Electric vehicles are highly preferable to conventional rides when it comes to environmental factors. EVs leave a lot smaller carbon footprint on the environment compared to the cars running on gas and that is one of the major selling-point of EVs.
However, one of the chief constraints for EVs from going mass-popular is that they are mostly very expensive. Plus, the cost of recharging your drive with electric power outdoes that of using gasoline. This may change with SmartForTwo, which is the cheapest EV so far.
The Smart ForTwo ED Couple comes at a bare price of $25,000, excluding the delivery charges. Even then, it turns out to be the cheapest ride juiced up with electric power. The neat design of the car is also quite enticing.
The starting price of the car, factoring in the tax charges as well as a home charger, turns out to be nearly $21,000. You can save about $2,000 off this tag if you already have a home charge for an electric ride. In all, this car turns out to be the most affordable EV ride that we have seen so far.
In the past, Smart has offered lease prices for its rides. For instance, the last ForTwo car was offered for a per month lease price of $599 by the company, so we can hope for similar packages for this new model too.