See the latest EVs, including the Nissan Ariya, Volkswagen ID. Buzz, Genesis GV60 and Ora Cat – and lots more – at Fully Charged LIVE, 29 & 30 April & 1 May, at Farnborough International, supported by LV= General Insurance & ElectriX.
Most EVs that you can buy will be at Fully Charged LIVE, and many will be available for test drives. Here’s a taste of some of the latest EVs that you can see at Fully Charged LIVE.
Visitors to Fully Charged LIVE will have the opportunity to be the first in the UK to drive the new Nissan ARIYA prototype. Nissan will have five ARIYA prototypes available to drive at the show and these are the only ones in the UK.
The Nissan Ariya will be available in four versions – two-wheel drive Advance (63kWh), two-wheel drive Evolve (87kWh), all-wheel drive e-4ORCE Evolve (87kWh) and all-wheel drive e-4ORCE Performance (87kWh). All four versions of the Ariya will be available at launch.
The two-wheel drive Advance 63kWh is expected to have a WLTP combined cycle range of up to 223 miles, the two-wheel drive Evolve 87kWh up to 310 miles, the e-4ORCE Evolve (87kWh) up to 285 miles, and up to 248 miles for the 87kWh e-4ORCE Performance.
With a history that dates back to the T1 in the 1950s, the new all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo will be launched this autumn in Europe, with pre-sales starting in May.
The ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are launching with a 77 kWh battery and a 150 kW electric motor which drives the rear wheels. The ID. Buzz can charge at up to 170 kW and will use the ‘Plug & Charge’ function in the future, in other words it will authenticate itself at compatible DC rapid-charging stations. It will also be capable of Vehicle-to-Home charging. The ID. Buzz rather than the ID. Buzz Cargo will be at Fully Charged LIVE 2022.
Genesis is the ‘luxury’ brand of Hyundai and Kia, and the GV60 is its first electric car.
The Genesis GV60 is available in three guises: a rear-wheel-drive model, an all-wheel-drive model, and a performance model with all-wheel-drive. The high-performance Sport Plus has a drift mode and a boost mode, delivering acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4 seconds.
Each model features a 77.4kWh battery, which can be rapid charged at 350 kW, when the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.
Many people won’t have heard of the Ora Cat, aside from never seeing one in the flesh. However the Ora Cat will be at Fully Charged LIVE. The Ora Cat is one of the best-selling EVs in China – Ora being a sub-brand of Great Wall Motors – and you can now buy one in the UK.
The headlines are that the Ora Cat has a 63kWh battery pack which delivers a 260-mile range, it can charge at up to 80kW, meaning a 0-80% charge in 45 minutes, and it can accelerate from 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds.
There’s also a 58kWh battery option with a 209-mile range. Perhaps the biggest news is that the Ora Cat is priced from just £25,000.
The new Kia Niro EV will also be at Fully Charged LIVE!
The new Kia Niro EV has a 64.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack which is expected to deliver a WLTP driving range of 287 miles. It has a 201 bhp (150 kW) electric motor which generates 255 Nm of torque, with a 0-62mph acceleration time of 7.8 seconds.
Recharging from 10 to 80 per cent takes as little as 45 minutes – up to nine minutes quicker than the outgoing model.
The long-awaited Tesla Model Y will be at Fully Charged LIVE and available for test drives! The Tesla Model Y was the UK’s best selling new car in the UK in March 2022, thanks to being an all-electric SUV, having a long driving range of up to 331 miles, and compared to many cars with component shortages, actually being available.
The brand new, faster Carver S+ will be at Fully Charged LIVE, along with the Carver R+ (with longer range). Test drives are available!
Green Car Guide’s editor Paul Clarke will be on stage talking about ‘What are the best electric cars that are currently on the market?’, with Jack Scarlett at 11.30am on Sunday 1st May in the Giga Theatre. This will also be the theme of the Green Car Guide stand at R46, near the entrance to the Giga Theatre – come and say hello!