Early next year some new EV’s will be as cheap as petrol/diesel equivalents

Some armchair pundits have fully battery electric cars not reaching price parity with their equivalent petrol/diesel (ICE) versions in New Zealand until 2024 or even 2027.  But what if I told you that next month for a price around NZ$35,000 you will be able to order for delivery in March/April 2022 a fully spec’d battery electric hatchback which will be as cheap as a high-end new Toyota Corolla.  This car will have a real world range of at least 500 km and is capable of 0 – 100 km/hr in around 5 seconds.

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