When we look back in time in 10 or 20 years, 2019 is poised to mark the tipping point, when affordable electric vehicles finally became available en masse. With the award-winning Hyundai Kona Electric, battle-tested Chevrolet Bolt, and best-selling Nissan Leaf going head-to-head with the long-awaited $35,000 version of the Tesla Model 3, capable and affordable electric cars are not science fiction anymore.
That said, the cost of lithium-ion batteries continues to weigh heavily on the bottom line. The more driving range, the higher the price. In the following pages, we’ll take a close look at prices, driving range, charging time, and federal tax incentives of 10 of the most affordable electric cars for 2019.