It’s been a bumper year for the e-mobility space. January looks like a distant memory behind the swathe of new models, record-breaking investments, and fresh technology on the EV radar. There’s so much going on every month that it can be hard to keep track! So today we’re revisiting the highlights to see how far we’ve come in 2019.
It wasn’t long ago that electric utes seemed like a pipe-dream. Tradies laughed at the idea, the coalition government taunted that EVs will “end the weekend”, and towing was nowhere to be seen. Those days are over. Today on the JET Charge blog we’re looking at the latest e-utes promised for our shores and asking what the future holds for an Aussie icon.
Elon Musk has been dropping hints about the 2020 Roadster since 2017, constantly baiting us with stats that would blow today’s electric vehicles out of the water. We sift through the tweets and the hearsay to see exactly what’s being promised and how it compares to the best combustion has to offer.
Land Rover’s popular Discovery Sport is receiving an electric upgrade in 2020. Mild-hybrid technology will be available for turbo-diesels later this year, with a PHEV variant to follow. As one of Land Rover’s most popular models the Discovery Sport is a prime candidate for electrification. We take a closer look to see what’s on offer and when we can get our hands on it.
Volvo subsidiary Polestar will be releasing their all-electric flagship in Australia next year. Pricing for the Polestar 2 remains unconfirmed, but signs point to a potential Model 3 competitor. We look at the specs to see where it stands against Tesla’s latest offering.
Volkswagen have announced the “third chapter” of their brand with the reveal of the ID.3, the all-electric flagship to a new model family for the German automaker. Now that European pre-orders are open with deliveries slated for mid-2020, the question remains: When will Australia be getting VW’s latest model?