You know, a whole lot of us think electric cars are a good idea, for someone else.
About 30% of US new car buyers go into the marketplace considering a plug in vehicle, but only about 3% or less actually buy one.
Some combination of high price, Low range, slow charging and ugly get in the way.
But I think that's all about the change in the next couple of model years.
So much so that I've got a top 5 list for you of the 5 real world, affordable EVs for people on normal income.
That are coming to market and are about to change the world.
Number 5 is the Volkswagen ID concept.
They got a couple of these out there.
A sedan style, they also got a micro-bus style, but the bottom line is, VW is gonna get electric religion fast because they helped.
Kill diesel religion in passenger cars.
As a result, the worlds largest car maker is now focused on electrification, and they're gonna bring out 30 electrified models between 2020 and 2025.
More than any other car maker on the radar.
I've put them at number five because I don't quite believe anything VW says these days so they got to show me.
Number four is the Hyundai Ioniq EV and they've got a whole bunch of Ioniqs, the Hybrid, the plug in Hybrid and this guy the pure battery electric, now I ranked it fairly low because it gets kind of amazes 124 miles range.
That's just not enough in most people's minds, nevermind whether that's really enough in most people's habits.
But this is part of a whole family of electrified cars under a nameplate that is not even the full story of what Hyundai's about to do.
That's number three, which is the pending Hyundai all-electric crossover.
Now this is gonna be Hyundai and Kia's first design dedicated from the ground up to be an electric car.
That's a big investment and a big indication.
This one should arrive under the Hyundai nameplate with maybe 180 miles of range in 2018, and Kia should get it in 2019.
Not too far away.
And crossover times electric times better range times their pricing Should be a hit.
Number two is the unicorn from Dearborn, the long awaited Ford all electric crossover.
Now Ford dabbled in electric cars really early and then kinda lost the scent.
When I say EV do you think Ford right off the bat, probably not but they need to catch up because they just had a massive executive shakeup and.
One of the main factors was they have lost the mantle of being a leader in electric cars, at least in most people's minds.
So this is a very big deal for them and they know crossovers well.
They've gotta get the electric part married and I think it's gonna be job one around.
On there in the next year or two.
Before I get you to number one, let me keep you from going apoplectic and tell you right now, it's not the Chevy Bolt and it's not the Tesla Model 3. The Bolt because it's already on the market, and these are all perspective cars.
And the model three, it's just not likely to be quite in the affordable category like what I'm showing you here.
Never mind the base price.
It's once you doll it up properly, it's more of a BMW competitor than something that's gonna go after Ford or Hyundai.
The number one coming EV that could change more minds than any other may very well be.
the next Nissan leaf.
Now the current model almost a joke with a miserable 170 miles of rain.
Forget about it, as most consumers have.
But the coming one should be well over 200 miles.
It's gonna have a of a much fresher look by all accounts.
And don't forget, Nissan is the number one maker of electric cars in history; they have a lot at stake here even though lately, they've been living under the deep shade of the Tesla tree.