Five hybrid and electric cars to get excited for…

Five hybrid and electric cars to get excited for…

We take a look at some of the most exciting electrified vehicles coming to market soon...

Following hot on the heels of the recently introduced ID.3 hatchback, the Volkswagen ID.4 aims to bring impressive electric technology to a stylish SUV package.

Though we’re still waiting to hear full details on the ID.4, we do know it promises a 311-mile range with flat to 80 per cent charging said to take 30 minutes via fast-charging tech. It will be rear-driven at launch, with all-wheel-drive variants to follow, as well as boasting an all-digital cockpit.

Skoda Octavia vRS iV

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Skoda has electrified a performance car with its new Octavia vRS iV, which boasts a tantalising plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The 1.4-litre unit is linked up to an 85kW electric motor to produce 242bhp and 400Nm of torque, resulting in a 0-60mph time of 7.1 seconds with a 140mph top speed said to be possible. What’s more, Skoda claims the vRS iV can also cover 37 miles of electric-only driving.

Fiat 500

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Fiat has reinvented its iconic 500 without losing its trademark charm for this third-generation model, which makes the bold move of being an electric-only model.

Taking on an evolved form of the unmistakable 500 look, it packs a punchy electric motor that can deliver 117bhp while also offering 199 miles of range thanks to a 42kWh battery pack. On top of all that, it’s also launching exclusively as a convertible.

Dacia EV

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Though we’re still some way off the introduction of the first all-electric Dacia, slated for a 2021 arrival, the firm has previewed a concept that gives a hint of what to expect.

The Spring Electric shows off a recognisable but funky new approach to design for the firm, most notably with its thin LED headlights. Dacia says the production version will lay claim to over 124 miles of range between charges.

BMW i4

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We’ve known for some time the all-electric BMW i4 is coming, but the recently unveiled Concept i4 gives us our clearest look yet at how it could look.

Though the silhouette is relatively simple, it adds dramatic design features like the huge ‘kidney grille’ up front and blue detailing to add character to a functional look. Powering the concept is an initial version of the road-going car’s electric powertrain, said to deliver 373 miles of range.

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