Now the world is changing and shifting from Gas to Electric. Electric cars are the ones everyone is looking at to opt out of the high gas prices. But the doubt is can we even buy an electric vehicle with high efficiency and performance at an affordable price. Yes, electric cars have come a long way from being expensive, small, and inefficient to providing better performance and giving long range. Even the manufacturers are working hard to make electric cars more efficient. So here is a list of 10 electric cars that can be bought by students at an affordable price in 2023 also not just for students but for anyone who is looking for a cheap price electric vehicle for day-to-day life.
10. Volkswagen ID.4
Volkswagen ID.4 is a family-friendly SUV that is offered in two trims Pro and Pro S. The base variant has a single electric motor that produces 201 horsepower and drives the rear wheels. The Pro S trim has two electric motors equipped to it and drives all wheels making 295 horsepower. The vehicle gives a driving range of 280 miles and costs $42,525 for the base trim.
09. Hyundai Ioniq 5
Ioniq 5 made its debut in 2022 with seven different trims with a standard range battery and a long-range battery. The standard range battery trim has a single electric motor that makes 168 horsepower and mounted at the rear. The long-range battery trims also have one electric motor with 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque that delivers power to the rear wheels. The all-wheel drive trims get 320hp motors and the vehicle can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. The price of this vehicle ranges from $41,245 to $55,745 based on the trim.
08. Ford F-150 Lightning
Six-trim pickup truck has a base price of $41,769. The standard range trim gets two electric motors that develop a maximum of 452 horsepower while the Extended-Range trim gets the power of 580hp and torque of 775 pound-feet. The top trim can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.0 seconds and can cover a 1/4 mile distance in 12.7 seconds at a speed of 107 mph.
07. Kia Niro EV
This Niro EV has one electric motor that makes a maximum of 201 horsepower. Driven by the front wheels, this vehicle can accelerate from 0-60-mph time of 6.2 seconds. With a 64.0-kWh battery pack the vehicle has a driving range of 239 miles and has a starting price of $41,285.
06. Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai Kona has a driving range of 258 miles with a 64.0-kWh battery pack. The vehicle has a single electric motor driving the front wheels that develops a power of 201hp. This vehicle is very much similar to the Kia Niro EV with more driving range. The vehicle can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds and costs $35,295.
05. Chevrolet Bolt EUV
Bolt EUV is offered in three different trims and all have the same power train. The front-mounted electric motor is capable of developing a power of 200hp. The 65.0-kWh battery pack gives a driving range of 247 miles and the vehicle can accelerate from 0-60mph in 6.8 seconds. Starting price of this vehicle is $34,495.
04. Chevrolet Bolt EV
This Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle is in production since 2017. It has a single electric motor that produces a maximum of 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Driven by front wheels this vehicle can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.7 sec and has a limited top speed of 93 mph. This vehicle can cover a 1/4 mile distance in 15.2 sec at a speed of 92 mph. This vehicle has a base price of $32,495 and it gives a driving range of 259 miles.
03. Mazda MX-30
MX-30 is equipped with a single electric motor driving front wheels. The electric motor develops a power of 143-hp. It has a 30.0-kWh battery pack and gives a range of just 100 miles. The base variant of this vehicle can accelerate from 0-60 mph in a time of 8.7 seconds and costs $34,695.
02. Mini Cooper SE
Cooper SE has an electric motor driving the front wheels. The motor generates a maximum power output of 181 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle uses a 32.6-kWh battery pack in which only 28.9 kWh can be used. It has a driving range of 114 miles and provides a satisfying drive experience. It costs $30,750.
01. Nissan Leaf
This Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is driven by front-wheel drive. It has an electric motor that produces a power output of 147 horsepower. The vehicle has a 40.0-kWh battery pack for the base trims. The plus trims get a 62.0-kWh battery and an electric motor making 214-hp. The base trims have a driving range of 149 miles while the plus trims get a range of 226 miles. It costs $28,495.