Most Affordable Electric Cars for 2021

Most Affordable EVs
It’s no secret that more and more drivers are transitioning to an all-electric vehicle. EV technology is growing at a rapid pace and today’s models now offer more range, power, and creature comforts than ever before. Better still, these breakthroughs in technology have helped to lower the pricing of EVs and PHEVs to a more realistic level for many consumers. Combined with the tremendous fuel savings they offer, driving an electric car is certainly an attractive option (especially as future electric cars hit the market). The Germain Motor Company is proud to offer an extensive selection of EVs and plug-in hybrids from the top brands in the industry. Listed below are three affordable ways to experience the flexibility that comes from driving an electrified vehicle.

Quick Comparison


2021 Chevrolet Bolt

2021 Toyota Prius Prime

2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Starting MSRP




Combined System Horsepower




Battery Pack Size



82 kWh

Combined MPGe




EV Range (estimated)

259 Miles

25 Miles (electric) 640 Miles (total)

250 Miles

Max Cargo Volume

56.5 cubic feet

50.7 cubic feet

64.2 cubic feet

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Attractive, affordable, and amazingly efficient — the Chevrolet Bolt EV is a great choice for drivers looking to make the switch to an all-electric vehicle. From the moment you experience its effortless acceleration and quiet ride characteristics, you’ll easily see why the Bolt EV has gained fans from all over the country. Its electrified powertrain boasts an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range, plenty for both your day-to-day commute and even longer trips. Better still, you’ll have plenty of ways to charge up both at home and on the go. These include 120V standard charging, 240V home charging, and access to DC fast-charging public stations. Charging at home offers the greatest mix of convenience and speed, giving you approximately 25 miles per hour of charge.

The same groundbreaking technology that powers the Chevrolet Bolt EV translates to the interior as well. Positioned front and center is a Digital Information Center that provides customized layouts for key drive information. Connectivity features include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot, and the available myChevrolet Mobile App with Energy Assist for monitoring your efficiency. 60/40 split-folding seats can lower to create an impressive 56.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, great for your next weekend getaway. If you’re ready to experience all the benefits of all-electric travel, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is the perfect way to begin your EV ownership experience.

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Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota Prius Prime

The Toyota Prius is often credited with kickstarting the widespread adoption of hybrid technology and remains one of the most recognizable nameplates in the industry. With the introduction of the Prius Prime, drivers now have an electrifying new way to experience the tremendous efficiency of this dynamic plug-in hybrid. Thanks to its dual-motor hybrid powertrain with electrification, the Prius Prime can drive up to 25 miles without using a drop of fuel or you can experience up to 640 miles of total range. This sophisticated powertrain gives the Prius Prime a combined MPGe rating of 133.

Equally as impressive, the cabin of the Prius Prime is packed with cutting-edge technology to help you make the most of your drive. Taking center stage is a massive available 11.6-inch touchscreen display featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone compatibility. Included as standard, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) provides a comprehensive suite of active driver-assist features to help you stay one step ahead of danger behind the wheel of the Toyota Prius Prime.

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Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4

Say hello to the first vehicle in America built using the Volkswagen MEB platform — the all-electric ID.4. Thanks to its sophisticated all-electric powertrain, the ID.4 boasts a total system output of 201-horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque to help take your adventures further. Step up to an available AWD model to receive up to 301 horsepower and the ability to tow up to 2,700 pounds (when properly equipped). Charging at a DC fast-charging station takes as little as 38 minutes to go from 5% to 80% charge. You’ll also have the ability to charge at home using either a 120V or 240V base station. With access to over 17,000 public charging stations, the ID.4 proves that range anxiety is a thing of the past.

Style is another strength of the Volkswagen ID.4, providing that driving an EV no longer means sacrificing on good looks. A 10-inch Discover Pro infotainment system comes standard and gives you wireless App-Connect and available in-car WiFi for seamless access to your favorite apps and media. The ID.4 EV also lets you enjoy the benefits of Advanced Drivers Assistance Technologies, including IQ.DRIVE, which offers hands-on semi-autonomous capability that enhances your driving experience.

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