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Hello everyone!

I am wondering if anyone here knows where I could find information about EV release dates for 2021 in the UK. I have looked through multiple websites and can barely find any information! It seems that every website loves to say they have the release dates and then they give you one small sentence that is very general, for example, "early/late 2021".

I would greatly appreciate the help!

Thank you :)
 

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I've not heard of a source with exact dates. I just keep an eye on motoring & EV news sites.
The next batch of EV launches/announcements will probably be at the Shanghai motor show later this month (21st - 28th April).
 

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There does seem to be a problem with new car models, and in particular new EV models, in that all manufacturers are promoting and marketing futures, not real tin you can go out and buy today. A couple of notable manufacturers are promoting variants of new models available mid 2022! Presumably that means available to order 'soon' but delivery may be subject to delay..
Fair enough, market coming soon products, but can any new purchaser be expecting to jump onto the EV merry go round when tomorrow offers more range, more features,or more acceleration, for less money, 'in a years time'?
 

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EVs are the same as any other car as far as new model launches. Often the dealers have far less of an idea than you doing a Google search.
Shullbit is free, but patience is rewarded with actual facts when the new item actually appears in dealerships.
 

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I was looking at a model X as potential replacement for my Q7 but the Tesla website merely says '2022' for delivery. Nothing else and no indication if that is January 2022 or December 2022. They'll still take your money but won't say when you will likely get the car...

There is also the issue that some makes will take a reservation fee so you can pay for the privilege of being on a list to be able to order a vehicle without knowing cost/spec/date of release, etc. No wonder the government felt confident enough to remove and change the EV grant.
 

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There does seem to be a problem with new car models, and in particular new EV models, in that all manufacturers are promoting and marketing futures, not real tin you can go out and buy today. A couple of notable manufacturers are promoting variants of new models available mid 2022! Presumably that means available to order 'soon' but delivery may be subject to delay..
Fair enough, market coming soon products, but can any new purchaser be expecting to jump onto the EV merry go round when tomorrow offers more range, more features,or more acceleration, for less money, 'in a years time'?
Yes, that is a very good point. I believe leasing is the best option when considering an EV at this point in time, due to how rapidly EVs are currently evolving.
 

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Yep, it took about 7 months for my eNiro to arrive, and that's a real, on sale, seen them at the supermarket already, car. And by the time it arrived it was a discontinued trim!
 
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