• The Future of Electric Cars

The Future of Electric Cars

Explore the road to EV at Wilsons

  • Published: 30 September 2021
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Never has there been a better time to make the switch to electric. With fuel stations up and down the country running dry, it’s EV drivers who are having the last laugh.

Automotive groups and car manufacturers are pumping a huge amount of investment to establish a new generation of electric vehicles. In fact, many manufacturers have pledged to ‘go green’ by producing electric-only vehicles in the future. 

It’s a big move for the automotive industry as the UK transforms its approach to a greener future, by banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

What does the future hold?

It’s expected that by 2025, 20% of all new cars sold across the world will be electric. This is then projected to double to 40%, given the 2030 climate change deadline in the UK alone. 

Whilst public hesitation is largely due to the perception that going electric can be expensive, things are starting to change. The sheer volume of electric vehicles and batteries now being produced makes the whole process cheaper. 

Of course every EV owner needs to easily access charging points whether at home or away. To address this, the UK currently has over 25,000 publicly available electric charging points and this number is increasing daily. 

It was recently announced that all new homes built in England will be required to install an electric car charger as standard. The legislation introduced is a world-first and will ensure that chargers function as ‘smart’ devices so that the national grid isn’t at risk of being overloaded.

What does the future of electric cars look like?

If you’re planning on investing in an electric car, you’ll want to know what options are available to you. Here at Wilsons Epsom, we can help.

We’re proud to represent 11 new car brands, including; Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep, Hyundai, Nissan, Nismo, Peugeot, MG, Renault and Dacia. All of this alongside over 1,000 nearly new and used cars that you can browse on site or online today.  

Each car brand we represent is investing in a more sustainable future of travel. This year alone we welcomed ground-breaking models, such as the fully electric Fiat 500e and the newly-released Hyundai IONIQ 5. Read on to find out more...  

Abarth

Abarth fans will be pleased to hear that Fiat has announced plans for an all-electric future, pledging that all its models will be electric from 2024. Although it has not been announced exactly what the first electric model will be just yet, we look forward to stocking an all-electric Abarth in the not-too-distant future. 

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo is set to get a major transformation in 2022 when the all-new Tonale will become the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to be released by the Italian performance brand.

The manufacturer has promised to go green by becoming 100% electric by 2027 to mark the beginning of a new era for the brand. Watch this space! 

Dacia

Dacia is yet another manufacturer joining the EV revolution with the production of its electric car called Spring, currently on sale across Europe, but not in the UK - for now. 

According to reports, Dacia is ‘actively considering’ converting the Spring to a right-hand drive vehicle for us Brits, so we’ll be sure to let you know when they do. The Dacia Spring is promoted as Europe’s most affordable EV, so we certainly hope it will!

Fiat

Fiat has pledged to become an EV-only brand by 2030, so there’s big things to come from the supermini favourite over the next few years. Between 2025 to 2030, Fiat will invest heavily in battery electric vehicles (BEVs) under a new company strapline, ‘it’s only green if it’s green for all’. 

Right now you can test drive the smart and sassy Fiat 500e at Wilsons, which marks a new era for the Italian automotive manufacturer. It’s among the first to offer Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities and is available as a convertible in addition to the standard hatchback model. 

Hyundai

It is expected that Hyundai will produce the largest range of electric vehicles by 2025 - adding an impressive 20 models to its range. The Korean manufacturer will also cease selling petrol and diesel vehicles across Europe by 2035.

Discover the brand new IONIQ 5 here at Wilsons and power your world with an all-electric battery system that enables fast charging, increased driving range and all-round better handling. Hyundai’s ground-breaking crossover SUV delivers on an advanced driving experience you won’t want to miss.  

Jeep

4x4 giant, Jeep, has announced its plans to launch a fully electric version of the iconic Wrangler, dubbed the ‘Magneto’ which is expected in late 2022/early 2023. The Magneto concept vehicle promises four battery packs for increased horsepower. 

In the meantime, Jeep fans can take advantage of the brand’s range of plug-in hybrid versions for the small but mighty Renegade SUV and family-sized compact crossover Compass SUV.

MG

Explore the MG range of EV models today, which really does have something for everyone. Check out the MG 5 EV offering a huge amount of space, the MG HS Plug-in Hybrid for the best of both worlds, or the MG ZS Electric for the ultimate zero emissions drive.  

Here at Wilsons Epsom, we are an official franchise partner of MG, which is currently the UK’s fastest growing brand - visit our showroom in person or online to find out more. 

Nismo

Experience the ultimate in Nissan performance when you sit behind the wheel of a Nismo. Last year Nissan-owned Nismo took a bold step when they recreated the classic EV-based Nissan LEAF to produce the Leaf Nismo RC - an electric racing car which made its European debut in 2020. 

This has gone on to inspire the new Nissan LEAF e+, equipped with ProPILOT technology and an e-Pedal mode for one-pedal driving to make the model even more exhilarating. Experience electric driving at its cleanest and contact Wilsons Epsom today to book your test drive. 

Nissan

Not to be left behind, Nissan is the first Japanese manufacturer to join the ‘race to zero’ campaign, aiming to make all new vehicles fully electric by the early 2030s. 

A front-runner in EV developments with its long-established LEAF which was originally launched back in 2010, Nissan was consistently awarded the best-selling plug-in EV. That was until Tesla arrived on the scene in 2017 with its Model 3 and soon became the top-selling PEV in Europe. 

Coming at the end of 2021, embrace Nissan’s second fully electric vehicle in the form of the ARIYA which will be available to test drive at Wilsons. It’s described as the purest expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and features the ProPilot 2.0 - a semi-autonomous driving system.     

Peugeot

Drive happy with the range of Peugeot electric vehicles which produce zero carbon emissions. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly car, compact city runaround, or weekend leisure vehicle, you won’t be disappointed with Peugeot’s performance.

In stock now, discover the all-electric Peugeot e-208 and Peugeot e-2008, plus the 3008 Hybrid and 508 Hybrid which really do push the boundaries of hybrid technology. 

Renault

Renault has massively stepped up its EV game by pledging electrified versions of its iconic range of smaller cars at affordable prices. The manufacturer plans to launch 10 new models by 2025 and will cut the cost of its batteries to make way for lower-priced electric cars.

Introducing the Megane E-Tech Electric which is Renault’s first compact fully-electric SUV. The next generation Megane will be available with a choice of two batteries and will debut in early 2022.

Let’s not forget the new Renault ZOE - a frontrunner in the EV revolution - and a zero-emissions city car for drivers looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Visit our Wilsons Renault showroom to find out more.    

Enjoy EV ownership at Wilsons

If the fuel crisis has taught us anything, it’s that electric vehicles are most definitely the way forward. Accelerate your journey into EV ownership with our stunning choice of electric cars available now. 

We are the largest family-run new and used car supermarket in the South of England and offer customers an extensive choice, unbeatable value and a service they can trust in one location.

The future of EV travel is very bright indeed. Visit our Wilsons Epsom showrooms or browse our stunning selection of fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars online. You can also explore our fantastic offering of nearly new and used EVs, such as the sought after Tesla range. Click here to get started.    

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