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Tesla News – Do you think electric cars are boring? Hyundai Ioniq 5, Renault 5, and five more exciting – and eye-catching – future electric vehicles worth waiting for – auto news
Are you almost ready to go electric?
More and more Australians are finally seriously considering when – and not if – they will take the plunge and buy an electric car. “Maybe not this year, but certainly soon” seems to be the mood in the room as the dynamics of electric vehicles (EV) continue to grow exponentially.
It’s now tangible in a way we’ve never seen before.
To make your decision easier, we’ve put together seven hot electric cars that we expect to have on our shores for the next three years – or, if you want, in time for you, the infrastructure, government support and the whole country to be ready to adopt green energy.
All box fresh and recently broken cover to pique appetites around the world with their combination of style, boasting, and – fingers crossed – affordability.
Your next car and electric vehicle could be right here.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Rub your eyes, world, for you see one of the most anticipated cars of 2021, period … and it’s from Hyundai.
Yes, with plans to dominate electric vehicles in the same way that Toyota owns the “Hybrid”, the stunning, all-electric “5” crossover will debut the company’s new sub-brand, Ioniq, when it debuts with a captivating design around August ends up being retro and radical at the same time.
While the inspiration for the exterior design comes from Hyundai’s first in-house attempt – the pony from 1975 – the cabin with its multi-screen technology is exquisitely modern and Mercedes-like, and the overall space is huge.
At the size of the Toyota RAV4, the Ioniq 5 was aimed directly at the family’s Australian heartland, offering single-engine rear-wheel drive (RWD) and dual-engine all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations. With two battery options (58 kWh and 72.6 kWh), a time of 0-100 km / h in just 5.2 seconds and up to 480 km between charges are possible. Fun fact: it can even power your camping trip.
Pricing? Expect to pay at least $ 60,000 for the lower-powered RWD Ioniq 5.
Charging the Volvo C40
“C” stands for “Coupe” in Volvo language, “40” means small and “Recharge” corresponds to electric – and that clearly explains what the brand’s second mainstream electric vehicle after the XC40 Recharge is all about.
The C40 Recharge, which will appear here sometime in the second half of 2022, is dimensionally identical to its more square brother, but brings a slimmer silhouette and distinctive taillights reminiscent of the 2006-13 C30 hatch. With twin motors, all-wheel drive and a range of around 420 km thanks to a large 78 kWh battery, Tesla’s Model Y will be one of the main competitors.
The interior is almost as spacious and practical as the XC40, with solid Scandinavian quality and, of course, Volvo’s obsession with safety. Fun fact: This will be the first Volvo to be sold exclusively online. So not your grandfather’s 240DL …
With the XC40 Recharge from June there will be a practical C40 taster – but it doesn’t look quite as classy. It’s too early to be pricing, but don’t expect a big change from 80.
The groundbreaking, albeit oh-so-sensible, Nissan Leaf may have paved the way for EV affair over the past decade, but the Ariya is here to woo hearts with its combination of styling, performance, family-friendly packaging and Worth moving forward.
The five-seat Mazda CX-5-sized SUV, slated to land over the course of next year, emulates the latest wave of electric vehicles with either twin-engine AWD or single-engine 2WD – though the Japanese brand will opt for the more conventional front-wheel drive route.
The battery sizes will be either 63 kWh or 87 kWh – for a range between 450 km and 610 km – depending on the budget, in order to give the Nissan a strong competitive advantage over several similarly sized competitors.
Speaking of which, as with Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, the Ariya’s performance will vary (from 160 kW to 290 kW), with the latter also achieving a similar speed of 5.1 s to 100 km / h. Costs? Again from at least $ 60,000 – but this electric vehicle will pack a lot. Just like the first sheet worldwide from 2010.
Nissan’s 2020 renaissance begins right here.
Tesla model Y
Tesla’s first truly affordable electric car, a tiny hatchback, has yet to be unveiled (or named), but until then, Model Y will be – or it will be when it finally hits locally in late this year or early 2022.
Long-term, the forecast price should start at under $ 80,000 and hover around $ 10,000 or more above the smaller Model 3 sedan (the world’s best-selling electric vehicle to date) while using technology similar to the AWD performance two motors (3.7 seconds) offers up to 100km / h) and from 500km range. The Y and 3 reportedly share about 75 percent of the pieces.
The Model Y is presented as the little brother of the big SUV Model X, and although it doesn’t have the cleaving “Falcon” gull-wing doors, a 5 + 2 seven-seater option should add to the appeal of the American EV.
The Ys supplied in Australia are said to come from China to keep costs under control, while the compact crossover is produced in both California and Berlin for the European market.
Volkswagen’s first EV for Australia will most likely be the ID.4 – a stylish and high quality midsize SUV with an estimated price of (you guessed it) around $ 60,000 when it shows up sometime in 2023.
Slightly larger than a Tiguan, but with the cabin space of a crossover of the next larger size, the German EV uses a large 77 kWh battery that is currently designed for a range of around 500 km, although this may change by the local launch time. The 0-100km / h requirement in Europe is 8.5s, which means that the Wolfsburg engineers put maximum efficiency above top speed.
A smaller 52 kWh item is also offered elsewhere to keep prices down. However, there are also powerful dual engine AWD types in the pipeline to attract the more passionate enthusiasts. It is unknown whether we will ever see either version here.
Good to know: At the moment, the ID.4 is like the original Volkswagen Beetle – rear-wheel drive, with the engine at the rear.
Audi e-tron GT
Audi’s version of the Porsche Taycan is said to have a unique driving experience and taste compared to its Zuffenhausen twin, with an emphasis on grand touring luxury and easy drivability that go hand in hand with ballistic performance and incredible handling.
The e-tron GT fully electric dual-motor AWD sedan, which will be launched on the market in the third quarter of this year, will be launched in the standard version of 350 kW / 630 Nm, while the flagship RS is 440 kW / 830 Nm will deliver. The former reaches 100 km / h in 4.1 s, about 0.8 s behind the latter, but is only 5 km / h slower at the upper end (at 245 km / h). A very low center of gravity and all-wheel steering help keep the EV slingshot at bay.
When it comes to range, the “slower” car is given between 431 and 488 km, compared to the RS 429 up to 472 km – but this should tumble at maximum driving performance.
Pricing? Audi doesn’t say anything at the moment, but what the Taycan costs is estimated at $ 180,000 to $ 300,000.
Renault 5 prototype
One of the biggest shocks this year was the January announcement that Renault would reinvent its famous 5 supermini – the car that popularized the segment in Europe from 1972 to 1996 – as a retro-style electric vehicle.
Dubbed the “5 Prototype”, the Yaris-sized five-door hatch reinterprets the original angular front-end styling, bold proportions, sloping rear, and stacked taillights that helped make the original a sales superstar.
Renault is clearly hoping for the same thing in the burgeoning vintage-inspired EV movement, as the 1972 Honda Civic-inspired Honda EV, Fiat e500 and Ford Mustang Mach-e testify.
More details, including battery size, range, and performance, are yet to be announced as the official line says the 5 prototype will remain a feasibility study, but it does say sales could start as early as 2023.
“The new R5 is the Nouvelle Vague (new wave): It is strongly linked to its history and yet it is the future that will make electric cars popular,” said Renault boss Luca de Meo.
Start harassing your Renault dealer now.
Tesla News – Do you think electric cars are boring? Hyundai Ioniq 5, Renault 5, and five more exciting – and striking – future electric cars worth waiting for – auto news