5 Most Affordable Electric Cars of 2016 – 2017. Electric cars (E-Cars) are a great alternative to the common gasoline-powered cars. They are energy efficient and do not require the need to be refueled at a gasoline station. This is also environment-friendly because they do not emit any tailpipe pollutants. They have a lot of good points that one can enumerate but the thing is, electric cars are expensive. The price of Electric Cars ranges from an estimate of $30,000 to $200,000 or higher. Expensive? Yes, but not too expensive. Because of the Electric Cars’ environment-friendly and energy-saving characteristics, some countries give incentives or even tax benefits to their prospective buyers, thus lowering the price for up to 75% percent. But whether there are incentives or none, one can still buy an Electric Cars on a low budget. And, here are some of the models to look for.
List of Most Affordable Electric Cars 2017
1. Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric vehicle in the whole world. It possesses a 24kWh battery and offers a driving range of up to 84 miles. Its onboard charging system enables the battery to be filled up to its full capacity in just a matter of 4 hours when plugged into a 240v outlet. Its fast charging property can also fill the battery up to its 80% capacity in just half an hour. Nissan Leaf has a price of $29,010 that can be lessened to $21,510 with the federal tax credit.
2. Volkswagen e-Golf
With its 155 horsepower, 199 pound-feet of torque, and a driving range of up to 83 miles, Volkswagen e-Golf works best as a local means of transportation. When plugged into a 240v outlet, Volkswagen e-Golf’s battery can be filled up to its full capacity with only 4 hours of recharging time. It comes with a gleaming price of $28,995 that can be lessened to $21,495 with the federal tax credit.
3. Chevrolet Spark EV
With its 140 horsepower and 327 torque, Chevrolet Spark EV is considered to be the best in its class. It offers an average driving range of 82 miles and an available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity that can be installed. When it comes to recharging, Chevrolet Spark EV’s battery can be fully recharged to its full capacity in a span of 7 hours. Which is can be minimized to just 45 minutes with DC Fast Charging equipped. 80% battery capacity can also be achieved through 20 minutes of fast charging, making Chevrolet Spark EV literally and systematically fast. It comes with a price of $25,120 that can be lessened to $18,010 with federal tax credits.
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4. Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
Smart Fortwos are electric cars that offer seats for only two people. This Electric Car with 74 maximum horsepower and 68 miles driving range is not ideal for road trips but can still get errands done. Its recharging time takes six long hours when plugged into a 240v source. It has a price of $25,000 but can also be lessened to $17,000 with the federal tax credit.
5. Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle)
The cheapest of them all, Mitsubishi i-MiEV has a 66 horsepower, 145 pound-feet of torque, and 62 miles of driving range. It takes 7 hours to fully recharge its battery when plugged into a 240v source. With its cheap appearance, a price of $22,995 (which can be lowered to $15,495) is not surprising at all. No, not really.
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