17 Jun '12, 11am

Electric cars: A shopper’s cheat sheet

Electric cars: A shopper’s cheat sheet

A version of this article originally appeared at Sightline Daily . Photo by Michael Edson. I’ve been thinking about upgrading to an electric car for awhile now. And in today’s market, there are plenty of models to choose from. But having a lot of options makes for a complicated decision! Each model of electric car has its own unique mix of efficiency, charging time, and driving range — and since buying a car is a big decision, I want to find the model that makes the most sense for my family. To add to the confusion, there doesn’t seem to be any single, unified source of information on the many electric car options out there. So, for my own convenience — and hopefully yours — I pulled together a table with basic stats on the major electric and plug-in hybrid cars: Click to embiggen. (Sources include the manufacturers’ websites, Wikipedia, FuelEconomy.gov, and Motor Trend Ma...

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