we’ve been wondering about the plug-in electric cars that would arrive to disrupt the scene. Maybe a BMW 5 Series EV would be the one; or maybe a Ford Fusion Energi with 50 miles of electric range would do the job.
But those years came and went without any such car arriving (outside of an excellent plug-in sedan from Honda). As the 2019 model year begins, it’s clear the next wave of EVs will not be cars. Instead, they’ll almost all be SUVs and crossovers.
Given the demand on the U.S. market, that sounds about right, and by 2020 consumers will have options from Hyundai on the low end to Audi on the high end. Here are seven all-electric SUVs on the way that will change the market for good.
- Range: At least 200 miles
- Arrives: Spring 2019
On September 17, Audi unveiled the 2019 e-tron, a five-seat crossover with a battery (95 kWh) and performance (0-60 in 5.5 seconds) worthy of a Tesla. While Audi declined to give an exact range until the EPA weighs in, consumers can be assured it will be able to travel over 200 miles on a single charge.