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2020 – The Year of the Tesla Model Y & Other ICE Killing Crossovers


Published on September 15, 2019 |
by Paul Fosse

15. September 2019 by Paul Fosse

The Tesla Model Y at the Unveiling of the Night in Hawthorne, California. Credit: Kyle Field | CleanTechnica

I'm a big fan of the Tesla model Y. I've written that the third row of the Model Y is the key to the bestselling vehicle in the world, the Model Y beats the Lamborghini Urus (that is) (more than the threefold price), styling tricks that Tesla used to build an SUV look like a performance sedan, and most recently, Tesla has lowered prices for the Y model.

I was not a fan of the crossovers originally, but after doing that I researched an article on "Transitions for Dummies" and decided that they are exactly what I need. All the good things I love about my Model 3 – safe to drive (or not with autopilot) and economical) – with the added bonus of being able to throw more cargo in the back (so I do not have to) I can put my whole family in the car (with friends) at once, and it's easier to get in and out of the car with age. It took about a month after the revelation until I ordered it, as I saw it as a small upgrade for my model 3. Since I'm waiting for the option for 7 seats, I will not get it early anyway (the option for 7 seats) is not expected before 2021). By contrast, I ordered the Model 3 before it was unveiled, as it was expected to be a major upgrade over my 2012 Nissan LEAF (and I was not disappointed, as I've made clear in my many articles since Zach designed me have made). 19659008] The point of this article is that, unlike the Model 3, which came on the market because its gasoline and diesel competitors ran away and limousines ran out (not because of the Model 3 just because they were producing on crossovers, SUVs and relocated trucks ), the Model Y will be launched in the White Hot Midsized Crossover category. Gas and diesel crossovers are currently selling very well. While the Model 3 had (and still does not have) cars that really compete in its class (small and medium class electric sedan), the Model Y will have plenty of competition from gas vehicles like the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, the Honda CR V, the Chevy Equinox, the Jeep Cherokee, the Toyota Highlander, the Ford Explorer, the Ford Escape, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Jeep Compass, the Honda Pilot, and others alone in the US over 4.5 million cars a year sell, and many more worldwide. Unlike the Model 3, however, there will be many competitive electric vehicles to compete with. This 2020 harvest of crossover electric vehicles will not be a Tesla killer, but an ICE killer!

We do not know enough about these cars to know which ones will be successful and which ones will be. While other companies make great electric vehicles, like our car of the year 2019, the Hyundai Kona EV, it can be a real disappointment if the company sold only 577 in the US this year, compared to 94,250 sales of the model 3. I I just want to mention what I know about the crossovers in 2020 (and some of them in 2021). If we learn more about it, we will have many later articles, the best of which is.

I am confident that there will be one thing after next year. The ghost will not return to the bottle and Pandora will not return to her box. This amount of electric vehicles will prove to the biggest doubters in the industry that electric vehicles are not just small cars like the LEAF, expensive luxury cars like the Model S and the Model 3 and more expensive electric SUVs like the Model X and the Audi e -tron. There will be many opportunities soon, right in the middle of the segment that every family in America wants to buy. I will not hear from one person to another after driving my Model 3: "I would buy it in a second, but my spouse wants a crossover." Next year, my answer is, "Great, you have that many great possibilities Why should one even consider a gas car for electric crossovers?

Byton M-Byte

The M-Byte at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Credit: Kyle Field | CleanTechnica

This car is for braver people (like me) who are willing to buy a car from a company that is not only unknown to US customers, but also one of the first cars imported from China , Originally available in the US from 2020, it has dropped to 2021. The car was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, and Kyle covered it here and here. I've covered a first M-byte ride in this article.

Byton may sound like a fly-by-night company but is backed by Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings and has many former BMW executives of the i3 it was thwarted by BMW's lack of commitment to electric vehicles.


Courtesy of BMW

This will be BMW's first all-electric SUV Management has redeveloped the i3 from scratch and designed the X3's long wheelbase (designed as a petrol and diesel car ) by replacing the drive train in an electric car. It probably has less range, less power, less autonomy and less space than the Model Y, but costs more. Since it will be shipped to Europe and later to China and the US only in 2020, it will probably be too late for the party in the US. For BMW fans, many sales of BMW gasoline and diesel vehicles are likely to disappear, but many owners of other brands are unlikely to be tempted.

Chevy Menlo

Courtesy of GM

We first reported on this crossover. August will soon be coming to China and the United States sometime in 2020. This will be a good low-end option for some. For me, it seems like comparing the bolt with the model 3. The bolt has good specifications, but for a few thousand dollars more you get so much more with the model 3. I assume that this will also be the case when comparing the Menlo to the Model Y. It lacks the performance, security, autonomy, style and radio updates I've fallen in love with in my Model 3. [19659012] Mustang-inspired crossover by Ford

Photo from the Ford YouTube Channel

Ford is making some bold claims to its first electric SUV, which is due to be released as a 2021 model next year. This week, the company unveiled this website, which claims to have a range of 600 km (370 mi) according to the WLTP standard, which could be converted to an EPA range of approximately 330 miles. This would be the highest range in the class! Since this is happening in a Mustang-inspired vehicle and the YouTube video released last week is on display, I expect this crossover to be fast. Since it's a Ford and not a Lincoln, I expect it to be affordable. Will they sell it nationwide or only in Europe, China and California? Will they do a few or will they do enough to meet consumer demand? Will they promote it or will they simply put it in the background, as is the case with many dealers in today's electric vehicles? I do not know, but I hope that this is a good, affordable and widespread option.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

Courtesy of Mercedes

Like BMW, Mercedes builds its first electric SUV on a gas and diesel cousin, in this case the GLC. It seems to be about a year before BMW, as Mercedes already reviewed the vehicles this summer journalists. It is expected to be in performance and range between the benchmark model Y and the latecomer BMW. It should be similar in price and autonomy to BMW, which means almost twice the price of the Model Y and less autonomy. For those who drive a lot, the savings in gas and diesel GLC on fuel and maintenance should be enormous and quickly pay back the premium price. The busy, traditional interior will appeal to the traditional Mercedes owners, but will be too confusing for Tesla fans. Do not expect it will steal many buyers from the Tesla Pool, but it could crowd out much of the gasoline / diesel Mercedes sales.

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Nissan IMx Electric SUV Courtesy of Nissan

This week we reported on the upcoming electric SUV being shown to Nissan dealers. We'll know more when it debuts at the Tokyo Auto Show next month. Like BMW, Nissan had a huge lead in electric vehicles with its LEAF launched in 2010 and has not done as much as needed to maintain its lead. It is expected that the IMx ProPilot has a second generation and an advanced interior like a Tesla. It should have a good price, but I was very disappointed with the efforts Nissan has made to promote its new LEAF, which has a reasonable reach and an attractive mainstream design. I do not know if it is because of the company CEO's problems or if it is very difficult to train dealers to promote electric vehicles that lower their service revenue.

We also do not know if the IMx has active battery cooling. In Florida, I simply would not take the chance of a new Nissan without active battery cooling after my experiences with my LEAF 2012 and the lack of support from Nissan until it was forced by a class action lawsuit.

Regardless, I hope Nissan surprises me and throws it out of the park.


Obviously, my money is on the Tesla Model Y, But I think the Byton and Ford (and even the Hyundai Kona EV, if Hyundai expanding the production and making it available in Florida) have a certain chance that I will buy their models instead of the model Y, as they would reach all affordable electric vehicles with reasonable price. The Chevy Menlo and the Nissan IMx will find buyers, but it is unlikely that I will buy them. The Mercedes EQC, the BMW iX3 and the already available Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-PACE are just too expensive for a small SUV to buy. They are good cars and will find buyers looking for a more exclusive image and a traditional premium interior as long as their dealers are working to sell them.

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Tags: BMW, BMW iX3, Byton, Byton M-Byte, Chevy Menlo, Daimler, Electric Crossover, Electric Crossover, Ford, Ford Mustang, GM, Mercedes, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Nissan, Nissan IMX, TESLA, TESLA Model Y

About the Author

Paul Fosse Working for over 30 years as a software engineer, he first develops EDI software and then data warehouse systems. On the way, I also had the opportunity to start a software consulting firm and to run portfolio management. In 2010, I was interested in electric cars because gasoline was getting more and more expensive. In 2015, I started reading CleanTechnica and became interested in Solar, especially because it posed a threat to my oil and gas investments. Follow me on Twitter @ atj721 Tesla Investor. Tesla reference code: https://ts.la/paul92237[19659040[(Funktion(dsid){varjsfjs=dgetElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById (id)) return; js = d.createElement (s); js.id = id; js.src = "http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore (js, fjs);} (document, & # 39; script & # 39 ;, & # 39; facebook-jssdk & # 39;);
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