Electric cars have been popular with consumers for a few years now, and manufacturers are competing to develop models that will revolutionize the way people travel. If so far the cost of batteries has stopped many choosing an electric car, now these impediments are starting to disappear, and the market is growing.
Journalists from the British publication Wired have published a list of the most interesting models of electric cars to be launched this year.
1. Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen has a large number of electric cars to hit the market, but this is perhaps the most important. An accessible ID.3 (estimated to cost from just over 30,000 pounds), which will come in three versions. Volkswagen described the car as having the inside of a Passat and the performance of a Golf GTI. The basic model has a range of 330 km, while the top version can go 550 km with a single charge.
2. Rivian R1T truck
Rivian, a US start-up, will launch this five-seater pickup truck by the end of 2020, with three battery types - 105kWh, 135kWh and 180kWh - that can cover 370 km, 480 km and 600 km respectively, with a maximum speed of 200 km / h. The dashboard has a 15.6-inch touch screen and a 6.8-inch touch screen for rear passengers. The pick-up has a four-wheel-drive system that splits the power between four electric motors, one for each wheel. In the front, there is a 350-liter trunk, and 200-liter storage space is under the rear seat. Rivian R1T's platform develops a maximum power of 765 horses and 1,120 Nm.
3. Aston Martin Rapide E
Aston Martin has already opened orders for its first fully electric vehicle, although anyone who wants and allows this car has to be fast, as production is limited to 155 units. The car promises a top speed of 250 km / h and a lithium-ion battery pack with 5,600 cells of 65 kWh, which will deliver 602 hp. According to official specifications, the battery should be sufficient for 320 kilometers. The price is currently unknown for Aston Martin Rapide E.
4. BMW iX3
BMW's first all-electric SUV is a restored X3, with modular electric traction in which engines, transmission and electric power are grouped into a single component. The battery has a capacity of "over 70kWh", which means a range greater than 400 km in the WLTP test cycle. The estimated price is about 55,000 pounds.
5. Audi e-tron GT
Audi's e-Tron GT production version will be revealed by the end of the year. Two electric motors provide an all-wheel-drive and 590 hp. It reaches 100 km / h in just 3.5 seconds. WLTP autonomy should be around 400 km. The maximum speed is limited to 240 km / h to ensure greater autonomy. It is estimated that it will cost you around 100,000 pounds.
6. Mini Electric
Mini Electric will be the cheapest full-electric BMW Group, costing less than the BMW i3. The car will reach 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds, with a maximum power of 184 hp and torque of 270 Nm. The maximum speed is limited to 150 km / h. The price announced by the BMW Group is around 33,000 euros.
7. Polestar 2
Polestar 2 will have 300kW (408 hp) all-wheel drive and an autonomy of 500 km. The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds with the help of two electric motors, mounted on both axles. Polestar 2 price = from 49,900 pounds.
8. Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo XC40 Recharge will be Volvo's first full-electric production car (the price is expected to be around 50,000 pounds). This model has two electric motors of 201 hp, one on each axis, and goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds, with a maximum speed limited to 180 km / h. The power comes from a 78kWh battery, which produces a range of up to 400 Km measured in the WLTP cycle.
9. Porsche Taycan
The long-awaited Taycan (from 83,400 pounds) is a four-door, five-seater sedan, with an electric motor that powers each axle, variable all-wheel drive and WLTP range of up to about 450 km. The maximum torque is 1,050 Nm, and the result is a 0-100 km / h time of 2.8 seconds and a maximum speed limited to 260 km / h.
10. Lotus Evija
The first electric Lotus will cost £ 2millon. Lotus is finally having the resources to deliver an electric car with serious statistics: power = 2,000 hp; torque = 1,700Nm; 0-300 km / h in under nine seconds (five times faster than a Bugatti Chiron); 0-100 km / h in under three seconds; top speed over 320 km / h; autonomy = 400 km.
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