EV Innovations Until 2023 – BMW, JAGUAR, AUDI & RENAULT

In this blog, we will exclusively present new electric cars from 4 manufacturers in detail every month until 2023. This time BMW, JAGUAR and…

In this blog, we present a monthly, detailed overview of new electric vehicle creations, from 4 different manufacturers. In this post we will explore BMW, JAGUAR, AUDI and RENAULT.

We have put together a complete overview of all brands and models in the following video:

BMW:

iX3: The first BMW iX3 are scheduled for delivery in spring / early summer 2021.

i4: The long-awaited BMW i4 with expected delivery at the end of this year, is now planned for Autumn 2021, with production being brought forward.

iX: BMW presents its new electric flagship iX: The latest pictures show a prototype, but this is a perfect representation of the finished product which will be available at dealerships by the end of November 2021. The length and width of the iX will be the same as the X5 and the height like the X6, i.e., kept rather flat. The tires are mounted on 22 inchers, like the X7.

The SUV will be around 5 meters long, 1.7 meters high and weigh 2,500kg. The speed from 0-100km/h should take less than 5 seconds (all-wheel drive + over 500HP). With a fully charged battery, the BMW will have a range of 600km (373mi) and consume on average less than 21kWh/100km. The price will be around 100,000 Euros.

i3 Sedan: In 2022, the i3 will be a little sportier and have a coupe shape. Judging by the first pictures, this one will look pretty cool.

iX1: 2023 A small E-SUV based on the X1, very likely called iX1, is scheduled to hit the market at the end of 2022/beginning of 2023. This model will then also replace the i3, which is planned to be built by 2024.

iX2: The new X2 is planned for 2023, also with a combustion engine. The assumption is that an electric iX2 will also come onto the market. However, this has not yet been officially confirmed.

JAGUAR:

XJ: Comes on the market in early 2022 with a range of 480km (298mi)!!

The innovation carrier and the flagship XJ is now also coming with an electric drive for the first time in order to be able to compete with Audi, Porsche, Mercedes and Tesla.

Jaguar electric from 2025

“Reimagine”, is the motto of Jaguar‘s new CEO and as of 2025 he plans to have only electric models built. All Jaguar and Land Rover models will have an electric version by 2023, although the first Land Rover will not be available for sale until 2024. In 2025, 100% of Jaguar revenues and 60% of Land Rover revenues are expected to come from all electric models.

At Jaguar, apart from a fully electric XJ, there will also be a J-Pace, which will compete with the X7/iX from BMW. The MLA platform will be used for this, as will the future I-Pace, F- and E-Pace.

In addition, a smaller and more compact electric vehicle from Jaguar is expected to hit the market in the future. The XE and XF are not yet in planning.

In the Range Rover (Evoque and Velar), Discovery and Defender series, almost all models will be offered with electric drive in the future.

In addition, a medium-sized SUV is to be built, between Velar and Evoque.

AUDI:

There is also some news from Ingolstadt.

The Audi e-tron GT (RS) will be available in mid-2021, the Sportback in 2022.

Of course, the focus is currently on the Audi e-tron GT, as it was only realsed in the beginning of February. After production started at the end of 2020, the Ingolstadt-based company show-cased the the Audi e-tron GT production model in February 2021.

The Audi e-tron GT will be priced at 99,800 Euros and is visually and technically like its corporate brother, the Porsche Taycan S.

With a length of 4.99 meters and a vehicle height of only 1.41 meters, it looks very similar to the Audi A7. The “Audi e-tron GT” concept presented in Los Angeles in 2018 looks almost identical to the production vehicle.

LED lights dominate the front and especially the rear of the vehicle. The single-frame grill and the optional 21-inch tires make the vehicle sporty and elegant at the same time.

The performance of the Audi e-tron GT of 476HP (in overboost: 530HP) and 630 Newton meters of torque is impressive. The Audi e-tron GT RS develops 598HP and 830 Newton meters.

Thanks to the 800-volt charger, the e-tron GT can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in just 23 minutes. The Audi GT accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds and the Audi is electrically cordoned off from a speed of 245km/h (152mi/h).

According to the WLTP, the range should be up to 430km (267mi), thanks to a 90-kWh battery, which takes up the entire undercarriage between the front and rear axles.

A lot of time, money and development has been invested in the sound of the new Audi in order to create an optimal driving experience. The sound is turbine-like and extremely unique, here is a short excerpt (at 1:40 minutes).

Q4 e-tron will be launched in mid-2021 and this will also be available as a coupe.

With an exterior length of 4.60 meters, the Q4 is at the upper end of the compact class, although optically it belongs to the middle class. The Q4 will be available with three different batteries, as well as with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. The most powerful model, the Audi Q4 e-tron S, is said to be equipped with all-wheel drive, 306HP and an 82-kWh battery with a range of 450km (280mi). The Audi will need 30 minutes or under in ideal conditions, for a charging process of 0-80 percent. A fully digital cockpit and a large head-up display should be found in the interior.

The Audi A2 E-Tron is also expected to hit the market in 2023.

Seat’s MEB entry platform will be used in the new Audi. In order to be able to continue to meet the global demand for small SUVs, Audi is developing a crossover. The final model name has not yet been officially released, it is suspected that the name Audi A2 may be brought back to life, which already disappeared from the product range in 2005 due to the lack of demand.

Here is one possible reason why 😉

Audi’s new crossover:

Audi TT e-tron Sportback is expected to be on the market in 2023, no further information is available yet.

Audi E6 / A6 and E8 / A8 should come onto the market in 2023/2024. These should be the electrical counterpart to the current A6 and A8. There is no more detailed information yet.

RENAULT:

The Twingos ZE are already being delivered.

Megane Electric

According to the Megane eVision study, a compact electric car is coming. This should come onto the market as early as the beginning of 2022.

The new CMF-EV platform (Common Module Family – Electric Vehicle), which was developed exclusively for electric vehicles, will be installed in the new Megane Elektro.

The aerodynamically favourable shape of the Renault should enable long ranges with low consumption. Instead of conventional side mirrors, like the Audi e-tron and the new Hyundai Ioniq 5, eVision cameras are to be attached.

With an extremely flat battery, passengers will benefit from more space in the interior. This battery also has a capacity of 60kWh, can be charged with 130kW (direct current) and has an output of 218HP with a maximum torque of 300Nm. The Megane can reach 0 to 100km/h in under 8 seconds.

Renault, the VW (ID.4), Skoda (Enyaq) and Tesla (Model Y) are presenting as serious competitors.

A model like Kadjar, on the CMF platform from Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, is set to be available in 2022, but so far there is no further information.

A second SUV is also planned as of 2022 – there is also no precise information yet.

Renault Zoe RS 2022

The RS-Zoe will likely be based on the Clio RS and Mégane RS. Renault has already presented a roadworthy study. The so-called Zoe e-Sport Concept was equipped with a 462HP (3.2 seconds 0-100km/h) electric motor, but this will almost certainly not be available in series.

The Zoe RS has not yet been confirmed to 100%, but since the head of product development Ali Kassai has said the following about the Zoe RS: “Maintaining the passion for fast cars in today’s society”, the assumption is that this will come. The rumour mill is churning – let us be surprised.

Alpine electric – comeback for the R5

On January 14, 2021, the new CEO of Renault Luca de Meo presented the restructuring program and relies less on high sales and more on high returns and turns the strategy of the previous CEO Carlos Ghosn on its head.

There will be 24 new models coming and 10 of them will be electric.

The aim of the so-called “Renaulution” is to convert Renault into a tech company and by 2025 he wants to focus on technology, energy and mobility. 20 percent of sales are to be generated through services, data and energy trading by 2030.

Renault: R5 comes as an electric vehicle.

The Renault brand aims to have seven fully electric models on the road by 2025. Renault wants to be able to offer more, especially in the compact class. De Meo had already successfully converted the Fiat 500-e before. Now the Renault 5 is to be re-introduced.

R5 from 1980:

R5 Electro:

Alpine: Electric A110

Alpine, Renault’s sports car brand, reintroduced the A110 with a combustion engine back in 2017. Soon, Renault wants to build an electric A110 with the manufacturer Lotus.

Comparison A110 2017 vs. A110 1973:

Here is a picture of the electric A110:

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