There is always s new version in the market for electric car enthusiasts to sample. The future seems to be headed to this revolution, as the world prepares for a post-oil era. There has been a lot of innovativeness incorporated by many companies partnering with technology solution ventures to produce improved versions of electric vehicles. Although the deals have not produced the best solution, which will attract the masses yet, there are many efficient options to check out for from the available.
Some of the likely contenders are EV space who seem to always have something to add to the ingenuity. However, they do not one underway this year unfortunately despite their massive acceleration. We not likely to see a new EV model in the market. Here are some of the latest releases to watch out for in 2019.
- Mini Electric 2019
After a long wait of close to 5 years, BMW are finally back with an electric car to their name. The previous release was the BMWi3 in 2013. Although the production version is yet to be released to the public, the Mini has been releasing concepts for some years now and seem to close down on the final elements. There is little known about the specs but from the look of things (and especially the design and the long wait), it seems they are not in a hurry to make car. They do not seem to put in much effort in its production or give it the competitive features. It is therefore, expected to be a unique one, which stands out of the rest for its difference and not similarity.
2. Mercedes-Benz EQC 2019
This newly upgraded Mercedes Benz electric car will definitely hit the market with pride and confidence thanks to its ingenuity. It is a direct rival to the Audi e-tron with the similar specifications of a premium SUV segment to all electric vehicles. This is a new version of the old Tesla Model X hoping to capitalize on the mistakes of the previous car. Although barely tested yet, it is going out the market soon and we will get a chance to try it and evaluate its efficiency and downsides. According to the manufacturer, the EQC will take uses fora 450 kilometers on a single charge. Most of the equivalents have a 200-mile range on their reputation so we expect this would be actual capability of the EQC too.
It will be powered by 2 asynchronous motors with a total capacity of 300kW and can achieve a top speed of 180 km/h. The best part is that it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100km/hr in 5.1 seconds. It also comes with a water-cooled on board charger with a capacity of 7.4 kW and with a maximum capacity of up to 110 kW at an appropriate charging station.
3. BMWi3 2019
While there has been a long wait before BMW released a newer electrical car, there have been some ongoing upgrades on the i3. The automaker has maintained consistency in improving the famed i3 into a better car and will soon release. Part of the improvement strategies are installation of new 120Ah battery cells, which will result in 42 kWh battery pack for a range of approximately 153 more miles. This a 30% increase on the efficiency of the old version. Our prediction is that they will avail it to the public by the second quarter of the year.
4. Audi e-tron 2019
The Audi e-tron is well-known but has taken a while before its release. In fact, it was supposed to hit the market by the end of 2018 but has delays because some emerging software issues. The first deliveries in Europe are scheduled for the first quarter of 2019 and should to North American in the second of Quarter, according to official company information. You will impressed as I was during the test-drive except for its inefficiency.
It comes with a 95 kWh battery pack, which will give about 200 miles of range. This is quite a downside considering the high expectations for improvement on longevity of battery power. Nevertheless, it has a good starting price and will be competitive in the market this year.