The EV market is not as wide as ICE cars and this makes it difficult to create a fair comparison between two electric cars. For example, comparing a Tesla Model 3 with the Chevrolet Bolt can breed strong criticism due to the fact that one car is a hatchback and the other is a sedan.
In the world of ICE cars, comparing two cars of different segments is like comparing apples with oranges hence many are requesting this ruling to be followed for EVs. But the lack of cars in the scene is making it difficult to do so for this moment.
So when we say that the upcoming Hyundai Kona EV holds the greatest chance at success when compared to the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3, we are expecting such criticisms to come our way. But before you relay the negative message, do know that we are comparing sales prospects and nothing more.
The Kona EV is the next major affordable SUV to arrive in the scene and it has an SUV body style. Like the Bolt and the Model 3, the Kona EV can run more than 200 miles on a fully charged battery and we have to say that it has the prospect to sell better than its counterparts.
This is simply because of the fact that the Kona EV is an SUV, a body style that is selling like hotcakes right now. No hatchbacks have sold better than an SUV in recent years and this is why we are expecting the Kona to do better than the Chevrolet Bolt.
The Model 3 will be tougher to beat since it has kept hold of the countless pre-orders but the build quality issues and late deliveries can allow the Kona EV to reel their customers away.
The Kona EV is expected to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show tomorrow and sales of the vehicle will commence in the coming months.