So if you and your family want to hop on the EV train while prices are low, here are some family-friendly electric options coming to market for under $60,000, including one familiar name’s upcoming first EV version slated to retail for half that marker.
This long-awaited offering from Nissan has finally rolled into dealerships across the country. The all-electric Ariya is an SUV featuring five seats and some serious cargo capabilities, advertised as your family’s next go-to vehicle for road trips. Addressing the ever-present EV question, the Ariya boasts a range of up to 304 miles per charge with at-home charging options, fast-charging public stations, and even an in-a-pinch 120-volt standard outlet option.
Chevy isn’t reinventing the wheel with this one. Instead, the company is amping up to offer its classic Chevy Blazer in an all-new electric form. The Blazer EV is a fresh take on their midsize SUV, offering up to 320 miles on a fully charged battery.
In an attempt to make electric vehicles more accessible to the masses, Chevy is following up the release of its Blazer with a smaller, more affordable Chevy Equinox EV, the first time the Equinox has had an electric version. Slated for a Fall 2023 debut with still no specific release date revealed as of this writing, this vehicle is designed with day-to-day living in mind. It features seating for up to five people, along with a 300-mile range.
The EV9 is an amped-up version of the affordable EV6, with a production model coming to the U.S. later this year. This three-row, four-wheel-drive vehicle will feature a solar panel built into the hood and an interior made from sustainable materials. Marketed as more of a luxury offering, the price point is expected to start around $60,000.
On the more experimental side of things, Vietnamese startup VinFast has a whole host of vehicles in the lineup for 2023 and 2024. Expected to go into production at the end of this year, there’s still a fair amount unknown about this two-row, compact electric SUV. With an expected starting price of about $37,000, it should be noted that VinFast sells its cars with a separate monthly subscription charge for the batteries.
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