On a cost-per-electric-mile basis, the Tesla Model S is the cheapest EV you can buy today. The most expensive? A BMW i3.
Recently, the Fisker Karma was confirmed to be capable of 51.6 miles in electric range by the European regulatory body TÜV. This was a shade more impressive than the EPA's 32-mile EV range calculation.
How much range does an electric vehicle really need? A hundred miles... two-hundred miles? We suppose the answer to that question depends on who you're asking, and if you're asking Nissan, the answer you'll get may be surprising.
In the transition from prototype to production form, the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid will reportedly be subject to some minor modifications. It's believed the production version of the plug-in hybrid, which will make its worldwide debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September, will differ from the prototype in some minor – yet potentially critical – ways.
2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery