BEV in GA
As Georgia is one of the 12 states to get the Niro BEV, I just happen to be traveling through GA and thought I would see what was available. Plus, I had not seen the pricing yet. I was surprised to find at least 6 (I didn’t count) by using the Adairsville zip code on Kia’s search site.
I was immediately depressed by the price. Guess that is why they have so many. I have a PHEV EX Premium and it looks like the BEV EX Premium version is $10k more expensive. So, immediately not justified. However, if you compare EX models, it might make more sense, especially with the Federal $7500 tax credit.
However, I think the big issue is the Tesla M3 SR/SR+, which is a much more desirable car than the eNiro IMHO. I am not enamored with Tesla, and it really pains me to think the scales are at least slightly tipped in Tesla’s favor. If Tesla could iron out their issues and become a “real” car company, it would be an absolute no brainer.
With a lot of competition supposedly coming in the next 18 months, perhaps it would be best to wait and not get either at the $40-50k price point.