Several models of new 100% electric cars are expected at a cheaper price. Looking back at the potential next favorites of zero-emission drivers.
The range of electric vehicles is still struggling to be democratised, since the majority of new vehicles in the catalog are currently priced at more than 30,000 euros (without the eco-bonus). For example, with a “simple” Renault Zoé, whose prices currently start at 33,700 euros, or with a Peugeot e-208 at 33,170 euros.
Electric cars under 30,000 euros are not yet very numerous and usually remain small models, suitable for everyday use, but not really suitable for family holidays, for example. So we can name the Dacia Spring (19,800 euros), the Renault Twingo (24,050 euros) or the Fiat 500e (26,200 euros).
The cheapest models that fall into the “Family” category: the MG ZS EV SUV and the MG5 station wagonboth of which start at €32,990 with no aid.
It is also the British brand, belonging to the Chinese group SAIC, that opens our selection of these models that are about to be launched at under 30,000 euros.
MG, in turn, has just opened pre-orders for its next model: a versatile sedan called the MG4.
With a length of 4.29 meters, it should offer more versatility than a small city runabout. Two versions are offered, with a range of 350 km or 450 km and two engines with 170 or 204 hp.
The basic version starts under 30,000 euros, and marketing is planned for next autumn.
It was one of the favorites at the Munich trade fair in September 2021: the first model from a Chinese manufacturer that is still unknown in Europe, the Ora Cat 01.
With a length of 4.24 meters, it can also play the role of the versatile compact, with a rather successful exterior design.
On the battery side, two versions should be offered, 49 kWh and 63 kWh, offering between 300 and 400 km of autonomy, all with a motor with a power of 163 hp.
This car, which will be marketed in the UK before the summer, will be launched in Germany in the coming months, says Automobile Propre while waiting for France. The opportunity to also discover her official name for Europe: the Ora Funky Cat. How not crack?
Fisker is a bit like Tesla’s eternal rival… and hasn’t really had the same success. After an SUV, the Ocean, the American brand is preparing to launch a more compact and above all more affordable model, hoping that the car will be offered below our €30,000 threshold.
However, it will be necessary to have a little patience since the commercialization would be scheduled for 2024, with an unofficial image of TopElectricSUV spotted by Frandroid.
Apart from some still very conceptual visuals of the interior and exterior, we still know little about this model, which is produced in the United States.
A big name in the French automotive industry and the promise of an electric car for less than 30,000 euros: has Renault found the recipe for success to (really) democratize the electric car? If the Zoé played the role of pioneer in converting many French, the R5 represents the promise of finally affordable zero emissions.
Finally, after a concept manifesto that incidentally presented the new Diamond and therefore proposed to revive this legendary model, we still know little about this model, which is expected to be on the market in 2024.
While waiting to learn more about its performance, Renault has already decided to produce it at its plant in Douai (north) in France.
And also: Tesla “Model 2”, Renault 4L and Volkswagen ID.2
Other models are expected to cost less than 30,000 euros new.
Among the most anticipated is the $25,000 Tesla that Elon Musk promised in September 2020 and was then planning for…2023. Fans of the American brand nicknamed it the “Model 2”, but Tesla hasn’t talked much about the vehicle since… To be continued!
After the R5, Renault has also announced the return of the 4L. Details are few there too, but no doubt a more compact and affordable version is approaching to integrate the range of 7 100% electric models promised for 2025 at Renault.
On the Volkswagen side, the affordable zero-emission car will be called the ID.2, with an already announced price of between 20,000 and 25,000 euros and a commercialization in 2025.
A little earlier, Hyundai has just announced that it will launch two small electric cars in Europe for under €20,000, writes Carscoops, a first in 2023 and the second in late 2024.