Thomas and James review the AWD long range model which has been specced with the ultimate package, about CDN$59,900 (~USD$54,900). That means it gets lots of goodies such as the vision sunroof, dual motors, and the augmented reality heads up display.
James reveals he is in the market for an EV to replace his Audi S4, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 might just be a the one.
It’s an approachable electric SUV that delivers a healthy amount of range, plenty of room for people and stuff, some EV quirks, and very few downsides — all for $40,000 to start. A weekend with the excellent ID.4 showed me it’s a great choice for anyone looking to make the switch from gas power, but not interested in making too big a leap from their conventional SUV.
But otherwise, I am struggling to find things not to like about the Ioniq 5. Looks may be subjective, but it’s hard to argue with the range efficiency and charging speeds or the build quality and feature set. In fact, I feel confident in saying the Ioniq 5 is the best EV I’ve driven all year. As much as I adore Porsche’s Taycan 4S so very, very much, objectively the Ioniq 5 not only charges four minutes quicker, it’s also a not-inconsiderable $80,000 cheaper.
Opel Rocks-E, a fully electric vehicle that can be driven without a car license. Opel describes it as a SUM, sustainable urban mobility rather than a car and it’s aimed at 15/16-year-olds, similar to the Citroen Ami. It has a range of 75kms and a top speed of 25kph (16 mph).
The Rocks-e is available in three different versions, that mainly differ by their looks. In Germany, it can be purchased for less than €8,000 (CDN$11,600 / USD$9,000).