The 2014 Chevy Volt competes against both battery-electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S, and plug-in hybrids from Ford, Honda, and Toyota.
The Leaf offers a range of 76 miles, in a more appliance-like package--though its base price remains $6,200 lower than the Volt's, even after this year's price cut.
The Tesla Model S is a stunning luxury sedan that happens to be all-electric, offering two models with ranges over 200 miles, but its base price is now precisely twice that of the Volt.
Honda's new Accord Plug-In Hybrid offers less than half the Volt's electric range, in the well-received redesign of the Accord mid-size sedan--but it's now more expensive than the Volt after incentives.
The Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid is rated at 21 miles of range, and offers five seats in a taller, more family-friendly hatchback.
Finally, there's the plug-in version of the old reliable Toyota Prius hybrid.
That model has the lowest electric range of any plug-in sold today (11 miles, only 6 of them continuous during EPA testing), but it has the usual Prius virtues and returns 50 mpg when running on gasoline.
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