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2015 Kia Soul EV, front

Our extended-use 2015 Kia Soul EV lists for $36,625 including floor mats ($125) and destination ($800); various federal and state incentives can bring that down considerably. EPA range estimate is 93 miles on a charge.

According to a recent report from the Consumer Federation of America, 54 percent of Americans surveyed had a positive view of electric vehicles (EVs), and nearly a third said they would consider buying one as their next car. Yet electric vehicles currently make up only about one percent of overall sales.

Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2016 new York Auto ShowHyundai chases the benchmark Toyota Prius hybrid with the Ioniq, revealed today at the New York International Auto Show.

Prius has long been a mantle piece of the green-car crowd, often outselling all its competitors combined. And for a few years prior to the car’s 2016 redesign, the Prius also offered an even thriftier (though far less popular) plug-in version, which is due to return. Even if that happens, Ioniq will match the Prius and do it one better, adding an all-electric variant to the mix.

BMW i3

2015 BMW i3 with Range Extender

2015 BMW i3 with Range Extender   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Electric Vehicle

Dates tested: 1/18/2016 – 1/25/2016

Miles Driven: 334

Fuel Used: 1.5 gallons

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2016 Detroit Auto Show logo

After its debut at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet again rolled out the 2017 Bolt EV hatchback wagon—the brand’s first mass-market pure-electric car—at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf

For what should have been a quiet year for the all-electric Nissan Leaf, 2016 brings an available higher-capacity battery that extends the car’s EPA-estimated range by 27 percent.

Chevrolet Bolt Concept

The Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept was first seen at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Future Carby Don Sikora II

Electric cars haven’t proven sales superstars thus far, but many still believe electrification will play an important role in the automobile’s future. At Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January 2015, Chevrolet unveiled a concept version of its next entry in the all-electric sweepstakes: the Bolt EV Concept.

2016 Mitsubishi I-Miev

Consumer Guide’s test 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES arrived with the $2000 Navigation Package. Including destination charge, our test car came to $25,845.

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Electric Car

Miles Driven: 227

Fuel Used: N/A

2015 Kia Soul EV

2015 Kia Soul EV

 Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2015 Kia Soul EV for a video test drive. What did they think of their all-electric test vehicle? Watch and find out.

Nissan Leaf

Consumer Guide’s test 2014 Nissan Leaf arrived in SL trim with the Premium Package. Including destination charge, our test car’s sticker price came to $37,090.

2015 Audi Q52014 Nissan Leaf SL

Class: Electric Vehicle

Dates tested: 2/23/2015 – 3/02/2015

Miles Driven: 220

Fuel Used: N/A 

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Despite dropping gas prices and general public disinterest in electric vehicles, General Motors’ Chevrolet division is doubling down on vehicular electrification.

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