It’s a fairly pricey hatchback though, at $49,990 it’s around $10 - $15000 more than a petrol hatchback, and it’s $5000 more than its nearest competitor, the Hyundai Ioniq. But it only costs around $700 a year to run. And then there’s the dreamy situation of never going to a petrol station again because you charge up at home.
With all this, the driving is very smooth and very quiet. There’s no engine, so that’s silent and the only noise you get is from the tyres and the road. It’s super zippy and a pleasure to drive.
I got the car at 90% charged on a Friday. By Tuesday it was down to 75% with local driving over the weekend. Then I drove from the eastern suburbs down to the Sutherland Shire and back - by which time it was at 50%. So that’s 25% of charge it used up for driving about 100minutes. Which would mean that you couldn’t take it on a long road trip. Great if you’re using the car for city and suburban driving or as a second car, but not so good for going away.
Inside, they’re really upped the interior design to give you more value for money on the dollars you’re paying. Comfortable leather seats are heated in the front and back, which is rare, and the leather steering wheel feels great to touch and is also heated.
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