Electric vehicles have been steadily increasing in popularity over the past years, but the gas prices of 2022 have caused the demand for them to explode. I’m not kidding, I’ve never seen the demand for electric vehicles that we are currently experiencing and I can’t imagine it has anything to do with anything other than fuel hitting record high prices. Why? Well, electric vehicles are of course powered by electricity and do not rely on gas making them insulated from rising fuel costs. It seems silly to have to write that out but these days you can never been too sure.
Apart from the ridiculous gas prices there are some other factors contributing to the massive growth. One of those factors has been governments around the world moving to set future bans on production of gas vehicles. On the flip side, many governments have also tacked on their own incentives to electric vehicles making them, at least in some cases, more financially attractive than a gas vehicle. This all might have you thinking you should be looking at an electric vehicle, and if that’s the case you’re in luck. Here are our top 5 cheapest used electric vehicles you can buy.
2011-2012 Nissan Leaf
She ain’t pretty but the Nissan Leafs are actually a decent choice. It is quite obvious Nissan was not trying to win style points with the Nissan Leaf and that’s fine because it serves another purpose, strictly transportion. The Nissan Leaf makes a whopping 107 horsepower and has a range of just 100 miles or approximately 160km. It’s not going to win any style points, nor will it blow your mind with performance but if you want something that will get you from A to B without gas than the Nissan Leaf is a great option. You can find these in decent condition around the $10,000 mark.
2014-2019 Kia Soul EV
The Kia Soul has several trim levels and Kia has sold a ton of these. They might not be the most visually appealing (depending on your style) but they have sold in numbers. They make about 109 horsepower and have a 150km range. Depending on the model year you choose, you can get these from a fairley reasonable price mount. This ranges from anywhere between $18,000 to 22,000.
2014-2017 Ford Focus Electric
That’s right, I said it, Ford Focus Electric. I am quite aware that these were not the most popular vehicles or even EVs for that matter, however there is a lot to like about the Ford Focus Electric. It makes 143 horsepower and still gives you a range of approximately 115 miles or about 185km. The only real downside to these is the fact that charging is a bit difficult. A full recharge is estimated to take around 3-4 hours. You can find these in decent shape around the $15,000 mark.