U.S.’ Most Affordable BEVs Per Mile Of Range: Comparison
Today’s low is approximately $160 per mile of range.
Decreasing battery prices and competition on the all-electric car market leads to a more and more attractive ratio of price (MSRP + destination charge) per mile of EPA range.
Data coming from our Compare EVs card indicates that today’s benchmark for a long-range BEVs is at around $160 per mile (before the federal tax credit is applied and below $130 per mile after the federal tax credit).
Models that are not long-range due to smaller battery capacity got worse marks – Nissan LEAF with 40 kWh battery (2/3 of Bolt EV) is above $200/mile.
We are very interested in the Hyundai Kona Electric, which can drive up to 258 miles (EPA) – 20 miles more than the Bolt EV, but U.S. pricing isn’t available yet, so we can’t toss it in the mix.
The fanciest of BEVs, high-end or ultra-short-range, can cost you $450-$500 per mile of range.