- The electric car market is growing rapidly all across the world.
- However, the number of EVs on roads is still tiny, especially outside the developed countries.
- Here are the 5 most affordable EVs in South Africa that you can buy right now.
Here is the list of the 5 most affordable EVs in South Africa that you can buy right now. EVs are gaining interest and momentum in a lot of countries across the world. However, the number of EVs on the roads is still marginal. That is true for most countries of the world apart from the developed economies. Nevertheless, that number is on a rise lately and it only has one way to go, upwards. Let us check out the 5 cheapest electric cars in South Africa if you wish to buy an EV.
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5 Most Affordable Electric Cars in South Africa
Mini Cooper SE
- Price- R723,000
- Range- 215 km
First on this list is the mini Cooper SE in the 3-door electric version. The premium electric hatchback starts at R723,000 (approx Rs 34.46 lakh when converted to INR). It makes a healthy 135 kW (180 hp) and the acceleration from 0-100 km/h comes up in just 7.3 secs. The top speed is limited to 150 km/h and the claimed range is 215 km.
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Volvo XC40 Recharge
- Price- R1.075 million
- Range- 423 km
Next on the list of most affordable electric cars in South Africa is the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Volvo is known for being a brand focusing on safety. It has a starting price of R1.075 million (approx Rs 51.23 lakh when converted to INR). The electric SUV offers 170 kW (228 hp) of maximum power allowing it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 7.4 secs. It has a top speed of 160 km/h and a claimed range of 423 km on a single charge.
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- Price- R1.169 million
- Range- 486 km
The entry-level electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz is the EQA. It comes with a lot of variants including a performance-focused AMG trim. The regular version retails for R1.169 million (approx Rs 55.72 lakh when converted to INR). The luxury electric SUV makes 140 kW (188 hp) of max power and has. atop speed of 160 km/h. It achieves 0-100 km/h in just 8.6 secs. The claimed driving range is 486 km on a single charge.
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BMW iX3 M Sport
- Price- R1.29 million
- Range- 460 km
The iX3 is the most popular and the most affordable electric SUV from BMW. It carries a price tag of R1.29 million (approx Rs 61.49 lakh when converted to INR). It develops 210 kW (282 hp) of maximum power enabling it to have an acceleration time from 0-100 km/h of just 6.7 secs. The iX3 has a top speed of 180 km/h and a claimed range of 460 km.
BMW i4 M50
- Price- R1.6 million
- Range- 620 km
The i4 M50 is the next BMW on this list of the most affordable Electric Cars in South Africa. The electric sedan comes with a price tag of R1.6 million (approx Rs 76.26 lakh when converted to INR). It makes a colossal 400 kW (536 hp) and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 3.8 secs making it seriously quick. Its top speed is rated at 225 km/h and has an all-electric range of 620 km on a single charge.