At the moment, the market for electric cars at the beginning of rapid development as the foreign publication Electrek notes that 2019 will be quite saturated for the electric car market, although the real boom will be in 2020-2021.
Electric Nissan Leaf e + 2019 with a 62 kWh battery © nissannews.com
This is a new version of the second generation Nissan Leaf received a few, but significant changes. First of all, the new bodice received a much more capacious battery - instead of 40 kW it became 62 kW. Such a high update rate apparently occurred because of competitors who could drive much more, and there was no 300+ km range expected by the public. And now instead of about 240 km, the power reserve is about 385 km (WLTP standard), according to the manufacturer. What for a ride in the city is more than enough!
For such a battery Nissan equipped the car with a new electric motor, which has 214 liters. with. and 340 Nm of torque. The previous version had only 147 horsepower and 319 Nm of torque.
The third important change affected the charging of the electric vehicle; it received the CHAdeMO accelerated charging system with a power of 70 kW (the peak can reach as much as 100 kW). That is, the charging speed will not change if you compare the previous version of the bodice and this despite a very significant increase in battery capacity.
Further, in e +, the e-Pedal software was changed for a smoother and faster deceleration with improved energy recovery, as well as for a better pedal response.
By the way, this electric car will have several different names - in general, for the global market it will be called Nissan Leaf e +, and for the markets of Canada and the USA it will be called Nissan Leaf S Plus, Nissan Leaf SV Plus, Nissan Leaf SL Plus, that is, the name of the set.
Exterior of the Mercedes-Benz EQC electrocross © © media.daimler.com
The first crossover manufacturer that is designed to compete with the Tesla model X, Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron. It will go on sale in the third and fourth quarter of this year. And according to the information that we already have - it has several electric motors with a total capacity of 408 liters. with.
The electric motor on the front axle is responsible for the best efficiency, and the rear one is for acceleration dynamics, and it is quite good 5.1 seconds from 0-100 km, which is slightly better than the e-tron and worse than the I-Pace. But in what he is inferior to all this in the volume of the battery, it has a Mercedes 80 kW that allows you to drive 450 km along the NEDC cycle, but at the moment it is too outdated due to the fact that it shows too high mileage, that is, we can assume that in reality he will drive about 400 km on a single charge, which is less than his direct competitors. EQC has 5 different driving modes: COMFORT, ECO, MAX RANGE, SPORT. It is interesting that you can adjust the power of recovery using the paddle shifters.
The dashboard of the electrical crossover Mercedes-Benz EQC © media.daimler.com
The rest of the car has an excellent exterior design, as well as the interior is made in the style of the latest models of Mercedes and the only thing that reminds you that you are in an electric vehicle, so this is a huge, elongated display wide.
Audi e-tron quattro electric crossover © media.audiusa.com
The exterior of the car says that this is a typical Audi crossover. It’s interesting that this is already at least the second automaker who didn’t dare to experiment with the design, although many people emphasize this as a plus.
The dimensions are 4902 millimeters long, 1938 millimeters wide, 1664 millimeters high. As in the Mercedes, there are two 360 l electric motors. with. that is, all-wheel drive car. From 0 to 100, the car accelerates in 5.7 seconds. and the maximum speed is 200 km / h. And there is a small nuance connected with the fact that at medium speeds and below it rides on the rear electric motor, connecting the front one only at high.
E-tron uses a new recovery system which uses two electric motors at once and, according to the manufacturer, recovery provides approximately 30% of the car's power reserve. It is interesting that having a 95 kW battery, the claimed mileage on a single charge is only 400 km through the WLTP cycle. It uses liquid cooling with the help of a gel, which is located in each cell separately and at the same time, the cooling system is able to accumulate up to 3 kW of energy, which will be used to heat the passenger compartment.
It is also possible to use high-speed charging stations with a capacity of up to 150 kW, with the help of such a station, the car can be charged in 30 minutes to 80%
This is the company's debut in the electric vehicle market and in our preliminary opinion is very impressive. Electric motors, as in the previous two, but synchronous and with a total capacity of 600 liters. with. The car is capable of accelerating to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds and thanks to an innovative battery, the range is 500 km along the WLTP cycle, at least the manufacturer claims.
Dashboard Porsche Taycan (Mission E) © newsroom.porsche.com
This young stallion full of energy will be charged surprisingly fast - in 15 minutes of charging it will get a 400 km run, but of course it’s if you use a very powerful charging station from Porsche. At the moment, apart from the interior of the electric sports car, there is no more information.
Volkswagen I.D. on the move © media.vw.com
This is the first electric car from this list, which can please fans of futuristic design. Judging by the released 3D pictures, the company almost completely rethought the design of their cars and apparently decided to emphasize their belonging to electric vehicles so that it would catch the eye immediately. In our opinion, it turned out to be very dignified, beautiful and futuristic, so that the company achieved its goal. There is a big chance that the Volkswagen company will remove the bodice from the pedestal of the most popular and mass electric car in the world, because the company just states this goal, and the fact that Nissan leaf makes its car stand out from the very beginning only confirms the most serious intentions .
The most interesting feature of this hatchback is the glass LED lights, which are dimmed to full invisibility when the electric car is turned off and turned on when it starts to work. Also, the optics are illuminated when the electric car is charging, and the headlights escort and meet the owner with light.
Interior Volkswagen I.D. Futuristic, too, everything is controlled by sensors, and even the steering wheel is not very similar to itself and can be removed with autonomous movement, although there will probably not be such a steering wheel in serial production. Due to the fact that there are only four passenger seats inside, there is a lot of space and enough for everyone.
Salon Volkswagen I.D. © media.vw.com
Hatchback will be available in three different versions:
1. With a 48 kW battery that provides mileage on a single charge of about 330 km, and the price will start from $ 42 thousand
2. With a battery that provides approximately 450 km mileage on a single charge.
3. With a 111 kW battery which provides approximately 550 km mileage on a single charge
It is assumed that the electric car will support high-speed charging stations with a capacity of up to 125 kW, as well as an on-board charger with a power of 7.2 or 11 kW.
Mini Electric Exterior © press.bmwgroup.com
About this hatchback is not so much known, there is an assumption that he will receive an electric power unit from the BMW i3 S with a capacity of 181 hp It will receive exactly the same batteries as the BMW i3, thanks to which it will be able to drive about 320 km from one charge.
Mini Electric car back side © press.bmwgroup.com
MINI plans to introduce Cooper S E during the celebration of its 60th anniversary this year, considering that this is the ideal time to open the next chapter in the history of the brand. Car sales will begin in Europe towards the end of 2019.
Electric BMW i3 2019 model year with battery capacity of 42.2 kW • h © press.bmwgroup.com
Version of the nineteenth year received a 42.2 kW battery that allows you to drive 310 km on a single charge on the WLTP cycle. Another significant change was the clearance - below 10 mm
Acceleration from 0 to 100 corresponds to 7.3 seconds, and the sports version of the i3s accelerates in 6.9 seconds. due to the higher energy consumption, the power reserve is reduced compared to the regular version to 285 km according to the WLTP standard.
The standard and sports versions have two new body options: Jucaro Beige metallic and Frozen Gray.
You can buy it in the 4th quarter of this year.