Electric cars are on the rise in the U.S., but they haven’t quite taken over the streets as they have in Europe and Asia. That difference in popularity means there are certain EVs that aren’t available in the U.S.
It’s a shame since some of these EVs offer innovative uses or solid competition to American-made alternatives. For now, we can only look on in jealousy of these EVs not available in the U.S. Offerings like...
10. Hyundai Staria Lounge Camper
Hyundai’s Staria multi-purpose vehicle attracted a lot of attention for being a prime candidate to be converted into a weekend camper van. Hyundai decided to make that a reality and announced the Staria Lounge Camper that’s perfect for Korean van lifers.
9. Ford E-Tourneo Custom
In a similar vein, Ford just announced its E-Tourneo Custom van that can handle both work and weekend-camping purposes with its flexible design. Ford is planning to release the multi-purpose vehicle to European markets in mid-2023, with no mention of a U.S. release.
8. Renault Zoe
Since its release in 2012, the Zoe has remained one of Europe’s best-selling all-electric cars. Renault may be planning to discontinue the Zoe, but it will be followed up by the Renault 5 EV, which may hit the European market as early as 2023.
7. Peugeot e-208
This souped-up mini from Peugeot is the perfect daily driver for city dwellers. While there are models available now, the French automaker will release an upgraded version of the e-208 that will have more range and improved performance.
6. Citroën ë-C4 X
If compact cars aren’t your style, there are plenty of other options like the Citroën ë-C4 X. The French automaker’s offering is something in between a hatchback and an SUV, but it’s only available in Europe.
5. Skoda Enyaq iV
The Enyaq iV is this Czech Republic automaker’s very first electric SUV. It’s being compared to Volkswagen’s ID.4 since it uses the same EV platform, but it has Volkswagen beat on price and interior space.
4. Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV
One of China’s best-selling EVs comes from a joint venture between two Chinese companies and GM. The compact EV hit one million units sold in China in August, but still has no plans to make it to the U.S.
3. Honda E
This retro-inspired compact EV represents Honda’s first real attempt at breaking into the electric car market. It was designed to get around crowded urban areas, but will only be available in European and Japanese markets.
2. BYD Han EV
This flagship EV from BYD is looking to capture more of the mid-size luxury sedan market in China with an attractive starting price of about $32,800. So far, BYD is planning to release the Han EV only in China.
1. Xpeng P7
The P7 is XPeng’s second EV to hit the market, but it has already surpassed more than 100,000 sales in China and will be expanding into the European market. There’s no word on a release in the U.S., though.