Some of the greatest automakers in the world are based in the United States, and for over 120 years, American-made cars have played a significant role in the development of the industry. Nowadays, some of the most well-known automakers in America have expanded internationally and now rule a number of markets. Ford, Jeep, and Chevrolet are American automakers that enjoy a similar level of popularity abroad as they do at home. American automakers primarily sold short-range economy cars to their target market when they first began offering electric vehicles. Next came EVs for drivers of pickup trucks and delivery vans.
At this time, businesses are concentrating on the compact SUV, which is the core of the American auto market. The manufacturers are pushing their new models as possessing the range, pricing, and features to compete with their gas-powered counterparts in their effort to see EVs rule vehicle sales in the coming years.
Some are currently doing quite well, it seems. For the current model year, Ford’s $45,000+ Mustang Mach E is completely sold out. The electric Blazer, which will go on sale in the summer of 2019, was unveiled by the Chevrolet brand of General Motors. It will cost around $45,000.
An electric Chevy Equinox with a starting price of roughly $30,000 will also be available the following year, and its pricing may make it particularly appealing to households with lower incomes. The Hyundai Ioniq 5, the ID.4 from Volkswagen, and the upcoming Nissan Ariya, which will start at around $47,000, are additional options in the $40,000 range. All have starting prices that are significantly lower than Tesla’s Model Y compact SUV, the current best-selling EV, which has a standard rate well into the $60,000 range.
The newest models are targeted at the largest market segment in the United States: modest-size SUVs, which account for approximately 20 percent of new-vehicle sales and have an electric range of about 300 miles. According to experts in the field, expanding into the market for smaller SUVs, which can appeal to a wider range of consumers, will undoubtedly increase sales of electric vehicles nationwide.
A minimum of 398 kilometers (247 miles) per charge, according to Chevrolet, is what the Blazer can travel. 320 miles) might be possible with more expensive high-end versions. The Chevrolet Blazer will have a zero-to-60 mph (zero-to-97 km/h) time of under 4 seconds when equipped with the SS performance package. A police version will also exist.
According to Steve Majoros, marketing director for Chevrolet, “early on, the demographic mix of an EV buyer was obviously someone that potentially had greater education, higher household income.” “Early adopters are clearly demonstrated by that. However, as we climb that curve, it is our intention to make this product more accessible to more mainstream customers, which is why we are pricing it where we are.”
EVs need to be even more affordable, in the $30,000 to $35,000 range, according to GM CEO Mary Barra in an interview with The Associated Press last week. She claimed that in order for some people to use electric vehicles as their only vehicle, they must also have a network of charging stations.