2018 Plug-in hybrids and EVs for sale

There were over 500,000 electrified vehicles on America’s roads in 2015. While that is a significant increase from the 70,000 in 2012, it is still fewer than predicted for U.S. cars on the roads. EV sales are increasing, up over 37% in 2016. As more PHEV and EV SUVs come on the market, we will see an increase in sales. As the price of gasoline continues to increase, we will see an increase in EV and PHEV sales.

The electric infrastructure is also taking shape. Part of the agreement with Volkswagen paying penance for dieselgate is to create part of the EV infrastructure highway. Mercedes-Benz EV buyers have the option of purchasing home charging systems, including installation. Daimler, the parent company, has the largest battery lab in Europe.

Combine the plethora of partial and Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) coming to market with the EV infrastructure and the next decade could see a boom in sales of clean cars.

Here is a list of cars that might still qualify for Federal and/or State Tax Credits, along with some of the Mile Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe):

Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron PHEV – 83 MPGe
Audi E-Tron Quattro EV – est. 275-mile driving range
BMW 330e iPerformance PHEV – 71 MPGe
BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV – 72 MPGe
BMW 530e Xdrive iPerformance PHEV – 67 MPGe
BMW 740e Xdrive iPerformance PHEV – 64 MPGe
BMW i3 EV – 112-124 MPGe
BMW i3 Range Extender (REx) PHEV – 109-111 MPGe
BMW i8 PHEV – 76 MPGe
BMW X5 Xdrive 40e PHEV – 56 MPGe
Cadillac CT6 PHEV
Cadillac ELR PHEV – 85 MPGe
Cadillac ELR Sport PHEV – 80 MPGe
Chevrolet Bolt EV – 119 MPGe
Chevy Volt PHEV – 106 MPGe
Chrysler Pacifica PHEV- 84 MPGe
Fiat 500e EV
Ford C-Max Energi PHEV – 95 MPGe
Ford Focus Electric EV – 105 MPGe
Ford Fusion Energi PHEV – 97 MPGe
Honda Clarity PHEV – 119 MPGe
Hyundai Ioniq PHEV – 110 MPGe
Hyundai Sonata PHEV – 99 MPGe
Jaguar I-Pace EV
Kia Niro EV
Kia Niro PHEV – 105 MPGe
Kia Optima PHEV – 103 MPGe
Kia Soul EV – 108 MPGe
Mercedes-Benz B250e EV – 84 MPGe
Mercedes-Benz C350e PHEV – 51 MPGe
Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e 4Matic PHEV – 43 MPGe
Mercedes-Benz S550e PHEV – 58 MPGe
Mini Cooper SE Countryman All-4 PHEV – 65 MPGe
Mitsubishi i-Miev EV- 112 MPGe
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Nissan Leaf EV – 112 MPGe
Porsche 919 Spyder
Porsche Cayenne S E-hybrid PHEV – 46 MPGe
Porsche Panamera S E-hybrid PHEV – 51 MPGe
Rimac Concept Two EV

Smart Electric Fortwo Cabrio EV – 102 MPGe
Smart Electric Fortwo Coupe EV – 108 MPGe
Tesla Model X EV – 237 mile-295 mile driving range
Tesla Model 3 EV – 220 mile-310 mile driving range
Tesla Model S EV – 210 mile-335 mile driving range
Toyota Prius Prime PHEV – 133 MPGe
Volkswagen eGolf EV – 119 MPGe
Volvo S90 T8 PHEV – 71 MPGe
Volvo XC60 T8 PHEV – 59 MPGe
Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV – 62 MPGe

Here are some future PHEV and EVs that debuted recently:

BMW i8 Roadster convertible
BMW i3S 0-60 in 6.8 seconds
Ford Fusion PHEV – more horsepower, more electric driving range, more mpg
Honda Insight hybrid – 5-seater with EPA fuel economy of more than 50 mpg
Hyundai Kona EV – an Estimated driving range of over 240 miles
Lexus UX 250h – technology that optimizes driver’s hybrid habits
Jaguar I-Pace – all-electric estimated 240 driving range – uses Rimac battery
Lincoln Aviator PHEV – charging unit in the nameplate

Nissan Leaf – 150-mile driving range
Volvo XC60 T8 PHEV – turbo and supercharger won the 2018 North American Utility of the Year

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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