Electric cars.. Top 10 most affordable models compared to the driving range (photos) - Energy

Many are currently considering switching from conventional cars to electric cars, but taking such a step requires a lot of thought, especially about pricing and driving range, which are at the forefront of everyone’s considerations.

Although in the end the decisive world is the financial ability to buy, some in Australia see the need for the transition to electricity to be commensurate with the service or benefit they receive for their money.

So, The Driven, a platform specialized in automotive and driving news, collected information and data on the most preferred electric cars in terms of price and driving range, for those looking to abandon their traditional cars and go electric.

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Driving range and prices

Electric vehicles with a lower price range or smaller batteries don’t necessarily top the list, as based on a WLTP list price, a car owner can pay as little as $112 per kilometer of driving range.

But at the top of the scale or list, for cars under $80,000, the owner can pay up to $327 per kilometer of driving range.

The driving range WLTP is the officially recognized range in Europe, but is referred to as an optimistic range at best, as it is applied to electric cars in the laboratory, conditions that are realistically only achieved under discreet driving and without obstacles similar to reality. .

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Topped the list of electric cars most preferred by those who want this type of driving, the BYD “Auto 3 Extended”, which has a price of 47 thousand and 381 dollars, which is the best when comparing the price per kilometer, it contains a 63.8 kW battery /hour, and provides a driving range of 420 km.

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BYD Auto 3 – Photo via “The Driven”

In second place were the Hyundai Kona Electric, starting at $60,900, offering a driving range of 484 km, and most importantly – based on its WLTP range – calculations show a cost-per-kilometre of 125.83 dollars.

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Hyundai Kona electric car – photo from The Driven website

The third place was occupied by the Tesla Model 3 Long Range car, which costs 76,200 dollars, has a driving range of about 602 kilometers, and according to calculations, a kilometer is about 126.58 dollars.

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Tesla Model 3 car – photo from The Driven website

The “Polyester Long Range” car came in fourth place, providing a battery with a capacity of 78 kWh and a driving range of 540 km, and its price is 68,400 dollars, which means that the cost per kilometer in the driving range is about 126.67 dollars.

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Polyester Long Range electric car – photo from The Driven website

Tesla again took fifth place in the list with the Model 3 RWD, which costs 63,900 dollars, has a road range of 491 kilometers, and a battery capacity of 62.3 kWh, which means that the cost per kilometer for the range of motion is about 130.14 dollars. .

Higher price per kilometer

In sixth place on the list of the most preferred electric cars, the Polyester SR came at a price of 63 thousand and 900 dollars, with a battery capacity of 67 kilowatt-hours, and a driving range of 470 kilometers, that is, the price per kilometer compared to the driving range is $135.96.

The Kia “E Niro” car came in seventh place, at a price of 62,590 dollars, a battery with a capacity of 64 kWh, and a driving range of 455 kilometers, i.e., the price per kilometer compared to the driving range is about 137.56 dollars.

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Kia e Niro electric car

In eighth place, came the “BYD” model “Auto 3 SR”, whose price was 44 thousand and 381 dollars, and its driving range was 320 kilometers, which is equivalent to 138.69 dollars per kilometer.

And came in ninth place in the list of the best-priced electric cars, the “MG ZS”, which has a price of 46 thousand and 900 dollars, and its driving range is up to 320 kilometers, after adding a battery capacity of 51 kWh, meaning that the price of a kilometer compared to the range of Driving is $146.56.

The Hyundai Lunik EV ranked tenth, at a price of $49,970, and a driving range of 311 kilometers, or up to $160.68 per kilometer.

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