After Volkswagen's major change in strategy, Renault is also accelerating its conversion to a manufacturer of electric cars. The focus has shifted to fundamental changes from development to production and recycling. Classics such as the Renault 5 and what is currently known as the “4ever” are also expected to experience a renaissance as electric models. According to its own information, the Renault Group will bring ten new fully electric models onto the market by 2025.
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Hardly any other project in electric car development has been reported over so many years as the announced solar car from Sono Motors in Munich. It all started with many promises for a completely newly designed and cost-effective solar electric car. Over the last few years, people have gradually said goodbye to the inexpensive electric car for the city.
At Sono Motors, the start of deliveries for new orders will not begin until 2023. At the moment there is no telling whether the concept will have a real chance on the market in the next two years, given the massive competition. Not everything that is implemented in the new concept will necessarily meet with approval from potential buyers.
According to the manufacturer, the new Captur E-TECH plug-in is being launched in Germany at an entry-level price of 33.600 euros. Pre-orders from Renault partners are already possible, delivery is planned for mid-2020. The buyers of the first Renault model with plug-in hybrid drive will receive the increased environmental bonus for electric cars from 2020 if the requirements are met.
After the competition from Nissan and Mercedes have already placed their electric delivery vans, Fiat will set its own accent for delivery traffic in the short and medium-haul range next year with the fully electric BEV Ducato. In addition, the Ducato Natural Power with natural gas drive will also be offered in the future. The loading volume varies between ten and seventeen cubic meters, depending on the design.
Opel is currently preparing the completely renewed sixth generation of the Corsa for the future. After the rather bumpy start into electromobility with the Bold offshoot of General Motors as Ampera e, the new Corsa with an electric drive variant with 100 kW (136 hp) power and an announced WLTP range of 330 kilometers will be launched in 2020 walk.