If we follow the dynamics of the electric car market, we can safely note that in 2019 there is an increase in sales in this segment. Ukrainians bought used electric cars. However, the market for new "ecological" cars has also grown considerably.
Almost any car manufacturer, in every price segment, the buyer could find a suitable electric car for himself. In this article, we will consider what new electric cars are expected on the Ukrainian markets in 2020.
Small-sized city cars
Now we can say that among electric cars, preference will be given to small-sized city cars. These cars are ideal for metropolitan roads and short country trips. In the conditions of megacities, city cars have many advantages. Cars of this type are not particularly fast, but they are equipped with ecological motors and practically do not emit exhaust gases.
In 2020, city cars have slightly changed. The developers have added more drive to the models. The power of the electric car is already at least 100 kW, the car has become more flexible. The presence of a more powerful traction battery allows for more mileage.
Let's consider three main options in this category of electric cars.
- The first city car is the Mini Cooper SE. With a fully charged battery, this model can travel up to 270 km. This is one of the most modest indicators among the models of this class. However, it is worth noting the high power of this model of the electric car and its excellent dynamics. Maximum speed - 150 km / h, accelerates to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds.
- The second model is the Opel Corsa. Has not so high dynamics. The main focus is on a powerful battery that provides good mileage. The battery lasts for about 337 km.
- Expected city car - Renault ZOE Z.E. 50 is also not a very powerful car, but it has an excellent range and a reinforced battery. The power of the electric motor is 100 kW, and the range is up to 385 km.
Of these options, the most expensive model is the Mini Cooper SE. The rest are more budget models. According to the forecasts of importers, Mini Cooper SE will very soon be on sale in the Ukrainian markets. Opel Corsa and Renault ZOE Z.E. 50 will go on sale throughout the year.
Electric vehicles - crossovers
Crossovers are the most popular with buyers. A great option with good cross-country ability for our bad roads. Importers predict that there will also be models with an electric drive in this segment. The PSA group already has two options. These are Peugeot e-2008 and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense similar in platform and technology.
From the technical point of view, these electric cars are very close to the Opel Corsa-e city car. They are equipped with the same traction battery and a powerful electric motor. The downside of these crossovers is that the range of both is about 300 km. These models are expected to fill the Ukrainian eco-car market at the end of 2020.
The Chinese electric sedan JAC iEV A50 will likely appear on the market in the same period. The novelty is large enough, but perfect for passenger transportation. The length of the electric car is 4.59 meters. The electric car is equipped with two batteries. On one battery with a capacity of 47 kWh, an electric car can safely travel up to 330 km. The more powerful second, with a capacity of 60 kWh, gives a cruising range of up to 500 km. The advantages of the electric crossover include a speed of 150 km / h and the ability to use the "quick charge" function.
Premium electric cars
The Porsche Taycan has been announced on the market since March 2020. In this segment, the expected novelty has no analogues yet. However, the electric cars already on the market have a worthy competitor. This is the Audi e-tron.
At the moment, experts in the automotive market predict the creation of a whole model line of Audi e-tron. The developers intend to release 3 electric cars during 2020. In early spring, a modified model, the Audi e-tron 50, will appear on the market. This model will be the most affordable at the price. Closer to the summer will release another model of the electric car of the Audi brand - the Audi e-tron Sportback. An electric car can travel about 450 km when fully charged.
As you can see, in 2020 we are expecting a lot of decent and pleasant models from electric car manufacturers, and to keep the car always charged, we advise you to look at the catalog of charging stations for electric vehicles!