What you seem too be saying, is to encourage me to buy a lesser car than I want? As a car, Kona is fine. It's ok. So Id get that. But you suggest I should just get a Leaf as thats cheaper? I told Mr OB I have a horse etc, and he said I need to get a Tesla X. How many people will go from a car that does what they need it to do, to near on 150k to replace it? Or a 40k new car is now 80k?
With EVs, the greater the battery capacity and the range, the higher the cost. Also, if you want it highly specd with all the top extras, you have to pay for it.
So, if you want a good NZ-new EV with around 250km of range and with reasonable specs, you now don't need to pay more than $60,000.
So, if someone is really interested in helping with reducing emissions, why not buy a NZ-new 40 kWh Leaf for $60,000 or a second-hand one for thousands less! The environment will really thank you for doing this! It's no use waiting years until you can afford to buy a more expensive EV, the planet simply can't wait that long for you to get going, or that's what I'm told.
So you don't want me to buy a car I what, just one that is on the lot? I dont buy ICE like that either. If EV are to sell, they need a range of models and on the lot. Then they will sell. They will sell themselves.
When people buy car they buy one they like, the size they want, and so on. You cant expect people to ignore all of that and just buy whatever is on the lot.