I want a smaller car and thinking maybe an AWD wagon. Really like the VW all track (what another VW?) and the Audi Allroad. Also like the smaller Subaru Impreza hatchback...... haven't thought about an EV vehicle but that will definitely be the trend in the coming years. Honestly I drive (in a normal year-non pandemic) about 3-4 k miles per year...
If for whatever reason I don’t get an EV for my next car, the Audi allroad is at the top of my list, along with the Q5 and a few other German cars. I definitely prefer to have a car with a little bit of extra clearance because I live on a hilly dirt road. I thought the all track was cool when it came out — but I don’t think they make them anymore. When VW announced they were stopping production, the local dealer stocked up on like 80 of them because they were such a popular and practical car around here.
The 250 mile range that seems standard for most EVs right now is definitely tight for going to Tahoe from Santa Cruz. You lose quite a bit of range in cold weather, so there’s a definite chance of needing to recharge mid-trip.
@Abbi - I *wish* I were more frugal when it comes to cars! Unfortunately, it seems to be my main outlet for gadget envy. Expensive hobby!