Daimler’s 2017 smart fortwo electric drive coupe will have a starting price of $23,800 in the US, according to recent reports. That means that the 2017 electric edition of the model will actually be about $1,200 cheaper than the 2016 one — while at the same time possessing a much better range and improved performance.
Among electric cars on the market in the USA, $23,800 makes the smart electric drive the cheapest electric car on the market — the Mitsubishi i-MiEV was slightly cheaper ($22,995), but it has been discontinued by Mitsubishi. That said, you can of course find a lot of used electric cars for far, far cheaper than #23,800. Those are, technically, the cheapest electric cars on the market.
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