Top 10 Electric Cars Highlights
With the whole bunch of newcomers coming our way the wait is over. Today we present you all the top 10 electric car highlights which are recently in the news. The best news is that the big names in automotive manufacturing are finally going all in with the new EV age. We bring you some truly stunning models that have recently launched and will be releasing soon. So sit back and hold on for the glimpse into the future.
Porsche Tycan Turbo S
Since the debut of the Mission E concept in 2015 the world has been patiently waiting for Porsche’s first electric car to go in production. This finally happened on the Sep 9th in the new factory at Stuttgart and Porsche was ready with the assembly line. The Tycan get 2 performance variants and offers plenty of customizations options like interiors colours, upholstery choices and additional luxury packages. The Tycan is powered by dual motor all-wheel drive system that is used by the 93kWh battery. This system produces 625 horsepower but once in the launch mode you receive maximum 761 horsepower. 0-60 acceleration is less than 2.8 seconds.
During the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show the German auto maker has revealed the final version of the most long awaited electric car. This electric hatchback gets an all new MEB platform which will be produced to the eco-friendly standards and expected to be shared with other automotive companies for new cars and SUVs in the future. On the outside the ID3 looks futuristic enough to attract ev buyers but not too exotic to scare off natural audience. The electric motor generates 204 horsepower which is paired with 3 battery options offering 330 to 550 kilometers of range. It comes with an attractive price of 23 lakhs (expected price) which will be a good competition with the Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona when it arrives to India.
Mercedes Benz Vision EQS
After the launch of the all-electric EQC SUV model, Mercedes Benz has not been idling. They have been developing their newest vision concept of the 700 kilometers range called EQS. This is the all-electric version of the S-class sedan. It follows the EQ design standards which add all the details and characteristic to this expensive model of the brand. For the best rider quality Mercedes has built this special platform made of steel, aluminium and carbon fibre. On the exterior EQS gets 940 LEDS which definitely gives the futuristic preview. You also get the light belt which is flows all around the car which visually divides the car into two parts. The electric motors are integrated into the two axles which provide a combined output of 469 horsepower.
This Silicon valley start-up company launched it model DRAKO with big promises in regards to their first model 4 seated GTE. Drako claims to provide driving dynamics and cornering precision like no other supercar in the market. The Drako was under development since 2015 but we can expect it to be aunched in 2020 for a limited production run of 25 units only. This luxury GT has four electric motors on each wheel and powered by intricate system. It comes with a internal architecture of a 90kWh battery which makes 1200 horsepower. To withstand this performance many of the components are sourced from the high end manufactures in the electric vehicle market.
Bentley EXP 100 GT
Bentley is joining the 100 years club in 2019 and to celebrate the occasion the British auto maker presented their own version of the luxury automotive future and the directions the brand is going to take. Here we are looking at the Bentley 2035 but the way EV market is growing we can expect it to hit the roads much earlier. The EXP 100 GT is powered by four electric motors and an advanced battery pack sufficient for 700 kilometers of range. The car comes with massive futuristic design with the exterior mesh grill in the front consisting of 6000 led lights. 6.5 ft wide doors that opens upwards to give you that sense of arrival. On the inside you get seamlessly sustainable materials with some advance technology.
Chinese electric car empire Byton is not a new name in the EV market. Byton launched the long anticipated car in its final form and will go on sale in the mid-2020. On the outside this five seater looks pretty similar to its concept version but features like redesigned headlights, new wheels, side view mirrors instead of camera pods and pop up door handles that replaced the final version. On the inside you get a 48 inch wide display with 7 inch steering wheel mounted touchscreen and 8 inch tablet in the center armrest. The M-Byte gets two modifications rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive with a maximum of 402 horsepower from a 95kWh battery with 435 kilometers of range.
MINI COOPER SE
The first ever electric Mini was unveiled in 2008 as a part of an experiment and basically it was a simple conversion of gasoline model, but many of them ended up in museum and it took BMW almost 10 years to green light the production so meet the Mini SE. The Mini is an electrified hardtop Mini Cooper that gets a new face and a new bumper with bright yellow accents all over the car. With the amazing 17 inch symmetric design alloy wheels the Mini SE adapts the drivetrain from BMW i3, featuring a 184 horsepower with 32 kWh battery which can only provide a range of 210 kilometers. Mini cooper referred, it will not come cheap as they would like to stay close to their interested clientele.
This the first ever electric car model introduced by British automaker since it became a apart of Chinese conglomerate Gheely, and it appears this partnership with new electric cars is going to make wonders. The Evija is the world’s lighter hyper-car with 1,680 kilograms on the scale courtesy to the ultra-light weight carbon fibre monocoque. The total output is rated upto 2000 horsepower generated with the help of four electric motors which is backed by mid mounted battery pack. The powertrain comes from Williams E-formula advanced engineering team. The Evija comes with 400 kilometers of range with a top speed of 320 kilometers per hour with 0-60 in 3 seconds. The production of Evija will be limited to only 130 units each costing around 2.5 million dollars price tag.
The most awaited and talked about Honda E which was a concept is now finally coming to the European market. The four door style will keep the main styling of the concept, including the sweet puppy eyed headlamps. The Honda E will come with 16 inch alloy wheels with a non-illuminated Honda badge logo like in the concept model. This super mini can accommodate four people and keep them entertain with high tech features. It replaces the side mirror’s to camera with built screen to look from the inside, added to that you also get central camera mirror to improve the rear view. The cars get 35.5 kWh battery that can provide a base 136 horsepower motor and a 150 horsepower. On a full charge it can range up to 220 kilometers which Honda feel it is efficient.
AUDI AI TRAIL QUATTRO
Audi has been developing an entire family of concept vehicles for past couple of years. The legendary Quattro drive system is now becoming a visionary off-roader AI-Trail Quattro. The four seater has superb all-terrain capabilities and is perfect for exploration sine its cabin is compared with the Helicopter’s. This EV is powered by four independent motors with a combined output of 435 horsepower with 250-500 kilometers of range on single charge. Audi is also developing few interesting ideas by adding two autonomous drones to the off roader which can fly ahead of the vehicle lighting up th deserted trail or will serve as bright camp lights.
His concept name is celebrated by the 45th anniversary of the Pony Hatchback which was the Hyundai’s first ever mass market model. It is built on the same skateboard platform E-GMP just like the KIA Habaniro. This then give the preview of the upcoming 2021 electric crossover hatchback hybrid from the brands. The exterior of the car is inspired by the old 1920 aviation with it radiator grill as a kinetic cube lamp design. The inside of the car get even simpler with combined wood and leather with series of displays integrated into the dashboard. Hyundai will be aiming for full autonomous drive with the 45 Concept so the front seat can swivel so the occupants can enjoy style set free interiors.
Yes many of them are still concepts, but the newcomers from Porsche, VW, Honda and Mercedes are promising for a greater EV future. If you like our top 10 electric car highlights and want to have a quick reads of more content follow the links below and enjoy the ride.