If you are closely following electric car news, you must have felt the drought of new releases that we have been living through during 2020. Fortunately, it appears that the electric deficiency is over and we are flooded once again with promising new EV arrivals. In this episode we will sum up the freshest announcements in the zero emission world, talk about the rumors and scandals and hopefully solidify your belief in the sustainable future of the planet Earth!
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Cadillac Lyriq: media.cadillac.com/media/us/en/cadillac/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2020/aug/0806-lyriq.html
Since in the recent year, GM was rather slow in development of new BEVs, now the American company has to work harder to catch up with competitors. Their latest effort comes in the form of the all-new Cadillac Lyric crossover that rides on a specially-developed Ultium platform and utilizes GM’s new battery technology.
Lucid Air: www.lucidmotors.com
Just this summer, we reported that Lucid is finally back on track with their electric luxury sedan, testing over 40 prototypes, and now, the company claims to have perfected the Air, and it is ready start production in spring 2021.
VW ID4: volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/id4-5840
The newly unveiled ID4 tries to distance itself from other electric vehicles. Germans chose to abandon futurism for conservative calmness, priced the model at 32,500 dollars after incentives, that allows it to go straight after the segment’s ICE best sellers.
Skoda Enyaq iV: skoda-storyboard.com/en/press-kits/enyaq-world-premiere/
The debut of the production-ready Enyaq iV took place in early September 2020, revealing attractive design with an illuminated crystal grille, sharp LED headlights, a curved roofline and lots of wheels options, from 18 to 21 inches in diameter.
Nikola Badger: nikolamotor.com/badger
At least on paper, the Nikola Badger looks like a very compelling newcomer, especially after General Motors have taken a 2 billion stake in the company and agreed to provide proprietary battery tech to the startup.
Hummer Electric: www.gmc.com/electric-truck/hummer-ev
2022 Hummer Electric will become the world’s first EV supertruck with up to 1000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. It is also expected to use GM’s new modular battery architecture, allowing for a variety of battery sizes.
Lordstown Endurance: lordstownmotors.com/pages/endurance
Since July 2020, the Lordstown startup, previously known as Workhorse, has managed to collect 2 billion dollars’ worth of preorders and released footage of the Endurance truck aggressively hitting the dirt.
Rivian R1T: rivian.com/r1t
With all of the offroading teaser videos, anticipation for the Rivian pickup is simmering, sadly though fans will have to wait a little bit longer, since the illness delayed its first deliveries until June 2021.
Hyundai Ioniq 5/6/7: /www.hyundai.news/eu/
Starting from 2021 Hyundai are initializing its Rebirth of Ioniq program, that by the year 2025 will reinvent the moniker as a separate battery electric vehicle brand. The previously existing Ioniq sedan, will be joined by three all-new models 5, 6 and 7.
Audi e-tron S and S Sportback: audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/innovative-dynamic-and-electricthe-audi-e-tron-s-and-the-audi-e-tron-s-sportback-13106
Whether a coupe or an SUV, an ICE car or an EV, if it is wearing an Audi badge, it is entitled to receive performance version. In case of the e-tron SUV and Sportback models, it comes in the form of the new 2021 Audi e-tron S and S Sportback models that come powered by three electric motors, producing 496 horsepower and 717 lb-ft.
Volta Trucks: voltatrucks.com/press_and_media
Electrification is steadily spreading to all corners of the automotive industry, causing the rise of new EV startups not only in the supercar or passenger car segments, but also in the commercial trucks market. One of the newest entries in this field is the Swedish Volta Trucks that revealed their first urban delivery vehicle in September 2020.
Tesla Model S Plaid: tesla.com/models/design
Many investors and EV fans were somewhat disappointed with the long-anticipated Tesla Battery Day, since this time Elon Musk did not have yet another ground-breaking EV model to introduce. However, the announced breakthroughs in the battery development and Tesla Model S Plaid sound like great news to us.