Top Rated Affordable Electric Cars 2016
Technology has improved so fast that things we could only dream of 20 years ago are now standard parts of our everyday lives. Not long ago, an electric car was only a fantasy. Today, you have a lot of options, so you can choose an electric car with best features for the best price.
Prices may vary depending on models and brands. Though others may seem to be expensive, they are also affordable as what many people may expect from a concept car, particularly since most electric cars today have top safety ratings. Moreover, you can also save on fuel or electricity because they have the best mileage you will surely enjoy.
To give you an idea, here are the 10 top-rated electric cars you can look for in 2016:
- Tesla Model S
Price: $67,500 – $75,000
Tesla Model S is the top favorite electric car that many car enthusiasts wish to have. This model is known for its efficiency, despite its power. On top of that, you will love the ease of handling this car, as it does exactly what you have in mind.
Inside, it’s spacious and comfortable. Outside, it is simply beautiful. Aside from that, Tesla Model S is one of the safest electric cars ever manufactured.
- Nissan LEAF
Price: $21,510 – $29,010
In terms of price and its ratio to the features, Nissan LEAF is the leader. Because of this, it has become the best-selling electric car not only in Japan but also in many parts of the world such as in Europe and in the US as well.
This car can offer 114 MPGe, which is fairly good for a car that is both efficient and affordable. It looks small, but it has five seats inside with a decent amount of legroom.
- BMW i3
Price: $34,900 – $42,400
BMW i3 is a little bit pricey, but it’s quite affordable compared to the Tesla Model S. BMW i3 commands a high price because it’s a high end model. With amazing features and design, the price is still lower than the car’s value.
This electric car is known for its smooth handling, so the convenient driving experience you will get here is unmatched. And like other electric cars, BMW i3 is spacious and efficient.
- Mercedes B-Class Electric
Price: $33,950 – $41,450
Mercedes B-Class Electric is the direct comparison of the BMW i3 not only in terms of price but also in terms of features. However, Mercedes B-Class Electric comes up a bit short in terms of power efficiency, with 84 MPGe as compared with 124 MPGe that is offered by BMW i3. Nevertheless, Mercedes B-Class Electric is more affordable than BMW i3. Even so, both cars are closely comparable with each other in many aspects.
- Chevy Spark EV
Price: $18,495 – $25,995
Chevy Spark EV may not be full of superior features to what other electric cars can offer. However, you will be surprised that this electric car can be purchased at a price that is much lower than the average new car in the US. If you think electric cars are always pricey, Chevy Spark EV will prove you wrong. And though it is very small with only four seats inside, Chevy Spark EV makes up for it with an impressive 119 MPGe.
- VW e-Golf
Price: $25,950 – $33,450
Volkswagen e-Golf is also one of the most popular electric cars in terms of convenient driving. In addition, it offers convenience to passengers with several cool features. It has heated front seats and a 7.2kW on-board charger. Furthermore, it has a good rear view camera. On the other hand, Volkswagen e-Golf offers a decent 116 MPGe, making it one of the most efficient electric cars in the market today.
- Kia Soul EV
Price: $26,200 – $33,700
Although it is not yet a top-selling car as it is not yet manufactured in quantity, the Kia Soul EV will surely be one soon. It is very stylish outside and spacious inside. It offers 93-mile range, which is quite a bit longer than that of other electric cars. Kia Soul EV has a 105 MPGe. What is amazing about this car is its voice command navigation. There is a report that Kia is planning to increase its production of Kia Soul EV — a move many car buyers are excited about.
- Ford Focus Electric
Price: $21,670 – $29,170
The Ford Focus Electric is simply beautiful. This is why it used to be offered at a high price, but the price has now been reduced significantly. Because of this, it has become one of the best-selling electric cars so far. It has a 75-mile range, and it offers 105 MPGe.
- Fiat 500e
Price: $24,800 – $32,300
The Fiat 500e is cute and small, but it’s one of the sportiest and fastest electric cars out there. It is ironic that the head of the Fiat company doesn’t like this model, while many people like it and buy it. The future of this car is still uncertain — but if the company continues to promote it, the Fiat 500e can dominate the small electric car segment.
- Renault Zoe
Renault Zoe is not yet available in the US, but its growing sales in Europe will seem to be the reason for US expansion. Nonetheless, it will surely be available in the US soon. When it happens, this car will become popular as it offers an amazing 210 kilometers of range.
Almost all car companies are producing their own electric car versions nowadays. It means there are a lot of electric cars you can see in the market today. The above cars are just one of them, but they are one of the best in terms of ratio between features and affordability. Nevertheless, all electric cars are a step ahead of the traditional gasoline-fueled cars.