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(Elbil24): The range of electric vehicles is growing very fast. This year alone, more than 40 models will appear on the Norwegian market, and 2022 is unlikely to be worse. It has embodied in a good adventurous sale, and in recent months, electric cars have had a huge impact on new car statistics.
Thanks to a strong focus on the environment in nearly all parts of the population, as well as stricter emissions requirements from authorities, nearly all major auto manufacturers are investing heavily in electric vehicles now. In addition, she has A number of new companies With completely different backgrounds you also want to take a piece of the cake.
The SUV was developed with Toyota
However, Subaru won’t come to the table until mid-2022, and its first electric car has been named Solterra. This will be an electric SUV in the D-Class that Subaru developed with Toyota. The vehicle will have features that exceed customer expectations for battery-powered vehicles, the company promised in a press release.
Both the platform on which the vehicle is built (the global e-TNGA / e-Subaru platform), the overall product is designed and developed by the two companies together. The same is used on Toyota’s sister model bZ4X.
Solterra is made up of two Latin words Sol And Tera, which means the sun and the earth. The model name was chosen to emphasize that this is an electric car that plays with nature, according to Subaru, which believes it was made for Norway.
– This would be a true all-weather vehicle, ideal for active Norwegians. It’s made to appear in a Norwegian nature with harsh driving conditions across the country, all year round, says General Manager Torbjørn Lie in Subaru Norway, and adds:
We continue to develop Subaru DNA from well-known models such as the Forester, Outback and XV in the new e-SUV. The focus remains on safety, strength, space, comfort and accessibility.
Updated: Subaru just posted several photos of the exterior and interior. You can find it in this photo circle:
So far, the company has had very little technical data, but now the specifications for the Japanese versions have just been released. We assume that much will be the same with the cars we see in Norway. See the table below for all the details that have been posted.
The car comes in two versions, one with front-wheel drive and a drive on all four wheels, respectively, with one or two engines. With a ground clearance of 21 cm, this vehicle will be able to drive fairly rough terrain.
The Solterra is equipped with a lithium-ion battery (not as solid as some had hoped), with a net capacity of 71.4 kWh. This was developed with Panasonic and BYD, and it probably depends on blade technology from the last.
This means, among other things, light weight, high fire safety, and a cobalt-free battery. The range (WLTC – Japanese standard) is set at 460 kilometers in the all-wheel drive version, and 530 kilometers in the front-wheel drive version. This pretty much matches the numbers too Toyota bZ4XThe sister model is a four-wheel drive crossover.
The Subaru Soltera will go on sale in mid-2022 in Norway, the rest of Europe, Japan, the USA, Canada and China. We’ll come back with more details as soon as we get them.
Technical data for Subaru Soltera
|Length x width x height||4690x1860x1650 mm||4690x1860x1650 mm|
|inside length||1940 mm||1940 mm|
|View from the inside||1515 mm||1515 mm|
|inner height||1160 mm (Normal) 1145 (Glass Roof)||1160 mm (Normal) 1145 (Glass Roof)|
|Number of seats||5||5|
|wheelbase||2850 mm||2850 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||210 mm||210 mm|
|Vehicle net weight||1930 kg||2020 kg|
|Gross vehicle weight||2205 kg||2295 kg|
|Front engine max power||150 kW||80 kW|
|Rear engine max power||–||80 kW|
|Max effect||150 kW (201 h)||160 kW (214 ha)|
|Main battery capacity||71.4 kW||71.4 kW|
|Scope (WLTC – Japanese Standard)||530 km||460 km|
|AC charging maximum power||6,6 kW||6,6 kW|
|Fast charging for maximum power||150 kW||150 kW|
|wheels/rims||18 inches||18/20 inch|
|deck||235/60 R18||235/60 R18 / 235/50 R20|
|Available||Summer 2022||Summer 2022|
|from the price||unknown||unknown|
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