Trying to make sense of which electric car is worth buying for me. I want:
- some autopilot for motorway traffic
- pedestrian/car automatic braking
- 300km motorway range
- less than 45k€ price, ideally less than 40k€
So right now, candidates are Tesla Model 3 (standard range), Nissan LEAF e-Plus (AKA 2019), Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona Electric. I consider the Chevy Bolt EV/Opel Ampera-e to be dead in Europe.
Spoiler alert: I have ordered the Kia e-Niro which fits the bill!
I have put question marks below when the numbers are guesses of mine.
|Tesla Model 3 SR||Nissan LEAF e-Plus||Hyundai Kona Electric||Kia e-Niro|
|France availability||Q2 2019 or later||Q4 2018 (acc. to local dealer)||Now||Q1 2019|
|Total price before incentives||50k€ (Premium pack 5k€ + Autopilot 5k€)?||45k€?||45k€ (Executive)||42.5k€ (e-Active)|
|Gross battery capacity (kWh)||52||64||64||64|
|Battery supplier||Tesla/Panasonic||LG Chem||LG Chem||LG Chem|
|EPA Range (km/miles)||354/220||362/225||415/258||415/258|
|Battery thermal management||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Charge connector type(s)||Tesla CCS||Chademo+CCS or Chademo+CCS-Combo or CCS-Combo||CCS-Combo||CCS-Combo|
|Fast battery charge max power (kW)||120||100||100 (54 min from 0 to 80% at 70kW)||100 (54 min from 0 to 80%, 42 min from 20 to 80%)|
|Slow battery charge max power (kW)||7.7||11-22||7.2||7.2|
|Motor power (kW/hp)||192/258||160/215||150/204||150/204|
|Reversible Heat Pump||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Adaptative Cruise Control/Lane Keep Assist||$5000 option||N-Connecta has ProPilot option?||LKA on Executive only||Standard (Level 2 autonomous driving)|
|5-seater||Need to see European model, floor very high at the back, but seats recently upped||Yes but huge central floor hump||Yes but little back space. Very low central floor hump though (2.5cm/1in)||Very low central floor hump though (2.5cm/1in)|