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2020 Chevy Bolt and all Tesla models owned by me and my family
If you can afford Model Y long range i would stop looking at anything else coming . From my perspective there is nobody even close with what Tesla is giving for the money.I never take UK car prices as directly convertible into US car prices. For one thing taxes are sky high and they are included in advertised car price. In the UK VAT (value added tax) on a car is 20%. If you get an ICE vehicle you pay additional taxes based on the CO2 emissions it releases. So, that $52,000 would actually be a sales price of around $43,500 in the US... but even that is misleading because car prices are so subjective that what is a luxury car in the US is a common commuter car in Germany and flipped around here.
If the Ionic 5 (big battery AWD) is comparable in price to the Model Y long range it would be worth waiting for... but they need to announce US pricing soon or I will end up getting something else before they peak my interest enough to make me wait for it.
Ioniq 5 will not be offered country wide and battery management is not nowhere to Tesla.
800 v architecture is more hype than reality without real support from 800v supercharger ( using on board propulsion controller to boost from 400v to 800v is band aid).
Or you can wait couple years and buy used Model Y for much less .