Everyone likes cutting their fuel bills and helping the environment. And electric cars and plug-in hybrids can be a great way to achieve both. The downside: They’re often more expensive to buy than cars with old-school internal combustion engines.
To help bridge the gap, the U.S. government allows a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs and PHEVs). The tax credit amount varies based on the vehicle’s battery capacity, along with how many EVs and PHEVs a given automaker has already sold. Today, we’ve rounded up 10 vehicles that qualify for a federal tax credit, representing a range of sizes, prices, and engineering approaches. Keep reading to see which seems the best fit for your life.