Here’s a list of the major car manufacturers that have at least 1 EV in their lineups in the U.K. in September 2017.
And here’s a list of the car manufacturers in the U.K. who don’t currently offer a single EV in September 2017.
- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
Bear in mind that this is 6 years after Nissan started offering the Leaf, and around 7 years after Mitsubishi first brought the i-Miev to market.
So I think it’s fair to say that the current state of affairs is rather pathetic. Unfortunately, it seems as if Hyundai were the last of the early adopting manufacturers. It now appears the rest of the pack would rather wait until the end of the decade before bothering to release a single EV. I suppose we do know that Jaguar and Audi are coming to market in the next year, but that’s scant consolation.
In Frankfurt there were plenty of EV concepts but there was no Ioniq style announcement where they say it’s coming next year. Everything is coming in 2019 – 2022.
The Honda Urban EV stole the show. I’m a huge fan. But the question needs to be asked. Where has the 200 mile Jazz EV with ChaDeMo support been the last year or so? It wouldn’t be as headline stealing as the Urban EV, but it should have been built. They did a limited range Fit EV in the US and Japan, so at the very least we should have had a version of that in Europe. And by now it could have been upgraded in battery capacity as Renault have done with the Zoe Z.E. 40.