350
Electric Range: 16 Miles
Total Range: 290 Miles

BMW i8

PEV type: PHEV
Price after federal tax credit: $143,707
Electric Range: 15 Miles
Total Range: 330 Miles