With prices for nearly everything rising lately, it might be hard to imagine a new electric vehicle that costs less than $40,000 — or even less than $30,000. Not only is it possible to buy an affordable new EV, but there are more and more on the road every week. With so many models to choose from, it can be hard to know you’re making the right choice. Fortunately, we’re here to help.
Here are 10 of the cheapest electric cars available today. Prices below do not include federal or state rebates or incentives or destination, tax, title, or licensing fees. Prices can vary depending on vehicle availability and your region, so check inventory to see what’s available in your area. See: New 2023 EV tax incentives: How they work, which cars qualify, and where to get even more savings1. 2023 Chevrolet Bolt — $26,500
The Chevy Bolt EUV
The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt‘s combination of affordability and significant range make it a real value in the EV segment. The Bolt EV is the least-expensive new EV in America, with a range of 259 miles. This year’s starting price is a screaming deal, marked down $5,900 from last year. The base Bolt 1LT comes with a robust set of included features, such as LED exterior lighting, heated side mirrors, and keyless entry. For those seeking a little more space, the slightly more expensive Bolt EUV offers 247 miles of range for a starting price of $27,800. 2. 2023 Nissan Leaf — $28,040
The 2023 Nissan Leaf
A longtime front-runner in the affordable EV segment, the 2023 Nissan
Leaf is nearly as cheap as the Bolt and Bolt EUV. And these three are the only models on our list to start below $30,000. While the Leaf used to be a short-range-only EV, the newest model starts with 149 miles of range and can be configured with up to 212 miles. The base Leaf S includes smartphone integration, LED taillights, and generous standard safety features. 3. 2023 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop — $30,90 …