Nowadays, if you are in search of a fully electric, long-range vehicle, your options are quite limited. At present, if truth be told, Tesla vehicles are the only cars that have an official range of more than 200 miles per charge. However, it won’t be long before there is flood of long-range electric cars hitting the market.
Including GM and Volkswagen, several major automakers have sworn to exhibit more than one fully electric car by 2020.
Have a look at some of the vehicles coming to market in the next few years.
Tesla launched its Model 3 this year and intends to begin its production by the end of 2017.
Tesla unveiled its first mass market, long-range vehicle on March 31, 2016 but plans on starting its production in the following year.
The starting range of the car is more than 200 miles per charge and is capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 6 seconds.
The price of the car will be $35,000 before incentives and will be about 20% smaller as compared to the company’s Model S. Nonetheless, five people can sit quite comfortably in it.
Tesla also proposes to initiate a next-generation Roadster in 2019.
As per a statement by CEO Elon Musk in July 2015, Tesla will reveal a new Roadster in 2019.
More or less, no details have been disclosed about the new car, apart from the fact that it will be built for speed. In a statement, Musk informed that this new car will go from 0 to 60 in as little as 2.8 seconds, which is fast as compared to its cars can go in “Ludicrous Mode.”
The Bolt EV is engaging in production this year.
General Motors disclosed the production model of its first affordable, long-range car called the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The car has a range of about 200 miles per charge, and will cost about $30,000 after tax incentives. It will be on hand before the end of 2016.
Audi will reveal its first electric SUV based off the e-tron quattro perception by 2018.
In January, Audi announced that it is intending to start manufacturing its first all-electric SUV at its Brussels plant in 2018.
The company’s e-tron quattro concept will be a major inspiration in its manufacturing, which the company revealed at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September.
The company also confirmed in January that this new SUV will have three motors, a range of 310 miles on a single charge, and rapid charging capabilities.
Although the name of the new car has not been officially declared, the word is spreading that it will be named the Q6.
Porsche plans to launch its Mission E Concept by 2020.
A remarkable electric car concept was unveiled by Porsche in September and it was ratified by the company in December that an investment of about $1.09 billion will be made by the company in innovative facilities to begin manufacturing its first all-electric car.
This concept car is named the Mission E, it is capable of accomplish charging about 80 percent in just 15 minutes and claims a range of about 310 miles per charge.
But, this range is probably based on European testing instead of EPA criterions, hence its range might be more in case of 240-mile range.
Besides having fast charging time and the long range, Mission E can also go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 3.5 seconds.
Aston Martin schemes on developing its RapidE concept by 2018.
Aston Martin, British luxury car maker, stated in mid-February that it is going partners with the Chinese technology firm LeEco (formerly LeTV) in order to create a production version of its all-electric Aston Martin RapidE Concept by 2018.
Based on the company’s Rapide S sedan, the RapidE concept will cost between $200,000 to $250,000 and is likely to have a range of about 200 miles per charge.
In addition to this, Aston Martin will also be working in partnership with LeEco on “a range of next-generation connected electric vehicles” with the electric car start-up Faraday Future.
Faraday Future states to have a car on the road within the next four years.
Faraday Future claimed to have a car on the road sometime during the next few years.
In January, Faraday Future unveiled the FFZero1, its first concept car, at CES. However, it is not likely to go into production despite being a true concept car.
Nevertheless, Faraday told Tech Insider at CES that it’s currently working on carrying out its first production car on the roads in the next few years.
The company’s lead designer, Richard Kim stated that its first production car will first car will be for the premium side of the market, implying it will likely cost in the same range as a Tesla.
The Volkswagen Group intends to introduce numerous electric cars by the end of the decade. One of them will resemble its Budd-E concept.
Matthias Mueller, CEO Volkswagen, made a statement on June 16 that the automaker will produce more than 30 electric plugin-in models by 2025. The company stated earlier that it would deliver 20 electric vehicles by 2020.
In addition to this, Volkswagen plans on producing first fully autonomous vehicle by the end of the decade.
Since Volkswagen is the parent company of both Audi and Porsche, therefore the Mission E and etron quattro will constitute two of these 20 cars. However, in early January the company publicized another fully-electric concept car called the Budd-E, which has a range of 230 miles on a single charge.
The head of Volkswagen’s electronic development, Volkmar Tanneberger, informed CAR Magazine in late January the company will launch a car similar to that the Budd-E reach production by 2020.
Hyundai’s Ioniq EV is anticipated to become accessible in some markets in 2017.
In March, Hyundai exhibited its line of electrified Ioniq vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show. The company publicized a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and an all-electric model at the time.
The all-electric Ioniq EV will be accessible in the US later this year and will have a range of 110 miles per charge. Cost of the vehicle has not been disclosed yet.
Citroen aims on displaying a new all-electric E-Mehari by the end of 2016.
In France this spring, a French company Citroën is launching its E-Mehari. However, it will be exhibited in other European countries by the end of this year.
When driving in the city, this charming little car has a range of 124 miles per charge and a range of about 62-miles when driving in a non-urban location.
Mercedes-Benz is planning to begin production of at least one new electric car by 2018.
The parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, offers two all-electric cars at present. Having a range of about 87 miles per charge, one of them is called the B250E and the other is its Smart Fortwo electric car, which has a city range of 76 miles per charge.
Nonetheless, the company plans to launch at least one new all-electric car by 2018.
As per a Reuters report published in early June, Daimler’s chief development officer Thomas Weber made a statement that in October, the company will debut a prototype of an electric Mercedes vehicle with a range of 310 miles per charge at the Paris Motor Show.
It could be an electric version of its GLC crossover in keeping with a report in the German magazine AutoBild published in December. But, there is rumor now that the vehicle could be a coupe.
Ford is planning on displaying no less than one fully electric car, but hasn’t publicized many details yet.
In December, Ford declared that it has great plans to manufacture some 13 new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric cars by 2020.
Mark Fields, CEO Ford, stated he desires 40% of Ford’s nameplates to have an electrified version by 2020. Hence, we can anticipate to witness company’s most popular cars to be transformed into fully electric vehicles.
Only one fully electric vehicle, the Focus Electric, is being offered by Ford at present. As per EPA ratings, the Focus Electric has a range of 76 miles with a full charge.
Volvo will launch its first all-electric car by 2019.
Håkan Samuelsson, CEO Volvo, informed in October that 10% of its global sales will be from electrified vehicles by 2020.
According to the company, its first all-electric vehicle will be revealed by 2019.
Although Volvo has not shared any details about its first fully electric EV, it is expected to have a range comparable to its competitors of 150 miles per charge or more.
In August, the company came out with its electrification plan with the launch of the plug-in hybrid version of its XC90 SUV. It has an absolute electric range of about 26 miles.
Nissan is also expected to reveal a Leaf with a range of about 200 miles per charge.
Presently, Nissan’s Leaf has a charge of about 107 miles per charge. However, there is an opinion that the automaker will roll out a 200-mile range Leaf sooner than anticipated.
It wouldn’t be astonishing if the car maker surprised us all and came out with a new EV later this year or next since Nissan is the leader in the EV space.
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the company, mentioned last year that the company is working on something.
According to InsideEVs, Ghosn, at the Mobile World Congress in March 2015, said: “…like any new technology the costs are going down, because there is much more efficiency, much more supply base moving in. So I’m much more optimistic that we are going to get to something much more competitive in the next year to come.”
Lastly, Apple is expected to deliver its first electric vehicle by 2019.
Despite the fact that Apple has stayed very quiet about any car plans, Wall Street Journel published last June that the target ship date for this project entitled “committed project” is by the end of 2019.
As per reports, around 600 people are working on Apple’s “Project Titan,” however, Steve Zadesky, head of the project, recently left Apple.
CEO Tim Cook, when queried about the car the earlier week, replied: “it’s going to be Christmas Eve for a while.”