We are familiar with the engine and exhaust sounds that are at their peak when we rev our favorite machine. The times are dramatically changing and it’s a fact known to everyone that the future of the automobile sector is completely electric. There must be a few times when you have heard a calm humming sound from a distance and though it’s an electric motor making its way towards you, it’s a revolution in the era of mobility. Electric vehicles are being sold in high numbers especially in the regions where pollution figures and congestion remains to be high. The automakers are continuously working on the research and development of electric vehicles. Each year, the automobile brands are adding new models in their lineup. The ones that are launched recently with a long range and strong off-road capabilities are Rivian, Hummer EV, and more. In this blog, we are going to discuss a few models that are expected to launch over a period of next few years. However, there are still a few that are yet in the conceptual phase and it’s hard to say whether all of them will see the production line.
Audi Q4 E-Tron
The model will fall between the already available Audi Q3 and Q5. The standard and sportback versions of the upcoming Q4 e-tron will be crossover SUVs and it will be built upon Volkswagen’s MEB platform. The specs revealed by Audi puts the e-tron in direct competition with Model Y and Volvo’s XC40. The car will pack an electric motor that will produce 201 horsepower along with a battery pack of 77 kWh. This particular Audi will come at a price tag of $44,500. Its AWD variant will get a range of 250 miles and the motor will produce 295 horsepower. It will be priced at $50,000.
The brand has a line up of electric vehicles under its i series and the all-new BMW iX will be an addition to that. The goals that the luxury brand is claiming to achieve looks highly promising and it is claimed to offer 516 horsepower and the range of offer will be 300 miles. The charging mechanism on offer will offer DC 200 kW DC fast charging. The dimensions will be similar with BMW X5 and this upcoming EV will cost you somewhere around $84,000.
Byton M-Byte Concept
There are two models dubbed as M-Byte and K-Byte, the latter is a sedan and the former is a crossover SUV. The cars were showcased last year at CES. The Chinese startup was launched in 2016 and experts suggest that it’s time that the company will just flood the segment with affordable EVs. The company will launch first in the European markets, however, the US is expected to get the M-Byte Concept at a price tag of $45,000. There will be two variants, a RWD and AWD. These variants will produce 272 horsepower and 408 horsepower, respectively. The range on offer will fall on a slightly lower side, it will be 224 miles.
Chevrolet Blazer EV, And More
There are various models that were launched by Chevrolet at CES, the Blazer EV was the star of the show. It is expected to be launched in 2023. Bollinger has also a couple of models in its production line that are expected to be launched in late 2022. The B1 and B2 models are 4×4 trucks by Bollinger claiming to offer 614-hp and a torque of 668 nm. The 0 to 60 mph will be achieved by it in just 4.5 seconds, as per the company claims.