From sedans to SUVs, there’s one thing right here for everybody.

From sedans to SUVs, there's something here for everyone.


Only a few years in the past, your selections for electrical autos have been fairly restricted, and lots of have been prohibitively costly. With many automakers accelerating towards full electrification of their fleets, the choices have multiplied, and costs have turn out to be a bit extra affordable. They’ve additionally gotten fairly good to drive, with extra vary and quicker charging besides. There are lastly sufficient reasonably priced EVs available on the market that we will slender them right down to a listing of favorites, so we have achieved simply that.

Under are the very best EVs you may presently purchase for much less that $50,000. All costs embrace vacation spot, which in some circumstances sufficient to disqualify an in any other case nice automobile (we’re you, Polestar 2).

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Base worth: $42,985

The Ioniq 5 is a tremendous EV. It appears stupendous, options nice electrical automotive tech, has tons of utility and is even fairly enjoyable to drive. There are two variations obtainable for beneath $50,000 together with the bottom SE Normal Vary (with 220 miles of vary), and the $47,035 SE RWD with extra horsepower and a formidable 303 miles of vary. However you may must skip all of the all-wheel-drive choices to remain beneath $50,000. Whereas the bottom trims do not include all of the creature comforts obtainable, Hyundai continues to be sort sufficient to incorporate sufficient content material that you do not actually really feel such as you’re lacking out on some nice, essential tech. All of Hyundai and Kia’s E-GMP fashions (which embrace the subsequent two automobiles on this listing) can make the most of 350-kW DC quick chargers, protecting charging stops as transient as attainable.

Learn our full evaluate of the Ioniq 5.


Kia EV6

Base worth: $43,925

The Kia EV6 does so many issues proper from a mechanical and tech perspective. It is the whole package deal and extremely aggressive within the EV house. In the meantime, its eye-turning design alone may be sufficient to promote you. Mechanically just like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, it additionally affords nice vary — as much as 310 miles with rear-wheel drive. Just like the Ioniq 5, including all-wheel drive will nonetheless put you simply above $50,000 together with vacation spot, however we love the rear-drive dynamics of the EV6.

Learn our full evaluate of the Kia EV6.


Hyundai Ioniq 6

Base worth: $43,565

The Ioniq 6 is the very best of the Hyundai/Kia E-GMP platform autos to drive, and its aerodynamic form makes it tremendous environment friendly with a protracted vary — 361 miles on a single cost within the base SE RWD mannequin. You may improve to AWD and nonetheless keep beneath the $50,000 mark, and nonetheless get 316 miles of vary. The sedan physique fashion means you quit utility versus the Ioniq 5, however the advantages might be price it for some.

Learn our full evaluate of the Hyundai Ioniq 6.


Ford Mustang Mach-E

Base worth: $44,795 

Ford places its finest foot ahead with the Mach-E, combining the thought of a Mustang with the importance of an electrical automotive. It is succesful, attention-grabbing and it is a crossover. And that final half is as a result of crossovers promote, plus they’re sensible. For lower than $50,000, you will get all-wheel drive, or a rear-wheel drive model outfitted with Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free freeway driving expertise. Additionally, the Mach-E advantages from a large entrance trunk (frunk) beneath the hood for additional storage.

Learn our full evaluate of the Mustang Mach-E.


Tesla Model 3

Tesla Mannequin 3

Base worth: $40,380

The Mannequin 3 presents fairly the worth. The bottom RWD mannequin begins simply over $40,000, and affords 272 miles of driving vary. Much more spectacular, the Mannequin 3 Lengthy Vary prices $47,380, will get all-wheel drive, gives 333 miles of vary and has a 0-60 time of simply 4.2 seconds. Sure, it has some quirks, together with too many automobile features residing completely in infotainment menus, however the Mannequin 3’s idiosyncrasies are simple to forgive primarily based on these figures above, they usually’re issues you may rapidly get used to or presumably even admire. No surprise this EV is so common.

Learn our full evaluate of the Tesla Mannequin 3.


Nissan Ariya

Base worth: $44,555

The Ariya builds on Nissan’s EV experience gained from constructing the Leaf for properly over a decade now. It has a stunning inside, drives like a luxurious automobile with stunning efficiency from the dual-motor mannequin and is usually priced consistent with its competitors. For lower than $50,000, you’ve acquired some choices. The bottom mannequin has rear-wheel drive and affords a humble 216 miles of vary, however you will get all-wheel drive (and 205 miles of vary), or rear-wheel drive with a extra respectful 304 miles of vary and keep inside price range.

Learn our full evaluate of the Nissan Ariya.


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