Electric Vehicles Driving into 2020

Tesla Gets a Run for its Money

Source:  Volvo Polestar 2 Electric Sedan

Big E-Competition from Volvo and BMW
The 2020's are expected to be the decade of electric vehicles.  Every major automaker is planning to electrify its vehicle lineups.  For the first time, some global automakers will offer more electric and hybrid than conventional, gas and diesel powered vehicles.  There are projections that by 2030 electric cars will amount to more than 20% of new cars sold in the US.

Mass Market Electric Vehicles
Two electric cars expected to be important to a wide consumer audience are coming out during 2020 from BMW and Volvo.  These cars are designed and priced to give Tesla a run for its electric vehicle money.

BMW i4
The 2020 BMW i4, 4 door, fastback styled electric vehicle is expected to hit the market in 2020 and be an important factor.  Entry level models will be priced at less than $40,000.  Reports indicate this vehicle can get 340 to 435 miles on a single charge, which offers Tesla significant competition.  More details will come out on the BMW i4 from upcoming auto shows in 2020 during which BMW will provide more information.

Volvo's Polestar 2
Volvo also has a big ace up its sleeve in the all-electric Polestar 2 priced at $40,000.  The compact, all-electric sedan packs 400 horsepower and a 311 mile range on a charge.  The final product will roll out in 2020 and is expected to be a major player in the EV global market.  For free listens, borrows and browsing of my books, co-authored with fellow journalist Ed Kane, on travel and other innovations, go to amazon.com/author/ekane


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