The growing dependency of mankind on Diesel/petrol vehicles has proven to be fugacious as it is expected that the oil reserves will be vanished by 2050. But the manufacturer’s have built an alternative in the form of ELECTRIC VEHICLES.The electric effect is now in full force, with established brands committing to offering a wide range of electric cars in future. Today there are wide segments of Ev’s in the market ranging from an SUV to SPORTS CAR.
Let’s have a look over the upcoming EVs in 2020.
- AUDI Q4 e-Tron:
The Audi Q4 e-Tron was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva motor show and will going on sale in late 2020 with a price tag of £40,000. The e-Tron SUV will be 4.6 meters long and will pack the following features,
- Battery size: 82Kwh
- Electric motors: 225Kw total (front and rear)
- Range: about 280 miles (450Km)
- 0-62mph: 6.3sec
- Top speed: 112mph
The 82Kwh batteries add quite a weight to the SUV and it weighs at 510Kg. Audi is claiming 80% charge in just 30 minutes provided sufficient high-speed charging points. The fun fact is that the carpets of the Audi e-Tron are made from recycled plastic. It so packs lot’s of other features like the latest Audi touchscreen, heads up display, 22-inch alloy wheels and smart navigation system. With this the Audi pledged that it would have 12 fully electric cars by 2025.
2. FORD Mustang Mach-E:
The Ford Mustang Mach-E was unveiled in late 2019 and is the ford’s first electric car. Though it looks somewhat like Jaguar i-pace, its rivals are upcoming Tesla Model Y and VW ID. The Mustang will be available in two options that are Mustang Mach-E and Mustang Mach-E GT. It is obvious that Mach-E GT comes with better specs than the Mustang-E. The specs are as follows,
- Mustang Mach-E: 76Kwh lithium-ion battery
- 370-miles Range
- 417lb ft of torque
- Mustang Mach-E GT: 99Kwh lithium-ion battery
- 430 miles Range
- 612lb ft of torque
It is a relatively lightweight EV too with single motor, smaller battery model weights 1993Kg rising to 2281Kg for twin motor. The car is priced at £40,270 and is set to be launched in late 2020 in the UK, USA, GERMANY, NORWAY, FRANCE and Switzerland.
- MINI COOPER SE:
The most popular Mini Hatchback around the globe is Mini Cooper. The experimentation on Mini Ev was done by BMW way back in 2008 but is now set to be launched in 2020. It will be first launched in the USA and UK. The Ev will be having a range of up to 145 miles. It will be packed with 32.5kWh battery which will take about 35 minutes to get charged up to 80% provided high-speed charging point. With the domestic charger, it will take about 12 hours to get fully charged. The other specs are,
- 0-60 miles: 7.3sec
- Top speed: 93mph
- Weight: 1365Kg
- 181bhp @ 7000rpm
The car was set to be launched by march but due to coronavirus pandemic, the launch has been delayed. It was estimated that the car will be priced at £24,400.
4. NISSAN ARYA:
Nissan Arya will be the second Ev from Nissan after Nissan Leaf. Nissan Arya will be a 4.6mtr long SUV and will get somewhat common with Mercedes EQC and Audi e-Tron. The Arya will be a handsome looking car with striking graphical face including boomerang LEDs. The interior specs are not known till now but the assumptions of specs are,
- Battery: 63Kwh
- Range: 290 miles
- Top speed: 98mph
The pricing is also not mentioned yet but the launch will In late 2020 or early 2021.
5. LEXUS UX 300e:
The Lexus first Ev is all set to be launched in 2020 in china first and then globally. On paper, the car seems to work pretty well but the actual test will be on roads. The Lexus packs these specs,
- Battery: 52Kwh
- Range: 270Km
- 0-62mph: 7.5sec
- Top speed: 100mph
The charging time for batteries is 57 min for 0-80% and 10 hrs for a full charge from normal house socket. The car will be priced at £37,000.
6. TESLA ROADSTER:
The most known brand in the world of EVs is Tesla and Elon Musk is all set to provide rocket-powered performance in new Tesla Roadster 2020. Elon Musk claimed that the Roadster would use ‘SpaceX cold gas thruster system’. If the claim proves to be true then the acceleration will be at thelimit of human endurance. The rumoured specs are,
- Top speed: 250mph
- 0-60mph: 1.9sec
- 0-100mph: 4.2sec
- Torque: 7300lb ft
The specs look outstanding but the main part of any EV is the battery backup and Tesla has gone to its limit. This car will have whooping 200Kwh of battery which will provide the juice and Tesla claims a range of 500+ miles. But this all comes with a hefty price tag and the estimated price is about $200,000.