BMW i3 in orange red
  • BMW i3 (BEV)
  • You can't tell just by looking at it, but the BMW i3 is the most expensive dollar-per-electric-mile vehicle available in the US. Each mile of range costs you a whopping $523.46. As with all of the vehicles on this list, this is the vehicle's base MSRP divided by the official EPA range.
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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive in blue
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • A combination of high entry price and only average range puts the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive towards the bad end of the spectrum. One mile of EV range costs $476.44 here.
  • Image Credit: AOL
VW e-Golf in Santa Monica by the Pacific Ocean.
  • VW e-Golf
  • $403.01 is how much each mile of electric range will cost you in the base model VW e-Golf. That's above the overall 2015 average of $384.36.
  • Image Credit: Jonathon Ramsey
Ford Focus Electric in red
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • The 2015 Ford Focus Electric starts at $29,170 and with a EPA-certified range of 76 miles, that means the Blue Oval's only all-electric car offers you a price of $383.82 per electric mile.
  • Image Credit: Copyright 2015 Sebastian Blanco / AOL
Mistubishi i-MiEV in silver
  • Mistubishi i-MiEV
  • The Mistubishi i-MiEV is the cheapest EV in the US right now, but each of the 62 miles in the battery will cost you $370.89 in the car as a whole.
  • Image Credit: Mitsubishi
all-electric Smart ED in red by purple wall
  • Smart ED
  • The all-electric Smart ED has a price-per-electric-mile cost of $367.65, getting closer to the lowest price on the list.
  • Image Credit: Daimler
Fiat 500e at sunset
  • Fiat 500e
  • The spunky Fiat 500e is right in the middle of the pack with a cost of $365.52 for each of the 87 miles in the battery.
  • Image Credit: AOL
Kia Soul EV in blue by a pond.
  • Kia Soul EV
  • The Kia Soul EV almost breaks into the top three with a dollar-per-EV-mile cost of $362.37. That's good, but not quite good enough for the bronze.

  • Image Credit: AOL
Nissan leaf in red
  • Nissan Leaf
  • The world's best-selling EV is not the world's cheapest when it comes to dollars-for-range. At $345.36 per electric mile, the Nissan has a ways to go to catch the second-place entrant.
  • Image Credit: Nissan
Chevy Spark EV in baby blue
  • Chevy Spark EV
  • A surprising second in our list, the base Chevy Spark EV costs just $317.01 per electric mile. It's oh-so-close to the number one vehicle.
  • Image Credit: AOL
Tesla Model S 70D in dark blue
  • Tesla Model S 70D
  • The Tesla Model S may be the most-expensive mass-market EV available today, but on a cost-per-electric mile basis, it's actually the cheapest. It costs just $312.50 to put a mile of electric range in one of these, you just have to pay for 240 of them at once. 
  • Image Credit: Tesla Motors


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