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Aside from the Ariya, are there any other new EVs that you're excited for? There are a couple that come to mind for me: the Rivian R1T, the Volkswagen electric microbus, and the electric Mini Cooper.
 

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My "shortlist" is now: (in no specific order :p )
Nissan Ariya
NIO ES6 (not EC6)
Skoda ENYAQ IV VRS
BYD Tang 600D
Volvo XC40 Recharge
 

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My "shortlist" is now: (in no specific order :p )
Nissan Ariya
NIO ES6 (not EC6)
Skoda ENYAQ IV VRS
BYD Tang 600D
Volvo XC40 Recharge
The Volvo XC40 looks like a great EV. I'm going to have to do some research on the Nio, Skoda, and BYD.
 

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I added Polestar 2 on the list... but have to check if the seats are not to close to the "ground" i like the easier getting in/out of the car like a (semi) SUV.
So if the Polestar is a easy getting in/out of the car, i take the XC40 from the list and add Polestar 2
 

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My shortlist changed a little bit (as of July 9th 2020)

Polestar2 (depends on seat-hight compared to road)
Ariya (depends on price/specs and if IF it will arrive/be in showrows in resonable time scedule...)
Skoda ENYAQ (coming end of this year.. price and specs are fine to me, so its up to driving experiance)
BYD Tang 600D (depends of: IF-its-coming to Netherlands after the Norway tryout ánd the final Dutch pricing)
 

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I am waiting on pricing and specs for the Ariya as well. I would prefer an EV with a CCS charge port, since CCS is more prevalent in the areas that I visit. But since I have gotten along fine with my Leaf Plus SV, the lack of CCS is not a deal breaker. If the Ariya has active cooling for its battery (a must on my list) and has a starting MSRP between $40,000 (U.S.) and $44,000 (U.S.), I will likely take it over the Mach E and Telsa Model 3.

The Ariya's Pro Pilot 2.0 gives it the edge over the Mach E, since Ford will not release its semi-autonomous driving system for the Ford until late 2021 via an over the air update.I also think the Pro Pilot 2.0 system is more battle-tested, as it already exits in a Nissan vehicle that is currently on the road. I am not sure if the VW ID.4 will have a semi-autonomous driving system at all, since VW is targeting a lower entry price point than the Ariya. I would likely choose the Ariya over the Tesla Model 3 because the Ariya, as of right now, would still qualify for the $7,500 (U.S.) federal tax credit. That credit, combined with the State of New Jersey's $5,000 (U.S.) rebate, knocks $12,500 (U.S.) off my end of the day price of purchase.
 

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More refined look. Does not have the "stuck an ipad on the dash" design. I have had a HUD before in aircraft and cars and I really like it. Ariya seems to offer more features than the MME. I like a small SUV instead of an SUV-sedan.
 

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More refined look. Does not have the "stuck an ipad on the dash" design. I have had a HUD before in aircraft and cars and I really like it. Ariya seems to offer more features than the MME. I like a small SUV instead of an SUV-sedan.
for sure it looks like they actually took the time to design something compared to Tesla. HUDs are something you don't realize you need until you have one. My wife's car has one and it's so handy for showing speed and directions.
 

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I have the Mustang Mach E reserved but really like the Ariya. Ariya is a well design SUV both exterior and interior. On paper, performance seems to beat MME. There are plenty of Youtube video but the one in Japanese (can use English translation) describes much in detail..
I also like the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback. Well design as well.
 

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I have the Mustang Mach E reserved but really like the Ariya. Ariya is a well design SUV both exterior and interior. On paper, performance seems to beat MME. There are plenty of Youtube video but the one in Japanese (can use English translation) describes much in detail..
I also like the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback. Well design as well.
I wish the Ariya had a frunk instead of putting motor under the hood. It doesn't look as polished compared to all the other EVs for sale.
 

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Chris.J.ll, the frunk might look clean and look good at first. It may be a wow factor. After 7 years of using my Model S and here is the issue: 1. I rarely use it. 2. Maintenance: I had the 12v battery changed 3 times. This is not the same old ICE car battery location. My tech. has to remove the cover, remove several parts in order to get to the battery. Very labor intensive work.
 

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Chris.J.ll, the frunk might look clean and look good at first. It may be a wow factor. After 7 years of using my Model S and here is the issue: 1. I rarely use it. 2. Maintenance: I had the 12v battery changed 3 times. This is not the same old ICE car battery location. My tech. has to remove the cover, remove several parts in order to get to the battery. Very labor intensive work.
That's a good point, I never thought of that. But in terms of attracting new buyers I don't think it's a good look that every other EV has a frunk except the Ariya.
 
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