World automakers see China as their launching pad for electric vehicles
This week, some of the world’s largest automobile companies presented their flagship electric vehicles at the Shanghai motor show. Many of these electric cars will only be available in China, where there are government subsidies and policies in favor of electric cars. As the world’s largest car market and manufacturing center, China is becoming the center of electric car development.
On Tuesday, Audi introduced its electric sports crossover Q2L e-tron, which will be produced in the southern city of Foshan and is available only in the domestic market of China. The luxury German brand also launched an electric model for China, presenting it in San Francisco last year as the first production electric model. E-tron will also be produced in China starting from 2020. Continue reading
What electric vehicles will debut in the coming years?
Automakers and startups are preparing a fleet of new electric vehicles, crossovers, SUVs and even pickups for the coming model years. For example, new electric cars that will go to showrooms in 2020 include the Bollinger B1 SUV, Mercedes-Benz EQC, the new Mini Electric, Polestar 2, Porsche Taycan, the Rivian R1T pickup, and Tesla Roadster and Model Y.
Only recently introduced its crossover e-tron quattro and its cheaper version, Audi plans to release 20 new electric vehicles by 2025. The automaker has already announced that a TT sports coupe/convertible will be released in the electric version in the coming years. Reports suggest the company will also electrify its flagship A8 sedan, as well as offer a version of the Q4 e-tron crossover. Continue reading