Top 10 Cheapest EV In Canada (2023)

Top 10 Cheapest EV In Canada (2023)

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Electric cars (EVs) are becoming more affordable every year, with the Citroën Ami being the cheapest car on the market at $7,000, while several other electric vehicles cost slightly above that range. In this regard, we’ve put together a handy list of the 10 cheapest EVs on the Canadian market right now.

10 Cheapest EV in Canada

1. Citroen Ami – $7,000

Although the Citroën Ami is a four-wheeler, this small electric ‘car’ offers exceptional value for money. Unlike the now-discontinued Renault Twizy, the Ami has a surprisingly large interior for its size. Its square shape provides ample headroom for you and one passenger, as well as ample floor space and clever nooks for stashing a few goods from an impromptu shopping trip.

2. Smart EQ – $16,485

The EQ has a range of about 80 miles, but it can be charged in several ways. It can be charged in six hours via a wall socket, in 40 minutes via a 22 kW fast charger and in two and a half hours via a smart wallbox. The Smart has a modern look and entertainment system inside and the boot is a good size.

The biggest drawback to this vehicle is that it only has two seats, but you might consider the price a drawback as well, as it costs more than $16,000 more than the previously available gasoline-powered Smart ForTwo. The Smart EQ ForFour, recently discontinued, has two extra seats but a smaller luggage compartment.

3.Fiat 500 – $17,750

There is now a fully electric version of the 500. Despite a significant technical update, the little 500 retains its classic appeal and excellent suitability as a city car. The electric 500’s 117 horsepower provides quick acceleration, making it easy to get around town, while a range of up to 200 miles (depending on trim level and battery) allows for the occasional longer excursion.

The new 500 is one of the cheapest electric cars on the market, but if you want the highest equipment you’ll need to pay a few thousand extra. The new 500, like the previous model, is available with a folding fabric sunroof, making it one of the few electric convertibles on the UK market.

4.Nissan Leaf – $19,900

The Nissan Leaf isn’t the latest electric vehicle on the market, but it shouldn’t be ignored if you’re looking for zero-emission family transportation. It is more spacious, more attractive and better equipped than its predecessor. Even the entry-level model includes a rear view camera, smartphone mirroring, alloy wheels and a package of safety systems such as Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Cheaper Leaf variants have a battery of 39 kWh, good for 270 kilometers – or even more if you stay in the city. That means most commuters only need to plug in once every few days, while fully charging a residential wallbox takes 7.5 hours. Nissan also sells the e-NV200 Combi, a seven-seater electric MPV that undercuts its competitors but now appears to be obsolete.

5. MG ZS SUV – $21,990

Few people expected MG to build an electric vehicle, and when the ZS EV debuted, some people were surprised. While it’s more expensive than the petrol-powered ZS, it’s one of the cheapest electric cars on the market today – also one of the biggest cars on this list. It’s a big, practical SUV and the electric motor has significantly improved the driving experience.

The ZS EV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in four seconds less than the turbocharged petrol engine and has a range of up to 263 km (or 231 if you stay within the city limits). The inside won’t fool you into thinking it’s a luxury car, but it’s still relatively well equipped, with sat nav, DAB radio and smartphone mirroring all included with the entry-level model. The ZS’s 448-litre boot is large for its class and remains unaffected by the conversion to electric power.

6. MINI Electric – $29,900

The switch to electric power has had minimal effect on the MINI’s excellent handling, and the MINI Electric is almost as fast as a fuel-powered Cooper S. Even the base ‘1’ model includes satellite navigation, dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control and a digital instrument panel.

However, you pay for the premium name and equipment; its 145-mile range is much shorter than the Peugeot e-208 and Renault ZOE, and there’s not much space for passengers or luggage, although there’s no compromise compared to the regular MINI.

7. Vauxhall Corsa-e – $31,017

The Vauxhall Corsa-e joins this list after a £3,000 price drop in December 2021. Not only does this mean every Corsa-e (and every Vauxhall Mokka-e) is now priced under £32,000, but the lowest electric Corsa is even less. LED headlights, air conditioning, rear parking sensors and a touchscreen are standard on all models.

Vauxhall added some improvements to the electric powertrain that powers its ‘e’ badged cars. A more efficient heat pump and new tires are among the upgrades that allow the Corsa-e to travel up to 222 miles on a single charge, up from 209 miles before.

8. Mazda MX-30 SUV – $33,470

Mazda’s first electric car is one of the more unusual alternatives on this list. The eye-catching design is enhanced by rear-opening rear doors, and the interior features recycled cork trim to honor Mazda’s roots in the cork industry. Rather than chasing long range with a large battery, the Mazda MX-30 comes with a relatively small 35.5kWh cell.

Placing a modest battery was a conscious choice. The range of 200 kilometers is disappointing, but according to Mazda’s data, that’s fine for the vast majority of its customers. And a smaller battery has even more advantages; the MX-30 is therefore lighter, more manoeuvrable and cheaper. The MX-30 isn’t the best family car due to its somewhat cramped rear seats, but many of the cars on this list are equally compact.

9.Peugeot e-208 – $36,079

Peugeot chose not to give the e-208 an extravagant style to distinguish it as the company’s first attempt at making an electric vehicle. It looks almost identical to the petrol and diesel 208s, but is nonetheless striking and sporty. It’s the fastest model in the 208 lineups, so you could argue it’s got the performance to back up those punchy looks.

The 0-100km/h sprint takes just over eight seconds and the maximum range is listed as 225 miles. With 100kW fast charging you can charge the batteries of the e-208 with 100 kilometers in just 20 minutes. Peugeot is now synonymous with striking, well-equipped interiors, and the e-208 is no exception. The lack of a place to store the charging cord is a minor annoyance.

10.MG5EV – $38,995

Continuing the low-cost, no-frills line of the ZS EV, the MG 5 EV isn’t very exciting, but it’s an extremely practical and economical station wagon. It’s priced like a much smaller car, with a starting price of around £28,000 (after the subsidy) for the Long Range model, but with a massive 578-litre load space it can fit just about anything and everything you could possibly need. to have. easy to transport, and it can accommodate five passengers in acceptable comfort.

MG hasn’t sacrificed range to keep the price down either, as the MG 5 EV Long-Range can travel up to 400 miles on a single charge. Additionally, despite the car’s simplicity, standard features include an 8-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control and air conditioning. The MG 5 will be facelifted in 2022, with newer styling and technologies.

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Conclusion

Electric vehicles (EVs) are powered by a battery instead of a petrol tank and use an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. While they can be expensive, there are now some EVs available that won’t break the bank, and this article has provided you with a list of the 10 cheapest in the Canadian market.

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