Want an Electric Car but Don’t Want a Tesla? Try These Tesla Alternatives
Tesla has been the main company driving the advancement of electric car technology, for the past decade. Not only have they focused on making clean electric cars, but they’ve also made their cars self-driving, as they’ve built software and hardware that completely changes the way we think about cars. Investing in a Tesla is not for everyone. Tesla cars start at around $40,000 for the entry level Model 3. From there, you can end up spending over $100,000 for high end models.
If you want to get an electric car for yourself, but aren’t looking to spend Tesla prices, try these options under $50,000.
The BMW i3 is a compact electric car that starts at around $45,000. The frame of the car is made from Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic, which is a incredibly strong and lightweight material. This means that the large battery will last longer before you need to charge up at one of the 58,000 charging stations.
BMW has always been a brand associated with luxury, and the BMW i3 does not skip out in this department either. Check out the different interior options, and the rest of the information on the i3, to see if this is the right Tesla alternative for you.
Bolt EV is the first affordable all-electric car to offer an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a single charge. It has a long list of impressive characteristics, including some of the most technologically advanced features, stand-out looks and plenty of space. Because life never stops, here’s an electric vehicle that can keep up.
With its advanced battery system and aerodynamic design, Ioniq Electric has a 124-mile All-Electric Range plus the industry-leading efficiency of an EPA-estimated 136 MPGe. Available Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist helps the driver by warning of other cars in the area of the driver’s blind spot and, when backing up, behind the vehicle.
Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection is an available feature that can help detect a slowing or stopped vehicle and/or pedestrian and warn the driver of a potential collision. If the driver does not maneuver to avoid impact, the system may apply emergency braking.
With standard Automatic Emergency Braking, available Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, the Nissan Leaf has many of the staple features you’d only expect from a Tesla. Enjoy the confidence of available technology that helps keep an eye out all around you. Now, with the choice between the Nissan LEAF and the extra-range Nissan LEAF PLUS models, you can drive the EV that best meets your needs. It’s all part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
These are just some of the Tesla alternatives available to you in 2019. If you go over $50,000, the options are even greater.