Rebel44 wrote:GRA wrote:Topgear via IEVS:https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/opinion-case-hyundai-kona-evOpinion: the case for the Hyundai Kona EV
Kona Electric is the first mass-market EV you could use as your only car
I agree with the title, at least for those who have the infrastructure where they need it and don't do really extended road trips (not an issue in the UK). For the US, it's okay for weekends and getting there for road trips but more range/charging speed is still needed. We can look forward
in a few years to the first 300+ mile semi-affordable (sub-$40k) BEV.
I disagree - to be a mass market car it needs to be actually available in reasonable numbers.
Hyundai makes good EVs but in pathetic numbers.
So far. It seems like they're now going to scale up - they've certainly got access to batteries.
Anyone care to guess when we'll see the first 300+ mile (EPA HWY) BEV for a base MSRP of <$40k in the U.S.? I'm thinking 3-5 years unless the Chinese introduce something here, and at the moment that seems unlikely given the growing trade war.