Electric Car Options for 2020
The car industry is under increasing pressure to clean up their act, as new European rules came into force on the 1st January heavily penalising car manufacturers whose average carbon dioxide emissions from sold cars rise above 95g per kilometre.
Based on 2018 figures the penalty figures would have reached £28.6 bn which shows the changes the industry needs to make to the cars it is currently producing. At the end of 2019 there were under 100 EV (Electric Vehicles) models for buyers to choose from but 2020 is shaping up to be the year of the electric car with promises of approximately 175 models on the market by the end of the year.
EV’s may have once been seen as a niche expensive commodity but with popular manufacturers such as Mini, Vauxhall and Fiat expanding rapidly into the market, prices are bound to come down and analysts are predicting that by the turn of 2022, costs should be on par to their fossil fuel counterparts.
Here we look at some the emerging EV’s due on the market from some of the popular city car brands to the luxurious supercar manufacturers.
Vauxhall revealed the Corsa-e last year in Oslo and production began in January this year with an estimated delivery date of April 2020. Prices start from around £26k and has an average 180 mile range. The new design is bold and sporty and has a two-tone floating roof design, an eye-catching grille as well as chic LED headlights. To find out more visit: https://www.vauxhall.co.uk/cars/new-corsa/overview.html
Fiat 500 Electric
Fiat already have a strong foothold in the city car market so it’s no surprise that an all-electric vehicle would soon be part of their line-up. Not yet officially launched, the Fiat 500e is due to be released mid-2020 and initial estimates at cost are around £27k. Although instantly recognisable as a Fiat 500, the new model is being hyped as being trendier both inside and out, a touch sleeker and more aero-dynamic. Initial mileage range is suggested at 150 miles.
Aston Martin Lagonda
As far back as early 2019 the marque revealed it would be producing its first ever all electric vehicle, the Lagonda, due on the market in 2022. With its recent introduction of its first ever SUV, the DBX, the brand is certainly changing things up. Production will take place at the same location as the DBX in Wales and conceptually there will be similarities between the two models to save on costs. Its an exciting time for Aston Martin as they launch into new territories.
The Italian car designer has designed many cars for well-known brands such as Ferrari, Fiat and Alfa Romeo to name a few, but this EV model is their first road production car. The car will go into production during 2020 and will be limited to just 150 units. The expected price tag is likely to be €2 million but with a top speed of 217mph and 0-62 mph in sub 2 seconds what do you expect? To find out more visit: https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/pininfarina/battista_pf0/