jdunmyer wrote:The question is in the title. A friend (who is convinced that EVs are absolutely not for him) seems to think that BEVs are available from the major auto manufacturers "anywhere". I'm thinking that compliance cars are sold in California and a few other places, but not in Flyover Country. I actually challenged him to visit a Ford dealer and try to by an electric car. (Not including PHEVs)
Ford did sell the Focus Electric nationwide, but that ended that before 2018. And there isn't a 2019 Focus Electric.
i-MiEV was sold nationwide. Discontinued. A cross between a jetson and Flintstone car, made for munchkins.
Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, Jaguar I Pace, Tesla S, 3, X, VW e-Golf, Smart EV... I think that's it for nationwide right now. Some states don't have dealers for all of these brands, and some dealers are not "EV qualified". So you might have a problem with some of these in some places.
Hyundai Ioniq electric is/was "special order everywhere", but reported to be almost impossible to get even in California. Hyundai Kona Electric seems the same, at least so far.
I think I've missed a few, but are rare and hard to get.
Audi e-tron is supposed to go nationwide in May...
Other cars rumored for this year, next year, and so on.
#49 on the LEAF 100 mile club.
Most everything around here is wet during the rainy season. And the rainy season is long.
2012 Leaf SL Red
2014 Leaf SL Red
Can't sit in a Bolt seat, hoping for better soon.
Or perhaps a Buick version? Buick Electra 225???