Volkswagen's electric car assault: 17 new EVs coming soon
Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen are planning 50 new electric cars – here are the new models we know are coming soon...
Bentley electric sports car
The first all-electric Bentley will be a sports car, and while the company has already previewed such a model with the EXP12 Speed 6e concept car, the production model is expected to take a different approach. It’s due to arrive in 2019, and will offer a range of around 300 miles from its four-wheel drive electric powertrain. It’s expected to be slightly shorter than the Continental GT in size, and built more for short sprints than cross-continental touring.
Seat electric hatchback
Seat’s first electric car is likely to be around the same size as the Leon. The IBE concept car from 2010 hinted at what future electric Seats might look like, and in production form could borrow the Volkswagen e-Golf’s 134bhp electric motor. It’s due on sale in 2020.
Seat electric SUV
Although still in the very early stages of development, it’s known that Seat also wants to have an electric SUV in its future product range. That car could be based on the upcoming Arona small SUV.
Seat’s third electric model is likely to be based on the e-Mii concept of 2016, which was powered by an 81bhp electric motor offering 99 miles of range borrowed from the Volkswagen E-Up city car.
Skoda Vision E
Skoda's first electric car is based on the Vision E concept car. It’s a high-riding five-seat coupé-SUV that is due on sale in 2019, offering 300bhp from its dual electric motors and four-wheel drive.
With Volkswagen having already made an e-Up electric city car, and sister brand Seat planning to make a similar version of the Mii, it seems that this isn't a case of if an all-electric Citigo will arrive but when. Expect a range of around 99 miles, and a price tag that's lower than its VW and Seat stablemates.