Economical Electric and Hybrid Cars of 2020
The newest era of automobiles is all about electric and hybrid cars. Automobile companies are coming up with new features every year to increase market sales on these cars. Prices of these cars are slightly higher than regular combustion cars; however, they are eco-friendly. When talking about the top electric and hybrid cars of 2020, here’s a list of the cheapest ones.
Renault City K-ZE
It is a 5 seater electric car with a ground clearance of 5.9 inches. The engine delivers 44 horsepower to cover a range of 110 miles. This model is built solely for city driving. The K-ZE cannot exceed 65 mph. The base model of this car is priced roughly at $8700.
Volkswagen e-Up! GEN 2
This is an interesting model that serves as one of the faces for electric cars for many years. The range goes up to 146 miles on a charge. It has an 83 horsepower motor with 36.8 kWh battery to cover 81 miles per hour and can shift to 60 mph in 11.9 seconds. Other features include automatic air conditioning, a docking station, and an application that turns your smartphone on to the infotainment display.
This model is characterized by constant innovations when it comes to the range and tech features. There is an expected upgrade in 2020 to increase the battery capacity to cover a distance of 225 miles on one charge. The current model has a 41 kWh battery that can cover 150 miles on a charge.
Skoda Citigo e-iV
Skoda’s hatchbacks are brought to life by a single 83 horsepower electric motor with 156 lb ft torque channelled to the front wheels. The battery has 36.8 kWh capacity, which should be good to cover 146 miles on one charge. The price for this model is likely to start from $25,800, making it one of the cheapest cars.
This electro hatchback is treated by Volkswagen as the complete electric vehicle. This claim needs to be taken seriously as Volkswagen offers a low priced entry-level electric car with appealing looks and decent range in features as well as higher and long-range variance with premium specs. Initially, a 58 kWh battery to cover 248 miles of range will go on sale. Later on, two more configurations are to be introduced — 185 miles 45 kWh and the 310 miles 77 hWh batteries are expected to be the next configurations. The shortest range model will cost around $32,900. It is powered by a real mounted 204 HP motor with 229 lb ft torque, which is ideal for covering 100 miles per hour.
The Leaf is one of the most popular electric vehicles among the top electric and hybrid cars of 2020. The current model has a 40 kWh of battery to generate 147 horsepower and 236 lb ft of torque. Among its standard tech, it has an automatic emergency braking, cruise control, and very efficient regenerative braking. The car also has an E-pedal function that allows you to accelerate and slow down using a single pedal. It offers a range of 151 miles on one charge. The price of the Leaf starts from $31,600.