The Geneva Motor Show stil counts among the most important car shows in the world so car brands make shure to put their most interesting and entries on the show. Also when it comes to alternative powertrains, area of the automotive world, in which plug-in vehicles certainly make the biggest impact. We decided to pick five cars, which by our opinion really did stand out of the crowd.
1. Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar's first electric crossover features attractive design, roomy interior, powerfull electric motors and bateries that store enough power for up to 480 kilometers of full-electric drive (and yes, we've driven it already). It is already available on certain markets and costs 71.387 euro before taxes and incentives. Lets not forget a Jaguar I-Pace eTROPHY, the first production battery electric vehicle racing series, featuring cars based on Jaguar's first battery electric vehicle.
Battery capacity: 90 kWh
Range: 480 km WLTP
Top Speed: 250 km/h
0-100 km/h: 3,5 s
Powertrain: dual electric motor all-wheel drive
System output: 440 kW
Charging: 85 min to 80% on 50 kW DC Charger; 40 min to 80% on 100 kW DC Charger, 10 hour on 7 kW AC box
2. Rimac C_Two
Rimac was more or less unknown to general public before 2013, when they announced and actually started producing their first hypercar Concept One. In Geneva Rimac made a leap forward with C-Two (or Concept Two) which, with the help of four electric motors, puts 1,4 Mw of power on the road. But that's not all. Rimac C_Two also has all the bells and whistles for autonomous drive, controled by 400 sensors, including 7 lidars and video cameras, which process up to eight terrabytes of data each hour. If you can afford 1,7 milion euros, you can becoma an owner of one of 150 cars, which Rimac wil produce in next two years.
Battery capacity: 120 kWh
Range: 650 km NEDC
Top Speed: 412 km/h
0-100 km/h: 1,97 s
Powertrain: four electric motors all-wheel drive
System output: 1.400 kW
Charging: < 30 min to 80% on 250 kW DC Combo; 3-phase 22 kW onboard
3. Audi e-Tron
Audi's first fully electric car E-tron is about to hit the market by the end of this year, but on first public display in Geneva it was it was still wrapped in clever masking with had a blurred 'e-tron' written within. Not much was said about technical data, only that fast charging will take less than half hour. Audi is promising that, before it hits market, it will be thoroughly tested with the help of 250 pre-production cars which will cover some five million kilometers in every conditions possible.
Charging: < 30 min to 80% on 150 kW DC Charger
4. Hyundai Kona Electric
In Geneva Hyundai made a public presentation of its first member of new breed of electric SUVs: Hyundai Kona Electric. It will be an important part of Hyundai's plans to make 60% of their models available as eco cars in Europe by 2020. Kona Electric, which is basedon a completely new electric platform (and not on same platform that IC Kona uses), will be available with two electric powetrains and buyers will be those, who will decide which version suits their needs.
Battery capacity: 64 kWh (39 kWh)
Range: 470 km (300 km) NEDC
Top Speed: 167 km/h
0-100 km/h: 9,3 s (7,6 s)
Powertrain: electric motor front-wheel drive
System output: 150 kW (99 kW)
Charging: < 60 min (< 30 min) to 80% on 100 kW DC Charger; 7,2 kW onboard
() –short range battery
5. Cupra e-Racer
Seat's newly independent sports brand Cupra decided to take the road to electrified racing with a Cupra e-Racer concept, which was presented at the Geneva Motor Show. Cupra e-Racer is 100 percent electric car. It is based on the Seat Leon cup racer and has equally strong characteristics, though without much of its noise and emissions.
Top Speed: 270 km/h
0-100 km/h: 3,2 s
Powertrain: dual electric motor rear-wheel drive
System output: 300 (500) kW