Tesla alternatives: Four cheap electric cars

Leasing an electric car isn't just a pricey option for the rich. In fact, there are some very reasonably priced options out there.

Chevrolet Spark EV

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  • Lease: $199 a month for 36 months
  • Down: $999
  • Availability: California and Oregon
  • Driving range: 82 miles

Chevrolet used its smallest model, the Spark minicar, as the basis for its new all-electric car. The gasoline-powered Spark gets by with just 84 horsepower and 83 foot-pounds of torque, a pittance by today's standards. The Spark EV's electric motor, on the other hand puts out 130 horsepower and 400 foot pounds of torque. Yes, it's a heavier car, but that power should more than make up for it. (We'll let you know more once we've driven it.)

  @peterdrives - Last updated June 11 2013 04:20 PM ET

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