When I started considering buying a car, it obviously had to be electric. But which one? The market is developing rapidly, and with all the different versions, it was hard to find out which cars actually provided the best range of options.
The first thing I made was a table with some core data points. Like all potential EV buyers, I think my first concerns were cost, and range.
That is a long list, let’s try and plot this as a scatter:
A few findings clearly emerged.
- There is a lot of competition around the DKK 350k-450k base cost. These cars range from less than 400 km to more than 600. Quite a difference, considering similar price range.
- Tesla does a good job of providing “range for value” (especially after their price change). Model 3 Long range stands out from the crowd providing an incredible +600km range with significantly lower cost than Ford’s Mustang
- ID Buzz is a silly, silly car (but it looks so cute)
- If you can manage with 385 km range, Nissan Leaf is an absolute bargain.
I found it interesting to think about which cars have the best “cost to range ratio”, most simply defined as how much does the vehicle cost pr KM of range:
Total cost in DKK / Range in KM = Cost per KM range
Another key concern for me is size. This becomes easier, as we only need to consider the model, not the versions.
A key factor is how much space the car has in the trunk, vs. how much you can move with the seats down: