Last week, we discussed some of the newest luxury electric vehicles that excite us. But not every driver is looking for a luxury vehicle. Many drivers want an eco-friendly car from a company they trust, without a big price tag. They want an electric car that’s affordable right from the start! With these drivers in mind, here are three of the newest EV models that we love… all below $40k!
2020 Kia Soul EV
The 2020 version of the Kia Soul has already been in car news and will reach dealerships next year. This new redesign includes sleeker lines and a stronger battery – 64 kWh in fact! The EPA estimates its range at 243 miles, which is double the previous Soul ranges. Car and Driver gave a glowing review and estimates that the 2020 Soul EV will cost “slightly higher” than the previous version, which started out at $36,800.
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus
The Nissan Leaf was one of the first cars of the modern EV era. The new Leaf Plus is a long-range vehicle with range of 226 miles – a significant increase over the 150 miles on the standard model! It features a 62 kWh battery, with prices starting at $37,445. If you’re a Nissan Leaf fan, this long-range model may be right for you.
Standard Range Tesla Model 3
Known by most Tesla drivers for the price point, the $35,000 standard range Model 3 made waves when first announced by Elon Musk. The rear-wheel drive vehicle offers a 240 mile range; a smaller battery than the long-range Model 3s, but still practical for most drivers. Now the basic $35,000 model must be ordered at a Tesla store or by phone, but the $41,000 Standard Range Plus can be ordered via the website. The best part about the standard range Model 3? You get one of the safest cars, with exciting software upgrades, at a lower price!
These are not the only new electric vehicles coming in 2019 and 2020! Other carmakers such as Kia, Hyundai, Ford, and Volkswagen are already showing new electric models in the dealerships and auto shows. We’re excited to see the expanded ranges and lower prices on all the new cars coming soon.
Do you manage a commercial property? Some of these new electric vehicles may already be visiting you! Ask us how to serve your EV drivers at your property.