5 of 5
BACKNEXT
Your mileage may vary
Your mileage may vary
Just as with a gasoline-powered car, an electric car's "fuel economy" will vary depending on road and weather conditions, accessory usage and how the car is driven. But with an electric car, with its shorter range, long charging time and the relative scarcity of places to recharge, knowing how far the car can go is far more critical.

Time will tell how much difference knowing all this information does to ease driver acceptance of electric cars.

NEXT

Last updated October 08 2010: 11:03 AM ET
Find Your Next Car
  • Find Homes for sale
    Real estate and homes for sale on Trulia

  • Property Type
  • Find a home in:
  • New York | Atlanta | Chicago | Los Angeles
  • Washington D.C | Houston | Philadelphia | More options
More Galleries
9 reasons to be hopeful about women in tech These startups are working to leverage technology to level the playing field for minorities and women in tech. More
10 best states to retire in Forget Florida. Residents of these states are happy, safe, and have good health care -- all for the right price. More
5 celebrity-backed startups Jared Leto, Patrick Dempsey, Nas and Will.i.am have at least one thing in common. They're all startup investors. More

Special Offer