Not all electric cars are presented in this article.
It is important to note that virtually all companies are trying to catch up with Tesla (which, by the way, is launching a roadster this year) and is finally producing mass-produced EVs in every price point – original models that are properly designed and well-built. 2020 will be the year that electric сars will become truly fashionable.
In the coming months, hundreds of electric cars should go on sale, but we tried to choose ten of the most interesting: from small-sized city models from the giants of the automotive industry, to heavy long-range electric cars from completely new market participants.
From family vw electric cars
There are quite a few electric car in the Volkswagen family, but the ID.3 is perhaps the most important. It will be available starting at $ 30,000 and will be offered in three trim levels and is very similar to the Golf. As the company describes, the interior of the car is the size of the Passat, and the technical specifications are the Golf GTI.
The base model has a range of 330 km on the WLTP cycle, while the top version can travel 550 km. The 10-inch infotainment screen inside replaces most of the buttons and switches, and it can be used to control almost everything except for raising windows and emergency lights. In total, Volkswagen plans to produce 15 million electric vehicles by 2028.
In UK this electric car costs from around £30,000
Rivian R1T pickup
Along with the R1S, a seven-seater SUV with a claimed range of over 600 km, Rivian plans to launch a five-seater R1T pickup on the same platform by the end of the year. For both models, batteries are provided with a capacity of 105, 135 and 180 kWh, a range of 370, 480 and 600 km, respectively, and a maximum speed of 200 km / h.
The in-car dashboard features a 15.6-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch display that shows all indicators, and a 6.8-inch touchscreen for passengers in the rear. The trunk of this pickup is one meter deep and has a lockable walk-through storage compartment for bulky items.
The electric car is equipped with an all-wheel drive system that distributes power between four electric motors installed on each wheel. And it costs in USA $69,000 starting price and in UK £46,000.
Aston Martin Rapide E
A total of 155 such cars are planned to be produced. Happy owners of this model will receive an Aston with a 65 kWh lithium-ion battery and two electric motors with a total capacity of 602 hp. and 950 Nm.
The maximum speed of the car is 250 km / h, it accelerates to hundreds in less than four seconds. The cruising range for the WLTP cycle is estimated at 320 km. A full charge from a 50-kilowatt terminal will take about an hour, and from a 100-kilowatt terminal, 40 minutes. Costs in USA
BMW’s first production electric crossover is essentially a restyled X3 on an electric platform, in which the engine, transmission and power electronics are now combined into one component. The battery capacity is 70 kWh, which allows you to drive 400 km on a WLTP cycle.
The electric motor produces 268 hp, and it takes only half an hour to replenish the range from charging to 150 kW. Unlike the BMW i3, the iX3 was not designed as an electric vehicle, but used an existing platform. This approach gives BMW tremendous manufacturing agility, allowing hybrid and electric vehicles to be built on the same base. The cost of the BMW iX3 is expected to be around $ 71,500.
Audi e-tron GT
The E-Tron GT from Audi will be the brand’s third all-electric vehicle to be unveiled by the end of this year. The car will receive four-wheel drive, the total power of the two electric motors will be 590 liters. from.
The car will accelerate to 100 km / h in just 3.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of about 240 km / h. The range on the WLTP cycle is estimated at 400 km, and charging up to 80 percent through the 800-volt system takes just 20 minutes.
Thanks to the recuperation system, deceleration up to 0.3g can be used without the aid of disc brakes. The interior uses sustainable materials, including vegan leather. The Audi e-tron GT is essentially a relative of the Porsche Taycan and is expected to cost around $ 130,000.
When it rolls off the assembly line in March 2020, the Mini Electric will be the cheapest all-electric car in the BMW concern, and will cost less than the BMW i3.
The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds, and the engine power is 184 hp. and 270 Nm. The maximum speed is limited to 150 km / h, the range on the WLTP cycle will vary from 199 to 231 km, and the battery can be replenished to 80 percent at the fast charging station in just 35 minutes. The cabin has a 6.5-inch touchscreen and a Harmon Kardon audio system. Price of this electric car in UK close £27,900
The all-wheel-drive electric vehicle with a 300 kW (408 hp) power plant will be the second in the Polestar family (Volvo brand). In terms of impressive technical characteristics, it will resemble its predecessor – acceleration to hundreds in 4.7 seconds, a power reserve of 600 km in the WLTP cycle.
The interior of the Polestar 2, starting at $ 65,000, will feature an 11-inch Android infotainment system for the first time, and owners will be able to open the car using “Phone-as-Key” technology.
Volvo XC40 Recharge
It will be Volvo’s first production all-electric car with an entry price of $ 65,000. (In general, the Swedish concern strives to ensure that half of their models sold by 2025 will be on electric traction).
The four-wheel drive car will receive two electric motors with a total capacity of 402 hp, capable of accelerating it to a hundred in 4.9 seconds and providing a maximum speed of 180 km / h. Power will be supplied from a 78 kW * h battery, which will make it possible to travel about 400 km on a single charge.
Volvo claims the battery will recover from a 150kW fast charge to 80 percent in 40 minutes. The electric car will be built on the new Compact Modular Architecture platform, which is also used on Lynk & Co models 01, 02 and 03 (this brand is owned by Geely, Volvo’s parent company).
The XC40 P8 Recharge will be priced from £53,155
The fact that Porsche is launching electric cars speaks volumes. The highly anticipated Taycan, with a starting price of $ 108,000, is a four-door, five-seater sedan with an electric motor on each axle and a range of 450 km on a WLTP cycle. It will be available in Turbo and Turbo S versions.
The latter will receive a power plant delivering 460 kW (616 hp) with the option of overboost to increase the power in 2.5 seconds to 560 kW (750 hp). As a result, acceleration to 100 km / h will take 2.8 seconds, and the maximum speed will be 260 km / h.
The base Porsche Taycan 4S retails for $103,800. The midrange Taycan Turbo costs $150,900, and the top-spec Taycan Turbo S raises the price to $185,000