Electric cars (to be continuously updated)

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 35k€

So right now, candidates are Chevy Bolt EV/Opel Ampera-e, Tesla Model 3 (standard range), Nissan LEAF e-Plus (AKA 2019), Kia Niro EV and Hyundai Kona EV, (the last two should have the same specs) none of which is available in France at the moment.

I have put question marks below when the numbers are guesses of mine.

Opel Ampera-e Tesla Model 3 SR Nissan LEAF e-Plus Kia Niro EV/Hyundai Kona EV
France availability Never? (issues between Peugeot and GM) Q1 2019? (depends on Tesla production issues being resolved) Q1 2019 (maybe before) Q4 2018 (Kia said 2018, but seems to use the same 64kWh LG-Chem battery as the LEAF)
Base price 39k€ 39k€? 39k€?
Gross battery capacity (kWh) 60 52 64 64
Battery supplier LG Chem Tesla/Panasonic LG Chem LG Chem?
EPA Range (km/miles) 383/238 354/220 362/225 383/238
Battery thermal management Yes Yes Yes?
Charge connector type(s) CCS-Combo Tesla CCS Chademo+CCS or Chademo+CCS-Combo or CCS-Combo CCS-Combo?
Fast battery charge max power (kW) 50 120? 100+ 150?
Slow battery charge max power (kW) 7.7 11-22
Motor power (kW/hp) 150/200 192/258 160/215 150/200
0-100km/h (s) 6.5 5.6 6.5 6.5?
Reversible Heat Pump No No Yes?
Adaptative Cruise Control/Auto Lane Keep No $5000 option N-Connecta has ProPilot option? standard?
360° view Yes? No? Yes?
5-seater Yes but uncomfortable Need to see European model Yes but limited comfort for central rear seat

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