Electric cars 2017-2018: new items
In the present period, electromobiles have already chosen such a stage of their development that they are already not only an alternative, but also directly compete with cars, with the usual power units. A large number of growth of new electric vehicles in 2017 and being prepared for release in 2018 is based primarily on their merits, which should include:
- environmental friendliness;
- the best efficiency of an electric motor (85- 95%);
- simple device.
In the conditions of constantly growing demand for electric cars more and more companies are engaged in their development and production. In this case, they can be divided into two categories:
- Firms that develop and produce only electric vehicles: Tesla Motors, REVA and Faraday Future.
- Manufacturers that produce electric versions on the basis of their traditional cars: Renault, Nissan, BMW and others.
Despite various approaches to the production of electric vehicles among these companies, it cannot be said that at present a certain direction dominates the market.
Tesla Model 3
Tesla Motors has planned to begin sales in late 2017 - the beginning of 2018 noveltieselectric car Model 3. This is a five-seater electric sedan, which will be completed with batteries produced at Tesla factories. Batteries supplied with the standard version of the Model 3, provide a range of 340 km and acceleration of the car to 95 km / h in 6 seconds.
In addition, in the future we plan to release a version with all-wheel drive. Of the special equipment that equipped the electric car, you should cancel:
- autopilot system;
- LED optics;
- the possibility of charging at the company station;
- the presence of two trunks;
- large panoramic glazing of the body;
- 15-inch display, which replaced the standard instrument panel.
Model 3 will be the first electric car of the company, which will be intended for mass consumption due to the price of 35 thousand dollars.
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Faraday Future FF 91
The US-Chinese company Faraday Future plans in 2018 to begin mass production of the FF 91 electrocrosser, which is called its flagship.
FF 91 has a very large size:
Among the technical parameters should be highlighted:
- power - 1060 liters. from.;
- power reserve - 609 km;
- acceleration to 95 km / h - 2.5 s;
- home battery charging from the mains 240 V (up to 50% in just 4.5 hours);
The estimated cost of FF 91 will be from 160 to 200 thousand dollars, depending on the configuration. In the near future, the company will open a pre-order for the first batch of 300 copies of electric vehicles.
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Renault expects to start selling the updated version of the Zoe compact electric car in the hatchback back at the end of this year. The updated electric car received a new enhanced battery with a capacity of 41.0 kWh, which will allow to overcome 300 km with one charge.
In addition, Zoe has acquired an updated stylish design with improved aerodynamics, LED optics and 16-inch alloy wheels. The modified interior can comfortably accommodate five passengers. The trunk is designed for almost 340 liters of cargo, if you remove the rear seat volume to expand to 1200 liters. Energy recovery will be from 30 minutes at special stations, to 9.5 hours at home. The cost of an electric car starts from 25 thousand euros.
Audi Q6 E-Tron Quattro
In 2018, Audi will start mass production of a mid-size electric crossover under the designation Q6 E-Tron Quattro.The car is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 96.0 kWh. Such a battery will provide the mileage to the SUV from a single charge of 500 km.
The design used three electric motors with a total capacity of 436 liters. S .. The maximum speed will be 210 km / h, and the speed of gathering speed to 100 km is 4.7 seconds. Full refueling from the station with fast charging technology will be approximately 50 minutes, and from the household home network 7.0-8.0 hours. The crossover has a pronounced sporty design and premium trim. The estimated cost of an electric car will be 55-60 thousand euros. Currently, Audi is already accepting applications in Norway for the supply of the Q6 E-Tron Quattro.
In 2018, the English automaker will begin production of its first electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-Pace crossover. The five-person I-Pace stands out for its size:
- length - 4.68 m;
- height - 1.56 m;
- width - 2.28 m;
- wheelbase - 3.00 m;
- luggage compartment volume - 530 and 28 liters.
The crossover has a stylish design with large 23-inch wheels, a luxury package and a premium trim. Among the technical parameters should be highlighted:
- Battery - Li-Ion, power 90.0 kWh;
- electric motors - 2 pcs., 200 liters capacity. C. Everyone;
- acceleration time up to 100 km / h - 4.0 s;
- power reserve - 500 km;
- charging time - from 90 min. Up to 4.0 hours depending on option.
The cost of I-Pace will be 55 thousand pounds.
Hyundai IONIQ EV
At the end of this year, Hyundai will start selling Europe and America of the electric version of the five-seat IONIQ EV. The model is equipped with:
- 120 l electric motor. from.;
- lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 28.0 kW h.
Electrical equipment will allow IONIQ EV to run up to 170 km per charge, while reaching a speed of up to 150 km / h, and acceleration to 100 km will be 10.0 s. Battery charging time up to 80% capacity is only 25 minutes when using a specialized station.
The electric car will have a fairly high-quality equipment, which includes:
- heated front seats;
- multimedia complex with touch screen;
- air conditioning;
- electronic key;
- 16 inch wheels;
- LED optics;
- rear view camera;
- tire pressure sensor;
- 7 airbags;
- faux leather interior trim.
The cost of an electric car will be 33 thousand dollars. The company Hyundai has planned sales for 2018 in the amount of 4 thousand electric vehicles.
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Concern BMW plans at the end of 2017 to begin sales of electric i3.BMW i3 will be equipped with a lithium-ion battery in a pair with 170 strong electric motor. This will allow to accelerate to 100 km in 7.2 seconds, and the maximum speed will be 150 km / h. In a special mode, an electric car on one charge will come 200 km (in the usual - 160). The charging time of the battery from the standard network is 8.0 hours; when using a special station, up to 80% of the volume of the battery will fill up in 30 minutes.
Salon i3 is designed for 4 passengers, has a high-quality finish, like any BMW cars. For the driver, a multifunctional, fairly compact steering wheel and an 8-inch color monitor serving as an instrument panel are provided. 19-inch wheels look unusual on a small car. In the manufacture of electric used carbon and plastic.
The dimensions of the electric car were:
- length - 4.00 m;
- height - 1.68 m;
- width - 1.78 m;
- wheelbase - 2.57 m;
- ground clearance - 0.14 m.
The cost of the BMW i3 will be about 35 thousand. Euro.
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In 2018, the Japanese carmaker is launching a second-generation Leaf electric car. It will be equipped with a 60.0 kWh lithium-ion battery, an economical new-generation electric motor. The electric car will be able to overcome on a single charge almost 320 km.Battery stock up to 80% due to charging at the station can be replenished in 35 minutes.
Leaf will have a practically futuristic design, an ergonomic and highly comfortable interior with a large number of different systems, such as autonomous movement, several driving modes in terms of economy. Leaf weight will decrease by 90 kg compared with the previous generation. The cost of an electric car will be 37.5 thousand dollars.
In the winter of this year, the VW concern showed a second modification of the E-Golf model at the US auto show. The electric car received a new electric motor with a capacity of 165 liters. with., a modified lithium-ion battery, which consists of prismatic sections. This design will allow to increase the capacity of the battery up to 37.0 kWh. To save energy when driving, for E-Golf there are three different modes of energy consumption.
The real mileage of the new E-Golf will increase to 200 km, and acceleration to 100 km will be 9.8 s, the highest speed will increase to 150 km / h. Full charge time from a standard household network stated at 7 o'clock. Eighty percent battery loading using a special station can be completed within 30 minutes. The start of sales of the electric car is scheduled for the end of 2017, and its cost starts from 29 thousand dollars.
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The electric minivan E6 from the Chinese company went on sale BYD on sale in the late summer of this year. Initially, the model is planned for implementation only in the local market. The electric car is equipped with a 268 l electric motor. from. and is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 46.0 kWh, which allows the E6 to reach a speed of 140 km / h, and the acceleration time was 8.0 s to 100 km.
The duration of a trip on a single charge is determined by the manufacturer at 300 km, and the charging time of the minivan from the home network is 6.0 hours. The price of BYD E6 is announced by the company at 52 thousand dollars, while the electric car is equipped with a small number of systems and options for today. Emphasis is placed on the comfort of the manufacturer in the cabin.
Ford Focus Electric
Ford will launch sales of the next generation Focus Electric electric car by the end of 2017. The electric five-door Focus hatchback will receive a new engine with a capacity of 145 liters. from. and a battery with a capacity of 34.5 kWh, which is almost 2 times more than that of its predecessor. Installed units will overcome Electric with a single charge of almost 230 km, and accelerates to 100 km in 10 s.
The design of the new version of the electric car received minor changes. These are new 15-inch wheels and all-LED lighting.For the first time, Ford will use a fast charging system on the electric model, which will allow the battery to charge up to 80% for half an hour, and the time to fully charge from a home source will be 7 hours. The price of Electric starts from 30 thousand dollars.
American manufacturer GM has scheduled for 2017 to upgrade the existing version of the Chevrolet Bolt. The electric car will receive a new lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 60.0 kWh, which was developed jointly with LG, as well as a new 200.0-liter electric motor. from. This electrical equipment guarantees mileage on a single charge of 320 km, acceleration to 100 km in 7.5 seconds. The highest speed declared at 145 km / h.
For charging from a household network, the company offers two chargers:
- standard, which in 2 hours will be able to provide an electric vehicle 80 kilometers;
- enhanced, allowing for 30 minutes to provide energy for 145 km.
In the design of the electric vehicle used a large number of carbon fiber, fabric materials and aluminum. For the Bolt package, a special multimedia complex with a 10-inch screen has been developed, one of the key functions of which is the formation of the optimal trip route and indication of possible charging points.The cost of an electric car will start from 37 thousand dollars, and it will go on sale in advance in the beginning of 2018.
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The Korean concern is completing the tests of the Niro compact electric broker. The power plant of an electric vehicle is made of a 120-liter electric motor. from. and a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 38, 9 kWh. This device provides the Niro with 280 km of track per charge. Niro has a good aerodynamic body structure and has a small mass. Weight reduction is achieved through the use of heavy-duty steel, aluminum and reinforced fiber. The crossover is equipped with front wheel drive only.
From the Niro equipment, it should be noted a device for regenerative braking and control of air flow with the task of reducing energy losses in the cabin air conditioning.
Kia planned to launch Niro sales in the United States for the first quarter of 2018. The cost of the basic configuration is determined 45 thousand dollars.