Plug-in Cars Available in Vermont
Make / Model
Electric Range (miles)†
Total Range (miles)
MSRP for base model
Federal Tax Credit Amount
|Audi A3 e-tron||Plug-in Hybrid||16||380||$37,900||$4,168|
|BMW i3||All Electric;
|114; 97||114; 180||$44,500; $48,300||$7,500|
|BMW X5 xDrive40e||Plug-in Hybrid||14||540||$63,200||$4,668|
|Chevrolet Bolt (available Spring 2017)||All Electric||238||238||$37,495||$7,500|
|Chevrolet Volt||Plug-in Hybrid||53||420||$34,095||$7,500|
|Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (available early 2017)||Plug-in Hybrid||33||570||$41,995||$7,500|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||Plug-in Hybrid||20||570||$27,120||$4,007|
|Ford Fusion Energi||Plug-in Hybrid||21||610||$31,120||$4,007|
|Ford Focus Electric||All Electric||115||115||$29,120||$7,500|
|Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid||Plug-in Hybrid||27||600||$34,600||$4,919|
|Mercedes S550e||Plug-in Hybrid||12||450||$95,650||$4,043|
|Mercedes-Benz B250e||All Electric||87; 104||87; 104||$39,900||$7,500|
|Mitsubishi iMiEV||All Electric||62||62||$22,995||$7,500|
|Nissan Leaf||All Electric||107||107||$30,680||$7,500|
|Smart Electric Drive††||All Electric||68||68||$25,000||$7,500|
|Tesla Model S††||All Electric||259; 294; 335||259; 294; 335||$77,800; $92,800; $95,800||$7,500|
|Tesla Model X††||All Electric||237; 257; 295||237; 257; 295||$88,800; $98,800; $138,800||$7,500|
|Tesla Model 3††(available late 2017)||All Electric||200+||200+||$35,000||$7,500|
|Toyota Prius Prime||Plug-in Hybrid||25||640||$27,100||$4,500|
|Volkswagen e-Golf||All Electric||83||83||$28,995||$7,500|
|Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid||Plug-in Hybrid||14||350||$68,100||$4,585|
A more detailed version of this comparison table is available on the second page of our Drive Electric Vermont Fact Sheet, which includes battery size, fuel tank capacity, DC fast charging availability, number of seats, cargo capacity, and lease pricing.
This information reflects information on new vehicles currently available at Vermont auto dealers. Older model year vehicles may have less range or other differences.
†Electric range is from official manufacturer ratings. Range is generally 20-50% less in coldest winter conditions.
††No Vermont dealerships, but vehicles are available to Vermonters in nearby states or online.
Electric Vehicles Outperform Gas-Powered Cars
Electric Vehicles (EVs) often come with features typically seen in luxury vehicles such as navigation, Bluetooth, heated seats, heated steering wheels—even solar panels. In addition to finding everything inside your EV that you would in most other vehicles, EVs also provide tremendous traction due to the distributed weight of their batteries. Some EV owners report that they are better in the Vermont snow than any AWD vehicle they have owned.
The Key Difference
Internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles burn fuel to generate the heat that creates propulsion, whereas electric car motors generate torque from the start.
There is no delay when you press the accelerator on an electric car, unlike when you touch the pedal on a gasoline powered vehicle. The Formula E racing series demonstrates how vehicles powered by electricity are competing at the top levels of racing. And in this video two Lotus sports cars, one powered by electricity and the other by gasoline compete. (It isn't even close!)