Some exciting e-cars that the world will see in 2016...
Tesla Model 3
Model 3 is scheduled to be unveiled by the middle of 2016 and is said to be the first mass-market electric car by the American automotive company. As per reports, Model 3 might carry a price tag of $35,000.
Faraday Future Car
Faraday Future, an electric car start-up started by former employees of different car companies, might reveal its first concept electric car at the renowned Consumer Electronics Show (CES) later this month. The company has plans to produce the car for the masses before 2020.
The novel car from the Hyundai stable will be officially unveiled at the Korean Motor Show later this month and will be showcased in New York and Geneva auto shows later this year. As per reports, Hyundai will offer the new Ioniq with three options: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric.
The all-electric cabriolet coupe is the production version of the French automaker’s Cactus M Concept that stole the show at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. The car was officially unveiled in December 2015 at the company’s Paris headquarters and will begin rolling from the factory floor as early as mid-2016.
General Motors Bolt SUV
Tesla Motor receives another direct challenge from American car-maker General Motors in the form of Bolt EV SUV. The vehicle will be mass-produced by the end of 2016. The main highlight of the Bolt EV is that its battery charges from 0 to 80% in just 45 minutes. It is expected to be $5,000 cheaper than Tesla’s Model 3 at $30,000.
…And the ones to light up the scene in India
Mahindra Verito EV
Mahindra, through its electric vehicle subsidiary Reva, has been in the business of making electric vehicles for quite some time now. This new year, the company is expected to add two new EVs to its line-up—in addition to Mahindra e2o—in the form of Mahindra Verito EV and Mahindra Maxximo Electric LCV.
At the 82nd Geneva Motor Show in 2012, Indian automotive giant Tata Motors presented Megapixel, a four-seater with the global range-extended electric vehicle (REEV) concept. It combines a lithium-ion phosphate battery and an on-board petrol engine generator for recharging on the move. It might see the light of the day later this month.