Toyota is reportedly planning to unveil a prototype electric car with a solid-state battery as early as next year, offering a range of 500 kilometres with a battery charging time of just ten minutes, with sales expected to start in the "early 2020s".
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Which new electric cars will be launched in 2021? In the price range between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, the choice is growing. In addition to the compacts, an armada of heavyweight E-SUVs is rolling towards us. Christoph M. Schwarzer looks for us at the electric offerings of the new year!
Micro Mobility Systems is sharing new insights into the development process of its Microlino 2.0 e-lightweight vehicle. The first prototype chassis, which incorporates the new chassis, motor and battery, has been undergoing testing for the past few days, and despite the Corona pandemic, the production launch is still set for 2021.
Poland's first electric car plant will be built in the city of Jaworzno in the south of the country. The groundbreaking ceremony for the factory is scheduled to take place next year, with production starting in 2024. In July, ElectroMobility Poland (EMP) had presented two prototypes of the electric cars to be produced.
Which car would Doc Brown and Marty McFly most likely drive these days if there were a sequel to the 1980s cult film series "Back to the Future"?
According to a media report, the study for the first Audi model of the electric showcase project Artemis is to be presented this fall as part of the IAA. There is also more info on the start of series production planned for the end of 2024 and possible offshoots in the VW Group.
Hyundai has delivered an official preview of the highly anticipated Ioniq 5, unveiling the first design elements and technologies of the electric CUV. Following the digital world premiere in February, pre-bookings will be available for the 800-volt electric vehicle before it launches in Germany in summer 2021.
Chinese electric car maker Xpeng has announced another e-sedan, which will be the third model in its portfolio alongside the G3 compact SUV and the P7 sporty sedan. The new model is set to be unveiled later this year, with large-scale production also set to begin before the end of 2021.
Apple could pick South Korean automaker Hyundai as a partner to develop its rumored self-driving electric car, a statement from the South Koreans suggests, but Hyundai has since become more wishy-washy.
Renault boss Luca de Meo has unveiled his new "Renaulution" strategy. The Italian wants to give the French carmaker a new business principle in three phases: away from volume and towards value. Ten new electric models are to be launched by 2025. In the spotlight: the Renault 5 Prototype.
Nissan has unveiled the e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept, a concept vehicle optimised for off-road conditions based on the familiar e-transporter. The off-road-ready one-off is designed to inspire a "sustainable sense of adventure".
The VW brand's new electric flagship, which was announced in December and will be produced at the company's main plant in Wolfsburg, will be called the Trinity and will start rolling off the production line in 2026, VW brand boss Ralf Brandstätter has now revealed.
Vietnamese startup VinFast has previewed its first three electric models. Called the VF31, VF32 and VF33, they are SUV models that fall in the C, D and E segments, respectively. The manufacturer is already giving initial specs, but no prices yet - although it plans to start taking orders in Europe as early as this year.
Renault is apparently indeed planning a production version of its recently unveiled all-electric Renault 5 Prototype, which, according to a media report, will be based on the new CMF-B EV platform for electric compact cars and built at the Douai plant from 2023.
Honda has given a preview of the Honda E-Drag at the digital Tokyo Auto Salon. This is a version of the Honda e small electric car that has been converted into a drag racer. The virtual trade fair visitors can still vote on the paint scheme, and an example will then actually be built from March onwards. auto-motor-und-sport.de
Micro Mobility Systems has announced that the first prototype of the Microlino 2.0 has been built and is now undergoing testing, with homologation and EU road approval due to be completed in August this year and production starting shortly after in September.
Kia's first electric model based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) is called the EV6, Kia has now officially announced and shown first teasers of the e-crossover, which shares the technical basis but not the design with Hyundai's Ioniq 5.
California-based startup Canoo has unveiled an electric pickup truck that will be available for pre-order starting in the second quarter of 2021 and will begin shipping in 2023. It will be available with either one or two electric motors and will offer more than 200 miles (320 km) of range.
Opel is electrifying its iconic Manta model. The automaker has provided a first glimpse of the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD, an all-electric reinterpretation of the 1970 Opel Manta. Unfortunately, Opel has not yet provided details on the technology. It also remains unclear whether the electric Manta will remain a one-off or actually go into production.
Jeep has unveiled its first all-electric concept car, the Wrangler Magneto, but those hoping for a new development will be disappointed: Jeep has simply converted a Wrangler Rubicon and replaced the internal combustion engine with an electric motor - which, bizarrely, is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
California startup Humble Motors is unveiling the concept of an electric SUV that features 7.5 square feet of solar panels. The Humble One is expected to go into production in 2024 and begin shipping in 2025. The company is already taking reservations.
Lexus has unveiled the LF-Z Electrified Concept, a BEV study that aims to provide a glimpse of what the brand has in store for electric powertrains and design by 2025, using a new e-platform.
Audi unveiled the A6 e-tron concept at Auto China in Shanghai. Although it adopts the familiar model designation of the combustion engine, the A6 e-tron is based on the PPE, which is an all-electric platform. The chances of series production are very high - Audi is already giving a concrete year.
Toyota has previewed the Japanese brand's first battery-electric vehicle at Auto China with the Toyota bZ4X Concept. The concept car, developed by Toyota in partnership with Subaru, is expected to go into production in mid-2022.
Honda is planning ten all-electric models for the Chinese market within the next five years, the Japanese manufacturer has now announced. A preview of the first BEV model, which is scheduled to go on sale in China in spring 2022, is now being shown by Honda with the "Honda SUV e:prototype".
The Hyundai Pony marked the beginning of the Korean automotive industry more than 45 years ago and provided inspiration for the e-concept car 45, which has now become the all-electric production model Ioniq 5. Now Hyundai is exhibiting a modern reconstruction of the Pony with electric drive - unfortunately only as a one-off. insideevs.de, hyundai.news
Opel reminds us that 50 years ago there was a prototype of the Opel GT with an all-electric drive. However, it never went into production. The "Elektro GT" drove a total of six electric car world records on 17 and 18 May 1971 on the Formula 1 circuit in Hockenheim. It was equipped with two DC motors from Bosch and four nickel-cadmium batteries from Varta [...]
British electric vehicle developer Arrival is partnering with ride-hailing company Uber to build an electric car specifically for ride-hailing services, which is expected to go into production in the third quarter of 2023. However, the electric car is unlikely to be exclusive to Uber.
Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller is thinking out loud about a possible return of the Manta as an electric car, saying feedback on the Manta GSe ElektroMOD study presented as a rendering in March was so "overwhelming" that Opel's market research will certainly run through a potential production version.
Camouflaged prototypes of the all-electric Macan have now left the factory premises for the first time after initial test drives on the proving ground of the Porsche Development Center in Weissach. Porsche has now announced that the market launch for the E-Macan, which will be the first Porsche to be built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed together with Audi, will take place in 2023.
British SAIC brand MG Motor has announced plans to mass-produce the MG Cyberster electric roadster, which MG unveiled as a concept car at the Shanghai Auto Show in April.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Concept EQT, a near-production preview of the upcoming T-Class and the EQT electric model. The smaller van below the EQV is being developed in collaboration with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, but clearly towers over its platform brother Renault Kangoo. No details on the EQT's powertrain were given at the presentation of the design study.
Subaru's first electric model will be called Solterra and will be launched next year. The Solterra is an all-electric SUV in the C-segment built on the platform developed jointly with Toyota.
After the first teaser in March, Opel has now shown its electric study Manta GSe ElektroMOD in full. In the course of this, the Rüsselsheim-based company also reveals the first technical data, which deviates from the known 100 kW drive of the new cars - among other things with rear-wheel drive and manual transmission.
Renault is sending the first pre-production vehicles of the all-electric Mégane out on the road, 30 of which will be on public roads this summer for test drives with Renault engineers.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing a prototype Land Rover Defender powered by fuel cells, which is due to begin testing in the UK later this year. The H2 off-road vehicle is being created as part of Jaguar Land Rover's research and development into future technologies.
Swedish electric car brand Polestar announced that its first SUV model called Polestar 3 will be produced locally for customers in the U.S., at Volvo Cars' manufacturing center in Ridgeville. Production of the Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022.
Munich-based startup Sono Motors is significantly upgrading its Sion solar electric car. Instead of the previously planned 35 kWh battery capacity, the Sion will get a 54 kWh battery with LFP technology. The solar electric car's price of €25,500 (including German VAT) is to remain unchanged.
Honda's first all-electric model based on General Motors' Ultium platform for North America will be called Prologue and will launch in early 2024, the same year an all-electric model from Honda's Acura brand - also based on Ultium - is scheduled to launch.
With the ACM City One, ACM Adaptive City Mobility GmbH is now providing a preview of the production version of the modular electric vehicle and the associated ecosystem, which was created with the support of the German government. In addition, ACM has recently started cooperating with Porsche subsidiary MHP and ex-automotive manager Karl-Thomas Neumann.
The German company E-Legend presents the EL1, an all-electric sports car with a retro look that takes visual cues from the Audi Sport Quattro. The first prototype of the EL1 is scheduled for completion in 2022, after which a small series is planned.
As Volvo unveiled its battery and tech strategy, it also previewed the design language of the next generation of all-electric Volvo cars with the Concept Recharge. According to Volvo, the designers defined the new proportions detached from the idea of combustion engines.
Nissan has shown the first teaser images of its new all-electric crossover model based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance's CMF EV platform, the model that will be built at its Sunderland plant in the UK.
ElectricBrands from Itzehoe presents the prototype of the XBUS (formerly eBussy), which is expected to roll off the production line as a series model from 2022. The company is the successor company of emobs GmbH. The XBUS is intended to score points in the L7e light electric vehicle class with its modular superstructures and interchangeable batteries. The company has targeted commercial and private [...]
Mercedes-Benz may show a preview of the EQG, the electric version of the G-Class, at the IAA Mobility in Munich in September, but the model will not be a new development, but a conversion of the G-Class to pure electric drive.
Audi has unveiled the "Skysphere Concept", a study of an electric roadster. The e-cabrio, which will be on show at the IAA Mobility, is intended to be more of a preview of future Audi design rather than for a concrete model. The new design also comes with a special technical solution: a variable wheelbase.
Sven (Shared Vehicle Electric Native), the small electric car developed by the Aachen-based eMobility startup Share2Drive for car sharing, is likely to be launched two years later than planned. Originally, the 2.5-meter short and 1.75-meter narrow 2+1-seater was to be released in the current quarter.
Founded in 2014, the Israeli startup City Transformer is presenting its resizable Urban EV to the general public for the first time at the IAA Mobility in Munich and is already giving the most important data in advance. The start of series production is planned for 2023.
A few weeks after the "Skysphere Concept" e-convertible, Audi has presented another concept study. The "Grandshere Concept" is a 5.35-meter luxury sedan with electric drive and semi-autonomous driving functions. The Ingolstadt-based company even calls it a "private jet for the road.
With the i Vision Circular, BMW has given a preview of how the carmaker envisions a compact car in 2040 - with a focus on sustainability and luxury. The study is reminiscent of the i3 in many respects, but is intended to be thought much further ahead.
At the IAA Mobility, Mercedes presented a near-production study of an electric G-Class. The Concept EQG is said to even surpass the legendary combustion engine model in some areas when it comes to off-road capability. For luxury-savvy customers, however, Mercedes is presenting a different study in Munich.
With just a few months to go before it goes on sale, Skoda has revealed more details about the Enyaq iV Coupe, although the SUV coupe of the popular MEB Stromer will only be launched in three of its SUV brother's five powertrain variants.
With the Concept #1 at the IAA Mobility in Munich, Smart gives a concrete preview of the first series model of the new all-electric vehicle generation. Instead of a small electric two-seater, there will be an SUV model from Smart in the future.
Volkswagen presented the ID. Life show car at the IAA Mobility. The production version - then probably as ID.1 - will look different from the study based on the Golf I. But there are already real technical data.
Porsche presented its vision of purely electric customer motorsport at the IAA Mobility with the Mission R study. The concept car is intended to be more than just a design study - a rolling chassis is already being tested.
Renault will launch the production version of the all-electric Renault 5 Prototype in 2024, the French manufacturer confirmed during the presentation of the concept car at IAA Mobility.
BYD presents the Ocean-X, a new concept car based on its "e-platform 3.0" electric car platform unveiled in April. BYD is not yet revealing whether and when the Ocean-X will result in a production model.
Upper Austrian eMobility startup Alveri is planning to launch an all-electric station wagon or shooting brake in 2023. The model, of which only renderings are currently available, is to be based on a third-party platform and will initially be unveiled as a prototype next year.
Swiss electric car startup Piëch Automotive has begun testing its Piëch GT e-sports car, based on the Mark Zero that was unveiled as a concept car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The Volkswagen Group has presented the OnePod concept study in Berlin. The electric, self-driving shuttle is to have a flexible interior that is also to enable robotic taxi applications.
Japanese automaker Honda has unveiled its first electric SUV for the Chinese market, and also showed off three futuristically designed concept cars, all of which are expected to result in production vehicles - which could also be exported - within the next five years.
Ahead of its market launch, a vehicle engineer and a car designer have created an off-road version of the Microlino. The e-small car has not only been given knobby tires and an exoskeleton, but also a new skateboard platform.
Following Hyundai Motor Group's announcement in May that it will begin manufacturing electric cars in the U.S. in 2022, more details are now available: the first electric model the group will produce in Alabama will be the Genesis GV70 EV, starting in early 2022. Meanwhile, Hyundai has released a first teaser image of its Seven concept car.
Itzehoe-based ElectricBrands has unveiled another prototype of its L7e-model XBUS. The "off-road box" is aimed primarily at commercial customers and is said to feature several improvements over the prototype shown in July.
Following in Hyundai's footsteps, Kia has now also announced an all-electric large SUV model, with a preview in the form of a concept car to be unveiled at AutoMobility LA on November 17 with the Kia Concept EV9, for which Kia has released preliminary renderings.
Kia has unveiled the Concept EV9 at the LA Auto Show, a preview of a large E-SUV based on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). In terms of technology, the Concept EV9 is seen as a harbinger of the eventual production model - whether it is the same in terms of design remains to be seen.
Hyundai has unveiled the Seven battery-electric SUV concept vehicle at AutoMobility in Los Angeles, giving the Korean manufacturer a preview of its big Ioniq 7 e-SUV, but the production model isn't due to launch until 2024, so the Seven isn't yet a near-production study.
A new electric car brand from China, Avatr, has been announced. It was born out of Changan's cooperation with Nio - and battery manufacturer CATL is now also on board. The first model of the new brand is called Avatr 11 and is a coupe-like SUV.
Polestar has previewed the final design of the Polestar 5 as part of a documentary series on YouTube. The electric four-door performance GT, based on the Polestar Precept concept car, is set to launch in 2024.
Nissan is accelerating its electrification plans with an investment of two trillion yen over the next five years as part of its Ambition 2030 strategic plan, which has now been unveiled.The Japanese automaker plans to introduce 23 new electrified models by 2030, including 15 pure electric models.
BMW M has unveiled the Concept XM, a preview of the most powerful car ever built in series by BMW's performance brand, which will start production at the US plant in Spartanburg at the end of next year.
The all-electric successor to the Volvo XC90 could be called Embla, and a hint from Volvo boss Hakan Samuelsson has now led to the potential model name for the US-built E-SUV.
Toyota has fleshed out its electric plans, with the Japanese company also showing off a flurry of concept cars in its strategy update as a preview of future battery-electric models. Lexus is expected to play a key role in the BEV plans, with the premium brand set to offer only BEVs from 2035.
UK electric vehicle developer Arrival has unveiled the first finished prototype of the Arrival Car, which is being developed with Uber specifically for the ride-hailing industry. Arrival will now begin testing the electric car and will incorporate feedback into the next design phase.
Under the title Project Arrow, Canadian automotive suppliers are planning an electric SUV that will be developed and built entirely in Canada. The first drivable prototype is expected to be available in 2023, with series production starting in 2025.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new electric concept car, the Vision EQXX, at CES. As with previous CES studies from the Stuttgart-based company, the Vision EQXX is not a concrete harbinger of a production model - but is nevertheless intended to provide a glimpse of a whole range of technologies that could make production vehicles more economical.
Sony unveiled its second electric car prototype at this year's CES - an evolved e-SUV of the familiar sedan. Unlike in 2020, the chances of series production are now much better - Sony says it plans to explore this move soon.
US stellantis brand Chrysler has unveiled its Airflow Concept at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), giving a glimpse of its electric future. Chrysler aims to launch its first BEV model by 2025 and offer an all-electric vehicle range by 2028.
Norwegian startup Fresco Motors has shown off an all-electric eight-seat crossover that should make it to around 1,000 kilometers of range thanks to a very large battery. The Fresco XL will get all-wheel drive and a structural battery pack, according to the company's website.
DS Automobiles has unveiled the DS E-Tense Performance prototype, a technology vehicle for the development of future electric DS models. The e-coupé also provides a glimpse of DS Automobiles' future design language, particularly with its front end.
Fisker has announced that it is now taking reservations for its second model, the Fisker Pear. The California-based automaker is partnering with contract manufacturer Foxconn to produce the all-electric city car, with the first models scheduled for delivery in 2024.
According to a media report, Volkswagen has decided on a new direction for its upcoming e-small car, saying that the concept of the ID. Life study presented at the IAA 2021 has since fallen out of favor in Wolfsburg.
With the project name Polestar O2, the Swedish electric car brand has unveiled the concept of an electric convertible. The Polestar O2 picks up on the design language of the Precept. The brand is not yet giving any details on a possible series production.
Before BMW brings the iX5 Hydrogen into small series production later this year, the carmaker is currently completing winter testing of the fuel cell SUV in Sweden. The focus here is particularly on its performance at temperatures below freezing. For a possible large-scale production, however, BMW is calling for support from politicians - especially in terms of infrastructure.
Audi has presented the A6 Avant e-tron concept, a study of an electric station wagon. The near-production concept is intended to provide a concrete preview of the production model planned for 2024 - one year after the sedan.
Mini is currently testing the new generation of its all-electric three-door in Arjeplog, Sweden, testing not only the handling but also the e-drive components. The BMW brand also announced that a concept car will be unveiled later this year.
Around four months after the premiere of the EQXX technology study, Mercedes has carried out a demonstration drive. The result: the technology carrier covered 1,0008 kilometres on one battery charge in real road traffic - including crossing the Alps and less than ideal external conditions.
Deus Automobiles, a startup founded in Vienna in 2020, has unveiled the concept of an all-electric hypercar at the New York International Auto Show. The Deus Vayanne was developed in collaboration with Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering and is set to be delivered as a small series limited to 99 units starting in 2025.
Audi has unveiled the Urbansphere Concept, another concept study for an electric model of the future. The interior in particular is said to be designed for "traffic in the megacities of China" - with the largest and most spacious interior of any Audi to date.
Genesis has now officially confirmed that its Electrified GV70 electric SUV will be produced in the U.S. Production of the Stromer at Hyundai's Montgomery plant in the U.S. state of Alabama is scheduled to start in December 2022.
California-based startup Independent Electric Vehicles (Indi EV) has unveiled its first electric car at the New York Auto Show. The Indi One is available for reservation now, with production set to begin in mid-2023.
Ford's Lincoln brand has previewed the design language of its future electric cars with the Star Concept. Lincoln is also officially announcing four e-models by 2026 and plans to have more than half of its sales come from BEVs by the middle of the decade.
British sports car brand TVR is planning a limited-edition all-electric offshoot of its Griffith V8 model in 2024, as well as a second, as yet unspecified electric model.
India's largest carmaker Tata Motors plans to more than quadruple its production of electric vehicles this fiscal year, according to a media report. The company has also unveiled a study of a spacious e-car - vehicles on this platform are expected to be sold globally.
The Afro-European startup NamX presents the prototype of a fuel cell SUV designed by Pininfarina, which is to be launched on the market at the end of 2025. The highlight of the concept car called HUV lies in hydrogen storage.
Porsche has started testing the technology components of the Mission R electric racing car study unveiled at the IAA 2021 with the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance as the test vehicle.
Renault has unveiled the Scenic Vision compact concept car with fuel cell plug-in technology, which the French company describes as a glimpse of a future all-electric family vehicle.
Mercedes-AMG is giving a glimpse of its all-electric future with a design study that has now been unveiled. The Vision AMG is a four-door e-coupé whose shell houses the standalone AMG.EA platform, which is currently being developed in Affalterbach for all-electric performance models.
A new electric car brand has been announced in the form of Olymp Cars. The Vienna-based company is planning a range of vehicles based on its own platform called Hephaistos, with model names taken from Greek mythology. According to media reports, the first vehicles will be unveiled in spring 2023.
Cupra has delivered a new preview of its UrbanRebel all-electric small car planned for 2025, with the new concept car being much closer to production than the UrbanRebel Concept unveiled in 2021.
The production version of the ID. Aero, VW's first all-electric sedan, is expected to launch first in China in the second half of 2023. The near-production study will be unveiled next Monday, June 27, with the corresponding production model for the North American and European markets scheduled for 2023.
Polestar has publicly unveiled for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a development prototype of the Polestar 5, which is due to be launched in 2024. In addition, Polestar is now officially giving target performance figures for the four-door electric GT.
Volkswagen has previewed the next member of the ID. family with the online world premiere of the ID. Aero. The study of an all-electric, four-door sedan is a preview of the production model developed specifically for the Chinese market, where it will be offered in two versions.
Hyundai has unveiled the RN22e and the N Vision 74, two very different electric vehicle studies from its performance sub-brand N. The Koreans also confirm that the Ioniq 5 N will debut in 2023.
Renault's Alpine sports car brand is giving a glimpse of its electric future with a concept car. The Alpine A110 E-ternité is based on the brand's internal combustion sports car, but has been rebuilt for the study as an all-electric open-top sports car with 178 kW of power.
General Motors-owned US automaker Cadillac has unveiled the Celestiq concept. The show car is seen as a preview of its upcoming all-electric flagship sedan, which is still being developed to production readiness. The luxury model, which will be built in a factory, will be based on GM's Ultium platform.
The production version of the electric Mini Urbanaut study could be produced by Canoo in the USA from 2025, according to a media report. Mini is looking for a technical basis and a production location for the production version of the Urbanaut study, which could supplement the Mini range as an electric van. But there are still some question marks.