Looking to get hold of an electric vehicle but are worried about the cost?
Well, you don’t need to look just at a Tesla, there are several other electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles available in Australia.
In fact, the most affordable models are going to cost you less than half of what Tesla has to offer.
And the upfront cost of electric and hybrid models is expected to drop even further as technology continues to develop.
Affordable hybrid and electric vehicles:
Toyota Prius C
One of the most sought-after fuel efficient cars available, the Toyota Prius C is one size down from the standard Prius.
It offers a decent cargo space and a good list of standard features with prices kicking off from just over $24,000.
Toyota Camry Hybrid
With excellent fuel economy and in a package boasting Camry’s “sexy” new styling, this mid-size hybrid is sure to be a hit with taxi fleets for years to come.
Oh, and the Camry hybrid makes a great alternative to a fuel-guzzling SUV. Prices start from $31,990.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
OK, so you have to have an SUV? Well that doesn’t mean you can’t have an electric vehicle.
The Outlander PHEV allows you to charge your batteries overnight and then take advantage of a fully electric mode to get you to and from work.
And with combined fuel economy as low as just 1.7L/100km the Mitsubishi truly is a best of both worlds proposition.
Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid SUV is available to you from $50,490.
A hybrid or electric car might be cheaper than you think, especially when factoring in total running costs!
So, which one are you thinking of getting your hands on?