Tesla has been hyping up the prospect of an electric pickup truck for a long time (you're looking at an artist's rendering above), but when can you expect to see it? You might have a clearer idea. As part of a call for feedback, Elon Musk has promised that the pickup will be made "right after" the Model Y crossover arrives between 2019 and 2020. We'd take that commitment with a grain of salt (remember how Tesla expected widescale Model 3 deliveries to start in 2017?), but it at least gives you an idea of what the EV maker is shooting for.
Just because they are the only one who sells it doesn't mean it's not overpriced. Do you need all wheel drive?
Separate reports indicate that the replacement for the aging but successful Buick Encore subcompact crossover will be an all-electric vehicle built on Bolt EV underpinnings, presumably with the missing all-wheel drive added.
I need awd because the person controlling the purchase has it on their must have checklist, and I can't get out of that. 4wd would suffice.
So, yes, awd or the veto kicks in. And the veto-er prefers an internal combustion awd right now.
PS - your links are for a lack of an SUV with AWD. AWD is becoming more and more common in cars.
I didn't see any other electric cars with AWD.
Certainly Tesla is not on some pedestal, but is competing against gasoline cars and electric cars with FWD. Looks like you will have to go with gasoline. Maybe a hybrid?
Maybe a hybrid - but those are a hard sell too. And I really don't want an SUV.
I don't suppose this is an area of expertise, that there might be a safety-prioritized hybrid AWD that you personally think is worth investigating?
I don't know.
Ford Fusion Hybrid is listed there but is actually front wheel drive.Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has an all wheel drive variant, but it's an SUV.
Buick LaCrosse maybe? https://blog.caranddriver.com/eassist-returns-2018-buick-lacrosse-hybrid-raises-mpgs-lowers-the-price/ [caranddriver.com]
Huh, I had never seen the LaCrosse before. Thanks!