Best Electric Cars 2021
Best Electric Cars 2021
Looking for a new electric car for under 45K? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this list of the best EVs on the market including Volkswagen’s new ID4, part of VW’s global goal of building 20 million EVs by 2029. You can reserve your ID4 now for shipment in mid-2021. The rest of these amazing all-electric SUVs and sedans shown here are available right now and can be found on the GreenCars Marketplace. We’ve listed them by price, from least to most expensive based on MSRP.
New Electric Cars Under $45k
The MINI Hardtop is a subcompact electric hatchback that offers a fun and agile driving experience, British charm, and many upmarket features for an affordable price. However, the range between charges is only 110 miles. Includes adaptive cruise control, front heated seats, brake assist, Infotainment system, and Bluetooth.
The Leaf offers great value at a great price in a 5-seater sedan. Range between charges is 226 miles. The second-generation Leaf comes in two trim levels with 149 miles for the Standard Leaf and 226 miles in the Leaf Plus. Includes NissanConnect EV Navigation, lane keep assist, blind spot system, brake assist, Bluetooth and backup camera.
The Ioniq EV is a 5-seater hatchback that gives you great value, user-friendly tech and a 170-mile range. A big, roomy interior includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen. Safety tech offers adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and blind spot system. You’ll also find standard front heated seats, Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
The quick and fun to drive Bolt takes you farther than ever before with a range of 259 miles. Includes in-car Wi-Fi as well as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and brake assist. The Bolt received the NHTSA’s five-star rating for both overall vehicle score and safety. Plus, Chevy is offering special incentives to save you $9,133 below MSRP.
The Kona is a 5-seater all-electric SUV with a 258-mile range. Plenty of tech and safety features including forward collision warning, lane keep assist, front heated seats, blind spot system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All the versatility of an SUV with the innovation of a tech smart EV.
The only Tesla in our best-of line-up, the Standard Range Model 3 offers a lot for the money. You’ll find impressive technology and luxury, plus it is really fast (zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds). Maximum battery range on a charge is 263 miles. Interior and exterior updates for 2021 include a sleeker look and more functional interior with redesigned center console and an extra USB port.
This roomy Kia crossover SUV is fun to drive and gets 239 miles on a charge.
The Niro includes UVO link that syncs your Kia with your smartphone for charging schedules, remote commands and to find charging stations. Available with smart cruise control, distance control and more.
This smart, quick EV handles like a VW Golf GTI in a compact SUV body with a 250-mile range. Due out in mid-2021, you can reserve it now. Includes 64.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded down. Plus, I.Q. Drive semi-autonomous capability and advanced drivers assist technology.
This stunning SUV crossover has a range of 300 miles and the GT version goes zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Includes Ford’s Sync 4-A tech that allows drivers to tailor and personalize their driving experience. The system can learn your routines, remember your commute, update you on traffic, remember multiple personal profiles and more.