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¿Cuánto cuestan los coches eléctricos?

¿Cuánto cuestan los coches eléctricos?

Comprar un coche es una gran inversión. Comprar un coche eléctrico no es diferente. Ahora que el mercado de vehículos eléctricos (EV) no es tan nuevo, el costo de un automóvil eléctrico es más comparable al de un automóvil a gasolina. Esta página le dirá lo que necesita saber sobre la compra y el arrendamiento de automóviles eléctricos.

Coches Nuevos

El precio del auto nuevo promedio en los EE. UU. alcanzó los $ 44,360 en el primer trimestre de 2022. Hay toda una gama de vehículos eléctricos que se venden con ese MSRP. Éstos son sólo algunos.


Hyundai Ioniq PHEV

MSRP: $26,800

Federal tax credit: $4,543

Electric Range: 29 miles

MA MOR-EV Rebate: $1

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

MSRP: $33,245

Federal tax credit: $7,500

Electric Range: 170 miles

MA MOR-EV Rebate: $2,500 

Kia Niro PHEV

MSRP: $29,590

Federal tax credit: $4,543

Electric Range: 26 miles

MA MOR-EV Rebate: $1,500

Nissan LEAF

MSRP: $27,40

Federal tax credit: $7,500

Electric Range: 151 miles

MA MOR-EV Rebate: $2,500 

Nissan LEAF Plus

MSRP: $32,400

Federal tax credit: $7,500

Electric Range: 226 miles

MA MOR-EV Rebate: $2,500 

Chevrolet Bolt

MSRP: $32,495

Federal tax credit: $0 (expired)

Electric Range: 259 miles

MA MOR-EV Rebate: $2,500 

Toyota Prius Prime

MSRP: $28,220

Federal tax credit: $4,502

Electric Range: 26 miles

MA MOR-EV Rebate: $1,500 


Históricamente, la razón por la que los vehículos eléctricos han costado más que los automóviles a gasolina tiene que ver con el costo de fabricación de las baterías de iones de litio de las que dependen los vehículos eléctricos. Los costos de los vehículos eléctricos se han reducido significativamente desde los vehículos de primera generación porque los costos de las baterías han disminuido. Bloomberg New Energy Financiera realiza un seguimiento de esta disminución y anticipa que los vehículos eléctricos y los automóviles a gasolina alcanzarán la paridad de costos para los sedanes y los SUV en 2026 para los EU.


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Of course, there are other great options out there that cost more than the average new gas-powered car like the Toyota RAV4 Prime ($39,800 MSRP), Ford Mach-E ($43,895 MSRP), VW ID.4 ($40,760 MSRP) and more. Even though these vehicles cost more than the average gas car, the federal and state incentives bring down those costs, and they enjoy the same fuel and maintenance savings of all EVs. 

En el mercado de lujo, por supuesto, está Tesla, pero también Audi e-tron ($65,900 MSRP), Volvo XC40 Recharge ($51,700 MSRP), Porsche Taycan ($84,050) y Jaguar I-PACE ($69,900 MSRP).

¡Cada vez hay más modelos de vehículos en el mercado!

Coches Usados

New cars are great, but pre-owned EVs are just as good. The electric pre-owned market is getting better and better every year. Pre-owned cars are more affordable and can offer great electric range! Drive Green has written a whole page touting the benefits of pre-owned electric cars and explaining what to look out for when shopping for one here

Check out the pre-owned section of the Electric Car Shopping Tool to find the best option for you.


The federal tax credit is a great resource when buying an electric car. It allows consumers to take up to $7,500 off the price of the vehicle. To get the federal tax credit, you first have to acquire the vehicle and then wait until the next tax season to file for the tax credit. It is important to note that the federal tax credit is dependent upon both your personal tax liability and the size of the car’s battery. To check out the tax incentive for specific cars, look here. Another caveat is that manufacturers are allowed 200,000 units before the federal tax credit starts to phase out. Chevrolet and Tesla reached this threshold rather quickly so their cars are no longer eligible.

A note on leasing: The federal tax credit is only directly available for folks purchasing a new vehicle. However, if you lease, most dealers will roll the federal tax credit into the overall price of the lease. So, if your personal tax liability is not large enough to receive the full federal tax credit, leasing a vehicle may allow you to capture the full value.

Massachusetts has a state incentive program called the MOR-EV Rebate. MOR-EV gives Massachusetts residents $3,500 off the price of a battery electric vehicle and fuel cell electric vehicles, and $1,500 off a plug-in hybrid. The price of these vehicles has to be below $50,000 and if it’s a plug-in hybrid, it has to have 25 miles or more of electric range. This applies to both purchases and leases, but consumers must fill out a form on the MOR-EV website within 3 months of purchase in order to receive the rebate.

Rhode Island has a state incentive program called DRIVE EV. This program offers funding for both new and used cars. If buying a new car, Rhode Island residents are eligible for a rebate of $2,500 for battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles, and $1,500 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. If buying a used car, Rhode Island residents can apply for $1,500 off a battery electric or fuel cell electric vehicle, and apply for $750 off a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. in order to receive the rebate, residents must apply for it on the DRIVE EV website within 120 days of purchase or lease. Additionally, the purchase price must not exceed $60,000 for a new vehicle and $40,000 for a used vehicle. 

¿Debo comprar o arrendar?

This question gets asked a lot, but it is up to personal preference. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

    Pros for buying

    • You don’t have to worry about going over a mileage limit.
    • You can make any modifications to the vehicle.
    • Most EVs come with an 8-year 100,000-mile warranty for the battery.

    Pros for leasing

    • New EVs keep improving in range and technology, so leasing allows you to stay up to date
    • When you lease, you can capture the federal tax credit through lower monthly payments.

      ¿Dónde puedo obtener información más específica sobre los diferentes modelos?

      We’re so glad you asked that question! You can go to the electric car Shopping Tool. Drive Green has curated this tool to help folks compare cars and connect consumers with local dealerships. The tool allows you to compare costs, body style, drivetrain, and more!

      Drive Green form

      In addition to working with new cars, the Electric Car shopping tool allows consumers to compare used cars too! It does not connect folks with dealers, but helps to compare price points for certain model years, range, and other important tidbits.

      If you’re still looking for more information, check out Get Involved. There you can can subscribe to the Drive Green Newsletter, join the Drive Green team at an​​​​​​​ event, and become a member of the Drive Green Community Group on Facebook.