What all-electric vehicles to expect at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt next week

7 September 2019, 14:34:07

What all-electric vehicles to expect at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt next week

Audi AI: Trail quattro and Audi Aicon

At the IAA 2019, Audi will showcase the Audi AI: Trail quattro - the concept study of an electrically powered off-roader of the future. It will be adjoined by a quartet of visionary automobiles, which also started at the IAA in 2017 with the debut of the Audi Aicon. All four studies will be on display during the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt.

Aiways U5

Aiways is a Chinese brand which chose to launch its electric SUV dubbed U5 in Europe by sending a U5 unit on the longest ride ever of an electric car prototype. It started off in mid-July in China and arrived in Finland on August 23rd for the final part of the route to Frankfurt for the IAA 2019. The total distance is 14,231 km. The production-ready Aiways U5 will be launched in the spring of 2020 in Europe. In the first year, the company plans to produce 150,000 units and in the following years, the yearly numbers will double. The model has a 140 kW power output and a range of 460 km. It is expected to be priced around €35,000.

BYTON M-Byte

Byton will introduce the production-ready M-Byte during a press conference scheduled for September 10th from 11:3- to 11:50 AM. The vehicle's most noteworthy feature is the huge 48-inch Shared Experience Display (SED) paired to a 7-inch Driver Tablet in the steering wheel plus an 8-inch Touch Pad between the front seats. According to Byton, 90% of the innovative design from the concept car was retained in the production version, including the 48-inch Shared Experience Display, Smart Surfaces, and the 12-degrees inward rotating front seats. The concept was introduced at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The market launch of the M-Byte in the US is planned for the summer of 2020 and the in the Europe it will be from Q3 of 2020. The expected price is around €37,500/$45,000.

CUPRA Tavascan

On September 6th, SEAT will present the CUPRA Tavascan concept - "a four-door crossover, with the presence of an SUV and the sleekness of a sporty coupe." The vehicle has two electric motors - one on the front axle and one on the rear axle - for a total output of 225 kW (306 PS). It is powered by a 77 kWh battery good for a 450 km (280 mi) range WLTP. The 0-100 km/h acceleration is said to be 6.5 s.

Honda e

The production-ready Honda e has already been announced in terms of specs but the vehicle itself will debut at the IAA 2019. packs a 35.5 kWh battery that is good for a range of up to 220 km. For a car that's created especially for the urban commuter in Europe, that's more than satisfying. A 30 minute DC fast charging regains 80% of the battery's charge. In terms of power, the model has two variants - one with a 100 kW (136 ps) electric motor and another with a 113 kW (154 ps) motor, each with a torque of 315 Nm. Either way, the motor is placed on the rear axle. The car has a 0-100km/h acceleration of approximately 8 seconds. The Honda e should be launched to the market in 2020.

Hyundai Concept 「45」

The Hyundai Concept 「45」 gives an outlook on the future design direction of the brand's electric models. This concept car has been "inspired by looking back at the brand's first model in the 1970s" and "will act as a symbolic milestone for Hyundai's future EV design." It will embody the company's "Sensuous Sportiness" design language. It will be presented on September 10th at 09:25 CET in Hall 11.

Mercedes-Benz EQS and Mercedes-Benz EQV

Daimler will participate with the Mercedes-Benz EQV which has a 150 kW electric motor with 362 Nm of torque positioned on the front axle. The usable capacity of the Li-Ion battery pack measures 90 kWh and is good for a range of 405 km (provisional figure). The combined power consumption of the model is 27 kWh/100 km. The top speed is limited to 160 km/h. The interior is quite flexible and allows you to install either individual or bench seats and turn the vehicle into a 7- or 8-seater. The second vehicle is the Mercedes-Benz EQS (tentative name) - an all-electric sedan concept of which nothing more is known.

MINI Cooper SE

The MINI Cooper SE is already official and will hit the road by the end of the year. It relies on the current e-motor from the BMW i3s - a permanent magnet synchronous motor with 135 kW of power (184 hp) and 270 Nm of torque. However, it resides on the front axle instead on the rear one. The model has a top speed of 150 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration of 7.3 seconds. It is equipped with a 32.6 kWh battery consisting of 12 modules. The range is from 235 to 270 km. The combined power consumption is 15-13.2 kWh/100 km. The starting price is €32,500.

Opel Corsa-e and Corsa-e Rally

The Opel Corsa-e has already been announced. The five-seat car is driven by a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor with 260 Nm of torque and is powered by a 50 kW battery that provides up to 330 km of range (WLTP, provisional). The battery is covered by an 8-year warranty and can be charged to 80% via a DC fast charger in 30 minutes. The car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds. Its starting price is €29,990. In 2020, Opel will launch the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup - the world's first rally electric vehicle toboggan. The Opel Corsa-e Rally has a power of 100 kW (136 hp) and a maximum torque of 260 Nm and builds on the production version of the Corsa-e.

Polestar 2

The Polestar 2 is no longer a secret as well. The four-door fastback with a panoramic sunroof is equipped with a 78 kWh battery consisting of 324 cells in 27 modules, which provides a WLTP range of 500 km. There are two identical motors - one on the front and one on the back, each with 150 kW power and 300 Nm torque. Hence, the total power and torque measure 300 kW and 660 Nm. The 0-100 km/h acceleration is less than 5 seconds. There's a variant with a single motor and a smaller battery pack that will cost €39,900. The model is already in production in China and will hit the road in early 2020.

Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan has really the electromobility world ripple. It will be showcased at the IAA 2019. The model has two trims - the Taycan Turbo with 450 km of range and the Turbo S with 412 km of range. The first is powered by a 93.4 kWh battery that contains 33 cell modules consisting of 12 individual cells each (396 in total). This is also the first car in the world with an 800 V system. Currently, the vehicle supports 270 kW DC fast charging which ensures 100 km of range after 5 minutes charging. Porsche Taycan has a 0.22 drag coefficient and two permanent-magnet synchronous motors with hairpin winding and a total output of 560 kW (761 ps) a torque of up to 1,050 Nm. The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 s and to 200 km/h - in 9.8 s. The power consumption is rated at 26.9 kWh/ 100km. These numbers apply to the Taycan Turbo S. The Taycan Turbo has a system power output of 500 kW (680 ps), a 0-100 km/h acceleration of 3.2 seconds. The top track speed for both is 260 km/h.

SEAT Mii Electric

The SEAT Mii Electric is the first all-electric car from the brand as it will arrive before the SEAT el Born. The SEAT Mii Electric is very similar to the Skoda Citigo-e iV, since all both are based on the same platform. The vehicle is equipped with a 61 kW (83 ps) motor with 212 Nm of torque. The 0-50 km/h acceleration is 3.9 seconds. A 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides up to 260 km of range (WLTP, provisional). The top speed is limited to 130 km/h.

smart EQ fortwo and smart EQ forfour

At this year's IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, smart will introduce three smart EQ models - the smart EQ fortwo coupe and cabrio and the smart EQ forfour. Each has a 60 kW synchronous electric motor with 160 Nm of torque. The range offered varies from 140 to 159 km and the top speed is set at 130 km/h. Complete details and pricing should be available soon.

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 will also participated in the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt. It landed officially in the European market in February this year.

Volkswagen e-up! and ID.3

The new VW e-up! has been announced with a higher range and lower price than its predecessors. The price is €21,975 and minus all subsidies it becomes €17,595. The range has been upped to 260 km thanks to a new battery system that employs new battery cells with a considerably higher energy capacity. More specifically, the capacity of the batteries has risen from 18.7 kWh to 32.3 kWh. The expected power consumption is 12.7 kWh/100 km. It takes 60 minutes to charge the battery to 80% with 40 kW DC fast charging. The vehicle is propelled by a 61 kW electric motor which accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds. The model's top speed is 130 km/h. Volkswagen has already introduced the VW ID.3 1ST Edition and is now ready to unveil all details about the ID.3 at a dedicated event on September 9th. The starting price for the 45 kWh variant should be under €30,000.

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Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2024 Porsche Macan

2024 Porsche Macan 4

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4784 mm
Width: 76.3 in / 1938 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1622 mm
Curb weight: 5302.12 lb / 2405 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2024 Porsche Macan

2024 Porsche Macan Turbo

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4784 mm
Width: 76.3 in / 1938 mm
Height: 63.8 in / 1621 mm
Curb weight: 5302.12 lb / 2405 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2024 Xiaomi SU7

2024 Xiaomi SU7 RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.7 in / 4997 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 57.3 in / 1455 mm
Curb weight: 4365.15 lb / 1980 kg
Electric motor: 220 kW, 400 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 73.6 kWh

2024 Xiaomi SU7

2024 Xiaomi SU7 AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.7 in / 4997 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.7 in / 1440 mm
Curb weight: 4861.19 lb / 2205 kg
Electric motor #1: 275 kW, 500 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 220 kW, 400 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 101 kWh, Voltage: 871 V

2024 Volkswagen ID.7

2024 Volkswagen ID.7 Pro

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 195.3 in / 4961 mm
Height: 60.5 in / 1536 mm
Curb weight: 4788.44 lb / 2172 kg
Electric motor: 210 kW, 550 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 77 kWh

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Luxury 2

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Sport 2

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Luxury 1

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Sport 1

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Volvo EX30

2025 Volvo EX30 Twin Motor Performance (EK)

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 166.7 in / 4233 mm
Width: 76.4 in / 1940 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1549 mm
Curb weight: 4034.46 lb / 1830 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 69 kWh

2023 BMW i7

2023 BMW i7 xDrive60

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 212.2 in / 5391 mm
Width: 76.8 in / 1950 mm
Height: 60.8 in / 1544 mm
Curb weight: 5820.2 lb / 2640 kg
Electric motor #1: 190 kW, 365 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 230 kW, 380 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 105.7 kWh, Voltage: 376.4 V

2024 BMW iX

2024 BMW iX M60

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5862.09 lb / 2659 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2024 BMW iX

2024 BMW iX xDrive50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2024 BMW i4

2024 BMW i4 xDrive40

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4783 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 57.0 in / 1448 mm
Curb weight: 5048.59 lb / 2290 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 83.9 kWh, Voltage: 398.5 V

2023 BMW i4

2023 BMW i4 M50

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4783 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 57.0 in / 1448 mm
Curb weight: 5048.59 lb / 2290 kg
Electric motor #1: 230 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, 365 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 190 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, 430 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 83.9 kWh, Voltage: 398.5 V

2023 BMW iX

2023 BMW iX M60

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5862.09 lb / 2659 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2023 BMW iX

2023 BMW iX xDrive50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2024 Volvo EX90

2024 Volvo EX90 Twin Performance (E2)

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1964 mm
Height: 68.7 in / 1744 mm
Curb weight: 6197.19 lb / 2811 kg
Electric motor #1: 190 kW, 490 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 180 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 111 kWh, Voltage: 400 V