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If you are trying to decide if an EV is right for you, or are not sure what kind of EV to choose, here are some guidelines.

 

The first thing to do is to determine how far you really drive each day.  It's easy to do but most people greatly overestimate how far they drive.  If your car has a trip meter then just set it before starting out in the morning then check how far you have driven when you get home at night.  If your car doesn't have a trip meter just note the mileage from the odometer.  Do this for a week or so and look at the maximum mileage that you did.  That will give you a good idea of the reliable range your EV will need.

 

Here is a summary table that might give you some pointers, with examples of vehicles, to get you started.

 

Less than 3 Miles

Zappy style scooter

Less than 8 Miles

Electric Bike

Less than 15 Miles

 Electric motor bikes and scooters - Zero, Brammo, EVT, E-MAX, eGo

Less than 20 Miles

NEV if you travel on surface streets with speed less than 35mph - GEM, Columbia ParCar, Tomberlin, Miles ZX40 Dynasty It, E-Ride, California Roadster

Electric three wheelers - NmG. Twike, City-El

Electric Car Conversions usually operate in this range but check carefully before you buy

Less than 30 Miles

City EV - Kewet, G-Wiz, Aixam Mega City

Full Sized EV - PbA Ford Ranger, Chevy S10, Solectria Force

Less than 50 Miles

Full Sized EV - Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Smart ED,  

Less than 100 Miles

Full sized EV - Tesla Model S/X

Greater than 100 Miles

PHEV - Chevy Volt, Prius Prime, C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi

 

 

Below is a table of vehicles that are described on this web site.  First look up the range in the vehicle summary column to see if that vehicle will fit your needs.   Check the status in the availability column to make sure the car is currently being sold then check flags in the Where sold column will tell you if the car is being sold in your country.  To get more information about the vehicle, and to find dealer information just click on the picture.  

 

Please note this page is under construction and I would love to get some feedback so please email evfinder  and tell what you think about this page. 

Photo -Click for more info Manufacturer Model Where sold Class Availability Summary
Audi A3 e-Tron PHEV Available Top speed 138mph, EV Range 16 miles, Li Batteries, Seats 5
ACP e-Box Full EV No longer available Top Speed 100mph, Range 100 Miles, Li batteries, seats 4
Acrimoto Impulse Trike Project availability late 2010 Top Speed 55mph, Range 30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
AVT 100E Full EV Custom build on request Top speed 100mph, Range 20 -100 miles depending on battery type, seats 4
Axiam Mega Mega Van City EV Available Top Speed 28mph, Range 40 miles, Lead Acid batteries, Seats 2
Axiam Mega Mega City City EV Available Top Speed 40mph, Range 40 Miles, Lead Acid batteries, seats 2
American Custom Golf Cars California Roadster NEV Available  Top Speed 25mph, Range 25-30 Miles, Lead Acid batteries, seats 4
B.B.S Quadracycle NEV In Prototype stage, no production date set yet Top Speed 25mph, Range 30 MIles, Lead Acid batteries, seats 2
Blade Electric Vehicle Electron Full EV No longer available Top speed 120kph, Range 120km, LiFePO4 batteries, seats 4
BMW i3 Full EV Available Top speed 93mph, Range 81miles, Lithium batteries, seats 4
BMW Active-E Full EV Sold Out Top Speed 90mph, Range 100 Miles, Li Ion batteries, Seats 4
BMW 330e PHEV Available Top Speed 140mph, EV only Range 14 Miles, Li Ion batteries, Seats 4

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Pininfarina

Blue Car Full EV Delivery expected to start in 2010 Top speed 80mph, Range 150 Miles, Li Batteries, Seats 4
Bramo Enrtia Motorbike Sales expected to start in July, 2009 Top Speed 50mph, Range 35 Miles, Li Batteries, Seats 1
Bug-E Bug-E Three Wheeler Available Top Speed 50mph, Range 30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, seats 1
BYD F3EM PHEV Available Top Speed 100mph, Electric only range 62 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 5
BYD E6 Full EV Sales have begun in Chiana with sales to fleets in the US set to begin in 2012 Top speed 87mph, Range 200 Miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 5
Cadillac ELR PHEV Available Top Speed 106mph, EV only range 35 miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 4
Canadian Electric Vehicles Might-E Truck NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, seats 2
Chevrolet Volt PHEV Available Top Speed 100mph, EV only range 53 miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 5
Chevrolet Spark EV

Full EV Available Top Speed 80mph, Range 70 Miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 4
Chevrolet Bolt Full EV Available Top Speed 92mph, Range 238 Miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 5
Chrysler/Fiat Fiat 500EV Full EV Available in CA and OR only Top Speed 85mph, Range 82 MIles, Lithium Batteries, seats 4
  Chrysler/Fiat Pacifica Hybrid PHEV Expected early 2017 Top Speed 75mph in EV, EV only range 30 miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 7
Chrysler GEM E2

NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
Chrysler GEM E4

NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 4
Chrysler GEM E6

NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 6
Chrysler GEM EL

NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
Chrysler GEM ES

NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
Citroen C-Zero  NEV Expected early 2010 Top Speed 80mph, Range 80 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 4
Club Car Villager 2+2 LSV Full EV Available Top Speed 22-24mph, Range 20 Miles, Lead acid Batteries, Seats 4
Club Car Carryall 2 LSV NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20 Miles, Lead acid Batteries, Seats 2
Club Car Carryall 6 LSV NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20 Miles, Lead acid Batteries, Seats 2
Coda Automotive Sedan Full EV Now being sold as the Mullen 700e Top Speed 80mph, Range 100 Miles, Li Batteries, Seats 4
Commuter Cars Tango T600 Full EV Available Top Speed 135mph, Range 40 Miles on PbA batteries up to 150 Miles on Li batteries, seats 2
Ecolari Enermove Full EV Available Top Speed 70 mph, Range 75 Miles, Zebra Batteries, Seats 4
E-Z-Go 2Five 2 seat NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 75 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, seats 2
E-Z-Go 2Five 4 seat NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 75 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, seats 4
e-Ride Industries EXV4 NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 4
Ecocenter Eco-E NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 30-40 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
Ecocenter Eco-Truck NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 30-40 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
Ecocenter Eco-Van NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 30-40 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2-8
Ecocenter Eco-Cycle Scooter Available Top Speed 65mph, Range 40-50 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
eGo eGo II Scooter Available Top Speed 23mph, Range 15 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 1
eGo Helio

Scooter Available Top Speed 23mph, Range 15 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 1
Electric Motorsport GPR-S Motorbike Available Top Speed 70mph, Range 35 miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
Electric Motorsport Native Z1.5 Scooter Available Top Speed 30mph, Range 25 miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
Electric Motorsport Native Z6 Scooter Available Top Speed 60mph, Range 30 miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
EVT 168

Scooter Available Top Speed 30mph, Range 15 MIles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 1
EVT 4000e

Scooter Available Top Speed 30mph, Range 15 MIles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
Falcon EV Murcialago Scooter Available Top speed 55mp, Range 40 Miles, LiFEPO4 batteries, seats 1
Firebox Ego Street Scoota Scooter Available Top Speed 30mph, Range 25 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
Fisker Karma   Plug-in Hybrid No Longer Available Tops Speed 125mph, Electric only range 50 miles, Lithium-Ion batteries, Seats 4
Ford Transit Connect Full EV No  longer available  Top Speed 75mph, Range 60 Miles (100 mile range optional), Li batteries, Van with 800lb capacity, seats 2
Ford Focus EV Full EV Available Top Speed 84mph, Range 100 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 5
Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid Available Tops Speed 85mph in EV, Electric only range 21 miles, Lithium-Ion batteries, Seats 5
Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid Available Tops Speed 85mph in EV, Electric only range 21 miles, Lithium-Ion batteries, Seats 5
Going Green G-Wiz City EV Available Top Speed 51mph, Range 40 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2+2
GOVECS GO! C

Scooter Available Top Speed 30mph, Range 25 MIles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
GOVECS GO! S

Scooter Available Top Speed 30mph, Range 25 MIles, Silicon Batteries, Seats 2
Honda Accord Plug-in PHEV Available in CA and NY with nationwide availability expect in summer 2013 Top Speed 100+ mph (62mph in EV mode), EV only range 13 miles, Lithium batteries, Seats 5
Honda Fit EV Full EV Available in CA, CT,OR, MA, MD, NJ, NY Top Speed Unknown, Range 70 Miles, Lithium batteries, Seats 5

Impact Automotive Tehcnology SAM Re-Volt Trike Available Top Speed 56mph, Range 50 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
Kandi Coco NEV Available Top speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid batteries, Seats 2
Kewet Buddy City Car Available Top Speed 50mph, Range 30-100 miles depending on battery type chosen, Li, NiMH, or PbA, seats 3
LC3 4 seat NEV Available Top speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid batteries, Seats 4
Lynx Cars Speedster Full EV Taking orders but no ship date available Top Speed 125mph, Range 90-155 Miles depending on battery options, Lithium batteries, Seats 2
  Mercedes Benz  B250e   Full EV  Available  Top Speed mph, Range 87-104 Miles depending on battery options, Lithium batteries, Seats  5
Mia Electric Mia

City Car Available in France, Germany, early 2012 for UK, Switzerland Top Speed 100kph, Range 100 kilometers, Seats 3, Lithium batteries
Mia Electric Mia-L

City Car Available in France, Germany, early 2012 for UK, Switzerland Top Speed 100kph, Range 100 kilometers, Seats 4, Lithium batteries
Mia Electric Mia Van

City Car Available in France, Germany, early 2012 for UK, Switzerland Top Speed 100kph, Range 100 kilometers, Seats 1, Lithium batteries
Mitsubishi I-MiEV

Full EV Available    Top Speed 85mph, Range 80-100 Miles, Li batteries, Seats 4
Mitsubishi I Full EV Available Top Speed 80mph, Range 62 Miles, Li Batteries, Seats 4
Myers Motors NmG Trike No Longer Available Top Speed 75mph, Range 50 Miles, Lithium batteries, Seats 1
Nissan Leaf

Full EV Available Top Speed 90mph, Range 80 Miles, Lithium batteries, Seats 5
Opal Ampera PHEV Sales expected to start in 2011 Top Speed 100mph, EV only range 40 miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 4
Peugeot iOn Full EV Available Top Speed 80mph, Range 80 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 4
Peugeot E-Vivacity Scooter Expected in 2011 Top Speed 30mph, Range 50 Miles. Lithium batteries, Seats 2
Pheonix Motorcars SUT Full EV Not available Top Speed 95mph, Range 130 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
Plug-In Drive Tech Sprint 4KW

Scooter Available Top Speed 56mph, Range 30 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
Plug-In Drive Tech Sprint 5KW

Scooter Available Top Speed 64mph, Range 60 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid PHEV Available Top Speed 167mph, Range 22 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 4
Renault Fluence ZE

Full EV Expected 2011 Top Speed 81mph, Range 100 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 5
Renault Kangoo ZE

Full EV Expected 2011 Top Speed 81mph, Range 100 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
  Renault Twizy

City EV Expected 2011 Top Speed 47mph, Range 60 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
Renault ZOE

Full EV Expected 2012 Top Speed 84mph, Range 100 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 4
RMartin EVD Scooter Available Top speed 50mph, range 25 Miles, with Lead Acid Batteries, Top Speed 55mph, Range 50 Miles with Lithium Batteries, seats 2
Road Rat Motors citEcar NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 35 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2 to 6 depending on model.
Ruff and Tuff NEV2 NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20 Miles, Lead acid Batteries, Seats 2 with optional rear facing seat for 2 more
Ruff and Tuff NEV4 NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20 Miles, Lead acid Batteries, Seats 4 with optional rear facing seat for 2 more
Smart Smart ED

Full EV Available Top Speed 78mph, Range 68 Miles, Li batteries, Seats 2
Subaru Stella EV City EV Sales limited to 170 cars for 2010 model year Top Speed 60mph, Range 55 Miles, Lithium batteries, seats 2 + 2
Tata Motors ACE NEV Sales expected to start in Sep. 2011 Top Speed 25mph, Range 25 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, seats 2
Tata Motors Indica Vista EV  Full EV Sales expected to start in Sep. 2011

Top speed 71 mph, Range 100 Miles

Lithium batteries seats 4

Tata Motors Nano EV  Full EV Sales expected to start in late 2012

Top speed unknown, Range 100 Miles

Lithium batteries, seats 4

Tazzari Group Zero

City EV Available Top Speed 62mph, Range 70 Miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 2
Tesla Roadster

Full EV No longer Available Top Speed Unknown, Range 220 Miles, Li Ion batteries, Seats 2
Tesla Model S

Full EV Available Top Speed 120mph, Range 240 Miles with 60KWhr pack or 300 Miles with 85KWHr pack, Li Ion batteries, Seats 7
Tesla Model X

Full EV Available Top Speed 125mph, Range 160 Miles with 60KWhr pack or 255 Miles with 85KWHr pack, Li Ion batteries, Seats 7
ThInk  City City EV Available Top Speed 62mph, Range 111 Miles on NiNaCl batteries or 126 Miles on Li batteries, seats 2
Tomberlin E-Merge E2 NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid Batteries, Seats 2
Tomberlin E-Merge E4 NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 20-30 Miles, Lead Acid batteries, Seats 4
Toyota Prius Prime

PHEV Available September 2016 Top Speed 106mph (84mph in EV mode), EV only range 22 miles, Lithium batteries, Seats 4
Toyota Plug-in Prius

PHEV No longer available - replaced by Prius Prime Top Speed 106mph (62mph in EV mode), EV only range 11 miles, Lithium batteries, Seats 5
Toyota RAV4 EV Full EV No Longer Available Top Speed 100mph, Range 103 miles, Lithium Ion batteries, seats 5 
X-Treme XM-3000 Scooter No longer available Top Speed 43mph, Range 20-25 Miles, Lead Acid batteries, seats 2
X-Treme XM-3500Li Scooter No longer available Top Speed 48mph, Range 40-50 Miles, Li batteries, seats 2
Vauxhall Ampera PHEV No longer available Top Speed 100mph, EV only range 40 miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 4
Vectrix VX-1 Scooter No longer available  Top Speed 62mph, Range 50 Miles, NiMH Batteries, Seats 2
Venturi Fetish Full EV Available Top Speed 180kph, Range 290km, Li Polymer batteries, seats 2
Verdek-EV Tazzari Zero NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 80 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
  Volvo XC 90 T8 PHEV  PHEV  Available  Top Speed 130mph, EV only range 13 miles, Lithium Batteries, seats 7
Wheego Electric Cars Whip NEV Available Top Speed 25mph, Range 30 Miles, Lead acid Batteries, Seats 2
Wheego Electric Cars LiFe City Car No longer being sold Top Speed 65mph, Range 70 Miles, Lithium Batteries, Seats 2
ZAP Xebra SD Trike No longer being sold Top Speed 38mph, range 15-20 miles, Lead Acid batteries, Seats 4
ZAP Xebra PK Trike No longer being sold Top Speed 38mph, range 15-20 miles, Lead Acid batteries, Seats 2
Zero Motorcycles Zero-S

Motorbike Available Top Speed 60mph, Range 30-40 miles, Li Ion batteries, seats 1

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I have tried to be somewhat conservative on the numbers above because there are many factors that effect EV range such as driving in hilly areas, the ambient temperature, or the way that you drive.  The numbers above should be taken as a guideline.  I believe these ranges will give a more reliable idea for daily operation than relying on the often overblown range claims of the various manufacturers. 

 

EVs4U is a one-stop-shop to easily find the ideal used, new and upcoming type of EV that suits you. Simply enter your own requirements (range, speed, price, etc) and see just the vehicles you want. You can also compare several vehicles side-by-side, follow links to suppliers, reviews, blogs and much more.

 

Another resource that gives you a good idea of the various vehicles available is "Electric Cars: a definitive guide"  from hybridcars.com.

 

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The information contained in this web site is based on information I have received about the availability of vehicles both new and used.  I attempt to keep the information here as current as possible but I would appreciate being notified of any inaccuracies you may find.  The appearance of a vehicle on this site does not imply any endorsement of that vehicle, or any implication that the vehicle will be suitable for your needs.  As always you should investigate the vehicle and the seller before shelling out your hard earned money.


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