How far is an electric car’s range? How much money would you save on gas? We tackle these and more of your most frequently asked electric car questions. Buckle up!
Charge in minutes, free: Tesla Superchargers, strategically located across North America, replenish about half the battery of the Model S in as little as 20 minutes. Shown here: a Supercharger station in Columbus, Texas.
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This home solar array in Bellingham, Wash., produces 75 percent of the household’s electricity, including enough to recharge its owners’ 2013 Nissan Leafs.
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The 107-MPGe Smart ForTwo Electric Drive carries a base price of $25,000, making it one of the more affordable electric cars on the U.S. market.
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With its battery fully charged, the Toyota Prius Plug-in delivers up to 95 MPGe.
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Plug-in hybrids, such as the Chevrolet Volt, can travel on electricity alone for shorter trips, and seamlessly transition to gasoline power for longer excursions.