Compare Range vs Price

What sort of range do you get for your dollars? The greater the distance above the trend line, the greater the value for money in terms of range.

This chart compares the price of new EVs (under $100,000) against their range.

Typically, the higher the price, the more range. The dotted line shows the general trend: EVs with more range cost more.

Some of the most popular EVs (MG ZS, BYD Atto 3, Tesla Model 3, and Hyundai Kona) sit well above the trend line.

Is this range accurate?

The range is from the WLTP standard as provided by the manufacturer. WLTP does not necessarily reflect the actual range you might achieve but is the only way to compare EVs.

EVs by range: cheapest to most expensive

What is the most affordable EV when it comes to road trips?

  • By dividing the purchase price by the range, we can compare EVs with each other.
  • The lower the price per range, the better value for money.
  • DC fast charge speed is shown – the higher the value, the quicker the EV will charge at a public charger.
  • Green bars qualify for the clean car rebate (which has been applied).
  • Blue bars don’t qualify for the rebate.
  • Includes all EVs retailing at under $100,000.

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By James Foster

James has been tracking the NZ EV transition since 2016.

Updated as at December 31, 2022