The Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid is an inexpensive option.

Many potential purchasers avoid PHEVs and EVs because of their higher price tags compared to conventional vehicles powered by 

internal combustion engines. They may cost up to ten grand more than their gas-powered equivalents.

It is difficult to mass-produce an affordable plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) since the technology and production processes are still in 

their infancy. Although the price of PHEVs and electric vehicles may 

drop more in the future as technology improves, Ford's tiny plug-in hybrid SUV is a great value right now.