Electric Porsche Mission E Concept

Top 10 Electric Vehicles launching in 2019

Electric Vehicle Porsche Mission E Concept

Electric Vehicle Porsche Mission E Concept

Here are our Top 10 new Electric Vehicles (EVs) due to be launched in 2019. Many of these cars mark the start of extensive new ranges of electric vehicles being brought to market, such as from the Volkswagen Group. All these cars below are pure Electric Vehicles, but of course new Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) are also due to be launched. You can read reviews of all Electric Vehicles currently on sale in the UK here.

1

Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron

The Audi e-tron SUV may have been officially launched in 2018 but it’s yet to arrive in the UK. The e-tron has a 95kWh battery and an electric motor on each axle. It can be charged at fast charging stations with direct current (DC) at up to 150 kW – a first for a series production car – meaning that it can be replenished to 80% of capacity in as little as 30 minutes. The two electric motors deliver an output of up to 300kW, giving a 5.7 second 0-62mph acceleration time, a top speed of 124mph, and a driving range of at least 248 miles. The two motors can provide all-wheel-drive, managing the distribution of the 664Nm of torque between the two axles. Prices will start from £71,490. The Audi e-tron is available with virtual door mirrors, ie. high definition cameras. Audi, as part of a Volkswagen Group offensive, is due to bring a range of electric vehicles to market over the next couple of years, including the e-tron Sportback and the Q2 e-tron.

2

Honda Urban Electric Vehicle

Honda Urban EV Concept

The Honda Urban EV Concept was received so well at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017 that Honda had no choice but to bring it to production. Final technical details are still to be confirmed, but it’s likely to gain an extra two doors compared to the original three-door concept. The Honda Sports EV Concept was also shown at Frankfurt, but that is yet to be confirmed for production.

3

Kia Soul Electric Vehicle

Kia Soul EV

The Kia Soul will only be available as an Electric Vehicle when the new model goes on sale in the UK in 2019. It will share the same electric powertrain as the Kia e-Niro, which we’ve already driven in Korea, giving a range that should be close to 300 miles. A Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charge is fitted as standard. Torque is now 395 Nm, up from 285 Nm in the outgoing model, along with 204 PS. Pricing is yet to be confirmed.

4

Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes-Benz EQC

The new all-electric, all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz EQC crossover SUV will have a driving range of more than 280 miles (although this is based on the old NEDC test rather than the new WLTP standard), torque of 765 Nm, and it will even have a towing capacity of 1800 kg. The EQC – the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be launched under the EQ brand – has two electric motors at the front and rear axles with a combined output of 300 kW (408 hp) and maximum torque of 765 Nm. The lithium-ion battery has an energy content of 80 kWh. If it looks like the EQC is based on a Mercedes GLC, that’s because it is.

5

Mini Cooper S Electric

MINI Electric

We drove the all-electric MINI E back in 2009, ie. 10 years ago, which was a trial for the technology that later appeared in the BMW i3, but 2019 will see the launch of the production version of the electric MINI, expected to be named the Mini Cooper S E. It’s likely to share the electric powertrain from the latest BMW i3 120Ah; so expect a range of around 200 miles. In a world where superminis are becoming five-door only, the MINI Electric is expected to be launched as a three door.

6

Nissan LEAF SUV

Nissan IMx KURO concept

The Nissan LEAF SUV may just about appear before the end of 2020. Everyone wants an SUV these days, so it’s an obvious business plan to drop the electric powertrain technology from the LEAF into an SUV. The LEAF SUV has already been previewed in the form of the Nissan IMx KURO electric crossover concept vehicle at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

7

Porsche Taycan

Porsche Mission E

The Porsche Taycan is the new name for the Porsche Mission E Concept, and is the first pure EV from the German sports car brand. It will have 600 bhp, a 0-62 mph time of less than 3.5 seconds, all-wheel drive, a 300 mile range, and its 800V system can charge at public chargers (when they exist in the UK) to give a 250 mile range in 15 minutes. The Porsche Taycan is due to be launched in September, with a price that’s likely to be upwards of £60,000. A ‘Cross Turismo’ concept has also been unveiled.

8

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 has been on sale in the US for many months but as we enter 2019 there are only two Model 3 cars in the UK. The Model 3 has the longest official range of any EV on sale in the UK, at 338 miles for the Dual Motor Long Range version, the first version to go on sale in the UK. The Model 3 is selling well in the US, but there’s no hatchback, just a boot, so it will be interesting to see how it will appeal to buyers in the UK. The Model 3 also has a very minimalistic interior, with only one main feature apart from the steering wheel: the central touchscreen, which contains all of the car’s controls. The Model 3 was due to be on sale from around £30,000, but most people are likely to pay around £40,000 upwards. Many people placed a deposit for the Model 3 months ago, so it’s taken a long time to get to the UK. There’s also a Model 3 Performance with 450bhp. If you want a Tesla with a hatchback, that’s smaller than the Model X or Model S, it might be worth waiting for the Model Y compact SUV, built on the same platform as the Model 3, which Tesla says is due in the UK in 2020.

9

Volkswagen ID

Volkswagen I.D.

The final Volkswagen ID hatchback will be revealed in 2019, but it will be 2020 before you can buy one in the UK. Different battery sizes will be available to offer ranges from around 250 to over 350 miles. Following Dieselgate, Volkswagen is having a huge push on EVs, with the ID being just the first of many electric models. There are due to be a number of versions of the ID family, including the ID, the ID CROZZ, the ID BUZZ, and the ID VIZZION. In 2018 the Volkswagen Group announced that 16 locations around the globe are to produce battery-powered vehicles by the end of 2022. Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, also said that, from 2019, there will be a new electric vehicle “virtually every month”. As Volkswagen rolls out these models, at ‘affordable’ prices, it’s likely to signal the tipping point for electric vehicles.

10

Volvo XC40 Electric

Volvo XC40 Electric

Volvo has declared that it’s on a path to electrification, with the XC40 being the first pure electric model, due in the UK before the end of 2019. By then, all other Volvo models should be ‘electrified’, ie. versions of all models will be available with some form of electrification, such as plug-in hybrid technology. Polestar will also offer electric performance versions of Volvo models, with the Polestar 2 expected in 2019.

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