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.
In this 3 1/2 hour video, Autogefühl compares the Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD, the VW ID.4 GTX, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD, the Audi Q4 e-tron, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Skoda Enyaq, and the BMW iX3.
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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.
Volkswagen reserves the GTX name for its sportiest electric vehicles. The German carmaker hopes GTX badge will be to electric cars what GTI is to ICE cars » affordable, practical fun.
The VW ID.4 GTX is the first car to get the GTX badge and along with it it gets a second motor with an extra 101bhp in the front, making it all-wheel drive. The ID.4 GTX’s total power output is just under 300bhp which allows it to get from 0-100kph (62mph) in 6.2 seconds, and it has a slightly higher top speed of 180kph (112mph). And it gets some slightly more racy body styling.
Motor Trend’s Scott Evans takes a look at Volkswagen’s first ground-up electric vehicle in the US, the 2022 VW ID.4, and calls it “honest. It’s not trying to be the flashiest, or fastest, or the longest range. It’s just trying to be a good car. In contrast to the rest of the segment, the ID.4 is going for general competency, at a really attractive price. And that’s where it succeeds.”
In Norway, 8,116 new EVs were registered in October 2921, giving pure electric cars a 70.1 percent share of all new registrations for the month. This represents an increase of 3.1 percent, when compared to the 7,873 BEV registrations in October 2020.
The Volkswagen ID.4, with 913 registrations, was the model with the most new registrations in October.
88,674 new BEVs have been registered so far this year, according to the Norwegian Road Information Agency (OFV). This represents a market share of 63.1 percent from the beginning of January to the end of October. These numbers represent purely battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and not hybrid vehicles.
Kia Press Release »
The all-new Kia EV6 electric crossover has been voted ‘2022 German Car of the Year’ in the ‘Premium’ category of the ‘German Car of the Year’ (GCOTY) awards. The prestigious accolade comes at a time when the innovative crossover continues to make its highly anticipated debut across Europe.
The EV6 fought off competition from a series of contenders to take the top honour, with the innovative crossover beating a diverse set of rivals that included the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Volkswagen ID.4, Audi Q4 e-tron, Skoda Enyaq and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, among others. A jury consisting of 20 automotive journalists evaluated new models with a base price of between 25,000 and 50,000 euros to determine the overall category winner.
In addition to the three main categories that included ‘Compact’, for vehicles priced under 25,000 euros, ‘Premium’, for vehicles priced between 25,000 and 50,000 euros, and ‘Luxury’, for vehicles priced over 50,000 euros, the competition also included an additional category called ‘New Energies’, which represented electric vehicles powered solely by batteries or hydrogen. The Kia EV6 was also ranked second in this category.