Less fuel means more money left over in your pocket, which is a good thing considering these cars don’t come cheap. In the lower- to mid-range, you can pick up something like a 2017 Hyundai Ioniq EV for about $29,500, and on the high-end, there are cars like the all-electric BMW i3 ($44,450) and Tesla Roadster ($200,000+). If you’re not a big spender looking for a luxury vehicle, you can expect to pay about $30,000. Because these cars are much better for the environment, many states offer generous tax credits to people who buy them – so you can expect to get about $2,500 to $7,500 back that way. In the long run, you’ll probably pay as much as you would for a gasoline-powered vehicle, but at least you’ll do less damage to the environment.
Do you drive a clean energy vehicle? How much did you pay, and did it save you money long term?