Above all, pure electrics are unproven in real world driving as consumers rightly worry about range anxiety. The Chevrolet Volt
is an exception with its 99 mpg rating (and small gasoline engine), but its base price is still $35,000 - even after tax breaks. The Cruze Eco, Ford
Focus (SE Sedan with super fuel economy package), and Hyundai
Elantra (every trim level), all achieve at least 40 mpg highway and each cost under $30,000. Within the next decade, we'll be seeing even more advances in gasoline engine technologies.