The Israeli car market, which was known for its conservatism, has recently undergone a real revolution. The electric vehicles, which have been shuffling for years and have also suffered a number of failures, have finally burst into the minds of buyers and the roads of our country. What does the world of electric vehicles offer? Everything in the special project in front of you.
2021 will be remembered as the year of the breakthrough of electric vehicles in Israel – with a dedication of about 10,000 electric vehicles, which constituted a 567% increase in dedication compared to 2020. Rising gas prices, charging stations popping up like mushrooms after the rain and improved driving ranges of electric vehicles are only accelerating dedication, which will continue to grow significantly in 2022. Evidence shows that in the first quarter of this year, almost half of all electric vehicles sold were delivered last year, despite supply problems stemming from the chip crisis and the war between Russia and Ukraine, which shut down some factories.
Among the electric vehicles currently marketed in Israel, you can find a wide variety of vehicles on a variety of platforms: Peugeot 208 in the super-mini category; Citroen C4 in the compact family car category; BMW I4 in the family category; Taxi London of EV Motors, which caters to the taxi market; And of course, in accordance with the current fashion order, a particularly wide range of recreational vehicles of various sizes, such as: the revamped MG ZS EV, Maxus Unique 5, Geely Geometric C, Skywell ET5, iWise U5, Hongchi E – HS9 and more. Prominent in the recreational vehicle category is the uniquely designed Hyundai Ionic 5, which offers generous interior space thanks to an extra-long wheelbase of three meters, a long driving range of about 450 km and two propulsion units: rear with 217 hp and dual with 305 hp S.
During the current year, dozens of new electric models will be launched in Israel, some of which have not yet been seen on Holy Land. Confused? do not worry. We are here to put you in order.
Toyota’s first fully electric recreational vehicle, a manufacturer that has until recently launched only hybrid vehicles. Due to being electric, the design rim has been adjusted and it does not include a large front grille in the front. It is longer and more spacious than the Rab4 and will be offered in two versions – front and dual propulsion – and will offer a driving range of 450 km. It is expected to arrive in the second half of 2022.
GAC Ion LX Plus
If driving range is the main point you are afraid of in an electric vehicle, then we have news especially for you: GAC, the Chinese manufacturer, unveiled at the Guangzhou Motor Show the Ion LX Plus recreational vehicle, which offers a particularly high capacity of 144.4kWh, capable of providing range Of 1,008 km between charges.
With a length of 4.7 meters, the Sears SF5 is a large and spacious recreational vehicle. It will be offered with rear-wheel drive or dual propulsion, and the senior version will have no shortage of power: 694 hp and a range of 500 km. For those with range anxiety, we can say that some versions of the SF5 offer a 1.5-liter gasoline engine whose entire function is to charge the batteries.
Tesla Model Y
If the only problem you’ve found so far with Tesla’s Model 3 is that it’s not a recreational vehicle, we’ve found a cure for you. Meet the Tesla Model Y – a recreational vehicle based on the 3rd floor. Model Y will be offered in two versions: “Long Range” (441 hp) which provides a driving range of 562 km; And “Performance” (533 hp), which provides a range of 514 km. Its starting price is NIS 331,500, and first deliveries are expected towards the end of the year.
Subaru, like Toyota, also entered the electric vehicle field with a fashionable delay. The Sultra, a full electric recreational vehicle from Subaru, will offer larger dimensions than the Forester and will be offered with front or dual propulsion and with a maximum power of 217 hp and an electric driving range of 530 km. Marketing in the world will begin in 2022 and in Israel not before 2023.
Mercedes is known as a manufacturer of quality and powerful saloon vehicles, and the EQE is Mercedes’ modern interpretation of a saloon vehicle that meets the high standards of the luxury brand. With a maximum power of 687 hp and a leap to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds, the EQE will make life difficult for the parallel vehicles from Audi and Porsche when it lands here in the third quarter of 2022.
Nissan is also interested in a slice of the pie of electric recreational vehicles and has therefore introduced the Aria, a recreational vehicle with a unique and handsome design. Arya is larger than Qashqai but smaller than Extra and will include no less than five propulsion versions: from front-wheel drive with 178 hp to dual propulsion with 394 hp, and the maximum travel range will be about 500 km. Arya is expected to arrive in Israel as early as the third quarter Of 2022.
Skoda Aniak Coupe
In case you have a craving for a recreational vehicle but you do not want to be like everyone else, Skoda offers a designed version of the Aniak. The Aniak Coupe features a designed rear end and an extremely powerful RS version, which houses two electric motors that together produce 295 hp using a battery with a maximum range of 520 km. The price is expected to be about 10% higher than the regular version, and marketing in Israel is delayed in light of supply problems resulting from the war in Ukraine.
Ivy’s U6 is a recreational vehicle that joins the limited offer of the manufacturer in Israel, which currently includes only the U5 model. The U6 is based on the U5, but offers an exterior design in a coupe silhouette, an upgraded cabin with a new design and a huge 14.6-inch touch screen. The propulsion units are identical to the U5, which means a power of 204 hp and a maximum range of about 550 km. The U6 is expected to arrive in Israel in the coming months.
Renault Megane E-TECH
Megane is a name that has accompanied us for over 20 years and is identified with a family car from Renault, but make no mistake – this time it is not a family car but a strictly kosher recreational vehicle, in the best fashion. The electric Megane was unveiled at the end of 2021 at the IAA show held in Germany, and is offered with two types of engines: 130 hp and 220 hp. The driving range is 470 km.
The unveiling of ID.4, a recreational vehicle made by Volkswagen, took place a very long time ago in terms of the electric vehicle world – in 2020. It is about 10 cm longer than the Tiguan and offers a single engine that produces 204 hp connected to a battery capable of moving the car The leisure and its passengers for a distance of up to 520 km. The first swallow has already reached standardization needs, but the official start date of the marketing has not yet been announced.
A new car importer called B-EV Motors will soon import a car from a Vietnamese manufacturer that has not been seen before in Israel: Winfast, which started producing cars in 2019. In the first phase, two vehicles will be launched: VF-8 and VF-9, recreational vehicles with five and seven seats respectively. . The first vehicles will arrive in Israel not before the end of 2022, and the great news that Winfast brings to Israel is a warranty for 10 years or 200,000 km.
Kia recreational vehicles are in high demand in Israel, and the EV6, which is based on the Hyundai Ionix 5, will probably also benefit from this. S) providing a driving range of 481 km. The first vehicle has already landed in Israel for standardization purposes, and marketing will begin very soon.
The first electric vehicle for the luxury brand Genesis is expected to arrive in Israel soon. The GV60 is a recreational vehicle based on the Hyundai Ionic 5 and will be offered in a rear-wheel drive version (228 hp) that provides a driving range of 514 km, and a dual-drive version (318 – 435 hp) that provides a driving range of 460 km. The price? As befits a luxury brand – north of NIS 300,000.
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