RACV’s electric car of the year, under $65,000
What’s the best EV on the Australian market for under $65,000? RACV names its top picks for 2020.
Much of the action in the electric vehicle (EV) market to date has been in the premium segment. Most cars on the market have a six-figure pricetag and are accessible only to a limited group of buyers. But that trend is shifting, as more mainstream brands announce plans to add battery electric models to their line-ups.
Mazda will add the MX-30 EV crossover to its stable next year, while Nissan and Volkswagen both plan to launch electric SUVs in 2022. But for now, there’s only a handful of EVs on sale in Australia for less than $65,000.
RACV has lined them up to find which is the best EV in this price category on the Australian market – test driving and scoring each on value for money, safety, driving range and charging, interior space, comfort and quality, drive impressions and warranty and servicing.
Here are the results.
Hyundai’s Kona (left) and Ioniq (right) EVs took out the top two places for vehicles under $65,000 in RACV’s inaugural EV of the Year program.