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...
At a time when small cars are exiting the market, this pocket-rocket from Italy will attract a lot of attention from those who want a bit more than a standard Fiat 500e.
RANGE c.140 miles WHEN Summer 2023 PRICE TBC
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 2023 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
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
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
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 2022 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
New brand Byton has gotten off to a flying start and its first car should be a head turner, if it can make it happen – it's well funded so there's every hope it will.
RANGE 250 miles WHEN Mid 2022 PRICE ~£45,000
Citroën ë-C4 X
A segment-busting all-electric solution from the French manufacturer that will rival the Peugeot 408. Emission-free driving and practicality – what’s not to love?
RANGE 223 miles WHEN 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 300 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE TBC
Hyundai Ioniq 6
Described by the Korean company as an ‘electrified streamliner’, the follow up to the Ioniq 5 is the most aerodynamic Hyundai ever and goes much further on a single charge.
RANGE 380+ miles WHEN 2023 PRICE TBC
The first all-electric Jeep to go on sale in the UK, Avenger is built on the Stellantis ECMP platform and is offered in all-wheel drive, setting it apart from stablemates.
RANGE 250 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE TBC
The first fully electric Maserati will be 'Folgore' (lightning in Italian) models of the GranTurismo and soft-top GranCabrio. They're destined to offer long range and rapid charging at a price.
RANGE 300+ miles WHEN 2022 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 2022 PRICE TBC
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 400 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE TBC
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
It’s hybrid-only options fort the latest SUV from the German brand. Options are a PHEV or mild hybrid with 48V technology with integrated starter motor.
RANGE 62 miles WHEN 2022 PRICE from £45,000
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 Early 2023 PRICE N/A
The Volvo-owned brand will be vying for Tesla drivers with the ‘3’. The SUV builds on the Polestar 2 model with more range and onboard safety tech.
RANGE 379 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE £79,000
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 2022 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 – promises a driving range of up to 273 miles.
RANGE 273 miles WHEN 2023 PRICE £32,000
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 2022 PRICE ~£30,000
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 2022 PRICE ~£45,000
Tesla Model S Plaid
With a 200mph top speed, plus acceleration to 60mph in under two seconds. Tesla can rightly claim the Plaid is the quickest accelerating electric car.
RANGE 390 miles WHEN Late 2022 PRICE £110,000
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer PHEV
The first electrified estate from Vauxhall – with up to 1,634 litres of storage – the Sports Tourer follows the launch of the new Astra hatch. The PHEV version will be available with 222hp.
RANGE 35miles WHEN 2022 PRICE TBC