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Most Affordable EVs of 2020

Most Affordable EVs of 2020

With the start of the new year decade here at last, we figured we’d do a round up of the best affordable EVs launching in 2020.

1. Mini Electric

Mini Electric in a showroom

The Mini Electric will arrive in the first showrooms March 2020. Built to perform like its ICE cousin, the battery is located in the floor. Providing that same sporty Mini ride (+ doesn’t affect the luggage compartment).

The MINI Electric pulls 150 ton Boeing 777F

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 145 miles (WLTP)
Cost range: $29,900-$36,900
Battery warranty: 8 year/1000,000 mile
Tax incentives/subsidy: Yes

Charging Info

Home charging: 80% charge in 12 hours
Wallbox charging: 80% charge in 4 hours
Quick charging: 80% charge in 36 minutes

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2. Peugeot e-208

Peugeot e-208 in a showroom

The electric version of their popular 208 series provides the same Peugeot experience, only electric. With lots of perks including their app which allows users to program charging and keep an eye on charge levels. The e-208 also offers 136hp and torque of 260 Nm from 0mph.

The Next Gen of tennis players introduces the Peugeot e-208

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 217 miles (WLTP)
Battery warranty: 8 year/1000,000 mile for 70% of charge capacity
Tax incentives/subsidy: Yes

Charging Info

Home charging: 100% charge in 24 hours
Wallbox charging: 100% charge in 7.5 hours
Quick charging: 80% charge in 30 minutes

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3. Peugeot e-2008 SUV

Peugeot e-2008 SUV at sunset

Another electric version of an ICS model, only this time it’s their new 2008 SUV. With the same perks, including their app which allows users to program charging and keep an eye on charge levels. The e-2008 also offers immediate torque of 260 Nm.

New SUV Peugeot 2008 – Press Film

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 193 miles (WLTP)
Battery warranty: 8 year/1000,000 mile for 70% of charge capacity
Tax incentives/subsidy: Yes

Charging Info

Home charging: 100% charge in 24 hours
Wallbox charging: 100% charge in 7.5 hours
Quick charging: 80% charge in 30 minutes

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4. DS 3 Crossback E-Tense

3 Crossback E-Tense in a showroom

Featuring the same DNA as their conventionally powered versions, the Crossback E-Tense is the first EV from DS Automobiles. The electric version offers three different drive modes, sport, normal and eco for a variety of performance or efficiency options.

DS 3 Crossback E-Tense in the words of Formula e champ Jean-Éric Vergne

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 191-206 miles (WLTP)

Charging info

Wallbox charging: 80% charge in 7.5 hours
Quick charging: 80% charge in 30 minutes

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5. Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e on the beach

The Fiat 500e aims to be as useful, quality and eco-chic as it is good for the environment. The 83-kWh electric-drive motor delivers up to 111 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque.

TopSpeed reviews the Fiat 500e

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 84 miles (WLTP)
Cost: $33,460-$37,365
Battery warranty: 8 year/1000,000 mile
EV components warranty: 4 year/50,000 mile
Tax incentives/subsidy: Yes

Charging Info

Home charging: 100% charge in under 24 hours
Wallbox charging: 100% charge in 4 hours

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6. Honda e

EV at sunset

Honda doesn’t provide much spec information for their new Honda e. Rumor has it that they are working on battery technology also. Currently this model will be sold in Europe and the UK only.

A first look at the Honda E Prototype with Top Gear

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 125 miles (WLTP)

Charging Info

Quick charging: 80% charge in 30 minutes

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7. SEAT el-Born

SEAT el-Born

This is another coming car without a lot of spec information to share. The car is based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform and despite its hip Barcelona-inspired name, will be produced in Zwickau, Germany.

2020 Seat el-Born – Exterior And Interior

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 260 miles (WLTP)

Charging Info

Quick charging: 80% charge in 47 minutes

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8. SEAT Mii Electric

EV at sunset

A small car designed to be city-friendly, the SEAT Mii was built for the connected generation.

What Car? reviews the 2020 Seat Mii Electric

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 160 miles (WLTP)

Charging Info

Home charging: 80% charge in 13 hours
Wallbox charging: 80% charge in 4 hours
Quick charging: 80% charge in 1 hour

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9. Škoda Vision IV

Škoda Vision IV

Another model built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform, the Škoda Vision IV is a stylish four door crossover. Powered by an electric motor at each axle, their all-wheel drive system ensures a dynamic driving experience. This is Škoda’s first all-electric vehicle, but they plan to announce 9 more by the end of 2022.

Škoda Vision IV – Designer’s Highlights

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 310 miles (WLTP)
Acceleration: 0-60 in 5.9 seconds
Top Speed: 110 MPH

Charging Info

Quick charging: 80% charge in 30 minutes

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10. Škoda CITIGOe iV

Škoda CITIGOe iV

This is a smaller EV with more of a city vibe. Featuring all of the bells and whistles you’d expect from a modern compact EV, along with a handy remote charging system.

Škoda CITIGOe iV Celebrates it’s World Premier

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 160 miles (WLTP)
Acceleration: 0-60 in 12.3 seconds
Top speed: 80 MPH

Charging Info

Home charging: 80% charge in 13 hours
Wallbox charging: 80% charge in 4.5 hours
Quick charging: 80% charge in 1 hour

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11. Vauxhall Corsa-e

Vauxhall Corsa-e

The Corsa is already a popular Vauxhall model, so it was a natural move to take it electric. The Corsa-e features all the benefits of a tried and true car without the fumes. Offering two different drive modes, sport for maximum performance and eco for more efficient driving.

The New All-Electric Corsa-e

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 209 miles (WLTP)
Acceleration: 0-60 in 7.6 seconds
Tax incentives/subsidy: Yes

Charging Info

Wallbox charging: 100% charge in 7.5 hours
Quick charging: 80% charge in 30 minutes

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12. Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen hasn’t released a lot of (practical) official information about the coming ID.3, although they already have electric models in production to check out. This model will potentially feature three different battery sizes, the largest of which is expected to offer a 340 mile range.

Top Gear first look – Volkswagen ID.3

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 340 miles (WLTP) with largest battery option
Battery options: 45 kWh, 58 kWh and 77 kWh

Charging Info

Quick charging: 260 miles in 30 minutes (medium battery option)

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13. Volkswagen e-Up!

Volkswagen e-Up!

The electric version of Volkswagen’s multi-award-winning up!, the e-Up! is a fully connected, compact car offered in a variety of vibrant modern colors. Based on such a well-loved design, the e-Up! offers all of the practical features and assistance, with a little more storage space.

E-mobility up!graded with the new e-up!

Vehicle Stats

Range: up to 162 miles (WLTP)

Charging Info

Home charging: Charge management system

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What’s Your Favorite?

This is just the affordable models, wait until you see the unaffordable ones. Be sure to let us know which of the affordable EVs you like the most and stay tuned for more electric eye candy.

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