Powerful plug-ins

BMW i8

2015 BMW i8
The 2015 BMW i8 is an incredible plug-in hybrid sports car for both gas and electric connoisseurs. Beneath its exquisitely sculpted, two-tone exterior you will find a TwinPower Turbo 3-cylinder engine tucked in its radical rear and an all-electric motor under the fiendishly futuristic frontend. It takes two and a half hours for its battery to fully charge, and it has a 330-mile combined range. The ultra-modern BMW seats four and offers plenty of pizzazz with its butterfly wing doors. And now you can even use your Apple Watch to control and adjust its functions remotely before leaving your house.

Top track speed: 160 mph
357 total horsepower; 
420 total lb-ft torque
0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds
MSRP: $137,450

2015 Tesla Model S P85D
The all-electric Model S P85D is not only 1.4 seconds faster than the base P85, it also offers all-wheel drive, autopilot parking, traffic-aware cruise control, zero profile door handles, 21-inch wheels and a glass panoramic roof. The revolutionary P85D has two electric motors, an impressive, 17-inch touchscreen in the cockpit, and a 253-mile range on a full charge. Plus, there’s actually an “Insane Mode” button that unleashes 686 foot-pounds of torque — just tap your foot on the accelerator and your luxury EV becomes as fast as a Ferrari.

Top track speed: 155 mph
691 horsepower; 686 lb-ft torque
0-60 mph: 3.1 seconds
MSRP: $78,995

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
Good things come in small packages, and the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is no exception. The peppy all-electric baby of a Benz is a delightful, emissions-free ride. The entry level luxury hatchback seats five passengers comfortably and still has enough storage space for epic excursions to the mall. It offers an 87-mile range on a full three and a half hour charge, which will easily take you from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach and back again with plenty of juice to spare. The exceptional EV is available in nine delectable colors.

Top track speed: 100 mph
177 horsepower; 251 lb-ft torque
0-60 mph: 7.9 seconds
MSRP: $41,450

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