The very first electric SUVs like Tesla Model X, Jaguar i-Pace and Audi e-Tron came out with price tags above $80,000 and immediately created an unpleasant image for large family EVs as super expensive toys for the very rich. Gladly, the EV technology is constantly making leaps forward and the selection of so-called peoples’ electric crossovers is now bigger than ever. To help you out on a quest for the affordable electric SUV, in today’s episode we will be rounding up the cheapest models that are already on sale and those newcomers that will be hitting dealerships in the nearest future.
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Tesla Model Y: www.tesla.com/modely
While the initially planned single-motor standard range Model Y had the potential to become the cheapest electric CUV on the American market, the trickster Elon Musk pulled another one of his stunts, suddenly dropping it from the lineup.
Nissan Ariya: global.nissannews.com/en/channels/channel-8ba3b7f411f6022703cfce06800014de?selectedTabId=channel-8ba3b7f411f6022703cfce06800014de-photos
The series production of Nissan’s first all-electric crossover should start in early 2021, but those of us who live in Europe and North America will have to wait for the entire year after that to get our hands on the Ariya.
Ford Mustang Mach-E: ford.com/suvs/mach-e/2021
Ford’s first electric car built over a dedicated EV platform Mustang Mach E has everything going for it: a catchy name with a fifty-year long history, powerful design, competitive range and adequate pricing.
VW ID4: volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/id4-and-id3-5834/id4-volkswagens-first-fully-electrically-driven-compact-suv-5836
2021 VW ID4 still has not been revealed to the public in its market-ready form, but according to the company, it has already hit the assembly lines at the recently converted carbon-neutral Zwickau factory.
Kia Niro EV: kia.com/us/en/niro-ev
Back in 2018 when Elon was just starting to hype up the crowds for the Model Y, Kia and Hyundai had already started production of their more affordable alternatives. Since then, e-Niro has been awarded a car of the year title by multiple outlets.
Hyundai Kona Electric: hyundaiusa.com/us/en/vehicles/kona-electric
We’ve mentioned that Kia’s platform sibling is supposedly a better buy out of this duo, but Hyundai does have some advantages of its own, like Kona’s better-looking front fascia and extra 19 miles of range. In this case the 64-kWh battery pack squeezes out 258 miles.
Peugeot e2008: int-media.peugeot.com/en/new-suv-peugeot-2008-next-gen-suv?idtok=7b017bbb7428
Introduced as a part of the second-generation revision of smallest Peugeot crossover, the 2020 e2008 is underpinned by the new PSA modular platform and is powered by the same battery-electric setup at the electric version of the 208 hatch.
Mazda MX-30: mazda.co.uk/cars/mazda-mx-30
Based on the new 2019 CX-30 subcompact crossover, the MX-30 has extactly the same exterior dimensions, but boast a revised look and a newly developed electric powertrain at heart. The CUV is powered by a 35 kWh battery pack, so it will undoubtedly positioned as city car with limited, by current standards, range 110 miles.
MG ZS EV: mg.co.uk/mg-zs-electric/
MG ZS EV is the company’s latest electric family crossover introduction to the UK market , that will cost 25,000 British pounds after the plug-in car grant.
Dacia Spring and Renault City K-ZE: en.media.groupe.renault.com/news/dacia-spring-electric-showcar-the-dacia-electric-revolution-8826-989c5.html
The Common Module Family EV platform was developed by the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance to carry rebadged versions of basically the same 5-door hatchback with rugged SUV-styling, raised ground clearance and unbeatable low pricing.