Cheapest electric car in 2019
Electric cars are everywhere. Maybe it needs more time to see them all over the streets, but the media is completely mad about the idea and talking about 24/7. Nevertheless, have you ever thought about having an electric car of your own? It’s not far from reach though. Of course, they are more expensive in comparison to their fueled rivals. But the gap is continuing to become smaller each year. Probably one day, you can have an electric car. But if you’re not wealthy, it’s probably going to be one of the cheapest electric cars.
The main idea of buying an electric car is probably running away from ever-rising gas prices. Of course, in Middle Eastern countries, it’s not a big problem and embracing the future and getting rid of maintenance fees are the motivations.
Electric cars exist today and getting cheaper thanks to the advancements in battery production. Lower cost of batteries means lower cost of electric cars. That means more and more electric cars will be produced which in turn makes batteries even cheaper and open up the road for more advanced new battery generation.
Here, we’re going to have a look at the cheapest electric cars that is the best choice for middle-class families.
Smart EQ Fortwo ($26000) – the cheapest electric car
2019 Smart EQ Fortwo is the cheapest electric car you can have. It’s a small city car with two seats (as the name suggests too). It’s not exactly the best selection for out of city trips because it only suggests a 99 miles (159 km) range. It’s not fast either. It takes 11.6 seconds for the car to reach from 0 to 100 km/h. but this won’t be a problem if you decide to stay in the city.
Smart Fortwo needs 3 hours to fully charge on a 240-volt charger. However, with a 22kw onboard charger, it only takes 40 minutes to go from 10 percent to 80.
Nissan Leaf electric car ($29900)
Nissan Leaf was the first e-car that experienced mass production. It’s actually the best selling e-car in history. Over 400 thousands copy of this car has been shipped all around the globe. However, in 2018 Nissan decided to modify the car a little which resulted in a long-range Leaf Plus variant in 2019. While the standard Leaf has a 150 miles range, the modified version can withstand more than 226 miles with a one-time battery charge.
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus is slightly more expensive though which is mostly because of its bigger battery pack. Still, it’s the best option in terms of range and money. It’s the only electric car under $50 thousand with a range of over 320 km.
The leaf has some very handy features like automatic braking and an 8-inch infotainment display.
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric car
Although 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric isn’t completely electric, it’s on the list because it unexpectedly has a low price. Not only it’s capable of using electric power and is completely emission-free, but it’s also considered to be one of the best non-electrical cars in terms of MPGs when it’s using gas.
If you’re considering the electric power Hyundai Ioniq electric car, you can expect a 200km range. But it’s all more comfortable to have gas as back up too. The electric car consumes very little and can go 100 km with only 1.7 liters of fuel. If all these features aren’t good enough for you, other options like Apple CarPlay, AndroidAuto, Bluetooth, HD Radio, Satellite Radio, Heated front seats, etc, should convince you to put your money on the hybrid car.
2019 Volkswagen e-Golf ($31000)
Volkswagen’s E-Golf is not expected to live much regarding its low sale these days. But it doesn’t mean that the electric car isn’t a great option to start with. 200 km range and 60 minutes for 80 percent battery charge (with fast charging) are not bad at all. E-Golf can carry 5 people and offers more room in contrast to many other cheap electric cars. But in the tech world, cheap does not necessarily translate to rubbish! Especially when all standard features of an electric car like an infotainment touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, etc, are available for e-Golf.
2019 Fiat 500e ($33300)
From head to toes, 2019 Fiat 500 e implies it’s a complete Italian car. But it’s not that extraordinary like some may wish. With only a136 km range and a small cabin, your expectations probably won’t be met. In the end, you probably feel like you paid too much for an electric vehicle with not so many features in comparison to the greatest rivals. It’s a voice command, 2 USB ports and a 5-inch infotainment screen is not that bad though. Anyway, this electric car is only available in California and Oregon and you can stop just skip weighing this option against others.
2019 Kia Soul EV electric car ($33900)
It’s a little too good for an electric car. The electric car has a rather large room inside and a 178 km range, which is remarkable for a vehicle with such volume. It’s fairly agile considering the high ride height and shape of the crossover. Although Kia Soul EV has an incredible initial torque like many other electric cars, it fails to provide high acceleration. Kia has decided to launch an upgraded version for 2020 which perhaps is more powerful.
Tesla Model 3 ($35000)
The luxury small car with high performance and stats is the best selling electric car in the United States. It’s no wonder that Tesla was able to outsell many non-electric rivals. The main feature of Tesla Model 3 is its incredibly high acceleration, high efficiency, and a high range. Sometimes Tesla Model 3 is considered a sports car, but it’s 5 seats and design with large cabin space doesn’t comply. It also received a very good safety mark and knows how to look high tech too. a 15-inch display, Wi-Fi hotspot, dash-cam, side collide warning system, blind-spot monitoring, multiple cameras and sensors, and emergency auto braking are among the other features Tesla offers in exchange for $35000. The cheapest Tesla Model 3 offers a 355km range. However, dual-motor long-range variant of the vehicle has almost 500 km range and costs $49900. It also can use a supercharger to charge the battery from 5 to 90 in just 37 minutes.