The Model 3, which starts in the low $40K range, costs an average of $2,830 a year for full coverage. The Model Y isn’t far behind at $2,658. “Insurance for the Model 3 and other Tesla vehicles is so expensive because as a luxury car, Teslas are more expensive to repair and are a more enticing target for thieves,” the website noted.
Vehicles with powerful engines are typically more expensive to insure as they “more likely to be in damaging high-speed crashes than most other types of vehicles.” The cost to repair a vehicle also plays into how much an owner is charged for insurance.
British publication DrivingElectric has announced their award winners for this year »
Car of the Year 2022 » MG ZS EV
Best Urban Electric Car » Fiat 500
Best Value Electric Car » MG ZS EV
Best Family Electric Car » Skoda Enyaq iV
Best Luxury Electric Car » BMW iX
Best Long-Distance Electric Car » Hyundai Ioniq 5
Best Electric Company Car » Tesla Model 3
Best Electric Performance Car » Porsche Taycan
Best Used Electric Car » Nissan Leaf Mk2
Best Large Electric Van » Fiat e-Ducato
Technology Award » Hyundai Ioniq 5
Innovation Award » Citroen Ami
Readers’ Favourite Electric Car » Kia EV6
While those numbers look good when compared to the same month last year, they also indicate Tesla’s wholesale volumes are down 2.8% in November over October.
Passenger car sales in November 2021 in China totalled 1.85 million, down 12.5 percent from November 2020.
Hyundai’s all-new Ioniq 5 isn’t the first ‘affordable’ EV launched by a mainstream brand and it’s not even Hyundai’s first EV. However, it is one of the most exciting and is the best EV on sale at this price point.
Underpinning the Ioniq 5 is the same Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) as the Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60. It is the first in a long line of all-electric models that Hyundai is developing and borrows its name from the Ioniq liftback that was introduced a few years ago and sold as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and an EV. Don’t let the familiar name fool you, though; the Ioniq 5 is nothing like the original Ioniq, nor is it like any other electric vehicle on sale.
These are the best EVs that effortlessly will fit into everyday life and carry the family and its paraphernalia.
This is a list of our top 10 electric cars for families at the more affordable end of the market, compiled considering factors such as range, usability, driving dynamics and value for money. Some EVs are still subject to relatively high prices compared with combustion-engined cars, but their premiums can be offset against lower running costs.
In a notice posted on its website, Transport Canada said the popular car ceased to be eligible for the federal $5,000 electric car rebate program for both its 2021 and 2022 models.
Transport Canada said Tesla announced a price increase to its standard range and standard range plus models that took effect Nov. 23, which now exceeds the iZEV program’s eligibility requirements.
“As a result, these vehicle models are no longer eligible for iZEV program incentives,” the department said.
Resources » Transport Canada notice
In Newtown, the local health department uses a Chevrolet Bolt to get to restaurant inspections. In New Haven, the mayor zips around the city in a Nissan LEAF. In Middletown, students are ferried to school on an electric bus. And in Westport, the police department is eagerly awaiting the delivery of its second Tesla.
Motivated by public interest in zero-emission vehicles and potential long-term cost savings, a small but growing number of Connecticut towns and cities are incorporating electric vehicles into their municipal fleets. Flush with federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, some municipalities say that now is the perfect time to make deep investments in electric-powered vehicles.
“Aside from the fact that it helps to reduce the carbon footprint, it’s good for the next generation coming along, it’s good for the environment — those are all plus things,” said Fred Hurley, Newtown’s director of public works. “But if you want to get very parochial about it, they don’t need servicing like other vehicles do. Their operating costs are much lower.”