Our top 3 affordable electric cars: Your ticket to eco-friendly driving - Amt Auto
Our top 3 affordable electric cars: Your ticket to eco-friendly driving – Amt Auto

Our top 3 affordable electric cars: Your ticket to eco-friendly driving

A red MG MG4 Standard Range in the city

Let’s talk about affordable EVs. Maybe you’re considering making the switch to electric but worried about breaking the bank?

We’ve got you covered with a rundown of the top three most affordable electric vehicles (EVs) on the market. Let’s dive in and explore what makes these electrifying rides stand out from the crowd.

Now a quick note before we get started, while you’re reading through this blog you might wonder what WLTP Range means. WLTP stands for ‘Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure’, this is a standardised testing procedure which measures the range a car is able to achieve. The tests are carried out in various weather conditions and speeds. This procedure outdates the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) which featured less tests and less driving conditions.

MG MG4 Standard Range

A photo of a red MG MG4 Standard Range in the city.

Battery Capacity: 51kWh

WLTP Range: 218kWh

Efficiency: 3.7 miles per kWh

Maximum charge rate: 150kW

Lease Pricing: £427.05*

The MG4 Standard Range EV is a hatchback with superb value for money with an enjoyable and comfortable drive. It stands out as a compelling option in the market, pricing up against competitors such as the Volkswagen ID.3 or the Megane E-Tech.

It offers a combination of environmental sustainability, advanced technology and everyday practicality. With it’s sleek design and stand out colour options, this one is sure to turn some heads. The MG4 delivers a modern driving experience with a quality interior and engaging infotainment centre.

Whilst charging times can vary, on average you can expect a 10% to 100% charge to take 6-7hrs at a 7kW rate.

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Fiat 500 Electric

A 2024 Silver Fiat 500e in the city

Battery Capacity: 24 kWh

WLTP Range: 118 miles

Efficiency: 3.8 miles per kWh

Maximum charge rate: 85kW

Lease Pricing: £556.45*

The Fiat 500 Electric is a supermini EV hatchback, fitted with a small battery that packs a punch. For the city drivers and short trippers, this car is absolutely aimed at them. The Fiat 500e excels whilst navigating the city, tight roads and tighter car parking is perfect.

It offers comfort in a small form factor whilst still including all the niceties that you would expect to get from a modern EV. With a compact 24 kWh battery, you’d be looking at charging from 10-100% in around 4hrs, making overnight charging a breeze (Especially if you’re using one of those handy EV tariffs).

Whilst this car is perfect for your day to day driving around the city where the distances are short but the traffic is thick, don’t expect to get very far on a long trip away. With a 118 mile WLTP range, it won’t be long before you’re stopping on the motorway to charge back up. But with a maximum charge rate of 85kW and such a small battery, you’ll be back up to 100% in no time.

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Nissan Leaf

A Nissan Leaf parked at an angle

Battery Capacity: 39 kWh

WLTP Range: 218 miles

Efficiency: 3.7 miles per kWh

Maximum charge rate: 46kW

Lease Pricing: £389.33*

The Nissan Leaf is certainly not the new kid on the block, being one of the first to enter the EV market, Nissan have had time to develop and perfect their family friendly hatchback. A comfortable and stylish EV with surprising performance to boot.

This compact family car features the modern tech and build quality that you come to expect from Nissan. Reliable and speedy, it can reach 62 from 0 in 7.9 seconds. The 39 kWh battery can be charged at a max rate of 46kW, this means you’re looking at a full charge within the hour. That’s speedy. At a home charger rate of 7kW, it would take 5hrs to charge from 10% up to 100%, so plug it in overnight and start the day with a full charge.

Overall, whilst the Nissan Leaf will afford you more miles if travelling further, it is still aimed at customers looking to drive around the city 90% of the time. With a 218 WLTP range, you won’t even need to be charging everyday depending on your usage.

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So there you have it, folks! The top three most affordable electric cars that are revolutionizing the way we think about eco-friendly driving. With their impressive features and wallet-friendly price tags, these electrifying rides prove that going green doesn’t have to cost a fortune. So why wait? Take the plunge and join the electric revolution today!

Speak to our team and find out how we can help. 

*Prices accurate as of 16 April 2024. Prices based on 36-month term, 8,000 miles p/a and 1 month deposit. Admin charges apply. Subject to change