Electric vehicles are on a roll and 2022 will be a particularly important year for the segment. Many new models of electric cars are entering as a 2022 product while others are retiring.
Several of the more affordable electric vehicle models last year are gone, but in return they are being replaced by vehicles with more range and better performance. In addition, with the discounts currently offered by the federal government (up to $ 5,000) and by Quebec and British Columbia (up to $ 8,000 and $ 5,000, respectively), it is still possible to get an electric vehicle for less than $ 30,000.
Here are the 10 most affordable 2022 electric vehicles before discounts.
2022 Nissan LEAF – $ 37,498
The pioneer of electric cars in Canada, the Nissan LEAF, is the most affordable electric car in the country right now. This version includes a 40-kWh battery for a range of 243 kilometers.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV – $ 38,198
The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt has been completely redesigned this year. It still offers a range of 417 kilometers.
2022 Nissan LEAF Plus – $ 40,098
The Nissan LEAF Plus is the 62-kW battery version which provides a range of 363 kilometers.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV – $ 40,198
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2022 is a more versatile version in the form of a small crossover of the Bolt and offers a range of 397 kilometers.
2022 Mazda MX-30 – $ 42,150
The Mazda MX-30 offers a 35.5-kWh battery which is less than the other vehicles on this list. Its range is therefore less (161 kilometers). In return, it can be fully recharged in less than 3 hours on a level 2 maid.
2022 Hyundai Kona EV – $ 43,699
The Hyundai Kona EV returns in 2022 with a range of 415 kilometers. It has also received some cosmetic touch-ups and its price is lower compared to last year.
2022 Kia Soul EV – $ 44,890 (estimated)
The exact price of the 2022 Kia Soul EV is not yet confirmed, but it should look like last year. The Kia Soul EV offers between 248 kilometers and 363 kilometers of range depending on the version.
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 – $ 44,995
The all-new Volkswagen ID.4 comes in just under the $ 45,000 mark and offers a range of 400 kilometers.
2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 – $ 44,995 (estimated)
The new Hyundai IONIQ 5 arrives in early 2022. It will be offered in different versions with an anticipated range of over 400 kilometers standard.
Tesla Model 3 – $ 46,389
The Tesla Model 3 offers several versions. The one offered at $ 46,389 offers just 151 kilometers of range. Still, it saves about $ 6,000 over the regular-run Model 3.
This list will change during the year and does not include provincial or federal discounts. Prices do not include taxes, freight charges or other charges.