If it is true that the future of road mobility is inextricably linked to the development of electric cars, it is also true that the present and the near future are plug-in hybrid cars that can be recharged on tap. Car manufacturers must rely on this bridge technology in order to comply with the stringent CO2 emission limits that will come into force in 2021, using a heat engine and an electric motor on the same car, with rechargeable batteries.
All the market signals and official announcements make the invasion of plug-in hybrid cars increasingly inevitable , an avalanche of new models “on tap” that we want to collect here, in strict alphabetical order.
In this list there are all the new hybrid plug-ins arriving by the end of 2019, in 2020 or just entered the price lists.
Audi Q5 55 TFSI and four
The first compact electrified and rechargeable SUV on the plug of Audi is called Q5 55 TFSI and four , an acronym that emphasizes the presence of the 2.0 turbo petrol engine and the electric one for 367 total hp and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds . Thanks to the 14.1 kWh battery the declared electric range reaches up to 45 km and can already be ordered at a base price of 67,300 euros. The less powerful Audi Q5 50 TFSI and four reaches 299 hp and has a base price of 62,500 euros.
Audi A7 Sportback and four
Even the luxurious GT sedan from Ingolstadt now has its plug-in version, the A7 Sportback and four which has the same “two thousand” engine as the Q5 seen above and 367 hp. Here the electric range is equal to 40 km, while the arrival on the market, with relative prices, is expected towards the end of 2019, at which time the list of the almost twin Audi A6 and four will also be formalized .
Audi A8 L TFSI and four
One of the few hybrid plug-in flagships coming to the market is the Audi A8 L 60 TFSI and four which uses the 3.0 TFSI engine , plus the electric one, to express 449 hp and 700 Nm. Electric range and performance are not yet officialized , but are expected within the year.
BMW X1 xDrive25e
The most compact of the BMW SUVs is the X1, which receives the xDrive25e plug-in hybrid motorization , the Active Tourer and MINI Clubman motorcycles . The power is 220 hp and the electric range reaches 50 km . Production of the BMW X1 xDrive25e will start in March 2020, with a 9.7 kWh battery.
The BMW 330e sedan is equipped with a 2.0 turbo engine and a 292 hp electric engine with an approved electric range of 66 km . 9 seconds is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h. The starting price of the 3 Series plug-in hybrid is 55,750 euros.
The updates made to the 5 PHEV series concern the 12 kWh increased battery which brings the electric range up to 64 km . The other novelty is the 530e xDrive which adds four-wheel drive. List prices from 60.900 and 64.150 euros.
BMW X3 xDrive30e
The first BMW X3 that can be loaded on the plug is the X3 xDrive30e which is fitted with the well-known four-cylinder 292 hp turbocharged petrol (thanks to the addition of the electric) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds. The zero-emission range is 50 km . The arrival on the market is set at the turn of 2019 and 2020, at which time the price lists will be available.
BMW X5 xDrive45e
The new large hybrid SUV on tap from BMW has just opened orders and is called X5 xDrive45e . It has a total of 394 hp and a zero-emission range of 97 km, one of the best on the market. The starting price is 85.650 euros.
The Monaco flagship is also a plug-in hybrid and in the latest version is called the BMW 745e (745Le xDrive the long wheelbase). The six-cylinder petrol engine with the addition of electric reaches 394 hp and the range reaches a maximum of 58 km . Base price of 106,810 euros.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale
With the SF90 Stradale , Ferrari in its own way wants to upset the sector of electrified hypercars, with a plug-in hybrid equipped with a V8 turbo engine and three electric engines with a total of 1,000 hp . Despite the 2.5 seconds needed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h the SF90 Stradale is capable of traveling up to 25 km in electric eDrive mode. The price has not been formalized, but should be around 550,000 euros.
Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid
For the first time in its history, Ford Explorer officially arrives in Europe and has been doing so since mid- 2020 with the PHEV version alone . We are talking about a large SUV with a 3.0 EcoBoost V6 engine with 450 hp and a total of 840 Nm, all-wheel drive and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The electric range is 40 km .
Ford Kuga Plug-in Hybrid
The third generation of the Ford Kuga is available from the launch in an electrified and rechargeable version, the Kuga Plug-in Hybrid . This combines the four-cylinder Atkinson 2.5-liter cycle with a total of 225 hp , with a 14.4 kWh battery that offers a “green” range of more than 50 km . The availability in the dealerships is fixed for 2020 , but it is already available with prices starting from 38.250 euros.
Kia XCeed Plug-in Hybrid
The Kia XCeed is the latest step of the Korean company in the world of SUVs compact and is already announced with plug-in motorization for the beginning of 2020 . This is a version with a 1.6 petrol electric engine with 141 hp , like the Ioniq, and an electric range of about 60 km .
Mercedes A 250 e
The Mercedes A-Class also has its electrified and rechargeable version, the A 250e in a 5-door or sedan version. The engine is the 1.3 turbo petrol engine with the addition of electric for a total of 218 hp and the electric range reaches about 69 km . The acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h is only 6.6 seconds. They arrive on the market by 2019.
Mercedes B 250 e
Like the Class A, also the Class B MPV does not give up the PHEV version , the B 250e which uses the same electrified engine. In this case the electric range is 68 km . Expected by the end of the year
Mercedes GLC 300 and 4MATIC
2.0 petrol and electric motor for the Mercedes GLC 300e 4MATIC , compact all-wheel drive SUV that develops 320 hp and 700 Nm, for 5.7 seconds in the 0-100. The 13.5 kWh battery promises a range of 43 km . The price list has not yet been formalized.
Mercedes GLE 350 de 4MATIC
SUV large and electrified, here is the recipe of the Mercedes GLE 350de 4MATIC which uses diesel and electric motor to reach 320 HP and 700 Nm. The 31.2 kWh battery is also great, allowing you to travel up to 99 km with zero emissions , so much. also in this case the price is still expected.
Opel Grandland X Hybrid4
The first Opel plug-in model is the Grandland X Hybrid4 , the one with the 1.6 turbo engine with 300 hp total for 50 km of electric range. The list price of this all-wheel drive SUV crossover is 46.650 euros. Alternatively there is the long-term rental Free2Move Lease from 389 euros per month for 36 months.
Peugeot 3008 GT Hybrid4
The Opel\’s twin is the Peugeot 3008 GT Hybrid4 , a plug-in SUV that will be marketed in Italy in the first quarter of 2020. The power is also here of 300 hp , with a 0-100 in 5.9 seconds and a range of 59 km in 100% electric mode.
Announced and unveiled for some time, the Polestar 1 is the plug-in hybrid sports coupe that we will see on the road in 2020 . To surprise and challenge the few competitors offers a 2.0 turbo electric engine from 600 hp and 1,000 Nm, all-wheel drive and up to 150 km of electric range, a record. Estimated price: around 150,000 euros.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid
At the moment the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid represents the maximum that the world of sporting SUVs and plug-ins can offer, as soon as it enters the list with a base price of 177.826 euros. To justify this figure there are the 680 hp and 900 Nm total, only 3.8 seconds to shoot from 0 to 100 and the electric range of 32 km . Wanting, there is also the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé which costs € 181,608.
Renault Captur PHEV
Of the Renault Captur Plug-in Hybrid know at the moment still little, but that will come in 2020. The latest rumors speak of 1.6 turbo petrol 160 bhp power, in addition to the 9.8 kWh battery electric range of 45 km about. Prices still to be defined
Seat Tarraco PHEV
At the Frankfurt Motor Show it was still in the status of a pre-production prototype, but Seat Tarraco PHEV is already announced as the first plug-in of the Spanish company. the first data speak of a 1.4 petrol engine with 245 hp total electric , plus a “zero emission” range of 50 km . Also in this case, appointment to 2020.
Skoda Superb iV
The Skoda electrification opens with the Superb iV , sedan and family. The engine is the 1.4 TSI electric from 218 hp total . The electric range is 56 km and the base price starts at 39.400 euros. Deliveries are expected in the early months of 2020.
Volvo XC40 T5 Twin Engine
The Volvo XC40 with dual engine is rightly called XC40 T5 Twin Engine, has 261 hp in all and is able to shoot from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds. The autonomy guaranteed by the battery is 38 km and the price starts at € 45,150.
Volkswagen Passat GTE
A Passat GTE already existed, but a battery update has just arrived with the restyling. The capacity has risen to 13 kWh and the electric range now reaches 54 km in the case of the Passat GTE sedan and 56 km for the Passat Variant GTE. The power of the electrified engine is 218 hp and the price starts at 50,950 euros for the sedan and 51,950 euros for the Variant.