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How far can electric cars go?
Is MPC (miles per charge) the new MPG?
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Electric cars are to be here to stay, but how far can they go?

While conventional automobiles focus on MPG, the battery-powered crowd is all about miles per charge - call it MPC.

Here's a look at the latest plug-in rides and how far they'll get you between outlets.

(© 2012 Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.)

Coda Automotive Sedan

The $37,250 sedan from California start-up Coda automotive is the newest car on the list, and also the long distance cruiser with an EPA rated range of 88 miles.

Read: Coda Automotive begins car production in California

Ford Focus Electric

The $39,995 Ford Focus Electric has sharp looks, a great interior and a range of 76 miles.

(Ford)

Nissan Leaf

The $35,200 Nissan Leaf was the first electric family car of the 21st century, but with a range of 73 miles, it has some catching up to do.

Review: 2011 Nissan Leaf

(Nissan)

Mitsubishi i

At $29,125, the Mitsubishi i is the least expensive electric car you can buy, but with a range of just 62 miles you get what you pay for.

It also only seats four, so its MPP (miles per person) is pretty low, too.

Future Drive: Mitsubishi i

(© 2012 Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.)

How far can electric cars go?

Is MPC (miles per charge) the new MPG?

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