The Chinese automobile market is teeming with never-heard-of electric car models the U.S. consumers ought to envy. The BAIC EU260 covers a European cycle range of 160 miles per single electric charge. The cost? $37,000 before cash rebates from manufacturers and dealers. After the incentives, a consumer in China pays $23,000 or less. This kind of price can’t even get you 80 miles of range in the U.S. market. Just to prove that American consumers are missing out, the BAIC EU260 sold 3,800 models in September in China.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s fate remains mysterious. As such, it’s apparent that American consumers might as well forget to get a taste of this EV. A three years’ delay is enough to dim anyone’s optimism. Mitsubishi has not announced when it is likely to hit the market ever since the launch of the production model in New York. Ironically, in European markets, it is a best-seller that has sold an estimate of 100,000 units, if it were to be released in the American market.