The 12 Best Bargain Electric Cars

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#9- 2016 BMW i3 EV

Price: $43,350

Range: 81 miles

Battery Size:22 kWh

Power: 170 HP and 184 lb-ft

Ok, so $43,350 isn’t exactly bargain pricing for a small car but since quite a few have been sitting on dealer lots for longer than they expected, there are a couple of killer lease deals going on. On average if you have good credit, you can lease a BMW i3 for around $229 a month but on a couple of occasions, $99 a month lease deals do pop up with a hefty $5,0000 due at signing.

For that lease deal, you get a German made all electric car with agile handling, a very responsive motor and a plush interior that just might make that L.A. commute that much more bearable. It’s styling shows hints of BMW, but overall it shouts avante-garde and forward thinking. The front looks aggressive and tough and its small dimensions aren’t scaring any commuters. Owners have reported that the front seats are nice and comfy with plenty of room in the rear for passengers with adequate headspace to boot. There are high-quality materials throughout with lots of the materials from recycled and renewable resources. With 81 miles of range, it skirts that edge of being purely a city car and one you take out on the highway. Know where to charge up and a few long trips here and there shouldn’t be a problem.

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