The Mondial de l’Auto in Paris opened its doors to journalists on Monday October 17 for the 2022 edition. Here are the 15 electric cars that should not be missed at this show.
After four years of absence, the Mondial de l’Auto is making its big return to Paris for this 2022 edition. This year, many brands are absent (Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, etc.) but the French manufacturers are well present… and the Chinese too! Indeed, they intend to arrive en masse in Europe thanks to the electric car, and it is already being felt. Here is the list of 15 electric cars not to be missed during this 2022 Paris Motor Show.
Atto 3 WORLD
The Chinese giant BYD, world number 2 in electric car sales behind Tesla, is arriving in Europe, and in particular in France. Its model that should be talked about the most is the Atto 3, an electric SUV whose prices start at 38,000 euros. Enough to overshadow European competition!
But the Chinese manufacturer did not come with just one car. There will also be a long and luxurious Han sedan and the large Tang SUV. Two models that will start from 72,000 euros, to compete with the big names in the field like the Tesla Model S and Model X.
Ora Funky Cat
We continue with a Chinese manufacturer, Great Wall Motors (GWM). The latter will exhibit the Ora Funky Cat, a compact electric car that could well overshadow the Fiat 500 or the Renault Mégane E-Tech. We had the opportunity to board, and it is true that it does not leave anyone indifferent! It should arrive in France after Germany and the United Kingdom, between the end of 2023 and 2024.
Ora Funky Cat First Edition // Source : Ora
The Chinese manufacturer LeapMotor arrives in France with the T03, a compact electric car that wants to compete with the Dacia Spring. It is rumored that its price would be around 20,000 euros. However, the manufacturer would not officially arrive with a distribution network, but through a French importer from Toulouse. Enough to test the French market.
We continue with the Chinese manufacturers. The XEV Yoyo is a kind of Citroën Ami with an interchangeable battery. However, it requires the B1 license, accessible from the age of 16, since it is a heavy quadricycle. A small car cut for the city and already available in France.
City Transformer CT-1
We stay in the micro car with the Israeli City Transformer CT-1, helped by the French from Segula Technologies. A very innovative electric car, since it is a foldable, or rather transformable, model. Indeed, its modular architecture makes it possible to increase the width of the running gear from 1 m to 1.40 m. The speed is limited to 45 km/h in the first case or 90 km/h for the widest mode.
The Microlino could be a hit. It is indeed a heavy quadricycle, accessible with the B1 license from the age of 16. There is a fairly generous trunk for the size of the machine. Its unusual design and its two seats should delight city dwellers.
We already know the Silence S01 scotter which is excellent value for money. Now the Spanish brand will exhibit its electric minicar, the Silence S04. With two different versions: one limited to 45 km/h and which can be driven from the age of 14, and another, limited to 90 km/h, accessible with the B1 license from the age of 16. What come to shade the Citroën Ami. Its advantage: a transportable battery, to be recharged at home.
That’s it, the first electric Jeep is finally here, in the form of a compact SUV for Europe! His name: Jeep Avenger. It will be marketed in the course of the year 2023. It is not a question of a crossing Jeep, since for that, it will be necessary to wait for the Jeep Recon which should not be present in Paris.
In the other brands of Stellantis, we will find the Peugeot e-308, but also the Peugeot 408.
We continue on SUVs with the Fisker Ocean with its solar roof. We had already been able to get on board at the beginning of the year, but the version that will be displayed at the Paris Motor Show should be resolutely top of the range, the Fisker Ocean Extreme. It is sold from 69,950 euros with 630 km of autonomy, or 41,900 euros for the version with 440 km of autonomy. Expected arrival in France in 2023.
Fisker Ocean Extreme
VinFast VF 6 and VF 7
The Vietnamese brand VinFast intends to put pressure on European manufacturers at the Paris Motor Show, with four electric cars: the VF 7 and VF 8 that we already know, but also the VF 6 and VF 7, with a format much more suited to the European format. A press conference will take place, perhaps to announce the arrival of the latter two in France.
Read VinFast VF5, VF6, VF7, VF8 and VF9 // Source: VinFast
Renault: the return of the 4L and R5
Renault does not come empty-handed. The French manufacturer will exhibit its R5 Turbo 3E, which is supposed to be a taste of the future electric Renault 5. But also and above all an electric 4L concept. There will of course be the concept of Scenic Vision that we already know, just like the new Kangoo.
We can also mention the Mobilize Duo, which takes over from the Renault Twizzy.
We close this overview with the two French hydrogen cars: the Hopium Machina and the NamX. The first is a sports sedan, while the second is a coupe SUV designed by Pininfarina.
It should be remembered, however, that hydrogen cars do not seem to represent the future of transport. Indeed, hydrogen is more reserved for means of transport for which batteries are not optimal, such as air or maritime transport. Although hydrogen is also arriving quickly for long-distance road transport, with semi-trailers.
Technologically competitive, cheaper, truly ambitious… Chinese electric cars are coming. Chinese manufacturers have been worrying the industry for years, they are suddenly here. We have selected six cars that will mark the French market.
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