Welcome to our list of electric cars that have been discontinued through the years. There may not be much use for this list for most people, unless they are looking for a used electric to buy. But we feel like it will be important and fun to look back on the cars that allowed the electric transition to happen. As time goes on this list will grow to add on more and more cars as they evolve to further models or fizzle out due to failure. Think of it as a sort of time capsule that will allow you to look back into the past to see how far we have hopefully come. This table is maintained by us, but if you notice a mistake or perhaps a car we missed, please email us at [email protected] or hit us up on twitter @EvBite and we will update the table as quickly as possible. For more EV lists, check out some of the links above.
Ranges for discontinued cars are EPA rated where applicable. All others are manufacturer stated.
|Type||Make||Model||Range (Miles)||Years Manufactured|
|PHEV||Cadillac||ELR||36 - 40||2014 - 2016|
|BEV||Chevrolet||S-10 EV||47 - 96||1997 - 1998|
|BEV||Chevrolet||Spark||82||2013 - 2016|
|BEV||Coda||Coda||88||2012 - 2013|
|BEV||Ford||Ranger||72 - 93||1999 - 2002|
|BEV||GM||EV1||70 - 100||1996 - 1999|
|BEV||Honda||Fit||82||2013 - 2014|
|BEV||Mercedes||B250e||87||2014 - 2017|
|BEV||Mitsubishi||I-Miev||59 - 62||2009 - 2017|
|BEV||Tesla||Roadster||245||2008 - 2012|
|PHEV||Toyota||Prius||11||2012 - 2016|
|BEV||Toyota||Rav4||126||1997 - 2003|
|BEV||Toyota||Rav4||103 - 120||2012 - 2014|
For the time being the list is filled with the less than glamourous era of electric cars where compliance cars were essentially the only option available to anyone wanting an electric car. Instead of building new electric cars from the ground up, automakers took their existing gasoline models and essentially swapped out the engines for electric motors. The results were lackluster ranges and prices far higher than the equivalent gasoline model that had basically everyone wondering why they even existed. But, it allowed a lot of automakers to just throw their hands up and go, “hey, we tried” and satisfy whatever model-wide lineup emissions standards they had to meet or they would be fined.