The days of the most expensive electric cars seem to be over, at least here at home. As for the Porsche Taycan, which was among the best-selling cars for several months last year, it has come to an abrupt halt. The new Tesla Models S and X sell for next to nothing.
Now there are more discreet family cars in the air, preferably SUVs. The Tesla Model Y has had a great start to 2023, but this fall it will feature several competitors such as the Fisker Ocean, Renault Megane E-Tech and Nio EL6. In addition, there will be a number of other affordable electric cars on the market. The Opel Astra comes as an electric car, the Mini comes with the new Cooper E and the Peugeot with the 308 electric.
Munich auto show
Not to mention the small Volvo EX30, which starts at NOK 321,000 and the second-generation Hyundai Kona, which gets you a range of more than 500 km for less than NOK 400,000. The powerful electric Ford Explorer SUV, which was originally supposed to arrive in Norway long before, has been delayed by six months and won’t appear until next summer.
For anyone looking for a new car, there is a reason to keep an eye on what happens at the big motor show in Munich at the beginning of September. There are a lot of exciting things happening there.
The circumference of Fisker – more than 700 km
When Fisker now launches its first electric car, it will be a car for most people, according to Dane Henrik Fisker. “It will be the best on the market,” says elbil24 after a test drive. The Ocean, as it’s called, offers what customers care about most – price, space and range. That means plenty of space for a family with children and a range of more than 700 km, according to WLTP testing. The car also contains solar cells in the panoramic glass roof, which contributes to this.
Ocean will compete with other companies such as Tesla Model Y and Volkswagen ID.4D. The most expensive version costs NOK 680,000, while the cheapest two-wheel drive version costs NOK 394,000. It is reasonable compared to the competition.
Renault Scenic E-Tech – the family favourite
“We’ve changed everything except the name,” says Silvia dos Santos, Director of Renault Strategy, about the new Scenic E-Tech, which will be presented at the Munich Motor Show. And in 1996 the first car with this name appeared. Now comes the electric version, which will also be a bit bigger and a car that should be suitable for a family with children.
The first cars may arrive in Norway later this year, but Renault has yet to announce range and price. The Tesla Model Y is competitive, with a starting price of just under NOK 450,000 and a range of 455 kilometers.
BMW i5 – popular for 50 years
Seven generations later and 50 years on the road, the BMW 5 Series has become a popular car in Norway. In October, the i5 electric car will be available in Norway. In terms of appearance, there is no revolution from the current model, except that it has become a large car with a length of more than five meters.
The i5 comes with both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. In both versions, the battery power is 81.5 kWh, providing a range of up to 582 km. The price for a rear-wheel-drive car starts at less than NOK 700,000, while for a two-engine, four-wheel-drive car you’ll have to shell out over $1 million. Admittedly, you also get 500+ HP performance
Hyundai Kona – over 50 years old and under 400,000
The Hyundai Kona is well known and loved in Norway with over 20,000 models on the road. When the first lot arrived in Norway six years ago, several thousand people queued to buy. Now the new Kona is just around the corner, and it has become 15 cm longer, making it attractive to more people.
But perhaps more importantly, you can now get an electric car for less than NOK 400,000 and a range of more than 500 km. The long-range version starts at NOK 387,900 and has an official range of 514 kilometres. The Kona also comes in a less expensive version with a slightly smaller battery.
Volkswagen ID.7 – luxury sedan
Volkswagen continues its strong investment in electric vehicles – now with the ID.7 large sedan, which measures nearly five meters in length. The car has already been tested by elbil24, which is very comfortable to drive.
In Norway, the car comes with two battery packs – a 77kWh one, which provides a range of 615km, and a slightly larger 85kWh one that should be able to travel 700km before having to charge once. other. These are good numbers for anyone who drives long distances, not least because of the car’s low air resistance. The ID.7 will also soon be available as a station wagon, which will surely become a bestseller in Norway.
Volvo EX30 – a price bomb
Volvo’s new small electric SUV will be a price bomb. EX30 is the name and the first cars could arrive in Norway as late as this year. This is the smallest SUV Volvo has made to date, measuring 4.23 meters from bumper to bumper. However, the trunk should be around 400 liters, according to Volvo.
The EX30 gets two battery sizes. The cheapest gets a 51kWh battery which provides a range of up to 350km. More expensive versions get a 69-kilowatt battery, which provides a range of up to 480 kilometers for the rear-wheel-drive car – slightly shorter in the all-wheel-drive version. The starting price of NOK 321,900 including shipping and handling is surprisingly low. It will probably be Volvo’s best-selling car in the future.
Nio EL6 – sexy Chinese
It is as if the Chinese Niu appeared yesterday in Norway. In a very short time, the manufacturer launched a number of new models in Norway. And this fall, the car is ready for the Nio EL6 – an SUV that sits in the middle of the best-selling segment in Norway. This is Nio’s most important vehicle yet.
It’s slightly larger than the VW ID4 and Tesla Model Y and you can choose between 75 or 100 kWh batteries. The largest gives a range of 529 km and the price starts at just under NOK 500,000. Other than that, the EL6 gets plenty of new equipment – including the personal assistant Nomi, who sits on the dashboard and acts as the co-pilot.
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