We don’t want to spoil the atmosphere, but back to school is coming! The good point is that it brings its share of electrical novelty. Whether they are production models or concepts, whether they are being presented for the first time or are finally coming to dealerships, whether they come from well-known brands or exotic labels, here are the 10 trending vehicles that you will be talking about in the coming weeks.
The Ioniq 6, presented at the beginning of the summer, will be available to order at the beginning of the school year. It is therefore necessary to arrive quickly to be among the first to have a copy of this original electric sedan with a very aerodynamic silhouette. Hyundai hopes to deliver before the end of the year. The large battery version is said to offer a range of up to 610 km. It is a large model measuring 4.86 meters in length.
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When it comes to plug-in hybrids, Jeep does not yet have an electric one in its range. But he has promised to have them at all levels of his offering by 2025. The first model will be a new little adventurer, subordinate to the Renegade and taking up the technical basis of the Peugeot e-208. If Jeep has already released two images of the machine (without naming it), it will unveil it in full in September ahead of a public display at the Paris Motor Show in October.
Will a Chinese car be the star of the new school year? It is possible. We only have to see the audience 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 that wants to lower prices without sacrificing equipment or autonomy. The entrance ticket will be under €30,000 for 350 km of autonomy. Or €5,000 less than the Elektro-Mégane, which “only” has a range of 300 km in the Access model. This MG4 must reach the concessions in early autumn.
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The Nissan Ariya was presented in July… 2020! At the beginning of the school year it will finally go into concessions, since the start has been delayed by the semiconductor shortage. Changing the look of the Japanese marque, this big crossover is Nissan’s first electric model developed on a special basis, the CMF-EV. It offers three major technical configurations, with a 63 kWh battery and 218 HP of power, or with an 87 kWh battery and 242 and 306 HP of power. Starting price: €47,300.
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Peugeot e-208… (and e-308?)
Before being redesigned in 2023, the e-208 will expand its range with a new base version Like, which will make electric propulsion a little more accessible at Peugeot. Thanks to optimized equipment, this model will also announce an improved autonomy with 400 km. But the surprise could come from the e-308. The Lion has already confirmed the launch of a 100% electric 308 in 2023. The brand could use its presence at the Paris Motor Show to unveil it.
The 4L is back! Or almost. After the R5, Renault will indeed launch a second neo-retro model inspired by the R4. At the beginning of the school year there will initially be a concept, the series version is to be launched on the market in 2025. This prototype will faithfully announce the lines of this vehicle, which will take on the appearance of a small SUV, and with good reason. Anchor in the fashion of the moment! It is also linked to the practical and functional side that Renault kept from the first R4. The production model will share its CMF-BEV base with the new R5.
There is something for everyone! In terms of electric vans, Renault already offers the Kangoo and the Master, the latter of which has just improved its autonomy. And in between, traffic, forget? A bug was soon fixed. Renault will present a 100% electric version of the Trafic in a few weeks. It could use 60 and 90 kWh batteries to offer an autonomy that will not deter craftsmen!
The 10 electric cars at the start of the school year
Skoda Vision 7S concept
With the start of the school year, Skoda makes a new aesthetic start. The Vision 7S concept will lay the groundwork for the Czech company’s new design, dubbed Modern Solid. So we have to reckon with angular shapes that make a robust impression! Skoda has announced that the Vision 7S will be a family SUV with 7 seats and a 100% electric motor. It’s supposed to give a taste of the Kodiaq replacement.
Toyota, the hybrid king, has voluntarily taken its time to tackle the electric market, waiting for it to mature… and become inevitable. The brand is set to begin deliveries of its first purpose-built electric model, the SUV bZ4X, in the fall. The concern is that the model is affected by a major problem with the wheel attachment, which has already led to a recall in the US. And what risks are disrupting the launch with us (contacted, Toyota hasn’t responded yet). The bZ4X can therefore mark the return to school for better… or for worse!
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This summer, while on vacation, you may have encountered ORNIs, unidentified rolling objects. With the electric car, new brands are coming onto our streets, such as Aiways or Polestar. And behind the wheel you ask yourself: “What is that thing? “. At the beginning of the school year, you’ll probably say it when you come across the first Vinfast delivered, specifically the VF8 SUV, a Vietnamese family vehicle that promises up to 471 km of autonomy.
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