More than 95 plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles will be launched in the U.S. through 2022, Automotive News reports.
Five of those vehicles are due this year: the Audi Q8 hybrid SUV, Hyundai Kona electric crossover, all-new Jaguar I-Pace EV (pictured), plug-in Subaru Crosstrek crossover and a plug-in version of the Volvo S60 sedan.
The rollout accelerates to 29 models in 2019 and 27 in 2020. At least 15 EVs and plug-in hybrids are on tap in 2021 and 16 in 2022—with additional models likely to be announced later—AN says.
Volkswagen Group leads the way with 14 models in the works, followed by General Motors and Mercedes-Benz/Smart with 11 each. Several startup companies also are listed, including Bollinger, Byton, Elio, Faraday Future and Lucid.
While at the Tokyo Motor Show this week various vehicle manufacturers were showing off all manner of cars and crossovers and transportation devices that typically had to do with something autonomous, connected and/or electrified (ACE, as CAR’s Brett Smith categorizes this burgeoning field), the guys from Chevy were in El Segundo, California, showing off a different take on what can best be described as “toys for boys”—boys who do or don’t have driver’s licenses.
Visteon Corp. is developing DriveCore, an open platform to control and operate autonomous vehicles.
Hyundai Motor Co. is looking for a domestic partner to mass-produce the fold-up Ioniq electric scooter it unveiled at last year’s CES show in Las Vegas, a source tells The Korea Herald.