It’s no secret that electrification is the future of the automotive industry. In many ways, it’s also the present. More and more electric vehicles become available year after year, and within the next decade we expect them to be just as prevalent if not outnumber internal combustion vehicles on the market. If you’re looking for a new electric vehicle of your own, we have a number of them available in the Bay Area, California, courtesy of the Carnamic family of dealerships. While many of our brands have carried hybrid and plug-in hybrid EVs for years, Hyundai, Kia and Nissan have gotten a jump start on the battery electric vehicle game with a handful of models between them.
At the time of this page’s creation, the Hyundai brand consists of two electric vehicles. The first is the Kona Electric, an all-electric vehicle based on the traditional Kona subcompact crossover. It has already been out for a few years, helping Hyundai get its feet wet in the EV game. They’ve followed it up with the Ioniq 5, an all-electric compact crossover and the first member of the automaker’s new electric-focused sub-brand.
Back in 2017, Kia introduced a brand-new compact crossover to its lineup, then quickly expanded the nameplate to be offered in a number of different configurations. While the Niro HEV started right away in 2017 and the PHEV followed in 2018, it wasn’t until the 2019 model year that we got the Niro EV. Then in 2022 it was joined by the Kia EV6, another compact crossover with a BEV powertrain but a sleeker, sportier aesthetic.
While Hyundai and Kia have certainly been putting in work over the past several years, Nissan introduced the LEAF all the way back in 2010. Already firmly in its second generation with over a decade of experience under its belt, the Nissan LEAF has been the blueprint for the brand. This compact sedan has paved the way for the Nissan Ariya, the brand’s next BEV set to release for the 2023 model year, and future models that follow them both.
|Model||Combined Fuel Economy||Combined Max Range||Max Horsepower||Base MSRP|
|Hyundai Kona Electric||120 MPGe||258 miles||201 hp||$34,000|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||110 MPGe||220 miles||168 hp||$43,650|
|Kia Niro EV||112 MPGe||239 miles||201 hp||$39,990|
|Kia EV6||117 MPGe||232 miles||167 hp||$40,900|
|Nissan LEAF||111 MPGe||149 miles||147 hp||$27,400|
If you’re looking into getting behind the wheel of your very own battery electric vehicle, each of these five options are incredible choices within their respective segments. If you think you might be interested in one of our EVs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Carnamic, we cannot wait to see you drive off the lot behind the wheel of your next new EV!