Price range comparison: Which e-car offers more range with less money?

Price range comparison: Which e-car offers more range with less money?

How far can you get on a full charge? Can cheaper electric cars keep up?

The new car comparison portal Carwow, therefore, provides a practical answer and compares the real purchase price with the electric range, or: the price range.

For the calculations of the price range of more than 70 e-models, Carwow has already taken into account all discounts, manufacturer and BAFA subsidy premiums as well as the transfer costs to determine the best offer price of the respective car. The data for the range comes from the specified WLTP range of the battery of the respective base model. This results in the price range, i.e. how much one kilometre of range costs about the real purchase price. The calculation is based on the offer price (including savings) divided by the standard range.

"In recent years, we can observe that more and more vehicles are coming under the 80 euro per kilometre mark in terms of the price range," explains Philipp Sayler von Amende, CEO and Co-Founder of Carwow Germany.

The top five are dominated by inexpensive models
First place goes to the Dacia Spring, a mini-SUV that offers a comparatively low range of 230 km but comes with an extremely low purchase price of 12,000 euros. This results in a price range of 50 euros/km. Second place goes to last year's winner, the Opel Corsa-e: it offers a range of 359 km (WLTP) at a purchase price of just under 19,000 euros and thus a price range of 53 euros/km. Other small cars such as the Peugeot e-208 with a price range of 58 euros/km and the Renault Zoe with also 58 euros/km join the top five price, range models. This top five is rounded off by the compact VW ID.3 with its 60 euros/km.

Carwow boss Philipp Sayler von Amende says: "The e-cars in the top 5 of the price range comparison show that the entry into electromobility can also be successful with comparatively low funds. Then you usually even get relatively much electric range for the money." By the way, in terms of electric range, VW's ID.3 delivers the most in the top 10 in the price range compared with an impressive 426 km.

Top 10 in terms of the price range
1. Dacia Spring: 50 euros per km
2. Opel Corsa-e: 53 euros per km
3. Peugeot e-208: 58 euros per km
4. Renault Zoe: 58 euros per km
5. VW ID.3: 60 Euro per km
6. Cupra Born: 66 Euro per km
7. Nissan Leaf: 68 Euro per km
8. Renault Twingo Electric: 68 Euro per km
9. Peugeot e-2008: 69 euros per km
10.Opel Mokka-e: 69 Euro per km

The ID.3 is overtaken by its bigger sibling, the ID.5, which even manages 516 km on its charge, comes in at 71 euros/km and thus only just misses the top 10. BMW's i4 achieves an even greater range. It reaches 585 km, but costs about 10,000 euros more than the ID.5 and has a price range of 79 euros/km. The smaller version, BMW's i3, also has a price range of 79 euros/km, closely followed by the Kia EV6 with a price range of 80 euros/km and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 with a price range of 81 euros/km. Another member of the upper price range midfield is the Tesla Model 3, which offers a range of 491 km and comes in at a price range of 77 euros/km.

Higher price, higher range, but the low price range
If you move into the three-digit range in terms of the price range, you often have to dig deeper into your pockets, but you also more often come across models that are beyond the 500 km electric range, such as the BMW i4 M50 (106 euros/km) and the three Tesla models Y (106 euros/km), S (158 euros/km) and X (200 euros/km). These e-cars cost between 50,000 and 120,000 euros to buy and, despite their high range, slip to rather a mediocre price range values.

The last-placed cars in the price range comparison only have a price range of more than 200 euros/km: With a purchase price of more than 122,000 euros, the Audi RS e-Tron GT is by far the most expensive car in the comparison, offers a range of 464 km, but only achieves a price range of 265 euros/km.

The VW and Fiat panel vans come in last in terms of the price range. The VW e-Crafter, the Fiat E-Ducato panel van and the E-Ducato Kombi do not manage 200 km on one charge and all cost around 50,000 euros at the same time - this results in a price range of only 254 to 310 euros/km.

More alternatives under 80 euros/km
Carwow has been calculating the price range for electric cars since 2019. Since then, the values have developed positively for buyers. "In 2019, there was still no vehicle on offer on Carwow with a price range of under 100 euros per kilometre. In the past

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