With low emission vehicles becoming more popular and the increase in the number of electric vehicles we thought we would bring you regular updates on the latest new models and what you can expect to see in the future.
At MPH we are embracing this new and exciting market and are here to help you though the process of owning a hybrid or electric vehicle. There’s more to owning an electric car and we are here to help find the right car for you, install the charger at home or work and advise on what you will need to do to charge your car when out and about.
VOLKSWAGEN ID3 PRODUCTION
Production will start on Nov 4th for the all new ID.3 ushering in a new era for Volkswagen – A milestone comparable to the first Beetle or the first Golf.
Zwickau car plant in Germany will become the lead plant for this new era in the automotive industry: The plant is undergoing a phased conversion – from 100% internal combustion engines to 100 % electric drives.
VW plan to build 330,000 all-electric vehicles per year from Zwickau 2021. The plant will be producing six models based on the MEB for three Group brands: Volkswagen, Audi and SEAT, making Zwickau the largest and most efficient electric car plant in Europe.
Vauxhall continues to push ahead with its large-scale electrification offensive. With eight electrified vehicles in the next couple of years.
Vauxhall say they will electrify their entire product portfolio by 2024.
The Corsa-e and the Grandland X Hybrid4 are out this year. Next year the battery electric version of the Vivaro van, as well as the electric version of the Mokka X successor will be added to Vauxhall’s electric line-up.
Electric variants of the Combo and Combo Life along with the electric version of the Vivaro Life will be added in 2021.
Vauxhall’s portfolio will also include an electrified version of the next generation Astra. “This product portfolio will put Vauxhall in an excellent position to meet the ambitious future emission targets in Europe,
The new Audi A6is adding the 55 TFSI e with an impressive 367PS system output and the scope to travel for up to 32 miles under purely electric power is the latest in the line – the new executive class hybrid saloon is expected to become available to order in the UK in November and will be in showrooms in 2020.
The new A6 joins A7, A8, Q5 and Q7 variants which also go by the name of TFSI e. Like all these Audi plug-in hybrid models, it combines two highly efficient drive systems, in this case a four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI petrol engine with 252PS and an electric motor integrated into the seven-speed S tronic with a peak output of 105kW.
Seat have joined the electric car market with the Seat Mii. Priced from £19,300 (including PiCG), the Mii electric is one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market.
The Mii electric’s motor, linked to a single-speed transmission, provides its 61kW (83PS) of power and 212Nm of torque instantly, meaning the five-door car can reach 31mph from a standstill in only 3.9 seconds.
The car’s 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides up to 161 miles (WLTP) of range from a single charge
Rapid charging (DC at 40kW) to 80% takes an hour – about the same time as an average smartphone – whilst using a AC 7.2kW home charger takes four hours to reach 80% fully charged.
Mazda’s first production electric car, the Mazda MX-30 has been revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The MX-30 comes with unique freestyle doors, ecological materials and right-sized battery giving a range of approximately 125 miles, most commuters drive under 30 miles so well within the range of the MX-30.
The Mazda MX-30 marks another positive step in Mazda’s multi-solution approach to reducing emissions following the recent arrival of the innovative Skyactiv-X engine.
In the Mazda MX-30, this is achieved through the innovative engineering approaches in the e-Skyactiv package. This includes the battery being rigidly integrated into the vehicle body structure which enhances the overall body stiffness and provides excellent response to the driver's input.
The Mazda MX-30 will arrive in European dealerships during the second half of 2020 and the UK in 2021.
Honda has unveiled the all-new Jazz, featuring advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain technology as standard for the first time. The new generation of the popular B-segment hatchback builds on the class-leading comfort and space Jazz is known for with exceptional “EV-like” driving dynamics and advanced technology and safety features.
The new Jazz will introduce the efficiency benefits and performance of hybrid power to the mass market and accelerate Honda towards achieving its ambition of all its European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022.
We should see sales of the next-generation Honda Jazz for European markets start in mid-2020.
Peugeot Expert, Citroën Dispatch and Vauxhall Vivaro will come in all‑electric versions from 2020 with two levels of travel range being offered: 124 miles or 186 miles.
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