The Portland auto show was this weekend and they had a good selection of the EVs on display. I have to say, I am not a big fan of the Kona or it's sister the Kia Niro. They are trying to market the Kona as an SUV, but it is certainly not that. It is a small crossover that to me feels smaller inside than my wife's Prius Prime. I'm just not a fan of this style of vehicle unless it comes with some extra ground clearance and all wheel drive.
Out of all the vehicles I hopped in, my favorite was the new Nissan Leaf, second would be the Hyundai Ionic. I realize that neither of these offer the range of the Kona, but since I have my PHEVs for road trips that is not an issue for me. I also did not like the Jaguar IPace for the same form factor reason. Of course, I am talking about 3 different classes of EVs here, but if I were to buy anything now it would be the new Leaf, although I might not drive it on the hottest summer days :( I'm in the Pacific Northwest so that is not as big of an issue around here. I drove the Bolt at the car show last year, and was not blown away. I liked it just fine, but I was immediately put off by the oddly narrow seats. At 6'3" 280 lbs I need a little more real estate than that to sit on. It's weird that they made them so narrow, as there is still a decent size gap beside the edge of the seat and the door. Of course, none of this matters to me now as I am not in the market for a new car, but I am trying to keep up to date so when these cars hit the used market in 2 or 3 years at half their current cost I can snatch one up. Damon ________________________________ From: EV <ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org> on behalf of Rush Dougherty via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 5:18 PM To: EVDL Cc: Rush Dougherty Subject: [EVDL] Hyundai reveals full Kona EV U.S. prices - starting at $36, 450 Here's a news item in my news feed that might be helpful to some of us EVer's... I'm currently on the M3 waiting list and find that the wait is getting to be a little long, so I'm actively looking at other EV's https://electrek.co/2019/01/28/hyundai-kona-ev-us-pricing/ Rush Dougherty Tucson AZ 85719 _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20190129/e158c984/attachment.html> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)