If you’re looking to go green with your next car purchase, you might desire a new electric vehicle (EV)or plug-in hybrid but are worried about the expense. But our latest list can help you find the right car. We’ve rounded up today’s least expensive plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, proving that you don’t have to spend a small fortune just to go green with your next car purchase.
smart electric drive: $25,825
The smart electric drive is a fully electric version of the popular smart fortwo city car. At $25,825 with shipping, it’s also the cheapest electric vehicle on the market. And while you might think the tiny smart car doesn’t have enough room for the batteries necessary for a long EV range, the car’s light weight offsets its lack of storage space. The result is an impressive 68-mile range between charges, which is not bad for a small city commuter car. Standard equipment is also reasonably generous, with even base models including cruise control, air conditioning and keyless entry.