Toyota RAV4 Prime

Longest Electric Range Plug-in Hybrids (2020)

Many first-time electric car shoppers look to plug-in hybrids (PHEV). The reason for this is PHEVs are free from range anxiety. Range anxiety is the fear of running out of range while on the road.

Since PHEVs have both an on-board battery for 20-50 mile electric range and a gas engine for 300+ gas range, drivers do not need to fret about charging since there is always a gas station around the corner for a quick fuel up. With an all-electric car (BEV), drivers need to plan charging stops appropriately for long-distance trips. 

But with every type of electric vehicle (EV), the electric range varies wildly between models. For those looking to maximize the number of electric miles, but still wanting the gas backup, here are the plug-in hybrids with the most electric range:

Longest Electric Range Plug-in Hybrids:

#1: BMW i3

  • Electric Range: 153 Miles
  • Total Range: 200 Miles
  • Efficiency: 100 MPGe (electric), 31 MPG (gas)
  • Cost: $41,795 (all vehicle costs include Federal EV Tax Credit)
  • Edmunds Review
Longest Electric Range Plug-in Hybrid: BMW i3
BMW i3

#2: Honda Clarity

  • Electric Range: 47 Miles
  • Total Range: 340 Miles
  • Efficiency: 110 MPGe (electric), 42 MPG (gas)
  • Cost: $26,820
  • Edmunds Review
Longest Electric Range Plug-in Hybrid: Honda Clarity
Honda Clarity

#3: Toyota RAV4 Prime (Summer 2020 Release)

  • Electric Range: 39 Miles
  • Total Range: TBD
  • Efficiency: TBD
  • Cost: $29,000 (anticipated)
  • Edmunds Review
Longest Electric Range Plug-in Hybrid: Toyota RAV4 Prime
Toyota RAV4 Prime

#4: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

  • Electric Range: 32 Miles
  • Total Range: 520 Miles
  • Efficiency: 82 MPGe (electric), 30 MPG (gas)
  • Cost: $34,340
  • Edmunds Review
Longest Electric Range Plug-in Hybrid: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

#5: Ford Escape PHEV (Summer 2020 Release)

  • Electric Range: 30 Miles
  • Total Range: TBD
  • Efficiency: TBD
  • Cost: $26,000 (anticipated)
  • Edmunds Review
Longest Electric Range Plug-in Hybrid: Ford Escape PHEV
Ford Escape PHEV

#6: Hyundai Ioniq PHEV

  • Electric Range: 29 Miles
  • Total Range: 630 Miles
  • Efficiency: 119 MPGe (electric), 52 MPG (gas)
  • Cost: $21,727
  • Edmunds Review
Hyundai Ioniq PHEV
Hyundai Ioniq PHEV

#7: Ford Fusion Energi

  • Electric Range: 26 Miles
  • Total Range: 610 Miles
  • Efficiency: 103 MPGe (electric), 42 MPG (gas)
  • Cost: $30,981
  • Edmunds Review
Ford Fusion Energi
Ford Fusion Energi

#8: Kia Niro PHEV

  • Electric Range: 26 Miles
  • Total Range: 560 Miles
  • Efficiency: 105 MPGe (electric), 46 MPG (gas)
  • Cost: $25,942
  • Edmunds Review
Kia Niro PHEV
Kia Niro PHEV

Closing Thoughts:

So there are the longest electric range plug-in hybrids for 2020. Were there any you found interesting? As previously stated, PHEVs are a great option for those who are still concerned about the range and charging infrastructure for BEVs. Nevertheless, all-electric cars today have ranges of 200-400 miles and can recharge to 80% in 30 minutes. 

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