Cheap is a relative term when it comes to discussing electric cars. Most electric models have window stickers that are higher than their gas-only counterparts, due to the fact that the technologies involved in their development and production are far from inexpensive. Fortunately, most electric cars qualify for a federal tax credit of $7,500, which for most buyers makes the vehicles much more affordable. Adding on available state tax credits can even push the total rebate past the $10,000 mark, which is why we set the price ceiling for our list of cheap electric cars at $50,000.
Let's take a quick look at 10 cheap electric cars - the ones with monthly payments that the average Joe or Jane can afford. Note - not all of these vehicles are currently available in every state.