The 5 Best Electric Cars Under $30K

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By: Laurel Portie Posted: 5:36 PM, Oct 31, 2016

Now’s the best time to make the switch to an electric car!   If you thought you couldn’t afford one, this list will make you happy.   Some of these are much cheaper than the gas guzzlers on the market.  Keep in mind…These prices don’t include any local or federal tax incentives or rebates–so many of these are actually available for much cheaper.

1.  Nissan Leaf

Price:  $29,000


The Leaf is the bestselling electric car in history. The LEAF offers 84 miles of range, 114 MPGe, a fairly roomy and comfortable interior, 5 seats, and decent acceleration.

2.  Ford Focus

Price:  $29,995

The Focus is a great-looking car that seats 5.  It has 76 miles of range on a full charge, and gets an awesome 105 MPGe.

3.  smart electric drive

Price:  $25,000

Smart's Electric Drive is one of the cheapest new electric cars on the market. You only get two seats, but it can go 78 mph and has a range of about 90 miles.

4.  Volkswagen e- Golf

Price: $28,995

The Volkswagen Golf is the second best-selling car in the world. There’s nothing spectacular about it…But it can go 85mph, has 83 miles of range and that legendary VW build quality.

5.  Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Price: $23,845

It may not be very spacious, and its EPA-rated 62-mile range is nothing to brag about, but the Mitsubishi i-MiEV has one advantage over other electric cars: it’s cheap.

Not sold yet? Here are three reasons you should buy an electric car!

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