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Old 11-05-2020, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm thinking of buying an EV soon. i think i want to buy hyundai kona electric (64 kWh) or is it smart to wait for some of what is coming out in 2021? like the audi Q4 or something completely different?

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Old 11-05-2020, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I will never buy another VW product again. Also audi, the audi is just a more expensive VW.
I'm sure they can figure out how to ruin the simplicity of an electric vehicle and over complicate it some how so that it will be catastrophically expensive to repair.
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It sounds like you want an SUV? I'm not aware of any major EV SUVs coming soon.
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Old 11-05-2020, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In the 2021 time frame, hands down, it's the Tesla Cybertruck.

I'm a little different. I think small. I could get the Arcimoto FUV now, but I'm anticipating uprated parts like the AI-designed suspension A-arms. But with a stainless steel boat tail.
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i'm thinking of buying an EV soon. i think i want to buy hyundai kona electric (64 kWh) or is it smart to wait for some of what is coming out in 2021? like the audi Q4 or something completely different?

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If the Hyundai Kona EV works for you I see no reason to wait if you want a new car today. Personally I would look for a discounted lease and then see what is available in 2023.

The only new electric CUVs on the horizon are the Ford Mach-E and the VW ID4 and both are sold out until 2022.

The Audi Q4e might go on sale next year or Audi might decide to delay a year to sell more EVs in Europe to avoid huge CO2 fines. As of right now it is still labelled as a concept not a production vehicle.

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Prime is also a very strong candidate with 40 miles of EV range for city uses and then the hybrid system for road trips.

The longer you wait the less chance you will get the $7500 federal tax credit.
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Kona?

If it satisfies your needs and seems like a good value considering your anticipated 'life' with the vehicle, then you may have done enough 'thinking' already.
I did read one road test comparison by Motor Trend, comparing an 'optioned' Kona, against a Tesla Model 3 and another BEV. The Tesla was actually less expensive and higher performance than the Hyundai and other test car.
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i'm thinking of buying an EV soon. i think i want to buy hyundai kona electric (64 kWh) or is it smart to wait for some of what is coming out in 2021? like the audi Q4 or something completely different?

what do you think?
What are your top priorities for an EV?

I'm seeing used Chevy Bolts for ~$15k these days. In Oregon it's possible to get $2,500 off that if income is "modest". The Bolt new is going for ~$25k these days, but no federal tax credit.

I'd probably go Niro over Kona if it were me. It looks better and I think has a bit more interior volume.

The RAV4 Prime is very interesting. 300hp, 40 mile range, 40 MPG in hybrid mode.
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Old 11-06-2020, 02:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i'm thinking of buying an EV soon. i think i want to buy hyundai kona electric (64 kWh) or is it smart to wait for some of what is coming out in 2021? like the audi Q4 or something completely different?

what do you think?

Your name is " EcoLover "
Is that Economy lover, or Ecology lover ?

( Why are you wanting to go EV ? To save money, or help the environment .)

How many miles a month would you estimate that you travel ?
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I would check the taxes on a BEV and PHEV in your area first.

Depending on what you currently drive those can take a big chunk of any savings you might see.

Also check incentives

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