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Cheapest Electric Cars in the Netherlands 2022

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The Netherlands is a great place to purchase or lease an electric car in 2022.

Thanks to the SEPP (electric vehicle subsidy) private individuals can get up to €3350 towards lease or purchase of a new EV and €2000 for used cars too.

Can you get an electric car for €12000?

The subsidy scheme allows car buyers to use it for vehicles priced between €12,000 and €44,000.

New electric cars start at a higher price tag than €12,000, so if you want to buy a €12,000 electric car it will be a used vehicle. You can find a range of used electric cars at Auto.nl with finance options available.

Buying new electric cars start from €18,250 at the lowest. Auto.nl also stock new electric cars with finance options. Availability may be tight while the SEPP subsidy scheme is yet to run out.

However if you are looking for an electric vehicle and have a lower budget available then leasing is a popular option. The SEPP subsidy is also available for leasing.

Compare electric car leases

Leasing is a popular option in the Netherlands (especially for expats) and can be a more affordable option than buying (though of course in the long term you won’t own the vehicle). Use our comparison tool to find a electric car lease deal in the Netherlands. Providers are certified by the Lease Quality Mark.

What’s the cheapest EV in NL?

The cheapest new electric cars are priced around €20,000. This category largely includes small, low-powered, convenient city cars such as the Smart EQ and Dacia Spring.

Below is a list of the cheapest new EVs by RRP in the Netherlands. You can also click the links to check prices at Auto.nl.

ModelRRPDealer link
Dacia Spring€18,250
Renault Twingo E-Tech Electric€21,270
Seat Mii Electric€23,400
Smart Fortwo/Forfour EQ€23,995 (Convertible: €26,995)Auto.nl
Fiat 500e 24 kWh€24,900 (42 kWh: €28,600)
Volkswagen e-Up€26,990 (stock)
Opel Corsa-e€28,799
Peugeot e-208€29,650
JAC iEV7s€30,650
MG ZS EV€31,985

Selected cheap electric car deals

Last updated 02.02.22. Cars often sell out.

Smart Fortwo Eq for €16,550 (Used)

  • Used vehicle (2019)
  • 12 month warranty
  • 1 year 24/7 free roadside assistance
  • 14 day trial period
  • Eligible for SEPP discount (-€2000)

Smart Fourfour Eq for €20,931 (New)

  • New vehicle
  • 2 year warranty
  • 1 year 24/7 free roadside assistance
  • 14 day trial period
  • Eligible for SEPP discount (-€3350)

VW Golf Electric for €23,800 (Used)

  • Used vehicle
  • 1 year warranty
  • 1 year 24/7 free roadside assistance
  • 14 day trial period
  • Eligible for SEPP discount (-€2000)

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