DarthPuppy wrote:The Clarity is excellent except for the wheelchair needing the hatchback. Also, the OP indicate a desire for a smaller car for ease of in-city parking. The Clarity does not fit well in that regard. However, the longer length does provide for a nicer ride. And I suspect his family members will appreciate the roominess of the interior. But though it looks sorta like a hatchback, it isn't a real one so the cargo area is sharply limited.
I have to say it is nice to finally have a bunch of choices to pick from. A decade ago, there were none. 6 years ago, you had just Tesla, Leaf and Volt. Now there are many choices, especially if an older Leaf met his range needs.
One option I haven't heard mentioned yet but might be an excellent fit for the OP if he can still find one available - the Mercedes B. Last model year was 2017. Range should be fine for the OP's stated needs. Size seems good. Should be able to handle the wheelchair.
We considered a used RAV4EV & LEAF, but not the Mercedes B tho. Worried about issues on the RAV4EV as well as the Mercedes B. Any merit on those worries? Do people like their Mercedes B?
Haven't got to see the Clarity yet. From comments, it sounds pretty nice, but it might not be the utilitarian hatch we're seeking. Time is flying by. Lol, the good thing about that is that'll bring the end of the year closer and new EV models?! There was/will be an EV event in Sacramento, CA. Would there be one coming up in the Bay Area soon? Those are nice as various vehicles are available to check out sans sales pressure.
Definitely grateful too about the various EV choices.