Best 10 Electric Cars Under $30,000

6. Smart Fortwo Electric Drive — $28,750
The mini Mercedes has gone electric. The Smart ForTwo has done away with gas power in exchange for an 80-horsepower electric motor with a single-speed transmission. The Cabrio model features a convertible top so you can enjoy the air you’re not polluting. For afternoon trips, the Smart ForTwo can charge from 0 to 100 percent in three hours on a 240v charger, which is handy since the micro-car also has a micro-range of just sixty-three miles. Starting at just $28,750, the ForTwo is an affordable alternative for those who live and work in the city. With an EPA equivalent city economy of 134 mpg, the new Smart car is a eco-friendly choice for short range commuters.