The full-electric Volkswagen e-Golf was introduced for 2015, and remains among the most fun-to-drive battery-powered rides for the money. It’s both quick and nimble, and its tall-roofed hatchback design makes it roomy and practical. Sales were limited to California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington D.C., but you can find used versions listed in other, especially adjacent, areas of the country. The 2015-20i6 models could manage 83 miles on a charge, though this increased to 125 miles for 2017. It’s EPA rated at 126/105 MPGe.
Typical dealer list price for a 2015 model: $10,605; 2016: $12,354.