2018: the take-off for Electric Driving?

Recently, various automotive companies announced their new breakthrough electric vehicles combining moderate cost and impressive range. Typically, the market seems to prepare itself for a 35k$/€ car with at least 200 miles (300km) range. This would really make electric driving for many people an interesting option. I will update this page regularly with news concerning the 2018 models and also with some predictions about battery costs.

See also this new recent overview (June 18, 2016).

Tesla Model 3

The successful but expensive Tesla Model S is a game changer, and is shaking the automotive industry. This year the Model X (SUV) will hit the market, and the Model 3 will be the large quantities car expected in 2018. At the end of Q1 2016 the design concept is announced. Within one week Tesla receive more than 300,000 preorders! Tesla mentioned to make 500.000 cars after 2020, and is building its Gigafactory for batteries currently. This will push down costs of the batteries with about 30%, on top of the 8% cost reduction on average the last 5 years. tesla model 3

GM Bolt

This year GM showed their design of a 30k$ car (after the 7500$ tax incentive), with a range of 200 miles, to hit the market in 2017. See also http://www.chevrolet.com/culture/article/bolt-ev-concept-car.html

 

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Volkswagen e-Golf

The 2018/2019 version will have 300+km real world range, according to VW.

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Renault Zoe

The 2017/2018 version of the Zoe will also have an extended range, see here.

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Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is the first EV sold in large quantities. They announced a next version also with much more range and similar costs.

Nissan IDS Concept

2015 Tokyo Motor Show

See also the june 2015 meeting and http://www.motoring.com.au/news/2015/small-passenger/nissan/leaf/nissan-predicts-ev-battery-breakthrough-by-2018-48679 and here.

Audi

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http://www.carscoops.com/2015/01/audi-to-launch-two-electric-vehicles-by.html

Ford

Today also Ford announced their EV with similar specs as the Bolt. See http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1503-ford-will-unveil-chevrolet-bolt-competitor-this-year/

Apple/Google

Last but not least, it will be interesting to see what Apple and Google will be doing, although i expect no mass market vehicle from either of them before 2020. Here is an impression of a Apple Car Concept🙂

Apple CAR

8 thoughts on “2018: the take-off for Electric Driving?

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  2. Leuk overzicht Maarten! Volgens mij zijn we nu op een heel belangrijk moment aangekomen: als de fabrikanten gaan concurreren op “range” is het hek van de dam, dan volgt een niet te stoppen tsunami van revolutionaire verbeteringen (want automotive ontwikkelbudgetten) en is benzine binnen no time ouderwets. 2025, dan kijken we in verwondering terug.

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  4. Goed overzicht. Nu nog luisteren naar de klant en ervoor zorgen dat deze niet wordt afgeschrikt door een schizofrene laadinfra met drie verschillende laadstekkers en dus drie verschillende laadsystemen. Hoogste prioriteit voor 1 stekker en 1 plaats op de auto waar deze ingeplugd wordt zodat de laadinfra effficiënt kan worden ingericht. Zie autobrief3 http://www.iletsel.nl/p/autobrief3 Een nieuwe economie draait om de consument, niet de fabrikant en eigen koninkrijkjes.

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