Any electric car enthusiast will be quick to tell you that the UK is facing a supply issue for the massive demand for these state of the art vehicles, but with the wait for some popular cars getting longer, are there any new models coming this year that could be turning heads?
Jaguar have already made steps towards an electric future with the arrival of the I-Pace but with the XJ due to be replaced in 2019, bets are being placed that its successor will be pure electric. It’s thought to be Jaguar’s challenge to the Tesla Model S and will likely come in with a list price upwards of £63,000, definitely for those looking at luxury.
Kia Soul EV
Electric classic, the Kia Soul is back with a slightly new look!
Packing a 64kWh battery, it’s thought to have a new and improved look and is now compatible with CCS Fast Chargers.
It’s time for Mercedes’ take on the electric SUV, unveiled in 2018 and set to hit showrooms in Spring 2019 it’s a clear rival for both the Jaguar I-Pace and the Audi E-Tron.
Peugeot are bringing EV power to an established supermini for the first time. With a proposed 200+ miles range, it’s looking good for those after a cleaner commute.
Set the be extremely popular in the UK with an electric range of 250 miles, the Vauxhall Corsa-e is a reworked take on an extremely popular car. Let’s just hope the supply meets the inevitable demand.
The ID range, “Volkswagen, just electric.”
VW have described a new era of electric mobility that is both sustainable and innovative. They’ve created a diverse range of EVs including the ID. Vizzion with a self-proclaimed 413 mile range, the ID. Crozz small SUV with all-wheel drive, the more compact but equally impressive ID.3 with a 77kWh battery option and the long-awaited ID. Buzz, the EV campervan with an impressive modern take on a VW classic. No dates confirmed yet but with VW’s focus on EVs, these are looking like they could be game changers.
Could this be the big step the automotive industry has been looking for to make the leap to electrics, with an option for everyone from a consistent market leader?
Volvo’s electric sub-brand is introducing its first EV in 2019, offering a potential range as high as 350 miles!
2020 and beyond
With all wheeled drive and two electric motors, BMW i4 is set to follow the Tesla Model 3 and could be in showrooms as early as 2020.
Mini Cooper SE
The prototype bears the standard Mini Cooper name and should be rolling off the Plant Oxford assembly line with first deliveries in March 2020.
Audi Q2 e-Tron
Audi’s small SUV. There are rumours of this model swapping fossil fuel for batteries in 2020 and it’s allegedly been spotted on the road but according to rumours, may only be available in China. Time will tell.
Ford Mach 1
Expect to see style cues from Ford’s popular muscle car, the Mustang. Apart from very brief hints, we’re still waiting on details about this model, but with the power in a Mustang and an EV combined, it may be something special for fans of powerful classics.
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