Top 10 Green Cars 2021 - Part 3

Nissan Ariya

“Nissan

To say that the Ariya is a crucial car for Nissan is something of an understatement. Manufacturers such as Ford and VW above are entering the electric family-SUV market, and the Ariya represents the middle of a Venn diagram for Nissan’s strengths. The similarly-sized Qashqai remains a very popular and capable family-SUV, and Nissan’s Leaf was the pioneer mass-market EV. As sweet-spots go, this should be a good ‘un.

Range is quoted at more than 300 miles from the larger-battery model, or a still highly respectable 230+ miles from the smaller pack. As is becoming the norm, a choice of two- or all-wheel drive adds additional options for buyers, and charging is overhauled for Nissan. The Ariya sees a switch to CCS for the first time, bringing with it access to faster charging - at up to 130 kW - and the option to boost the standard 7 kW AC charging to 22 kW.

Skoda Enyaq iV

“Skoda

We could almost copy and past the VW ID.4 section, replacing make and model names where relevant, since the Enyaq iV is Skoda’s version of VW’s family-sized electric SUV. This is the first model from Skoda to use the new VW Group MEB electric platform, and is effectively the first EV from the company, since the Citigo iV is basically a VW e-up with a few badges changed.

We could almost copy and past the VW ID.4 section, replacing make and model names where relevant, since the Enyaq iV is Skoda’s version of VW’s family-sized electric SUV. This is the first model from Skoda to use the new VW Group MEB electric platform, and is effectively the first EV from the company, since the Citigo iV is basically a VW e-up with a few badges changed.

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:22nd Dec 2020

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