Top 10 EV Values in Dollars per Mile

Spoiler: Tesla is not number one in EV value!

Dan Carney, Senior Editor

October 6, 2020

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Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers offer a wide variety of prices and potential driving range in their different models. The sticker price goes up with the size of the battery, so it can be challenging to tell whether it is a better deal to buy a cheaper car with a smaller battery and shorter driving range, or whether there is value is paying extra to drive further.

Not to worry, the people at have crunched the numbers for you, producing a list of EVs ranked by their miles of driving range per dollar of purchase price.

Porsche Taycan

The tiny Fiat 500e is one of the cheapest EVs on the market, at $33,460, but it only goes 84 miles on a charge, so its dollars per mile is a high $398. But spending money isn’t a sure-fire way to get value either, as the most expensive EV on the market, the $187,610 Porsche Taycan Turbo S costs an eye-watering $977/mile.

Click through our slideshow to see which cars comprise the top ten in dollars per mile. Remember that many vehicles are available with more than one size battery, just as traditional combustion cars have been offered with smaller and larger optional engines to balance cost and efficiency. That is why you will see the same model mentioned more than once in this ranking.

Chevrolet Bolt EV

About the Author(s)

Dan Carney

Senior Editor, Design News

Dan’s coverage of the auto industry over three decades has taken him to the racetracks, automotive engineering centers, vehicle simulators, wind tunnels, and crash-test labs of the world.

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