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10 Best Used Electric Vehicles Under $30,000

Even with state and federal tax rebates, new electric cars and SUVs can be surprisingly expensive. Fortunately, electric vehicles have been around long enough now that you can find some great deals on lightly used models that won’t break the bank. Here is our list of the 10 best used electric vehicles under $30,000.

1. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

With strong standard driver-assist features, a 170-mile range, and a lifetime battery warranty, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a great family car, shorter-range commuter, or do-it-all hatchback. It’s only sold new in 13 states, and there is no AWD option, however, so it may not be suitable for all. See used Hyundai Ioniq Electric models for sale near you

2. 2019 Kia Niro EV

2019 Kia Niro EV in green.

The Kia Niro EV is stylish on the outside, handsome and functional on the inside, and yet neither too avant-garde nor too expensive. With a smart 5-passenger cabin and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the Niro EV is ready to be your daily driver. See used Kia Niro EV models for sale near you

3. 2020 Nissan Leaf

2020 Nissan Leaf in white.

The Nissan Leaf’s 149-mile range might not break any records, but it’s a perfectly workable range for most people, especially as a second car. The Leaf’s sleek styling and roomy interior make for easy everyday driving, assisted by Nissan’s ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous features. See used Nissan Leaf models for sale near you

4. 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV in gray.

Despite the Chevrolet Bolt’s recent and ongoing battery issues, the Bolt’s fantastic one-pedal driving experience, roomy interior, and affordability make it a great option. Note: If you shop for a Bolt EV, check to see if it received the necessary replacement battery module, which limits the state of charge to 80%. That changes its range to a maximum of 207 miles, which is still quite impressive. See used Chevrolet Bolt models for sale near you

5. 2019 Kia Soul EV

2019 Kia Soul EV in Brown.

Feature-filled, with a small and boxy stature, the Kia Soul EV can be fully charged in as little as 30 minutes. Sure, its range is a bit short at 111 miles, but with the quick DC fast-charge time, it’s perfect for big cities and their satellite suburbs. See used Kia Soul EV models for sale near you

6. 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

2019 Volkswagen e-Golf in white.

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most beloved hatchbacks in automotive history, so it’s no surprise the electric car is loved, too. Practical, attractive, and athletic, the VW e-Golf is the kind of EV you take home to see your parents. See used Volkswagen e-Golf models for sale near you

7. 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

2019 Hyundai Kona EV in green.

The Hyundai Kona Electric offers great power, a long range (258 miles), and all the comfort and convenience you’d expect from the Kona’s small crossover SUV format. It’s an engaging vehicle to drive, and the regenerative braking system can be tweaked to taste. See used Hyundai Kona Electric models for sale near you

8. 2018 BMW i3

2018 BMW i3 in black.

From the daily commute to the deepest urban neighborhoods, the BMW i3 is hard to beat. Despite the small size, the i3 is comfortable, spacious, and fun to drive, especially in new-for-2018 i3s guise. See used BMW i3 models for sale near you

9. 2018 Ford Focus Electric

2018 Ford Focus Electric in red.

Aimed at competitive shorter-range electric cars like the Leaf and e-Golf, the Ford Focus Electric offers just 76 miles of range — but that might still be enough for you, provided you live in or near a city that’s well-outfitted with charging stations. See used Ford Focus Electric models for sale near you

10. 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV

2014 Toyota RAV4 EV in white.

Yes, there was a brief period of time when Toyota made an all-electric RAV4. With an EPA-rated range of 103 miles and 78 city/74 highway MPG-e, the RAV4 EV is a versatile compact SUV. It’s also surprisingly quick. When these were new vehicles, they were only sold in California. While we’ve seen listings in other states, shopping on the West Coast might still be your best bet. See used Toyota RAV4 EV models for sale near you

10 Best Used Electric Vehicles Under $30,000

  1. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
  2. 2019 Kia Niro EV
  3. 2020 Nissan Leaf
  4. 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
  5. 2019 Kia Soul EV
  6. 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf
  7. 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
  8. 2018 BMW i3
  9. 2018 Ford Focus Electric
  10. 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV