We don’t want to spoil the atmosphere, but back to school is coming! The good thing is that it brings its share of electrical novelties. Whether it’s production models or concepts, whether they’re presented for the first time or finally hitting dealerships, whether they’re from well-known brands or exotic brands, here are the 10 trendy vehicles you’ll be talking about in the coming weeks.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
Introduced in early summer, the Ioniq 6 will be available to order at the start of the school year. Therefore, it will be necessary to appear quickly to be among the first to have a copy of this original electric sedan, with a very aerodynamic silhouette. Hyundai expects to deliver before the end of the year. The large battery version will offer up to 610 km of range. It is a large model, measuring 4.86 meters in length.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 – Simon Loasby, Head of Design, introduces us
Well updated in terms of plug-in hybrids, however, the Jeep still doesn’t have electric in its range. But he promised to have them at all levels of his offer from 2025 onwards. The first model will be a new little adventurer, placed under the Renegade, and taking over the technical basis of the Peugeot e-208. If Jeep has already published two images of the machine (without giving the name), it is in September that it will reveal it in full, ahead of an exhibition to the public at the Paris Motor Show in October.
Will a Chinese car be the star of the new school year? It’s possible. It is enough to see the public of the subjects dedicated to the MG4 Electric to see a sacred effect of curiosity for this model. MG will hit hard with this electric compact, which aims to cut prices without saving on equipment or autonomy. The entrance ticket will be less than €30,000 with a range of 350 km. Or €5,000 less than the electric Mégane, which has “only” 300 km of autonomy in the access model. This MG4 is due to hit the concessions in early fall.
Electric Car – The MG4 hits hard when it comes to price!
The Nissan Ariya was presented in July… 2020! It will finally be on concessions at the start of the school year, the launch having been delayed by the shortage of semiconductors. This big crossover, which changes the look of the Japanese brand, is Nissan’s first dedicatedly designed electric model, the CMF-EV. It offers three main technical configurations, with a 63 kWh battery and a power of 218 hp or a battery of 87 kWh and a power of 242 and 306 hp. Starting price: €47,300.
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Peugeot e-208… (and e-308?)
Before being redesigned, in 2023 the e-208 will develop its range, with a new basic Like version that will make the electric a little more affordable at Peugeot. Thanks to the optimized equipment, this model will also announce an improved range, with 400 km. But the surprise may come from the e-308. The Lion has already confirmed the launch in 2023 of a 100% electric 308. The brand can take advantage of its presence at the Paris Motor Show to reveal it.
The 4L is back! Or almost. After the R5, Renault will in fact launch a second neo-retro model, inspired by the R4. At the beginning of the school year, there will be a concept first, the production version to be launched in 2025. This prototype will faithfully announce the lines of this vehicle, which will take on the air of a small SUV, for good reason. anchor in the fashion of the moment! It is also linked to the practical and functional side that Renault has maintained since the first R4. The production model will share its CMF-BEV base with the new R5.
There’s something for every taste, every use! In terms of electric vans, Renault already offers the Kangoo and the Master, the latter having just improved its autonomy. And enter, Traffic, forgotten? A glitch soon corrected. Renault will present a 100% electric version of the Trafic in a few weeks. It could use 60 and 90 kWh batteries to offer autonomy that doesn’t scare away craftsmen!
The 10 electric cars that will mark the beginning of the school year
Skoda Vision 7S Concept
At the beginning of the school year, Skoda will have a fresh aesthetic start. The Vision 7S concept will lay the groundwork for the Czech company’s new design, called “Modern Solid”. We should therefore expect angular shapes that give an impression of robustness! Skoda has announced that the Vision 7S will be a family SUV, with 7 seats and a 100% electric engine. It should give you a taste of the Kodiaq replacement.
King of the hybrid, Toyota has willingly taken its time to tackle the electric market, hoping it will mature… and become inevitable. The brand is expected to begin deliveries of its first exclusively designed electric model, the bZ4X SUV, in the fall. The concern is that the model is affected by a major problem with the fixing of the wheels, which has already led to a recall in the US. And which runs the risk of getting in the way of the launch with us (contacted, Toyota has not yet responded). The bZ4X can thus mark the return to school for good… or for bad!
Toyota bans BZ4X owners from driving them before recall
This summer, during your vacation, you may come across ORNIs, unidentified rolling objects. With the electric car, we are seeing new brands appear on our roads, for example Aiways or Polestar. And behind the wheel, you ask yourself “what is this? “At the beginning of the school year, you’ll probably say that when you come across the first Vinfast delivered, in particular the VF8 SUV, a Vietnamese family vehicle that promises up to 471 km of range.
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