The set of affordable electric vehicles is expanding rapidly—especially in the Niro EV’s tall-hatchback, crossover-lite cohort.
Ahead of the arrival of a $40,000 base version of the Nissan Ariya, the Nissan Leaf Plus is a strong rival for the money, with up to 226 miles of range and faster 100-kw fast charging.
Both Nissan and Chevy dropped prices last year, with the Chevrolet Bolt EV also offering about as much range for a lot less money.
The Hyundai Kona Electric has a 258-mile range and has better ride-and-handling behavior than the Niro EV, but it’s a half-size smaller.
The Volkswagen ID.4 will offers loads of interior space, a great ride, and good handling, although its tech hiccups let down the execution.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is another new entry; due to start well below $40,000, it offers a lot more style and personality than Hyundai’s previous EV entries, without giving anything up.
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