ELECTRIC CARS & 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. Jonathan Musk and Dan Gilkes reveal the car and van highlights...
Audi Q4 e-tron
The Q4 e-tron is the little brother to the original all-electric e-tron model, and is set to cost just over half the price. However, it comes with an 82kWh battery so is no less a car.
RANGE 280 miles WHEN Late 2020 PRICE ~£40,000
BMW was early to the electric scene with its pioneering i3 and the next instalment to build on that success and take the BMW i brand, is the electric version of the X3 SUV.
RANGE 220 miles WHEN Late 2020 PRICE £59,500
New brand Byton has had a flying start thanks to large investment and its first car should be a head turner. It was originally due in 2020, but coronavirus has delayed production.
RANGE 280 miles WHEN Late 2020 PRICE ~£40,000
DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE
Based on the same platform as the e-208 and Corsa-e, the DS is the flagship model that comes with a host of premium features and a cossetting interior. It drives well too.
RANGE 206 miles WHEN Out now PRICE £33,235
Reborn in electric form, the new third-generation 500 features an impressive range and rapid 85kW charging. It's also available as the first four-seat electric convertible on the market.
RANGE 200 miles WHEN Mid-2020 PRICE £29,000
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Strange branding aside, the Mach-E is a strong entry from the American company, featuring a compelling blend of price, range and standard equipment. A GT model joins later.
RANGE 370 miles WHEN Late 2020 PRICE £40,000
The cute Honda is a city EV with big-car tech, including cameras in place of mirrors and a completely digital dashboard. It's arguably inexpensive considering its stellar equipment.
RANGE 160 miles WHEN Out now PRICE £26,160
Kia Soul EV
Electric-only in Europe, the Soul EV offers the same excellent running gear as the Kia e-Niro, but in a smaller package and with an updated infotainment system. It also has 77kW DC rapid charging.
RANGE 280 miles WHEN Out now PRICE £33,795
Lexus UX 300e
Lexus's first electric car is based on its best-selling UX small SUV. It promises 186 miles per charge from its 54kWh battery that takes 54 minutes to charge from 0-80%.
RANGE 186 miles WHEN Early 2021 PRICE ~£40,000
Mini Cooper SE
Mini's first production electric model is based on BMW i3 mechanicals and is firmly aimed at the second car and/or city car market, with excellent driving dynamics and a range of 145 miles.
RANGE 145 miles WHEN Out now PRICE £24,400
Practical and stylish take on the 208 base platform, the e-2008 offers 206 miles of range and 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds. Charging takes 7.5 hours using a 7kW home/workplace plug.
RANGE 206 miles WHEN Out now PRICE £31,650
Peugeot's electric supermini has a 50kWh battery that offers a decent range for the price and can be recharged in 30 minutes from 0-80%. With 136hp, it's also quite potent.
RANGE 217 miles WHEN Out now PRICE £28,550
PLUG-IN HYBRIDS WORTH MENTIONING
Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) offer businesses compelling tax and fuel savings. Here, we look at the new models coming soon.
Alfa Romeo Tonale > Late 2020/2021 Audi A3 Sportback > Mid-2020 Audi A6 TFSI e > Spring 2020 Audi A7 TFSI e > Spring 2020 BMW 330e Touring > Late 2020 BMW 330e xDrive > Late 2020 BMW 330e xDrive Touring > Late 2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e > Mid-2020 BMW X2 xDrive25e > Mid-2020 Citroën C5 Aircross > Mid-2002 Cupra Leon PHEV > Late 2020 Cupra Formentor > Late 2020 DS 9 > Late 2020 Fiat 500X PHEV > Early 2021 Ford Kuga PHEV > Mid-2020 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV > Late 2020 Jaguar J-Pace PHEV > Late 2021 Jeep Renegade 4xe PHEV > Autumn 2020 Jeep Compass 4xe PHEV > Autumn 2020 Kia Ceed SW PHEV > Mid-2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport PHEV > Late 2020 Mercedes-Benz B 250 e > On sale
Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 e > Mid-2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 300 e > Mid-2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 300 de > Mid-2020 Mercedes-Benz S 500 e > Late 2020 MG HS PHEV > Late 2020 Mini Countryman PHEV > Late 2020 Peugeot 308 HYBRID > Mid-2020 Peugeot 3008 HYBRID > On sale Peugeot 508 HYBRID > On sale Peugeot 508 SW HYBRID > On sale Polestar 1 > On sale Range Rover Evoque PHEV > Mid-2020 Renault Captur PHEV > Mid-2020 SEAT Leon e-Hybrid > Autumn 2020 SEAT Tarraco FR PHEV > Mid-2020 Škoda Octavia iV > Autumn 2020 Škoda Octavia RS iV > Autumn 2020 Toyota RAV4 PHEV > Mid-2020 Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 > Mid-2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE > Autumn 2020 Volkswagen Touareg R > Late 2020 Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine > Mid-2020