Alfa Romeo comes form a parent company Fiat Chrysler , which is merging with PSA Group, parent to French brands Citroen, DS and Peugeot, as well as Germany's Opel.
The e-2008, of a similar size to the future Alfa Romeo EV, uses a single motor to drive its front wheels, producing 136 bhp and 192 lb ft of torque. A 50 kWh battery pack gives it up to 192 miles of range.
In 2021 the car company will introduce the compact Tonale SUV to fill the void of the Giulietta compact hatchback which will go out of market this year (2020) The Tonale will ride on PSA's CMP platform and offer plug-in hybrid power at launch.
A subcompact SUV with battery-electric power will follow in 2022 to fill the void of the MiTo subcompact hatch, which will be based on the CMP platform which is designed for both subcompact and compact cars and can support battery-electric power trains.
Other EVs based on the CMP platform come with a 50-kilowatt-hour battery and an electric motor rated at just 136 horsepower, though Alfa Romeo will add some performance to maintain the brand's sporty positioning, a spokesman.
The car rivals include Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-class, Volvo XC40. Cost approximation for this car is starting around $35,000.