Power station wagons: here they are, here they are coming

Power station wagons: here they are, here they are coming

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In addition, electric vehicles such as sports utility vehicles promise manufacturers a higher income from the standard selling price – which affects not only the range of station wagons (here there is a discount), but also a small car. Apart from that, there is no market for purse strings outside of Germany and a few other European countries. It is not surprising, then, that car manufacturers find it easier to launch e-SUVs.

But that may be changing – albeit slowly. There are currently only two e-station wagons to choose from, and the other two are in the early stages. Additional models have been announced for the foreseeable future.

Cons: With a charging capacity of 87 kW, the pickup truck needs a minimum of 40 minutes to charge from 5 to 80 percent, even at a fast charging station. In the AUTO BILD test round, the MG5 claimed an average of 28 kWh/100 km, the actual range was much lower. In addition, the MG5 has a good loading volume with 479 to 1367 liters, but the occupants quickly face space problems and the back seat is like ski jumping in the room after being folded down, as the comparison test of How Cars confirmed . .

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Taycan Cross Turismo can also go off-road, but its usual terrain is and remains the road.

Photo: Porsche AG

However, there is a lot to offer for the money: a performance battery of 93.4 kWh, Distance 389-456 km (official), up to 1212 liters of luggage space and a top speed of 220 km / h, which promises a completely new experience of speed thanks to the typical Porsche road.

Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric

Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric

Up to 1663 liters of cargo volume is a real plus for environmentally conscious people who have to or want to hide a lot.

Photo: Stellantis

In terms of the car, the Astra Electric has an electric motor with 115 kW (156 hp) at its disposal, at 170 km / h is the limit. The official range with a 54 kWh battery can be 400 kilometers, the starting price for a station wagon is around 42,000 euros.

And the topics continue: “The first European Estate” will be the Peugeot e-308 SW (Station Wagon), which is technically related to the Astra-e and may be on sale before the middle of 2023. Its trunk volume is at the same level as a liter 608 to 1634. Like many other models of its type, the 308 is already available in petrol, diesel, regular hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.

Peugeot e-308

An official range of more than 400 kilometers is promised.

Photo: Stellantis

Like the sedan-like e-308, the SW is based on the EMP2 platform, has an output of 115 kW (156 hp) and promises an official range of over 400 km. 100 kW. Consumption is 12.7 kWh per 100 km. According to Peugeot, the e-308 and e-308 SW charge from 20 to 80 percent in about 25 minutes at a 100 kW charging station.

The VW.7 ID is considered an electric Passat, even if the similarities are mainly related to parts. It celebrated its debut at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, and the market launch should follow in the third quarter of this year.

Technically, the ID.7 is based on the well-known MEB electronic building materials. VW promises a wheelbase of almost three meters, an additional 85 kWh battery pack, an output of 210 kW (286 hp) and a range of up to 700 km according to WLTP. In everyday life you can expect a good 600 km. And unlike the combustion Passat, the ID.7 will also be available as a station wagon, possibly called the ID.7 Tourer. The price should be a little under 60,000 euros.

BMW has completed the new 5 Series. In the fall of 2023, the eighth generation of the top class will go on sale, initially as a notchback sedan with diesel and gasoline engines and as an electric car called the i5 (first test). In the spring of 2024, the Touring station wagon will follow, also available only in electricity.

With an 80 kW battery, an electric sedan should have a range of 400 to 500 km, and a station wagon should not look too different.

The A6 electric station wagon will come in 2024 and – at least that’s what the study presented in 2022 promises – will be a real beauty, as always from Audi. Range up to 700 km. The A6 Avant e-tron concept uses two electric motors (front and rear) with a system output of 350 kW (476 hp) and a maximum torque of 800 Nm with the battery. and about 100 kWh. four? respect point!

Thanks to the 800-volt technology and the charging capacity of up to 270 kW, in fact 300 kilometers should be possible in ten minutes. However, the whole thing probably its price – which should be less than 100,000 euros.

Skoda Octavia Combi Electric

Skoda Combi BEV

Flat and practical: With the “Combi” model, Skoda presented its first MEB car that is not in the form of an SUV.

Photo: Skoda Auto

For low consumption, the E-Kombi is designed flat. Information about the trunk, range and price is not yet available. But How Cars would like 550 liters, a real range of 500 km and a base price not too far above the mark of 50,000 euros.

And finally back to China: Nio will bring us the ET5 in the summer of 2023, probably also as a station wagon. The ET5 Bullet Brake is said to be available to order in China from July 2023. Chinese media mentions a length of 4.79 meters and a wheelbase of 2.89 meters.

Drive is taken by the ET5 sedan: 150 kW (204 hp) on the front axle, 210 kW (285 hp) on the rear axle. The conclusion of the trailer to carry a trailer of up to 1.4 tons is expected. Including the battery, at least 65,000 euros should be paid for the ET5 as a station wagon.


Something is slowly happening in the niche area of ​​power station wagons. The problem: Most of the new models are expensive, and a family with three children will quickly become financially burdened.