Electric cars coming soon

Electric vehicles still account for a tiny proportion of car sales, but that could soon change, because these upcoming models push the boundaries of performance, range and desirability...

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30 November 2016

Electric cars coming soon

Volkswagen ID Buzz

Volkswagen ID Buzz

On sale 2022

The ID Buzz MPV features a retro design that draws heavily on the Volkswagen Microbus of the 1950s. It has seating for up to eight people in a configurable interior, with space for luggage at both the front and rear.

What’s more, the steering wheel will retract into the centre console when the car is driving itself – although this Pilot mode won’t be available from launch.


Volkswagen ID Crozz

Volkswagen ID Crozz

On sale 2020

Another part of Volkswagen’s planned electric revolution is the ID Crozz – an SUV with coupé-like styling.

Standout features include a system that ensures the air inside the car is pure, regardless of pollution outside, and a digital key that stores your preferences for things such as climate control and seating position so it can set them as you approach the car.


Polestar 2

Polestar 2

On sale Late 2019

Think of the Polestar 2 as an all-electric, coupé-like version of the Volvo XC40 and you won’t be far wrong.

Previewed by the 40.2 concept car in 2016, the Polestar 2 should cost about £30,000 and be capable of covering up to 350 miles between charges, with up to 400bhp expected from its electric motor. Top-end models, meanwhile, will cost around £50,000.


Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster

On sale 2020

This second-generation Roadster is an all-electric four-seat convertible that is claimed to accelerate from 0-60mph in 1.9sec; in other words, it’s blisteringly fast.

With three electric motors, the Roadster is said to have a top speed of more than 250mph, while an advanced 200kWh battery gives a range of more than 600 miles. Prices are expected to start at about £190,000 for the first models.


Skoda Vision E

Skoda Vision E

On sale 2020

Skoda wants its electric SUV to be seen as a performance and technology flagship for the brand; that’s why it will come with around 300bhp from its electric motors and be capable of hitting 62mph from rest in six seconds.

Longer and lower than the existing Kodiaq, the Vision E has a targeted range of around 310 miles. A planned rear-wheel-drive-only variant could offer more range.


Also coming soon

Aston Martin Rapide E (2019); BMW iX3 (2019); BMW i4 (2021); DS 3 Crossback E-Tense (Early 2019); Fiat 500e (Late 2019); Ford Focus Electric (2020); Ford Mach 1 (2020); Mazda EV (2020); MG E-Motion (2019); Peugeot 208 Electric (Autumn 2019); Peugeot 2008 Electric (Early 2020); Renault K-ZE (2021); Seat eMii (2019); Skoda eCitigo (2019); Vauxhall e-Corsa Autumn (2019); Volkswagen ID Vizzion (2021); Volvo XC40 Electric (2019)

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