Average & Median Range, Battery Pack Size, & Miles/kWh of US Available PHEVs

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As of August 6, 2019 there are 25 plug-in electric hybrid vehicles available in the US. BMW offers five, Mercedes-Benz four, and Volvo has three available PHEV models. Porsche, Kia, and Hyundai offer two PHEVs in the US.

The key recent changes to the list include the addition of the Subaru Crosstrek PHEV and GM’s ending production of the groundbreaking Chevrolet Volt, as well as the Cadillac CT-6 sedan. GM has announced that all future EVs will be BEVs. Audi has also stopped selling the A3 e-tron Sportback with the e-tron SUV now available.

Across the 25 PHEVs, the average and median range is 21.6 and 21.o miles respectively. This range is produced from an average battery pack size of 10.0 kWh and median size of 9.2 kWh. This translates to 2.2 miles of range per kWh on average and a median of 2.0 miles per kWh.



Average Range and Battery Size of PHEVs Currently Available in the US

With 32 PHEVs currently available in the US (as of September 21, 2021), they come in a wide variety of types, price, EPA range, and battery size. In the chart below we’ve analyzed the 32 PHEVs across 6 metrics. The mean (commonly referred to as the average) range is 24.7 miles and mean battery size is 13.5 kWh. When looking at the median, however, range drops to 21 miles and battery size down to 12.5 kWh.


PHEVs Account for Nearly 37% of EVs Sold to Date in the US

Through April 2021 PHEVs accounted for 36.7% of EVs (BEV and PHEV) sold in the US since January 2011. And in California, the most EV-centric state in the US, PHEVs comprise a slightly higher percentage of EV registrations to date at 38.3%.

PHEVs with 16 kWh or larger battery qualify for $7,500 tax credit

Six PHEVs Currently Qualify for the Maximum $7,500 Federal EV Tax Credit

There are six PHEVs that currently qualify for the $7,500 maximum tax credit, and their electric range is from a low of 21 miles for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe to a high of 65 miles for the Polestar 1. They also range in MSRP from about $38,000 for the Toyota RAV4 Prime to $165,000 for the Polestar 1. 

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