Five-year cost to own: $31,087. The Nissan Leaf is the second cheapest EV to own for 2019, and it would be, for most, an eminently more practical ride than the number one car on the list. It’s expected to lose $22,407 of its original $30,885 base price over five years and cost $8,680 to drive for 15,000 annual miles. It’s rated at 124/99 MPGe, and run for an average 150 miles on a charge. The new Nissan Leaf Plus is rated at 114/94 MPGe and has an extended range at 215 miles, but with a higher MSRP that starts at $37,445.