Electric vehicles are a modern invention and a dynamic market. No wonder there are constantly new
models appearing from various manufacturers. We have already shown many electric vehicles and
concepts popular in the recent years and plans for the future and today is yet another of those
articles. We will have a look at electric vehicles scheduled for 2021 and 2020. Buckle up!
As it usually is with future concepts, the information may change before the official release, so treat
it as clues, not necessarily facts. We hope, though, that some of the features will stay the same.
This Chinese EV startup is planning to produce 2 models in the near future: M-Byte in 2020 and
K-Byte in 2021. M-Byte will be a 250-mile all-electric car and the next car, K-Byte, will be a sedan and
will be built on the same platform as the former. Both cars proportions will be similar to the Tesla
Model S and X. What’s most exciting about the Byton’s second electric car is its promised automated
features, which are being developed in collaboration with Aurora - and this is not a random company,
it is led by Chris Urmson- the pioneer of self-driving tech. K-Byte will be able to achieve a high degree
of autonomy on some roadways thanks to retractable sensors.
Allegedly in 2021 BMW will introduce an original vehicle platform. It is supposed to integrate electric
and combustion powertrains on the same production lines. BMW i4 will probably be the first electric
BMW car to arrive on the platform. This electric car might resemble the fully electric version of the
BMW 4-Series Gran Coupé and in order to make space for a battery pack, it may be slightly raised.
The range is estimated for more than 300 miles and first measurements indicate that the BMW i4 will
be similar to Tesla Model 3 but slightly shorter and wider.
Another offering from BMW is the iNext model, all-electric and full of automated features as well as
advanced voice/gesture controls and connectivity. And it will be a SUV, which is a trend of recent
years. It is already known however that the first version, which will be introduced in 2021, won’t yet
have all of the features showed in the concept. We don’t know much about technical features yet,
but it is rumored that it will have a range of around 400 miles. It’s worth mentioning that the concept
version has a cool oversized and stylized double-kidney grille.
In 2020, Hyundai is planning to launch a new dedicated EV platform to accommodate their future 44
electrified models (which, by the way, are planned for 2025). It is probable that the first EV on the
platform will be a forerunning luxury model, like Genesis. Details of the new model are yet unknown
but it is suggested that the new model will have more than 300 miles on a single charge.
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz
Volkswagen enthusiasts are extremely happy because the manufacturer has announced that by 2020
they will start the production of their newest EV - I.D. Buzz. The automaker claims that the vehicle
will have more than 300 miles of range and beyond 300 horsepower. Thanks to the use the platform
of a midsize passenger car, the I.D. Buzz and its Cargo version could be made to transport people or
be used as a delivery vehicle.
Until now, Subaru has only offered the Crosstrek plug-in hybrid that has 17 miles of EV range, but to
EV drivers delight, they will soon introduce an all-electric model - in 2021. The new EV will most likely
be an electric version of an existing model. According to reports, there is a new global platform for
Subaru which will be suitable for gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric drivetrains for
popular models such as Forester and Outback. Subaru Viziv Concept is a good clue to have an idea of
the styling that the brand might choose in the future.