“When will those age-raddled dimwits in the century-old car industry get on and do what Tesla has been doing for years?” It’s a question that’s been rattling around planet automobile for years. At the Paris Motor Show we got an answer.
You wait years for a long-range, electric, posh, fast SUV to provide an alternative to the Tesla Model X, and then three come along at once. Side-by-side at the Paris show, Jaguar and Audi and Mercedes had their new entries. Jaguar is just beginning to deliver the i-Pace, Audi is taking orders for the e-tron and Mercedes will shortly follow with the production-ready EQC making its public debut here for sale next year.
BMW, having paused after launching the i3 and i8, had the concepts for its 2020 rear-drive electric iX3, and the 2021 all-singing iNext. Also don’t forget that lower down the price scale, we had the Kia e-Niro and DS 3 Crossback e-Tense.