com hello and welcome to a special edition of motorweek ev state of charge where well take a look at where the practicality of the electrified car stands today with insights into how that will progress in the very near future. While the letters ev for electric vehicle can mean different things to different consumers were going to focus on two types: they use a plug fully electric with power only from batteries bevs and plug in hybrids phevs. They use both batteries and a gasoline engine. But since it is the battery electric vehicle that gets the most headlines, lets start with a roundup of affordable bevs that you can actually buy today, our focus is on bevs, with a starting price. Below 60 000 were only including those with a range of more than 200 miles as thats, where people begin to feel comfortable about incorporating a battery electric vehicle into their lives, starting with the first affordable vehicle to actually meet that mark. The chevrolet bolt ev with a current range of 259 miles and a starting price of just thirty one thousand nine hundred ninety five dollars. It delivered what no one else could when it arrived for 2017., its five door hatchback shape, offered a lot of utility as well, though now its joined by an actual utility. The bolt euv range is 247 miles and starting price is 33 995 dollars. Crosstown rival ford took a much different approach with the ford mustang mach e utility, while not their first ev, its their most serious effort yet and has available range of 305 miles priced from 44 595.

Putting the mock in maki is the mock e gt with 480 horsepower, this ones for the performance oriented mustang buyer, though its sacrifices range down to 270 miles hyundai. Also, no stranger to bevs currently offers the kona electric utility with a 258 mile range and base price of 35 225 dollars, though its soon to be eclipsed by the ionic 5, which will offer up to 300 miles with a starting price. Around 45 000. kia will make a version as well known as the ev6 range with all wheel. Drive is 265 miles for special 58 500 first editions. It joins kias, now veteran nero ev wagon that delivers 2′ miles of range for two 40 sixty five dollars. The nissan leaf hatchback laid the blueprint for all entry level, evs constant updates since have kept it more than relevant, boasting up to 226 miles of range, with a starting price of only 28 375 dollars, but its the aria that is nissans latest ev offering this suv Comes with up to 300 miles of range, with a base price around 40 dollars, while european makes have mostly embraced phevs theres a new brand making big bev waves pole star the pole, star 2 hatchback handles like a world class sports sedan with a range of up To 265 miles, starting at just forty seven thousand two hundred dollars, that brand is owned by the geely group. The parent company of volvo, which has a pair of evs to choose from the volvo xc40 recharge suv, starts at 56 ‘5 dollars, though, with 208 miles of range.

It just breaches our 200 mile criteria, the volvo c 40 recharge, hatchback ups, the range of tad to 210 miles for the price of 58 750. After dieselgate, volkswagen made a tremendous commitment to developing evs and their id4 was the first vehicle of that new strategy to arrive. It offers true suv, utility and a range of 260 miles for the starting price of forty one thousand one hundred ninety and, of course, theres tesla, where your entry level options consist of the model: 3 sedan with up to 353 miles of range, starting at 41, 190 And the model y utility version with a max range of 326 miles, starting at the same forty one thousand one hundred ninety dollars.

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