When we say the 8 cheapest electric cars, it must be understood that “cheap” is relative. An electric vehicle (EV) is costlier than its gasoline-powered counterpart, if one exists. So really, we’re looking for zero emissions at the lowest prices.
This list actually is just a snapshot of a vehicle sector that’s experiencing quite a lot of change. By focusing on the least expensive electric vehicles, choices are mostly limited to what might be called Version 1.0 cars — the ones with the lowest ranges and perhaps about to be replaced.
Speaking of change, make the most of the $7,500 federal tax credit and various state incentives while they’re still available. There are rumblings that they may not be around for 2020 or 2021.