Some new electric vehicles models

Tesla Model 3

Price: from 4.5 million rubles
Country of origin: USA/China
NEDC range: 576 km 

Tesla is the second most popular electric car in Russia, and its Model 3 is the most affordable car of this brand. Cars are imported by small unofficial dealers, and starting this year, large participants in the car market have joined them.

Depending on the year of manufacture and configuration, the Model 3 also has different characteristics: power reserve, drive and acceleration dynamics. The main differences are in the type of drive: the basic version is rear-wheel drive, and the more expensive Dual Motor has four-wheel drive. It is better to study the specifications of each car separately; versions are divided by battery size:

  1. Standard Range, 50 kWh.
  2. Mid Range, 62 kWh.
  3. Long Range, 75 kWh.

The Performance version is especially worth noting. The fastest car on this list accelerates to  100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds.

Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.4 Crozz

Price: from 3.2 million rubles
Country of origin: China
NEDC range: 588 km 

The crossover from Volkswagen is built on the same platform as the Audi Q5 Etron, which is described above. But there are much more cars on sale; they were brought from China by official dealers of the brand and private owners. The Volkswagen crossover is smaller and more simply equipped – this has a positive effect on the price; most cars are sold for about 3.5 million rubles.

There is some confusion with the versions and trim levels: catalogs and dealer websites are difficult to distinguish simply ID.4, ID.4 X and ID.4 Cross. They have no functional differences, the only difference is in the trim of the body and interior.

It’s important to remember that there are two versions of the ID.4 – rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The rear-wheel drive version is technically the same as the Q5 eTron , it has the same electric motor and  204 hp. With. The all-wheel drive version is equipped with two engines and is noticeably more powerful – 313 hp. With. At the same time, the batteries do not differ and with a capacity of 83 kWh they provide a range of 522 to 600 km; the less powerful version is more economical.

Cars can only have five seats, and the trim levels usually include full LED optics, electric front seats and an automatic parking system.

MINI Cooper SE

Price: from 4.1 million rubles
Country of origin: England
NEDC range: 215 km 

The electric MINI is a deep factory modification of the three-door hatchback, which was sold in Russia with various gasoline engines. The modest characteristics of the Cooper SE are due precisely to this: the layout of electric vehicles is usually very different from cars with internal combustion engines. Officially, sales of the car in Russia were planned, but now dealers are offering cars through parallel imports.

This is the most compact car on the list, the body length is 3.8 m. But at the same time, it has a battery with a capacity of only 33 kWh and a modest power reserve of 215 km. There is no choice of power plant. The  Cooper SE has no alternative electric motor with 184 hp. With. and front-wheel drive.

In the basic version, the car has combined upholstery, an 8.8-inch multimedia system screen and matrix LED headlights. A rear view camera and an automatic parking system are available for an extra charge.

You can buy three versions of the car: EQS 350, EQS 450 and EQS 580. There is no connection with the characteristics in the digital designations of the model. The first two options are with rear axle drive, the only differences are in power – 292 and  333 hp. With.  – and battery capacity. The less powerful version has 90 kWh versus 100 kWh for the EQS 450. The all-wheel drive EQS 580 is much more powerful: the total power of the two electric motors is 523 hp. With. , and acceleration to  100 km/h takes only 3.9 seconds.

he hatchback has two powertrain options: rear-wheel drive with an electric motor producing 272 hp. With. and all-wheel drive with two engines with output of 544 hp. With. The all-wheel drive version can have two batteries – with a capacity of 86 or 100 kWh for the rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, respectively, the range differs by more than 100 km.

The car is very richly equipped, it has more than 10 cameras for all-round visibility and analysis of the road situation, electric side doors and a 15.4-inch multimedia display. The interior is fully trimmed in leather, and the panoramic roof is available in blackout. This car is very different from the usual Chinese cars: it has high quality finishes and a well-designed interior.