Over 40 vehicles utilizing electric capabilities are to be displayed at Jacob Javitts centre. It includes conventional hybrids, pure electric battery vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Ford, Daimler AG and Hyundai will also launch multiple cars in the upcoming years.
Experts and prominent people like Mark Schienberg have declared that the increase in electric vehicles is proof that the industry is evolving. He leads the group that is responsible for this annual show.
The launch of early EV market models were met with cold response as they all fizzled out except for the Prius. The first generation of electric vehicles lacked several qualities like quick acceleration and had low range.
However, that changed with Tesla, which began mass production of the cars with 200+ miles in range. It also rolled out Superchargers across USA and Canada, allowing long distance travel.
The World Car of The Year competition had two fully electric finalists in 2019. The Jaguari I-Pace won multiple awards for its design, efficiency and overall rating.
The Mercedes EQC which debuted at the show is the first pure EV from the manufacturer to be sold in the US. It is estimated to account for at least 20% of the sales of this marquee.
The Volkswagen I.D. Buggy Concept was also launched. Volkswagen is investing around $50 million in research for electric vehicles.
The Lincoln Corsair will also be available as a plu-in hybrid within the year. It is expected to have an electric drive system in place.
Kia Haba Niro has significant cabin space due to its battery and motor placement that has allowed more space. The Pininfarina Battista has 1900 Horsepower under the hood and is faster than an F-16 jet reaching 186 mph.
Electrify America has developed a Level 3 charger that can recharge cars at 350 KW, which is several times higher than Level 2, taking 12 minutes for a full charge. With falling prices and increase in range, it is clear that electric vehicles are here to stay. This is supported by a steady increase in demand in recent years.