Life is full of contrasts, disparities and contradictions. Also when buying a car. The market offers logical, rational and relatively affordable alternatives to cars whose sole reason for existing is pleasure and the search for the technological horizon. This of course has a price. In Spain you can buy a Electric car from just over 10,000 euros, and also one that costs almost 2 million – which, by the way, is made in our country.
The cheapest electric car: Invicta Electric D2S
If you are looking for the most economical electric car possible, without worrying about its performance or roominess, the Invicta Electric D2S is the model to consider. This small electric car is even cheaper than the Dacia Springalthough it also has less range, it has half the number of doors and half the number of seats.
It is only 2.8 meters long and is approved for 2 places. It is offered with two versions of different battery capacity. With the small battery, with a capacity of 17.3 kWh, the Invicta Electric D2S costs 19,994 euros before aid from the Moves Plan. If the Moves Plan aids (with scrap) and brand discounts are included, the price starts from 10,995 euros. In return we have 150 km of homologated autonomy, a synchronous electric motor with permanent magnet of 49 HP of power (36 kW), an infotainment system with Wi-Fi connection and 9-inch touch screen, and even a camera reverse for easy parking.
The 27 kWh version offers 250 kilometers of autonomy and is available from 23,595 euros. If we include the aid from the Moving Plan (with scrapping) and the brand discounts, it remains at 14,595 euros.
The most expensive: Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne
At the opposite extreme we have The Hispanic Swiss Carmen Boulogne, an electric hypercar with a Spanish seal. You read that right, the most expensive electric car you can buy in Spain is developed and manufactured in our country. It is not just any vehicle, but a very special vehicle that will be produced in a limited way and with dizzying performance.
Hispano-Suiza was one of the most prestigious and exclusive brands of the early 20th century. At that time, few people could afford a Hispano-Suiza and now, after the revival of the brand, something similar is happening. The The Hispanic Swiss Carmen Boulogne It has a price of 1,650,000 euros before taxes and before you start configuring it. That is, including VAT, its part price from 1,996,500 euros (it is exempt from registration tax because it is an electric vehicle). And from there, the price can go up like foam depending on the level of customization chosen.
Logically, for this price we can expect the best. And the best means meticulous attention to detail, top-notch materials and above-average performance. The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne is made of carbon fiber, which allows the scale to stop at just over 1,600 kilos, and is assembled by hand. It has two electric motors on the rear axle with 1,115 hp (820 kW) and 1,600 Nm of torque. They are two permanent magnet synchronous motors, the same type of technology that the Invicta uses. This and the fact that both cars are two-seater is probably the only thing in which the most expensive and the cheapest electric car on the market are similar.
Its very high power allows it to do 0-100 km/h in 2.6 seconds, with a top speed limited to 290 km/h. For its part, the battery has 80 kWh and with a fast charge it can be recharged from 30 to 80% in 30 minutes, according to the manufacturer’s data.
Only five units of the Carmen Boulogne (not to be confused with the “ordinary” Carmen) will be made, the first of which has already been delivered. The lucky customer is the American collector Michael Fux, who chose a most striking configuration -as usual in their cars-. As confirmed by the brand, there are 4 units left available for sale from Boulogneone of which has already been manufactured and the other three are in progress.
Bonus track: Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
The Carmen Boulogne is strictly the most expensive electric car you can buy in Spain today, but if you only take into account the non-limited series production carsThis honor goes to Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo. The price of the German model starts from 195,620 euros, a price that is not within reach of most.
It is the most powerful and performing version of the Taycan in its Cross Turismo body, the most familiar and adventurous variant of the model, thanks to its greater load capacity and greater ground clearance.
While the Hispano Suiza is a supercar in its own right, which you’ve seen from the start, the Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo could be seen as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. At first glance, those less experienced in the matter will not see beyond a short and sporty family car, perhaps a Porsche a little longer than normal. However, under its body, it hides two electric motors with 761 CV of power and 1,050 Nm of maximum torque which catapult it from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. It’s almost as fast as the Carmen Boulogne which costs ten times less.
No less impressive is its acceleration from 0 to 200 km/h, which it completes in just 9.7 seconds. At the chassis level, it is equipped with a steering rear axle, PTV Plus, adaptive air suspension and one of the most powerful braking systems on the market with 420mm front and 410mm rear ceramic discs and 10-piston calipers. And in terms of driving assistants, comfort and connectivity, it can fit anything imaginable today. It homologates 459 kilometers of WLTP autonomy thanks to a battery of 83.7 kWh of useful capacity, although in this case the autonomy perhaps takes second place in terms of priorities.