31.12.2019Top 10 Green Cars 2020
It's clear that 2020 is going to be a bumper year for green cars, with electric vehicles in particular set to be launched in significant numbers.
There are so many that we've struggled to whittle them down to a top 10 here, but have created the following shortlist of the top 10 green cars to look out for in 2020. Read on to find out NGC's assessment of the Top 10 Green Cars to watch out for in 2020.
Polestar is set to challenge the likes of Tesla's Model 3 and Jaguar's I-Pace in the premium EV market. Stylish, practical, and with a range of 311 miles on a single charge, the Polestar 2 has all the attributes to succeed.
Backed by Volvo's electric know-how, the 2 will be Polestar's second model to arrive, shortly behind the range-extended 1 coupe. Charging the 78 kWh battery will only take around half an hour on an ultra-rapid point, and the Polestar 2's powertrain certainly packs a punch.
With 300 kW on offer from twin electric motors, the 0-62mph time is dispatched in 4.7 seconds. Add in the fact that Polestar's performance-minded engineers have been working their magic on the suspension, and the 2 should rival the Jaguar in terms of driving experience. Costing around £50,000, the Polestar 2 is due to start production early in 2020.
The Mini Electric seems like a match made in heaven for driving aficionados. Combine Mini's legendary driving dynamics with the instant pickup and performance of an electric powertrain, and the Mini Electric looks set to be a star.
Visually similar to the conventional hatch, the Mini Electric has a tweaked interior - particularly the driver's instruments - and different options for colour highlights and wheels. Other than that, discreet 'E' badging are the only other signs that this Mini is electric.
Mini assures the Electric is set to offer the same blend of agile handling and performance conventional Cooper S models do, though with an electric driving range of 144 miles on a single charge. Prices start at a little under £25,000 and the Mini Electric is expected in showrooms in March 2020.