ELECTRIC CARS AND VANS ON THE HORIZON
Besides the electric vehicles already on the market, there are plenty more coming soon that could be your fleet's ticket to going electric. John Challen and John Kendall reveal the car and van highlights...
Caterham Project V
A new direction for the lightweight sportscar manufacturer as it looks to an electric future. The 272hp motor and 55kWh battery pack help the coupé reach 62mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 143mph
RANGE 249 miles WHEN 2026 PRICE TBC
Claimed to be China’s best-selling premium EV brand, HiPhi’s latest model is a mid-size SUV, with three information screens and automatic doors. Four grades will be available: Flagship; Long Range; Elite and Pioneer.
RANGE 503 miles WHEN TBC PRICE TBC
Makkina Triumph TR25
The return of a familiar name from the UK’s automotive past comes in concept EV form. The TR25 uses the platform of a BMW i3S, which sits underneath a futuristic and aerodynamically-optimised exterior.
RANGE TBC WHEN TBC PRICE TBC
Alpine A110 E-ternité
For those in the market for roof-down, battery-powered motoring, this version of the A110 could be just the car. The performance matches the ICE car, too.
RANGE 261 miles WHEN TBC PRICE TBC
This year marks the first time that the Astra gets fully electric power. It features the same powertrain as the Peugeot e-308 but will feature Vauxhall-specific design and tech.
RANGE 258 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE from £39,995
In a design that could be mistaken for the new A8, this concept is described as ‘the private jet for the road’. The 5.35m-long saloon features Level 4 autonomous driving technology.
RANGE 466 miles WHEN 2024 PRICE TBC
Q8 e-tron's smaller sibling offers 800V architecture and sportback and SUV body styles. It’s also the first product built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform
RANGE TBC WHEN 2024 PRICE TBC
Available with a plug-in hybrid option for a while now, the next step for the 7 Series is to adopt a fully electric powertrain. Opulence, long range and 350kW rapid charging are to be expected.
RANGE 300+ miles WHEN 2023 PRICE ~£100,000
BMW i Vision Circular
The Bavarian manufacturer’s take on how to design a car using the principles of a circular economy. The concept claims to be 100% recyclable, including the solid-state battery.
RANGE N/A WHEN TBC PRICE N/A
Claiming to be ‘the most powerful M car ever' to go into series production will be available in plug-in form only. This PHEV will be the first electrified model from the ‘M’ range.
RANGE 50 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE TBC
Cupra's Raval electric supermini is based on the UrbanRebel concept from 2021. It uses a single-motor front-wheel drive layout and is based on the group’s MEB Small platform.
RANGE ≈273 miles WHEN 2025 PRICE TBC
The Tavascan is Cupra's first all-electric SUV coupé. It will come with DCC Sport dynamic chassis technology, sport suspension and progressive steering.
RANGE 341 miles WHEN 2024 PRICE TBC
The long-awaited C-SUV electric offering from Ford boasts a 14.6-inch moveable infotainment screen and charging to 80% (from 10%) in as little 25 minutes.
RANGE c.311 miles WHEN Late 2023 PRICE TBC
The next model in Kia’s electric line-up, EV9 was previewed at AutoMobility LA in November. Drivers will be able to charge from 10 to 80% in under 30 minutes, using a 350kW charger.
RANGE 336 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE TBC
The second fully electric Honda is targeting the B segment and SUV fans. The forthcoming model sits on a new front-drive platform and offers 204hp and 310Nm of torque.
RANGE 256 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE TBC
Sitting alongside the Korean company’s Ioniq models, the Kona comes equipped with a 65.4kWh battery, V2L capabilities and a wealth of safety technologies as standard.
RANGE 304 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE TBC
Sustainability is the name of the game for the forthcoming Kia flagship EV, with 10 ‘must-have’ items identified on the new car. These include recycled fabrics and bio paint.
RANGE TBC WHEN 2023 PRICE TBC
Entering underneath the Maserati Levante premium SUV, the compact SUV Grecale will adopt 'Folgore' electric badging and in top-spec offer 800V system and up to three motors.
RANGE 250+ miles WHEN 2023 PRICE from £60,190
Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV
The latest EQ model has BMW’s iX in its sights. Drivers will benefit from a luxurious interior, a host of technological features and numerous powertrain options.
RANGE 334 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE from £90,560
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX
This latest concept from the EQ sub-brand of Mercedes has a theoretical driving range of more than 620 miles. The 100kW battery pack is 30% lighter than the one in the EQS.
RANGE 620 miles WHEN TBC PRICE TBC
Porsche Macan Electric
The pivotal electric Porsche launch after the Taycan will be an all-electric version of the Macan SUV. Due in 2023, expect design tweaks inside and out, all-wheel drive and over 500hp.
RANGE N/A WHEN 2024 PRICE N/A
Range Rover Electric
A long time coming – ever since the Evoque Electric (Concept E) was first demonstrated in 2015 – Range Rover will launch a new crossover next year, likely to use I-Pace running gear.
RANGE 250 miles WHEN 2024 PRICE TBC
The iconic 70s and 80s supermini, the Renault 5, is reborn for a new millennium as an EV. The 5 which is due in 2023, is part of a new Renault plan to launch seven EVs.
RANGE N/A WHEN 2023 PRICE N/A
Not exactly the most fleet-orientated vehicle, but the Rivian is a truly groundbreaking design that aims to revolutionise the increasingly popular European pickup scene.
RANGE 400 miles WHEN Early 2023 PRICE ~£50,000
‘The first of the new generation all-electric product family’, says the manufacturer. The #1 – which boasts 270hp and 343Nm of torque and is the largest-ever smart car.
RANGE 273 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE from £35,950
Sony Vision-S 02
Sony’s second foray into the world of electric vehicles, following the Vision-S 01. There’s PlayStation connectivity and a huge front screen for in-charge entertainment.
RANGE TBC WHEN 2024 PRICE ~£90,000
SsangYong Korando Electric
With a 61.5kWh battery and SUV styling, the Korando will go up against the Kia e-Niro and Volkswagen ID.3/ID.4 but will likely be priced more akin to the MG ZS EV.
RANGE 200 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE ~£30,000
Taking all of its 4x4 SUV knowhow and capabilities, Suzuki has introduced a vision of its first electric vehicle that will be similar in size to the S-Cross and a two-speed gearbox.
RANGE 342 miles WHEN 2025 PRICE TBC
Tesla might be onto something with the Cybertruck's angular styling, which may help with panel repairs from working job sites. It's expected to beat supercars and still tow tonnes.
RANGE 500 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE ~£45,000
Hoping to bring electric Volkswagen driving to the masses, the latest model in the ID range is close to production spec. Promises to offer the space of a Golf for the price of a Polo.
RANGE 280 miles WHEN TBC PRICE c. £22,000
The latest – and smallest – SUV from the Swedish OEM offers a whole host of safety tech such as an extra airbag on the side of the driver’s seat to limit injuries in a side impact.
RANGE 298 miles WHEN 2024 PRICE from £33,795
The new flagship of the Swedish brand as it begins its journey towards a full EV vehicle lineup. Many XC90 drivers – plus those after a plush SUV EV – will look on with interest.
RANGE 373 miles WHEN Summer 2024 PRICE from £96,225
Weismann Project Thunderball
Claiming to be the world’s first all-electric convertible roadster, the Weismann boasts 680hp, 1,100Nm of torque and a range of 310 miles. Form an orderly queue.
RANGE 310 miles WHEN TBC PRICE c.£300,000