A great number of new electric cars are coming to the market. From the brand new Nissan Leaf in Australia to the Human Horizon Hiphi 1 in China, electric cars are definitely the future of transport around the world.
With new electric car news coming in every other week, it becomes difficult to keep track of it all. So here is a handy list that covers electric vehicles from all the major manufacturers around the world.
From Honda Electric cars to Ford electric SUV, you’ll find all the upcoming electric car news on this list —
New Electric Cars Coming In 2019/2020
1. Volkswagen ID 3
The Volkswagen ID 3 will launch under the I.D. series, which is comprised of electric cars made from the ground up. This electric car series from VW is based on the MEB (Modularer Elektrobaukasten) platform. It is one of the more affordable electric cars that will begin from £30,000 or $39,000 and the base variant will have a range of 205 miles/328 km. According to VW, more than 15,000 people have already pre-ordered the I.D. 3 and only 30,000 of these cars will be made initially. VW is also offering 2000kw worth of free charging at any of the company’s designated charging stations. VW I.D. 3 will launch at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany.
2. Honda e
The upcoming Honda electric car is an affordable EV to look out for. The Honda e was recently spotted testing under heavy camouflage. The Honda e electric car comes with a 124-mile battery range and features fast-charging for the 35.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, which charges up to 80% in 30 minutes. Powering the Honda e is a 148 HP asynchronous motor which is capable of 0-62 mph in 8 seconds. The small size of the Honda e (3.83 meters long) makes it easy to park and thus suitable to ride around in a small city. The electric car from Honda comes in a modern-retro look and is available for pre-booking in the UK for just £800 or around $1000. The base price of the Honda e begins from £36,923 or $45,000.
3. Human Horizon HiPhi 1
The HiPhi 1 is an electric SUV from China that draws inspiration from the Tesla Model X. It is made by a Chinese company called Human Horizon or HH for short. The HiPhi 1 electric SUV has a range of 400 miles/643 km (tested by China’s NEDC testing protocol) and is powered by a 268 HP electric motor paired with a 96kWh battery. It also has a 0-62 mph time of 3.9 seconds. HiPhi 1 features 50 inches of screen area, automatic electronic doors, 562 sensors, Level 3 autonomy and a lot more. The SUV can also talk to smart roads with the help of Car to infrastructure (C2X) communication to detect any problems. There is no word on the pricing for HiPhi 1 yet. The electric SUV was unveiled in Shanghai, China, and is slated for a 2021 launch. It’ll launch globally sometime in the future.
4. Porsche Taycan
The upcoming Porsche Taycan (earlier known as the Mission E) is a highly anticipated car from Porsche. After being pointed out on Reddit that Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S belong in a different niche, I won’t refer to Porsche Taycan as ‘Tesla Killer.’ A 90 kWh battery in the $120,000 Porsche Taycan is expected to deliver 320 miles of range. What keeps the agile and track-worthy nature of Porsche Taycan are two electric motors, a 200HP one at the front and a 400HP one at the rear. Porsche Taycan recently set a track record at Nurburging for the fastest four-door electric sedan, which is kind of a specific record, to be honest. However, the first ride reviews of Porsche Taycan are flowing in from revered Auto journalists, so all the electric sports car fans definitely have something great coming up.
5. Tesla Pickup Truck
The existence of Tesla pickup truck was confirmed by Elon Musk himself during ‘Ride the Lightning’ podcast. According to Musk, the Tesla electric pickup truck will look unlike the current generation of Ford F150s; instead, it’d look like something 20 years ahead of the crop. Specs-wise, the electric pickup truck will have 400 to 450 miles of range, up to 300,000 pounds of lifting capacity and an expected price tag of around $50,000. According to a series of Elon Musk’s tweet, the Tesla pickup truck will be called the Model B. It will also have additional features to complement the pickup truck’s adventurous nature including sonar, 360-degree cameras, automatic parallel parking capability and a 240-volt power for work tools.
6. Lotus Evija
The Lotus Evija Hypercar is a 2000 PS electric hypercar with borderline insane specs. It will come with an 800 kW charger that’ll juice up its battery in just 9 minutes. The Lotus hyper electric car will come have a 0-100 km/h time of under 3 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph or 321 km. Lotus Evija will start production in 2020. Powering the Lotus Evija are four independent electric motors producing 493 HP each and a battery of 2,000 kWh. The CEO of Lotus has expressed his intention to go toe-to-toe against the Tesla Roadster with the help of Lotus Evija. It might be a bit difficult, in my opinion, because the Tesla Roadster is infinitely more affordable at $200,000 than the $2.1 (est) million Lotus Evija. Also, the 0-60s time claimed by Lotus Evija is less than Tesla Model S P100D, thus I doubt it’d be able to take on the Tesla Roadster which is set to be the fastest Tesla yet.
7. Tesla Roadster 2020
This electric car has a huge number of fans around the world, and it hasn’t even been launched yet. The upcoming Roadster is the second generation of the car that Tesla built the first one way back in 2008. While the earlier car was a Lotus Elise custom made into an electric car, it had a range of 320 km or 244 miles. The upcoming second-generation Tesla Roadster is a new car from the ground up. It is capable of going more than 600-miles on a single charge, has a 0-60 acceleration time of under 1.9 seconds and even has four doors. The super-quick acceleration of 1.9 seconds is courtesy of a feature Tesla calls the “Plaid Mode” which is basically the “ludicrous mode” taken to the next level. To further make Tesla Roadster 2020 an absolute killer, a SpaceX edition will install rockets in the car. You can pre-order any edition of Tesla Roadster you like on the company’s official website.
8. Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y is an upcoming electric SUV from the company and it has a similar design language to the Model X and 3. The price range will begin from $39,000 to $68,000. The SUV will have 6 seats, up to 300 miles of maximum range and a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds. The Tesla Model Y is slated for launch next year. The Standard Model Y will launch in the Spring of 2020 while the long-range, dual motor and performance variants will be released in the fall of 2020. The Tesla Model Y comes at a time when SUV demand in the US is quite high. Naturally, it is expected to sell in huge numbers when it finally launches. Like every Tesla electric car, the Model Y will also come with a Full-Self-Driving package.
9. Rivian R1S And R1T
Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer based out of Detroit, Michigan, will launch two products in 2021, the Rivian R1T and R1S. While the former is a pickup truck, the latter is a 7-seater SUV; both of them, however, share several components, including battery packs. The R1S and R1T come in three battery packs: 105, 135, 180 kWh that provide a range of 240, 310 and 410 miles respectively. Both of these electric cars will come with four independent electric motors for instantaneous torque. According to Rivian, the 135 kWh variant of the R1T is the fastest with 754 HP. It has a claimed 0-60 mph time of 3 seconds and a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.
The 135 kWh version of the R1S produces similar horsepower and hits 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds. Any variant of the R1S can tow 7,716 pounds, according to Rivian. Things that are standard on both these vehicles include Level 3 autonomous tech and active air suspension. The Rivian R1S has an estimated price of $72,000 while the R1T is likely to be priced at $69,000.
10. Rimac C_Two
Rimac C_Two is the current fastest car on the planet and it is made by a company that began in 2008. C_Two features a 120 kWh battery pack, 0-60 mph time of 1.85 seconds, a top speed of 258 mph/ 415 km/h and a battery range of 410 miles. This car costs a ridiculous $2 million and only 150 of these will be made, all of which have already been pre-sold. According to Rimac, the C_Two will also feature Level 4 autonomy which it’ll achieve using a bunch of sensors, lidars, radars, and a highly accurate global positioning system. Rimac’s newness in the automotive world doesn’t negate the fact that the company makes some exceptionally great electric cars. Manufacturers like the Audi even plan to use Rimac’s expertise in developing the upcoming Audi R8 electric.
New Electric Cars And SUVs Coming In 2019/2020
Electric cars are here to stay. Countries are changing their economic policies, automakers are changing their R&D plans and cities are changing their infrastructure by keeping the central focus on electric cars as the future of transportation.
As we have seen from this list, cars like the Tesla Roadster are going to challenge conventional cars in a big way. Not only will electric cars offer unmatched performance, but they’ll also be cheaper to run than conventional cars. Earlier it used to be that if you bought a Lamborghini Murcielago, you could kiss your fuel economy goodbye. However, with the Tesla Roadster, you’ll be able to drive for 600 miles in just a few dollars.
Furthermore, futurists have predicted that electric cars could dominate the market by 2026.
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