The 10 most affordable electric cars on the market

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The world of electric cars is expanding all the time. With more electric offerings from more brands arriving on the scene each year, it creates more variety in alternative fuel vehicles while making them more accessible. Electric cars are becoming more practical and economical. We have put together a list of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market today. These models range from small hatchbacks to compact SUVs. Here are the 10 cheapest EVs on the market based on starting MSRP before any federal, state or local incentives.

1. 2021 Electric Mini Hardtop – $ 29,900 The 2021 Electric Mini Hardtop is the most affordable new electric vehicle in the US It’s also one of the smallest. Its subcompact size produces a more spacious interior than you might expect, thanks to the Mini’s traditional square shape. This Mini has an electric range of 110 miles, which is less than most competitors, but this hatchback is more suitable as a city car than as a long-distance cruiser. With a lively electric motor and agile handling, it sacrifices none of the driving character associated with the brand. More information: What is EV, BEV, HEV, PHEV? Here’s your guide to the types of electric cars2. 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV – $ 31,000 The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV has been thoroughly updated with a new look inside and out and an attractive new price tag. The starting price is down quite a bit compared to the first version of the Bolt, which now starts at just over the $ 30,000 mark. The Bolt remains a solid choice as an electric vehicle that can serve as a practical everyday driver thanks to its spacious interior, modern tech features and an excellent range of up to 259 miles. 2021 Nissan Leaf – $ 31,670

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The Nissan Leaf NSANY was the original mass market electric vehicle. Now in its second generation, the Leaf 2021 remains one of the best options in practical and affordable electric cars. This hatchback reaches between 149 and 226 miles of range, depending on the configuration you choose. Its value proposition adds to an impressive list of standard features, including an intuitive 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity and a suite of driver-assist technology features such as automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and more. 4. Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2022 – $ 33,000

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The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is an all-new compact crossover version of the Chevy Bolt. Add some extra ride height and more legroom for rear seat passengers without adding too much to the price. It has nine miles less range than the Bolt EV, but an estimated range of 250 miles is still pretty impressive. The Bolt EUV has many standard and available technology features. This is the first Chevrolet model available with the exceptional Super Cruise hands-free semi-autonomous driving system. 5. Hyundai Ioniq Electric 2021 – $ 33,245

The Hyundai Ioniq Hyundai

The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq is a small hatchback that comes in many forms, one of which is an electric vehicle. Its electric range is 170 miles, behind some competitors, but the Ioniq Electric is one of the most efficient electric vehicles in its class. With an EPA rating of 133 combined MPGe, this compact, -1.03% Hyundai HYMTF has a very low cost per mile. It also has a surprisingly spacious interior and an easy-to-use infotainment system, which adds up to a good value in an efficient compact car that doesn’t burn gas. More: Review: The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq, The Affordable Electric6. 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric – $ 37,390

The Hyundai Kona Electric Hyundai

If the electric version of the 2021 Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover is available in your estate, it’s definitely worth a look. Not only is the Kona Electric stylish, it also delivers lively performance with over 200 horsepower. It also has an electric range of up to 258 miles, which rivals the Chevy Bolt. The Kona Electric is super efficient with a combined EPA rating of 120 MPGe. The price may seem a bit steep compared to the gas-powered Kona, but this SUV is generous with standard features and technology to make it worth it. 7. 2021 Tesla Model 3 – $ 38,490 There’s a lot to love about the more affordable Tesla TSLA, + 1.21%. The 2021 Tesla Model 3 is both a great entry-level luxury sedan and a great electric vehicle, which makes for an attractive package. You get a premium interior that’s loaded with tech features, engaging performance with nimble handling and lively acceleration, and an exceptional range of up to 353 miles. Even the most affordable entry-level model has a range of 263 miles and a fuel economy rating of 142 MPGe. If you’re looking for an electric vehicle in this price range, a test drive of the Model 3 is a must. 8. 2021 EV Kia Niro – $ 39,090 The 2021 EV Kia Niro is another electric crossover that’s only available in some parts of the country. It benefits from a spacious interior for its size, a modern infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a good 239-mile electric range. Like the mechanically similar Hyundai Kona Electric, the Kia 000270, -0.97% Niro EV is priced slightly higher than its gasoline counterpart, but packs in many desirable features to sweeten the deal. 9. Tesla Model Y 2021 – $ 39,990 The Tesla Model Y 2021 is a premium electric SUV that will appeal to the masses. It has a reasonable starting price and all the virtues of the Tesla brand, such as exciting performance, tons of modern technology, and impressive range (up to 326 miles), plus the versatility of a compact SUV. The Model Y has an available third-row seat that adds to its flexibility, but the rear is a bit small. Maybe you like it: The Volvo XC40 Recharge impresses with its space, safety and value10. Volkswagen ID.4 2021 – $ 39,995

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The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is a new player in the world of electric crossover SUVs. It indicates that Volkswagen is serious about an electric future and we are impressed with what we see so far. The ID.4 is sleek, spacious and still manages to have the attractive driving character for which the Volkswagen VWAGY brand is famous, -2.28%. The 250-mile electric driving range combined with the versatility of SUVs make the Volkswagen ID.4 an electric crossover you can use every day. This story was originally published on Autotrader.com.