It is common knowledge that electric cars run more expensive than their gasoline counterparts, that is why consumers are often forced to search for the most affordable models.
The 2019 is just around the corner, so it is time to bring you an updated digest about the cheapest electric cars that will be on sale next year. A few words to characterize the new lineup: more crossovers, longer ranges and final arrival of long awaited fan favorites. If you are shopping for an EV next year, stay tuned to Automotive Territory!
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Learn more about all vehicles featured in this episode of the #ATelectriccars series:
Sion from Sono Motors: sonomotors.com/sion.html
The world’s first electric car powered by solar panels has been developed. It is called Sion, the manufacturer’s name is Sono and it goes into production in 2019.
Renault Zoe: renault.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/zoe.html
Renault Zoe is among the bestselling automobiles of today. With the introduction of a new 40 kWh battery, the range was increased and now covers the requirements of the majority of city commuters.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric: hyundaiusa.com/ioniq-electric/index.aspx
Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a compact 5-door liftback that is powered by a 118 hp electric motor and a 28.0 kWh battery. It offers industry leading fuel efficiency of 136 MPGe.
Nissan Leaf 2019: nissanusa.com/vehicles/electric-cars/leaf.html
Nissan Leaf is a second generation electric hatchback that is powered by a 147 hp e-motor netting 236 lb-ft of torque and a 40 kWh Lithium-Ion Battery. Its range is 150 mi.
Hyundai Kona Electric: hyundai.news/eu/press-kits/all-new-hyundai-kona-electric-a-car-of-no-compromise
Even though 2019 will be marked by the release of such highly anticipated electric crossover SUVs as Audi eTron and Mercedes EQC, these premium models are not expected to disturb the sales of gasoline models. However, the rather quietly released Hyundai Kona Electric currently dubbed as the cheapest EV crossover on the market.
Tesla Model 3: 3.tesla.com/model3/design
Despite all of the criticism, controversies, doubts and stock shorting, Tesla came out from the third quarter of 2018 with flying colors. The company reported profits and unprecedented results for manufacturing and deliveries which were overwhelmed by the Model 3.
Kia e-Niro: kia.com/us/en/content/vehicles/upcoming-vehicles/2019-niro-ev
Just like every other big name automaker in the world, Kia has its own electrification strategy planned for the nearest future. By 2025, 16 new models with some sort of electric powertrain will be introduced to the market. In 2019 their quite successful all-electric Soul will be joined by a Niro EV compact crossover.
Honda Clarity Electric: automobiles.honda.com/clarity-electric
Honda Clarity Electric is the most recent EV offering from the company that is currently available in leasing only at California and Oregon dealerships. This is an extremely affordable option with a $199 monthly payment and a $1,499 down payment at the time of signing.
Chevrolet Bolt ev: chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-ev-electric-car
Chevrolet Bolt is a long-range electric crossover that still provides a range of 238 mi on a full charge and is powered by a 200 hp electric motor.
Renault K-ZE: renault.co.uk
Following the commercial success Renault has with its electric lineup in Europe, the company plans to bring yet another EV to the market. It is speculated that this model will be built on the platform of a subcompact crossover Kwid
Mahindra EV Lineup: mahindraelectric.com/media
With the rapidly growing economy and zero emission segment of transportation, India can easily become one of the headquarters of electric vehicles production in the near future. At the moment, though, they have only one major manufacturer of electric cars, called Mahindra Electric.