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The Sweet Reason Why Tom Hanks Doesn’t Have a Favorite Tom Hanks FilmEric Schaal April 29, 2018 It may have taken some time but Teslathe’s Model S flagship. Yet starting a car company in America is not an easy matter. Without the manufacturing infrastructure and the know-how of existing automakers Tesla’s had more than their share of factory problems. As a result, production problems with Model X problemsModel 3 became a cightmare. Which offered a chance to scale up their electric vehicles to the market and try to steal some consumers away from the California brand. Here are the EVs presenting a threat for Tesla in 2018 at various price points — including a bold Jaguar entry (page 5). 2.

2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf | Nissan What is it: Nissan’s second generation pioneering EV Once available: Now, over the years, the Leaf has proven itself as one of the top 30 kWh battery reliable vehicles. Next : Audi hit the sweet spot of long range performance and luxury for Tesla. 3.

Audi e-tron Quattro

What is it: Audi’s first foray into pure EVs When it’s available: Audi e-tron quattro late 2018 is right in the wheelhouse of Tesla Model X. It will top 270 miles on a charge using a 95 kWh battery pack and reach 60 miles per hour in less than five seconds. Size-wise it’s going to be a bit bigger than the Audi Q5. Following the introduction of e-tron quattro prototypes in Europe Audi says it will start delivering this model abroad in late 2018 on schedule. Pricing for European models was revealed on the U.S. market at $99,000 which should be cheaper (probably less than $80,000). Next: Honda’s plug-in hybrid offers the space still required by Chevy Volt owners.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Honda What’s it: a mid-size sedan with an EV range of 48 miles When available: Now, after a long wait, Honda’s first hybrid plug-in looks like an excellent market entry. The 48-mile EV range is just shy of Chevy Volt but Clarity has a big advantage on the scale. It tops Volt in width and length of cargo volume hip area shoulder room. Clarity actually sits more in the group of midsize sedans. The $33400 bundle (with maximum EV reward available) is sufficient to bring in consumers who don’t feel like waiting for a Model 3. 5.

Jaguar I-Pace

2018 Jaguar I-Pace Jaguar Land Rover via Getty Images What’s it: Jaguar’s take on a cheaper luxury EV than a Tesla When available: Late 2018?What’s it: Chevy’s revolutionary EV with a range of 237 miles at $36700 When it’s available: It seems we have been contrasting Chevrolet Bolt EV to Tesla Model 3 for years now. Bolt EV is still the only long-range electric car on the market for under $37,000 after all that time. It may not be the sexiest car or come off the track like a Model 3 but performance is no slouch. Here’s another thing: You don’t hear Bolt EV nightmare stories like you do Model 3. If you are going to actually drive one of these cars that matters. Next: It’s no Tesla but it looks like sleek electric drives and is now available.

2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Kia What is it: A Kia Optima you can mostly drive electric When it’s available: Now let’s say you want to drive electric but you have requirements. Specifically you hesitate to: drive a goofy-looking car Buy a home charging device Wait until 2020 In that case it would be a good call for a Kia Optima plug-in hybrid. It provides 29 miles on a charge and 610 miles total at a $35,000 sticker price (before incentives). Whereas it is already on the market in 2018 and only needs to charge a wall socket. On the street people will just think you are driving a trendy Optima version. Next: Maybe you will be tidied over by an electric BMW. 8. BMW i3 REX

2017 BMW i3 BMW What is it: BMW’s first EV in plug-in hybrid form Once available: The BMW i3 with range extender (REX) has drawbacks now. For one, the small gas engine provides you with only around 100 electric miles, with another 80. Meanwhile it is costly. The Cheat Facebook Cover!What’s it: Chevy’s revolutionary EV with a range of 237 miles at $36700 When it’s available: It seems we have been contrasting Chevrolet Bolt EV to Tesla Model 3 for years now. Bolt EV is still the only long-range electric car on the market for under $37,000 after all that time. It may not be the sexiest car or come off the track like a Model 3 but performance is no slouch. Here’s another thing: You don’t hear Bolt EV nightmare stories like you do Model 3. If you are going to actually drive one of these cars that matters. Next: It’s no Tesla but it looks like sleek electric drives and is now available.

2018 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Kia What is it: A Kia Optima you can mostly drive electric When it’s available: Now let’s say you want to drive electric but you have requirements. Specifically you hesitate to: drive a goofy-looking car Buy a home charging device Wait until 2020 In that case it would be a good call for a Kia Optima plug-in hybrid. It provides 29 miles on a charge and 610 miles total at a $35,000 sticker price (before incentives). Whereas it is already on the market in 2018 and only needs to charge a wall socket. On the street people will just think you are driving a trendy Optima version. Next: Maybe you will be tidied over by an electric BMW. 8. BMW i3 REX

2017 BMW i3 BMW What is it: BMW’s first EV in plug-in hybrid form Once available: The BMW i3 with range extender (REX) has drawbacks now. For one, the small gas engine provides you with only around 100 electric miles, with another 80. Meanwhile it is costly. The Cheat Facebook Cover!