Compare Vehicles

Want to purchase an electric vehicle but not sure where to start? Below is a comparison table of all electric car models currently available in Vermont. Additional details on several models are included in posts on the Drive Electric Vermont Blog.

Several excellent online sources for plug-in vehicle information are also linked below:

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Plug-in Cars Available in Vermont

Make / Model

Vehicle Type

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;
Plug-in Hybrid
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!)