Let’s face it, North American drivers are entrenched in the belief that they absolutely need an electric car with over 300 miles of range. This figure appears to be way over bloated, especially, if we take into account the latest surveys. They clearly indicate that the overwhelming majority of drivers do not cover more than just 26 miles a day.
This reluctance to accept the reality of modern commute causes the large number of affordable and high quality EVs, which are otherwise available on the International markets, to not being sold in the region. In today’s episode we will cover the best electric car models absent in the US and Canada to show our viewers what they might be missing.
More news related to electric cars that appeared on #AutomotiveTerritory :
Compact city-commuting cars equipped with an all-electric powertrain:
Hydrogen-electric vehicles that are trying to save this zero-emission propulsion system:
List of all vehicles that made it to this episode of #ATelectriccars series:
Fiat 500e: fiat.co.uk/500-electric-la-prima
Do not confuse this cute convertible hatch with the wildly unpopular 500e compliance EV that until recently was sold in California and Oregon. The 2021 Fiat 500e is actually all-new, sitting on the original Fiat-developed platform.
Lexus UX 300e: lexus.eu/car-models/ux-300e
While Boycott Toyota hashtag is still traveling around the internet, the Japanese giant is actually trying to redeem its reputation by taking steps towards electric vehicles. Their first offering is the upmarket Lexus UX 300e.
Volkswagen I.D.3: volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/id3-4984
The German conglomerate VW is going all in attempting to repeat the success story of the Beetle by releasing a true people’s electric car. The Volkswagen I.D.3 will appeal to the wide audience offering decent range and tech.
Peugeot e2008: peugeot.co.uk/showroom/new-e2008-SUV
2020 PEUGEOT e2008 is the second EV model by Peugeot that shares its visual ques and drivetrain setup with the e208 hatchback. The vehicle is already on sale across Europe, with 4 trims being on offer.
Honda E: honda.co.uk/cars/new/honda-e/overview.html
We are finally living through the times when automakers are brave enough to transition concept designs straight into production. Honda’s first electric city hatchback is a direct follow up to the Urban E.
Mazda MX-30: insidemazda.mazdausa.com/press-release/2019-tokyo-motor-show
In May, the company started production of the 2021 Mazda MX-30 crossover in Japan, and the vehicle is now expected to hit dealerships there and in Europe this summer.
Renault Zoe 50: media.group.renault.com/global/en-gb/groupe-renault/media/presspacks/21227905/nouvelle-renault-zoe-le-plaisir-de-rouler-100-electrique-prend-une-nouvelle-dimension
This is the current best-selling electric car made in Europe that through the years has gathered a zealous following of the fans, who like the unorthodox design of the model and its compact size,. In 2020, the Zoe went through a minor facelift.
DS3 Crossback E-Tense: dsautomobiles.co.uk/ds-models/ds-3-crossback/exterior/ds-3-crossback-e-tense
2020 DS3 Crossback E-Tense is the only electric vehicle by the PSA Group’s luxury arm, that belongs to the subcompact crossover class and is marketed as a classy and comfortable city driver.
Volkswagen e-UP!: vwpress.co.uk/models/variant-e-up
The second-generation VW e-UP arrives in 2020, improved across all aspects that truly matter. It packs a larger battery with 143 miles, becomes more efficient, and offers faster charging.
Peugeot e208: peugeot.co.uk/showroom/new-208/e-208/
2020 Peugeot e208 began Peugeot’s electrification offensive in 2019, accumulating 25% of all preorders for the new generation 208. This is not at all surprising, since the model has pretty affordable pricing with available incentives and can cover solid by city-car standards 188 miles on a charge.
BMW iX3: bmwusa.com/concept-vehicles/ix3.html
BMW will be bringing to North America its electric crossover flagship recently renamed from iNext to iX. However, its compact version, the iX3, produced in China by the BMW Brilliance joint venture will be out of Americans and Canadians reach.