2019 Electric Cars Roster
2018 was a great year for electric vehicles. First, several major automakers announced plans to enter the market. Second, Tesla reported a profitable quarter for the first time in 2 years. Third, various tech advances excite clean energy advocates. Consequently, 2019 electric cars are set to hit the new year with ample charges.
Granted, the industry has a long way to go. However, government intervention and corporate developments help accelerate the EV market. Meanwhile, technological advances abound. Without further ado, here’s our list of 2019 electric cars to charge you up. It’s in no particular order.
2019 Electric Cars
Mercedes-Benz EQC 2019
The premium SUV market gains another competitor. Moreover, one with impressive battery capacity. Mercedes-Benz forecasts a 450km journey per charge. With a top speed of 180 km/hr, the vehicle goes into production soon. Expect a $70,000 USD price tag.
With dual motors superior to any available gas-powered SUV, say hello to serious torque. The company’s first electric car offers EV drivers the brand’s famous aesthetic. Furthermore, style combines with efficiency for a 234km battery range. Available for $69,500 USD.
Get excited. This beauty introduces an 800-volt system. Additionally, it offers the fastest EV charge to date. Granted, it starts at around $90,000 USD. However, advanced tech eliminates the risk of overheating. Expect this to push the field’s boundaries.
This 355 horsepower luxury SUV isn’t expected until Q2 2019. Starting at $74,800 USD, the dual motor E-Tron features 4,000 lb. towing capacity. Additionally, expect 30-minute charges from a 15o kW DC fast charger.
Kia Niro Electric
“The Kia Niro Electric will feature a high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack” capable of a 100 kW charge rate and a front wheel drive 150 kW (204 ps) motor, “producing 395 Nm torque from a standstill, enabling the Niro EV to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 7.8 seconds.” Consequently, the $40,000 USD SUV is the Kona‘s slightly larger twin. Moreover, 236km per charge on a lithium battery 30% smaller than the I-Pace is promising.
Volvo all-electric XC40
Welcome the Swedish manufacturer’s first all-electric car. Granted, little is known about it. However, expect around 200km per charge and a $50,000 USD asking price.
This list isn’t complete. We’ve left out models including the 2019 Nissan Leaf. Promisingly, it includes a 60kWh battery pack. Additionally, the Mini Electric 2019 piques our interest. BMW’s first all-electric vehicle in 6 years excites for many reasons. Here’s to another year of progress for vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries.
Ultra Lithium Inc. A team of clean energy experts with a finger on the pulse of mining news, ULI is a lithium exploration company with holdings in Argentina, Canada and the US (TSX-V: ULI, OTCQB: ULTXF and Frankfurt: QFB).