Images speak louder than words.
Visualize the true reach of EV range with the map graphic below. The pure-electric range of various EV and range-extended EVs is shown overlaid on a map of LA. See just how far you can go on 100% clean electric power.
To put driving range into context, the average US driver covers 37 miles per day. Every EV hitting the road in 2017 that can cover at least 37 miles on pure electric power is included. Nearly all EVs with less than 100 miles of range have gas-powered backups powered by a regular gas tank. Gas-powered range is not included in this graphic.
Two vehicles due out later this year do not yet have official range distances from the EPA. These estimates are indicated by an (*).
Range Confidence Is Here – Especially with Wireless Charging
As you can see 32 different EVs sold in the US this year can cover 100% of your daily driving needs on pure electric power. Models with under 100 miles of range typically have a gas “range extender” option. That can enable zero-emission daily driving most days, and efficient gas-electric hybrid driving the rest of the time.
Most EVs on the road today can be upgraded to charge themselves with 100% hands free charging from Plugless. Plugless lets EV owners forget about charging and simply enjoy the experience of EV ownership.
Sources: Inside EVs recently published an awesome data set, “Every Statistic. Every Price. For Every Plug-In Sold In The US” (link) used for the original version of this post from 2016. As huge EV geeks, we loved it and decided to make it visual in a series of three infographics. most of the data is directly from the post. Updated data is from official EPA range estimates and manufacturer listings.