Here are the electric-car models on the way for 2019 Page 3


Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche Mission E concept electric car

2020 Porsche Taycan

Based on early deposits, the Porsche Taycan could be Tesla's chief competitor. With 300 miles of range and up to 600 horsepower, the Taycan offers the performance of a Model S P100D. It will also be the first mass-produced electric car with an 800-volt battery system that can receive a 240-mile charge in about 10 minutes. After it goes on sale late in the year, Porsche will offer three versions: a base model, a 4S and what could be called a "Turbo," starting at about $90,000 and running up through more than $130,000.

Volvo 40.2 concept

Volvo 40.2 concept

2020 Polestar 2

Volvo’s upcoming high performance brand, Polestar plans to follow up its first model, a hybrid coupe, with an all-electric five-door hatchback, based on the Volvo XC40—which is a taller, crossover five-door hatch. Put the two together, and it could resemble something like the Volvo 40.2 concept that the brand showed in 2016. It could arrive as early as the end of the year.

Mini Electric concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mini Electric concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

2020 Mini Electric

One of the first modern electric cars on the market was the Mini-E, a Mini Cooper converted to electric power in small numbers to serve as a test-bed for BMW's electric car programs. In the coming year, Mini plans to reintroduce the car as the fully-fledged Mini Electric, complete with its back seat, rather than a bank of batteries that take up the whole rear passenger compartment. The company showed a concept car at the Frankfurt auto show in 2017, and has announced plans to build a giant battery construction facility in Germany to supply several vehicles, including this one and the upcoming BMW iX3 electric SUV.

BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4

BMW iX3 Concept front 3/4

2020 BMW iX3

Another possible contender to arrive in 2019 could be the BMW iX3, which the company has said it will build in China for worldwide markets starting late this year. Based on the current X3 SUV, the iX3 is expected to have a 70-kwh battery pack and deliver a range of 250 miles. Like its chief competitor, the Audi e-tron quattro, it is expected to be configured to accept a 150-kw DC fast charge.

2020 Ford electric SUV teaser

2020 Ford electric SUV teaser

2020 Ford "not Mach 1" SUV

Ford is also working on a 300-mile electric SUV for 2020, and this model could be fully revealed by the end of 2019. Designed to look like a Mustang and deliver off-road performance on par with the F-150 Raptor pickup, the unnamed SUV will be Ford’s first dedicated electric model, though the brand has released scant details otherwise.


 
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