Who will take the lead in electric city mobility? - eps. 1

Nobody knows what the future of mobility will exactly look like, but everybody wants to be a part of it. If there’s one thing most car manufacturers agree on, it is that electric will take a lead. Electric vehicles are clean and sustainable, ideal to shared or for autonomous driving.

Last week, we started an overview of manufacturers who participate in the road to zero emission Part 1 & Part 2. This week we continue this road map to the manufacturers look into the future.

From 2020 there must be an electrified variant of each model on the market.

Award winning

Jaguar introduced the electric SUV, named the Jaguar I-Pace, which could immediately count on great popularity. The electric sports car was even awarded as the World Car of the Year 2019‎. The lack of a public fast charging infrastructure for electric Jaguars and Land Rovers was soon resolved in Europe by entering into a partnership with Plugsurfing in 2018. Manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover and charging station provider Plugsurfing offer drivers of an electric car of the brands three new subscription options. As with many brands, Land Rover does put a lot of effort into plug-in hybrids, but there is not yet a fully electric model available. The car manufacturer has announced that it will produce electrified models in Castle Bromwich in the UK. From 2020 there must be an electrified variant of each model on the market.

Hyundai will use the electric Ioniq to test autonomous driving on European roads.

More than cars

Hyundai states that from 2021 it will be the greenest car brand in the world. According to the manufacturer, electric driving is the solution to the sustainability problem. At this moment the zero emission line-up consists of the hydrogen Hyundai Nexo, the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Hyundai Ioniq Electric. Hyundai also believes that mobility is more than just cars. In the not too distant future, cars will be inextricably linked to people’s daily lives. Among other things through smart connectivity solutions and autonomous driving. In order to make the self-driving car accessible to a wide audience in the future, Hyundai will use the electric Ioniq to test autonomous driving on European roads.

Next up: ACE: Autonomous, Connected and Electric cars, special features for electric vehicle users and electric alternatives for cars. Stay tuned!