Will 2019 Be A Great Time To Buy An EV?

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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, Automotive Editor - January 9, 2019

Electric vehicles are finally starting to gain some traction, and with the rise in electric crossovers and SUVs on the horizon, it looks like 2019 will be a great time for consumers to finally hop on the EV train. Green Car Reports put out a thorough list of vehicles that will be coming to the market this year, and it looks like drivers on the fence will have plenty of options to choose from.

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

Kona Electric

If there's one electric vehicle that deserves to top this list, it's the Hyundai Kona Electric. With a range of 258 miles thanks to a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a starting price of under $40,000, the Kona Electric is one of the more affordable EVs to eclipse the 250-mile range mark.

2019 Kia Niro EV

Niro EV

When Kia introduced the Niro, the automaker's original plan was to create an entire line of fuel-efficient and electrified offerings. The Niro EV is the last part of the plan, and utilizes the same underpinnings as the Kona Electric. Range, though, isn't expected to be as good, as the Niro EV should have roughly 239 miles or range. Pricing is still up in the air, while the vehicle has a tentative sale date of February.

2019 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

Now some of you may be thinking that the Leaf is already on sale, and you'd be right. But 2019 is supposed to be the year Nissan unveils the long-range variant. The upcoming Leaf is expected to have a range of 220 miles and use a 60-kWh battery. The outlet claims that a debut could be made at the Consumer Electronics Show. Pricing hasn't been announced yet.

2019 Audi e-tron quattro

Audi e-tron

Audi's electric SUV is heading straight upstream with a large, 95-kWh battery pack and a claimed price tag of just under $76,000. With that kind of battery, a range of at least 250 miles is easily possible. The German brand's electric vehicle is also expected to be able to be charged at levels of up to 150 kW, which would be a first for EVs.

2020 Kia Soul EV

Soul EV

In addition to coming out with the Niro EV, Kia is also coming out with a redesigned Soul for the 2020 model year. The spunky hatchback is expected to have the same 64-kWh battery as the Niro EV, which would mean big range for a small vehicle. The outlet claims that the new Soul EV will switch from CHAdeMO fast charging to a CSS Combo fast-charge port. Look for the Soul EV to arrive after the Niro EV.

2020 Porsche Taycan

Taycan

The Taycan is a huge electric vehicle for numerous reasons. With an expected range of 300 miles and 600 horsepower, Porsche is looking to take on the Tesla Model S P100D. The Taycan might be the vehicle to sell enthusiasts on electric powertrains. Porsche is also touting a quick-charge system with the Taycan that will allow the vehicle to get a 240-mile charge in just 10 minutes.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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