The entire world attempts to start the resurgence by accepting the new reality of our existence and so do the automakers that are usually heavily affected by the economic downturns. Does this mean that the young industry of Electric vehicles will be stopped in its tracks and the rate of innovation in the field will be stalled? Well, it is hard to tell, since Tesla has been reporting record sales throughout the entire period of lockdown and other manufacturers have managed to present a solid selection of all new EVs. In this episode we will bring you up to speed with everything that has been going on in the electric cars world,
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Lordstown Endurance: lordstownmotors.com/pages/endurance
Previously known as Workhorse, the startup acquired the former GM plant where the iconic Hummer H1 was produced and repurposed it to build fully electric pickups. In general, the Lordstown Endurance keeps the looks of its W15 predecessor.
Skoda Enyaq iV: skoda-storyboard.com/en/search/?filter%5Bsearch%5D=ENYAQ
Expected to go into production by the end of 2020, 2021 Skoda Enyaq iV is the company’s first all-electric SUV, that was previously known as the Vision IV concept. Though now renamed, the upcoming model is still built on VW MEB modular platform, which allows for a variety of the drivetrain configurations.
Lunaz Jaguar XK120: lunaz.design
In 2020, the retro-legend from 1953, Jaguar XK120, is being plugged into the socket by the UK-based start-up Lunaz Design.
Nissan Ariya: europe.nissannews.com/en-GB/releases/nissan-ariya-an-all-electric-coupe-crossover-for-a-new-era
2021 Nissan Ariya was finally revealed in its production form in July 2020 and it promises to revolutionize Nissan’s EV range: it sits on a brand-new platform, abandons the familiar design language and gets many advanced tech features, like the ProPILOT 2.0 system that enables hands free driving.
2021 Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: audi-mediacenter.com/en/audi-q4-sportback-e-tron-concept-2020-12948
The coupe variant of Q4 e-tron has been just revealed as a concept, but Audi already claims the start of production in 2021. The future electric crossover is the company’s seventh electric vehicle, but unlike its mid-size e-tron siblings, it will be built on VW’s MEB platform.
Citroën ë-C4: int-media.citroen.com/en/new_C4
2021 Citroën ë-C4 becomes the firth member of Citroen’s electrified family and sports an all-electric single motor drivetrain with a 50kWh battery.
Lucid Air: lucidmotors.com
Despite pessimistic forecasts of the doubters, one of the original Tesla killers is nearing the production lines. The latest reports indicate that Lucid is currently testing 40 Air prototypes and plans to open 8 showrooms by the end of 2020.
BMW iX3: press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0310696EN/the-first-ever-bmw-ix3
Finally ready for series production, 2021 BMW iX3 crossover pioneers the brand’s 5th generation e-Drive tech, where the motor, electronics and transmission are located in a central housing.
Tata Nexon EV: nexonev.tatamotors.com
Speaking about the affordable electric cars, we will start seeing more and more of those being developed in Asian countries. The Nexon EV is the second model by the Indian automotive giant Tata, following the subcompact sedan Tigor.
CUPRA el-Born seat-mediacenter.com/newspage/allnews/cupranewspage/news/news/cuprabrand/2020/CUPRAs-first-all-electric-vehicle-is-born.html
The Spanish brand SEAT initially released the El Born concept under its own moniker, but now follows up with a hot hatch version developed by the Cupra performance branch. This EV will be build on VW’s MEB platform.
Opel Mokka: int-media.opel.com/en/06-24-new-opel-mokka
In 2021, the PSA Group is rebuilding the subcompact crossover anew: the 2021 Mokka sits on the company’s common modular platform and gets the 136-hp electric drivetrain, that we have already seen in the Corsa-e.