These Electric SUVs Come in Under $45k

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If having an EV in your personal fleet seems unattainable, think again. Autoweek show you 12 EVs that are well within budget that have plenty of character, style and range.

2024 Nissan Leaf

Price: $29,208

The Nissan Leaf is one of the most comfortable and practical EVs on the road. The quiet chariot is not the fastest, but it might take the trophy for the most economical coming in at just under $30,000.

Perfect for the close and local driver, the base model can get up to 110 miles on a fully charged battery. If you’re considering one, act soon. Nissan is discontinuing the Leaf after this year.

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2025 Mini Cooper Electric

Price: $31,859

Unique and recognizable, the Mini Cooper continues to impress with its fun-to-drive style. The base 2025 Mini Cooper Electric comes standard with front-wheel drive and 181 hp, and up to 110 miles of range. It can also fast charge from 10-80% on a level two fast charger in 35 minutes.


Speedy with great handling, the Mini Cooper Electric is small but mighty and can get you to where you need to with a smile on your face.

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2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV

Price: $34,995

Coming soon to a Chevy dealer near you, the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, will be a force to be reckoned with. The futuristic styling of the SUV looks just as cool as the number of ponies under the hood—209 hp, to be exact.

Depending on the trim level and powertrain, the Equinox EV can go 285-319 miles on a single charge. It has an impressive range with an even more impressive price tag.

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2024 Kona Electric

Price: $34,050

The second-generation Hyundai Kona Electric is completely different from the Kona’s from the past. It’s longer, with a wider wheelbase and more room to enjoy the additional 6 cubic feet of space than the previous model.

Hyundai claims that the Kona Electric can charge from 10%-80% in 43 minutes, and on a fully charged battery can cruise up to 261 miles. Anticipatory anxiety? Not here.

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2025 Volvo EX30

Price: $36,245

Volvo’s entry-level EV, the EX30 offers a big package at a small price. Offering 275 miles of range, capable of charging 10%-80% in a swift 26.5 minutes, means less time at the charging station, and more time exploring.

The customizable controls on the 12.3-inch infotainment screen deliver smart shortcuts, and intuitive controls with built-in Google. Sustainable materials and the sleek ergonomic interior prove that Scandinavian design is top-notch.

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2024 Kia Niro EV

Price: $40,975

Joining the growing list of EV vehicles in Kia’s fleet, the Kia Niro EV is the smallest of the Kia family. As compact as this crossover SUV is, it has plenty of room to accommodate the everyday driver.

Comfortable seating, ample headroom, 63.7 cu-ft of storage area and a zippy enough feel behind the wheel will make everyday commutes and errand running feel less humdrum, and more appealing with its sleek and modern design.