I agree. I'm not so sure it's an improvement in the looks department.
Small urban EVs would probably sell in the US if they were priced right. Perhaps something like the i-Miev will come back in another form when battery prices drop. Who knows, there may even be a Tesla or Chevy urban EV in the future.
I'm contemplating the purchase of another EV for longer distances, but I can't imagine giving up my i-Miev for all of the great qualities it has around town.
Zephod, I've come to really like my Chevy Bolt. My theory behind its design is that Chevy wanted to quietly sabotage their EV, so they bought an i-MiEV and copied it, thinking that the worst selling EV in the US would be a good start. Turns out, if there ever was a mainstream i-MiEV, I think the Bolt would be it. Outstanding performance, range, and efficiency, all in a comfortable and usable package (although the i-MiEV is still easier to park and haul things in, and don't get me started on the windshield wipers :roll: ).
PV1 - The Bolt is definitely on my list. I just checked one out at my closest Chevy dealer, mostly to see if the seats fit me. I've been reading a few complaints about how they're too narrow. The Bolt seats seem fine to me and I like the interior.
Back on the subject of small EVs, Honda showed of a couple of concept EVs, one of which was a small city car with cartoon-like looks.