Electric Cars Coming Soon To UK Roads

Lotus Evija All-Electric Hypercar

Hardly a week goes by, that another new EV model is announced.  The announcements are unprecedented, as boardrooms across automotive behemoths finally ‘get themselves in gear’ for the fast evolving electric vehicle market.  The trickle of initial announcements has been dwarfed by the spate of recent EV unveilings.  

But this is only the start.  The multi-billion global automotive industry is finally in full swing playing ‘catch up’ with avant-garde trailblazers like Elon Musk.  Below are snapshots of some of the electric cars to include battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) you can expect to see on the roads soon.  Click the links below to read more details for each electric car.


The All-Electric Aston Martin Rapide E

Aston Martin Rapide E electric vehicle
The All-Electric Aston Martin Rapide E (credit: Aston Martin)

Battery And Range


  • Battery capacity: 65 kWh
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 200 miles
  • Capable of rapid charging: can charge 185 miles an hour using a 50 kW charger.  However, using a 100 kW super-fast charger, can achieve 310 miles of range per hour

Power & Performance


  • 0-60 mph: sub  4 sec
  • Top speed: 155  mph
  • Brake horsepower: 602 bhp
  • Torque: 950 Nm

The All-Electric BMWi4

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept Car
BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept Car (credit: BMW)

Battery And Range 


  • Battery capacity: up to 150 kWh (yet to be confirmed by BMW)
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 372 miles (yet to be confirmed by BMW)
  • Capable of rapid charging (up to 125 kW DC fast charging capability)

Power & Performance


  • 0-62 mph: 4 seconds (yet to be confirmed by BMW)
  • Top speed: 124 miles (yet to be confirmed by BMW)
  • Brake horsepower: N/A
  • Torque: N/A

The BMWi Hydrogen NEXT Electric Vehicle 

BMW i hydrogen next fuel cell electric car
BMW i Hydrogen NEXT Electric Vehicle (credit: BMW)

  • BMW has given a glimpse of its vision for mobility at the IAA Cars 2019 (Frankfurt), with the unveiling of the new BMW i Hydrogen Next fuel cell development vehicle.  It is the first of BMW’s  partnership with Toyota in regards to hydrogen fuel-cell technology
  • This is part of the broader commitment by BMW towards zero-emission driving.  The Munich based automotive manufacturer views fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) as an important ‘alternative and addition’ to battery electric vehicles (BEVs)
  • The i Hydrogen Next will be part of the broader electrification strategy of the company which includes the launch of 25 electric vehicles by 2025
  • The hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle is excepted to be based on the current BMW X5 SUV, though with a distinctive ‘i model’ representation .  The company expects to manufacture a limited series of the hydrogen fuel SUVs in 2022

The All-Electric Honda e

Honda e electric car
The Honda e All-Electric Car (credit: Honda)

Battery And Range 


  • Battery capacity: 35.5 kWh
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 125 miles or higher  
  • Capable of rapid charging (can be charged up to 80% in 30 minutes)

Power & Performance


  • 0-62 mph: 8 sec  (yet to be confirmed by manufacturer)
  • Top speed: not disclosed by manufacturer
  • Brake horsepower: 148 bhp (yet to be confirmed by manufacturer)
  • Torque: 300 Nm

The All-Electric Lotus Evija Hypercar 

The Lotus Evija All-Electric Hypercar
The Lotus Evija All-Electric Hypercar (credit: Lotus)

  • U.K. based Automotive company Lotus Cars, well known for their sports and racing cars, has introduced Britain’s first pure electric hypercar, the Evija.  It is also the first fully electric supercar from an established automotive manufacturer
  • Originally codenamed the Type 130, the name Evija is derived from Hebrew and means ‘the first in existence’ or ‘the living one’.  It made its debut at the recent Monterey Car Week 
  • The battery electric vehicle (BEV) will have a range of 250 miles under the more stringent WLTP cycle 
  • A top speed of over 200 miles, with a sub 3 seconds 0-62 mph acceleration. An astonishing 1972 bhp and 1254 lb ft torque 
  • The company will manufacturer 130 units.  Deliveries will commence in 2020 
  • Prices at £2.4 million.  You can reserve one for £250,000

The All-Electric Mini Cooper S

Mini Electric Car Cooper S
The All-Electric Mini Cooper S (credit: Mini)

 Battery And Range 


  • Battery capacity: 32.6 kWh
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 134 – 145 miles
  • Capable of rapid charging 

Power & Performance


  • 0-62 mph: 7.3 sec
  • Top speed: 93  mph
  • Brake horsepower: 181 bhp
  • Torque: 270 Nm

The All-Electric Nissan SUV

Nissan IMx Crossover Concept
Nissan IMx Crossover Concept (credit: Nissan)

  • The Nissan battery electric vehicle (BEV) will be based on the IMx crossover concept, unveiled in 2017 at the Tokyo Motor Show 
  • The pure electric SUV is expected to have a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge, placing it favourably in comparison to other available electric SUVs.  As an example, the range for the Tesla Model X is 315 miles, while the Jaguar I-PACE has a range of 292 miles 
  • The electric SUV is expected to be built on the Nissan’s new EV platform, with potentially impressive performance figures.  The all-electric crossover is expected to achieve 0 to 62 mph in under 5 seconds 
  • Prices are yet to be ascertained, but we can expect the Nissan electric SUV to be more ‘affordable’ than some of the premium SUVs with a similar range
  • The model is expected to be available for sale in 2021 

The All-Electric Peugeot e-208

All electric peugeot e 208
The All-Electric Peugeot e-208

Battery And Range 


  • Battery capacity: 50 kWh 
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 211 miles
  • Capable of rapid charging (up to 100 kW DC fast charging capability).  Can charge 80% in 30 minutes.  On a standard home charger of 7 kW, a full recharge will take up to 7.5 hours 

Power & Performance


  • 0-62 mph: 8.1 seconds 
  • Top speed: 93 miles
  • Brake horsepower: 136 bhp
  • Torque: 260 Nm

The All-Electric Porsche Taycan 

The All-Electric Porsche Taycan
The All-Electric Porsche Taycan (credit: Porsche)

Battery And Range 


  • Battery capacity: 79.2 kWh – 90 kWh
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (NEDC): 206 miles – 325 miles  
  • Capable of rapid charging 

Power & Performance


  • 0-62 mph: sub 3 seconds  (yet to be confirmed by manufacturer)
  • Top speed: 155 miles (yet to be confirmed by manufacturer)
  • Brake horsepower: 600  bhp (yet to be confirmed by manufacturer)
  • Torque: 750 lb ft

The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3

volkswagen ID.3 electric car
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3

Battery And Range 


  • Battery capacity: 58 kWh (launch edition)
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 261 miles
  • Capable of rapid charging (up to 125 kW DC fast charging capability)

Power & Performance


  • 0-62 mph: N/A
  • Top speed: 112 miles
  • Brake horsepower: 201 bhp
  • Torque: 229 lb ft

The All-Electric Uniti One

Uniti One electric car
The All-Electric Uniti One (credit: Uniti)

Battery And Range 


  • Battery capacity: 12 kWh or 24 kWh
  • Battery type: lithium-ion
  • Range (WLTP): 100 km to 300 km 
  • Capable of rapid charging 

Power & Performance


  • 0-100 kmh: 9.9 sec 
  • Top speed: 120 km/h
  • Torque: 85 Nm

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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