The second major all-electric car news to come out this week is a comprehensive buyer’s guide for those who are considering going that route for the next primary car. Gildshire Magazines recently reported on the resale value news in the all-electric world. Now, the buyer’s guide will complete the picture for those in the market. These numbers will, of course, vary depending on the market in which you live. According to Auto Trader, they are accurate nationwide averages. Is the car that caught your eye one of the four least expensive electric cars? Let’s see what the numbers say.
1. Smart Electric Drive, $25,285: This number includes shipping, which makes it the cheapest electric vehicle on the market. A pure commuter car, the 68-mile on-a-charge Smart should have enough range for almost anyone’s daily drive to work. Hook it up beside the other Cool Kids-Nerdy Division rides in the company lot and you’re all set to go home. Standard equipment is also reasonably generous, with even base models including cruise, air, and keyless entry.
2. Chevy Spark EV, $27,495: Folks who live in California or Oregon and drive the Spark are ahead of the game. General Motors is shipping these cars ONLY to those two states. The Spark EV boasts a generous 82-mile range and a reasonable 7-hour recharge time with the optional 240-volt charger. Standard equipment includes air, a push-button starter, and a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen.
3. Nissan Leaf, $29,860: Little wonder this is one of the world’s most-popular electric cars because the low purchase price belies a lot of good stuff. The best interior room in its class, combined with nationwide sales and service makes this a car in demand. If that isn’t enough, Nissan has attractive lease deals to sweeten the pot, making this indeed a Gildshire Best Buy.
4. Ford Focus Electric, $29,995: For the price of a monthly venti mocha with extra, extra, and more extra whip over the cost of a Leaf you can choose the Focus. It all depends if you want a car that shouts “Electric” like the Leaf or prefer one that hides behind normal car looks, like the Focus. The Focus’ range is about 15 miles less than the Nissan competition, but there are more creature comforts and standard features.
While the list of electric cars available continues to grow, we believe these four least expensive electric cars create the best value. Your range may vary, but your belief that you made a good choice will not. A wise shopper you are indeed, and we could tell it from the minute we met. Green becomes you.
Happy motoring from your friends at Gildshire. Know that we will be back soon with more news from the world of all-electric cars. For now, consider this list of four least expensive electric rides when pondering your next vehicular purchase.