J.D. Power, Subaru is set to release their own electric vehicle. Information is still coming out about the car, but it is set to release in 2022.
What is known about Subaru’s electric vehicle
Information about the Subaru electric vehicle is limited, but a few things are currently known for certain.
The first is that the EV will be named the Solterra. This unique and fitting name means "Sun" and "Earth" in Latin. For an electric vehicle intended for the trekking audience that would benefit from an SUV, Solterra feels like an appropriate name.
In terms of features, the Solterra will be a compact crossover SUV with all-wheel drive. This may be the first fully-electric Subaru, but customers should remember that Subaru has a strong track record of quality SUVs. It would be logical to believe that an electric SUV would have that same quality.
When talking about EVs, one of the biggest concerns potential drivers have is the car’s range. As of now, there does not seem to be any publicly available information on the Solterra's range. This will likely become more clear as the Solterra gets closer to launch.
The Solterra is part of a partnership
While the name on the Solterra may say Subaru, the electric vehicle has been developed in partnership with another industry leader. According to
Green Car Reports, the EV has been co-developed by Subaru and Toyota.
Toyota has its own name for the electric SUV, the bZ4X Concept. As this is a working name, the Toyota EV may be renamed before it goes to the market.
Much like Subaru,
Toyotahas not released a fully electric vehicle yet. However, Toyota has had a long history of acclaimed and popular hybrid vehicles, like the Prius and the RAV4 Prime SUV.
More manufacturers are going electric
Just a few years ago, those interested in purchasing an electric vehicle were limited in their options. Now, it is clear that there is a market for EVs. Major manufacturers in addition to Subaru and Toyota have taken note and are starting to produce EVs of their own.
Those who do not want to wait for the Solterra to come to market may consider electric SUVs already on the market. Ford has recently released the Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric SUV. This SUV carries on the tradition of the iconic Mustang body design and has a range of 230 miles per charge.
Honda and GM are also pairing up to create an electric SUV. It is called the
Prologue, and it is set to release in 2024. The Prologue is part of Honda's overall goal of becoming a completely electric car manufacturer in the coming decades.
As for the Subaru Solterra, it is set to go on the market in 2022. Details on the SUV's cost, range, and more will likely be released in the lead-up to the EV's launch.
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