Electric vehicles have long faced an uphill battle toward consumer acceptance. Although there are a number of reasons for this, two in particular have stood out as significant barriers: high prices relative to equivalent gasoline-powered cars and limited driving range.
Both, though, are largely things of the past, with the prices and driving ranges of EVs inching closer to parity with their gas-powered counterparts. Need proof? Look no further than the three mainstream SUVs gathered here: the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, 2021 Volkswagen ID4, and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. Each is priced at less than $45,000 (before factoring in government incentives), and they all can travel more than 200 miles when fully charged.
Admittedly, these three electric SUVs are not exactly direct competitors, with the 169.5-inch-long Bolt EUV occupying the subcompact SUV space, the 180.5-inch-long ID4 in the compact SUV class, and the 185.6-inch-long Mustang Mach-E playing in two-row midsize SUV segment.
So why compare this trio of two-wheel-drive EVs? Because there simply aren’t that many affordable, all-electric-powered SUVs on the market yet, and consumers interested in this emerging group are likely to cross-shop them, at least in the short term.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.