2022/2023 EV Cars now and then
Dacia Spring EV:
Dacia's first electric vehicle adheres to the company's simple design philosophy.
You get four seats, a 44bhp electric motor, and a range of 140 miles, but you also get a one-star NCAP safety rating.
Toyota's long-awaited first bespoke EV is priced similarly to the Nissan Ariya, with prices starting at £41,950 in the UK. Toyota has a lot of experience developing high-end crossovers, but will it be able to stand out from the crowd?
The bZ4X will be available in two variants: a single motor, 201bhp model and a twin-motor, four-wheel drive range-topper with 248bhp and a 0-62mph time of less than 8.0 seconds.
Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric:
The Megane is one of many vehicles that will literally step up and transform into a crossover. But there's no need to worry because our initial impressions were positive.
It's fun to drive, efficient, and comfortable, and with 215bhp and 221lb ft of torque, it's also quick.
You'll reach 62 mph in 7.4 seconds, but you'll probably want to go a little slower so people can appreciate its eye-catching design.
It also has a claimed range of 186 or 292 miles.
Nissan's electric SUV, which will compete with the Volkswagen ID 4, will start at £41,845.
The entry-level models are front-wheel drive and have a 63kWh battery, while the top-tier e-Performance has four-wheel drive, an 87kWh battery, and 389bhp.
Volkswagen ID Buzz:
Volkswagen's legendary bus returns, but despite its retro styling, it looks radically different. Based on a variant of the firm's MEB platform, the ID Buzz transitions from flower power to electric after 70 years. People carrier, commercial vehicle, and camper variants have all been confirmed, with a long-wheelbase model due in 2023. The model is also being prepared for fully autonomous driving by the middle of the decade.
Original article at Autocar