Sunday, October 2, 2016

Upcoming BEV Arrivals (Updated)

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2017 Opel Ampera-e

Discussing the upcoming Paris Auto Show with one of EVS readers, we have reached a timeline for a number of upcoming BEV models. Now updated with some more novelties for the next 18 months:

BAIC EH400 large sedan - H1 2017;

BYD Yuan & Song SUV's - Plug-in (BEV?) versions between Q4 2016 and Q1 2017;

Chevrolet Bolt / Opel Ampera-e - November symbolic arrival, deliveries ramp-up in December;

Opel version arrival in April in selected markets, dissemination across the continent in the 3/4 following months; 

Cowin C3R EV hatchback - Q4 2016;

Faraday Future SUV - Somewhere in the second half of 2017, we will see the first production units being delivered;

2017 Ford Focus Electric - Arrival December 2016, full scale production (100 units?) afterwards;

JAC iEV6E hatchback - Q4 2016;

Honda Clarity BEV - Second Half of 2017;

2018 Hyundai Ioniq BEV (40 kWh?) - Late 2017;

2017 Kia Soul EV (36 kWh) - January 2017;

2017 Nissan Leaf (40kWh battery) - LA Autoshow debut(?), December 2016 arrival, full scale deliveries in January;

Nissan Leaf II - 3Q 2017;

Qiantu K50 Speedster - Second Half of 2017?

Renault Zoe 40 kWh - October symbolic arrival, ramp up in November, full scale deliveries in December;

Renault Twingo EV & Nissan B compact EV - Q1 2017?

2017 Smart ED - December 2016?

Tesla Model 3 - First symbolic deliveries in September 2017, rest of the year to fine tune production, with moderate production quantities and high level of QC. USA-destined units. 

Beginning of 2018, significant ramp up, mainly targeted to North America. 

Second half of 2018, full scale production for all markets.

2017 Volkswagen BEV's - Larger batteries to arrive in January 2017;

XPeng EV SUV - Late 2017, ramp up in 2018.

Is anyone missing?


  1. These timelines are just guesses right?

    1. Yes, forecasts.

      I sold my crystal ball at a flea market years ago...

    2. I hope u are right!It would be great that model3 and leaf2 arrives in europe on 2018!

  2. VW eGolf 36kWh (32 usable?) in Jan 2017

  3. DENZA 400 (2016), Citroën e-Mehari (2016), Qiantu K50 (2017), Jaguar E-Pace (2018)

  4. I beleive the Deneza 400 is already out...

    BYD Yaun

    BYD Song

    The 2017 Ford Focus will get 100 plus miles...

  5. It would be nice to see graphics or full-scale article with pics based on that information.

  6. Honda is missing, aren't they supposed to introduced the Clarity in PHEV and BEV in 2017?

    Cadillac CT6 Plug-in is missing also.

    1. These are only BEV's, regarding the Clarity will check for the release date.

    2. Thanks. And is there a Kia Niro BEV planned officially?

    3. I have heard of it too, is there already a timeline for its arrival?

  7. The New Renault Zoe R90 will be 41 kWh, not 40 kWh.