Electric vehicles might seem like something straight out of the future, but they’re becoming increasingly popular. More and more drivers are buying electric cars, and they’re reaping the benefits. When you go all-electric, you no longer need to worry about the cost of fuel, the wear and tear that can come with a gasoline engine, or potential harm to the environment. And electric vehicles can actually be affordably priced. 

While electric cars were expensive when they first hit auto dealerships, today’s EVs are cheaper. You can get behind the wheel of a fully electric car for less now, and you’ll enjoy plenty of high-tech features and new safety gear.

If you’re considering going electric, check out these five affordable models.

1. 2020 Kia Niro EV

Purchase Price: The MSRP starts at $24,590.

Lease Price: Lease the 2020 Kia Niro EV for $229 per month for either 24 months or 36 months, with a down payment of $2,999.

Range: The 2020 Kia Niro EV has a 62 kWh battery, which offers up to 239 miles of driving range on a single charge.

Did you ever think it’d be possible to not only drive but afford an all-electric SUV? The 2020 Kia Niro EV is here, and it’s a modern electric vehicle with comfort, power, and plenty of room. Though the newest Kia Niro is a compact SUV, it’s fun to drive and surprisingly roomy inside. With features like Smart Cruise Control, regenerative self charging, and Kia’s innovative UVO link services for remote access, this is one high-tech electric vehicle.

To top it all off, the Kia Niro EV is available with the Kia Drive Wise Driver Assist Technologies. These safety features can help you both feel and stay safer on the road, helping you identify potential dangers before they interfere with your driving.

2. 2020 Nissan Leaf

Purchase Price: MSRP starts at $31,600. The Leaf’s price can drop as low as $24,100 with potential federal tax credits.

Lease Price: Nissan is offering a lease deal on the 2020 Leaf at the price of $229 per month for 36 months, with a $3,449 down payment.

Range: Drivers can choose either a 40 kWh battery or a 62 kWh battery for up to 226 miles of driving range.

The Nissan Leaf has been one of the best and most in-demand electric vehicles on the road since it was first unveiled. And for this model year, the 2020 Nissan Leaf is 100 percent electric and 100 percent impressive. With an increased driving range, two battery options, and a wide array of cool, high-tech advanced features, drivers will love getting behind the wheel of the newest Leaf. The Leaf includes optional semi-autonomous driving mode, an extensive list of Nissan Intelligent Mobility features that help drivers, and an upgraded infotainment system.

But perhaps best of all, the new 2020 Leaf can actually compete with top-tier electric brands like Tesla. The option to use semi-autonomous driving can help reduce distractions and keep drivers safe, and it includes features like pedestrian detection, automated emergency braking, and more as part of the Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite.

3. 2020 Volkswagen E-Golf

Purchase Price: MSRP starts at an estimated price of $33,000

Lease Price: Some Volkswagen dealerships are offering the E-Golf at a lease price of $269 per month for 39 months, with a down payment of $3,499.

Range: The 202 Volkswagen E-Golf is rated to drive up to 125 miles on a single charge.

If you love the VW Golf, you’ll love the new all-electric model. The 2020 Volkswagen E-Golf is a modern, electric spin on the classic Golf, with a few upgrades and new features. Meant to compete directly with the Tesla Model 3 and Nissan Leaf, the E-Golf is compact, capable on the road, and practical for all drivers. Few changes were made for the 2020 model year, but that’s simply because few were necessary. The E-Golf is zippy and speedy, capable and easy to handle.

On top of its driving capabilities, the 2020 VW E-Golf also includes plenty of safety features to keep drivers comfortable on the road. This all-electric model comes standard with the Driver Assistance package, which includes forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and even more features.

4. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq

Purchase Price: MSRP starts at $33,045. The Ioniq’s price can be discounted by as much as $7,500 with potential federal tax credits.

Lease Price: Hyundai offers a lease deal on the 2020 Ioniq of $239 per month for 36 months, with a down payment of $2,500.

Range: The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq has an EPA estimated driving range of 170 miles on single charge, thanks to a larger battery new to this model year.

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq offers drivers plenty of different choices and options. This vehicle is anything but standard or dull. With three available powertrains, unique characteristics on each model, and features that make its price an excellent value, the newest Ioniq has something everyone will like. And the features included with this model range from an eight-inch infotainment screen to Hyundai’s SmartSense driver assistance system to cool additions like automatic high beam headlights.

If you’re worried about maintenance costs for your new Hyundai Ioniq, there’s a special perk you’ll enjoy. All new 2020 Hyundai models get the Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. This can help drivers avoid additional expenses during the first years of ownership.

5. 2020 Chevrolet Bolt

Purchase Price: MSRP starts at $36,620.

Lease Price: Chevrolet dealers throughout the U.S. are offering a lease deal on the 2020 Bolt of $239 per month for 36 months, with a $4,259 down payment.

Range: The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt has an EPA-estimated range of 259 miles on a single battery charge.

Looking for an electric vehicle that offers space, functionality, and plenty of driving range? The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt is the answer. This all-electric hatchback may look small, but it’s affordable, speedy, and innovative under the hood and behind the wheel. Featuring a faster charge and longer battery life for 2020, the newest Bolt makes drivers happier. The electric motor provides quick acceleration, and innovative regenerative braking technology makes this car fun to drive. 

Even though the Bolt is technically a car, it’s surprisingly roomy inside the cabin. It actually has cargo space that rivals crossover vehicles, and the seating is comfortable for adults. On top of the space, drivers and passengers alike will enjoy the many driver assistance and safety features. These all make the Bolt and its cargo safe on the road.

Find an Electric Car Within Your Budget Today

If you’ve been thinking about making the switch from gasoline to electric, there’s no better time than right now. Increasingly more automakers are releasing all-electric models, and electric cars are becoming more mainstream. The prices on electric cars have also decreased. With federal tax credits, you may be able to purchase an electric vehicle at a steal of a price.

But before you commit to a particular electric vehicle, make sure to check out the 2020 models mentioned here. These models are affordable and popular. And they include lease deals for drivers who want to give EVs a try. To save even more money on a 2020 electric vehicle, you can also shop around. Search online to see what auto dealerships near you are offering in terms of discounts and deals. Then, you can compare prices to get the best discount possible.

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Heather Fishel is a freelance writer who writes for many different interests and audiences. She’s covered topics ranging from productivity to psychology to education to finance on sites that include WonderHowTo, War History Online, Niche, and Livestly. She is the author of Fidget!, a nonfiction book that examines the connections between creativity, focus, and the brain.