ELECTRIC VEHICLE OPTIONS

BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES

A pure "battery electric vehicle" (BEV or EV) means that the vehicle is powered entirely by electricity and there is no place to put gasoline in the vehicle.  Therefore, they emit zero tailpipe emissions.  They are very fuel efficient with most models getting over 100 MPGe.  They are all eligible for a Federal tax credit.  The "range" is the distance they can travel without recharging and varies by model from over 300 miles to just under 100 miles.            

Scroll over each vehicle and click to learn more

Not all EVs are available nationwide.  Some models are available in California or other states that have adopted California's emission standards (Sect. 177states) but may be coming nationwide such as Hyundai Ioniq electric and Fiat 500e.

PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES

A "Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle" or (PHEV) is powered by both a gasoline and an electric powertrain meaning they can run on electricity for some distance and then switch to gas mode.  The range they can be driven in all electric mode varies by model from 10 miles to over 50 miles. The electric motor is recharged by plugging it into an electric source and the traditional engine runs on gasoline.  They therefore, have both an MPG rating and an MPGe.  They are eligible for Federal tax credits.  Studies have shown that most PHEV drivers maintain electric mode most of the time. Additionally, they offer the benefit of longer distances than an EV because of their second powertrain.  

Scroll over each vehicle and click to learn more

Not all PHEVs are available nationwide. Some models are available in California or other states that have adopted Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) standards (Sect. 177 states) but may be coming nationwide such as Mercedes C350e, and Mercedes GLE550e.

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle

© 2019 by Electrify the South

P.O. Box 1842
Knoxville, TN 37901