The New Era Begins: 7 Amazing Electric Cars of the Future
Today, cars have become even closer to users than ever before. Thanks to the introduction of modern technology, you can easily pick up Thrifty car rental in Pittsburgh or anywhere else, while the cars themselves turned into smart and autonomous vehicles.
Recent years, the American company Tesla, specializing in the production of electric vehicles, has spent in relatively little competition from some models like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt or Renault Zoe. However, everything will change very soon.
World-class car manufacturers are gearing up to produce a huge assortment of electric cars over the next few years, investing billions of dollars into developing battery-powered vehicles.
The market will be filled with electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from city cars and sedans to luxury limousines, SUVs and supercars. We offer you a short overview of the models that we will see in the nearest future.
Audi e-Tron GT
E-Tron is the name for the entire existing electric line of Audi cars, which began with the e-Tron crossover, released in 2019. Soon, the Sportback coupe based on this car will enter the market, and in 2020 a sports e-Tron GT is expected to appear.
The GT sports sedan will be built on the same base as the Porsche Taycan, including a progressive 800-volt charging system, and will be able to offer about 400 kilometers with a power unit of about 600 hps.
So far, Audi has demonstrated only the concept of the e-Tron GT, but soon a serial version is expected, the design of which will be slightly smoothed, and the first cars will appear in dealerships around the end of 2020.
For the first time, Honda demonstrated a retro-design concept car in 2017 and, having received a huge number of positive reviews, immediately began to turn the concept into a production version, which will receive only a few differences from the show car.
Honda E is expected to enter the European market by the end of 2019 – it will offer about 200 kilometers on a single charge, and although this’s not too much, the cute design and retro interior compensate for the lack of battery power.
Ten years after BMW first launched the Electric Mini, the German company is ready to enter the large-scale pace of production of a stylish car.
According to the latest information, the electric Mini will receive a power unit from the BMW i3, which will allow driving up to 240 kilometers on a single charge, and the model will go on sale at the end of 2019 – 60 years after the start of sales of the first original Mini.
Volkswagen already has electric cars, but the line of ID models should become a truly massive era in their production – it was entrusted to the ID.3 compact hatchback, which has already been pre-ordered, and the public premiere will be held in Frankfurt in the fall of 2019.
It’s reported that the Golf-size hatchback will get a range of up to 420 kilometers depending on the modification, and the first deliveries of cars to European customers will begin in 2020.
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo
At the moment, this is only a concept, but Porsche has already confirmed that the car should appear in serial production over the next couple of years.
Mission E Cross Turismo is based on the same platform as the Taycan, but will be located just above the ‘brother’ in the Porsche line, offering similar performance with a longer range – about 500 kilometers per charge.
BMW Vision iNext
In February 2019, BMW released photos of the concept of the iNext SUV undergoing winter testing in Sweden, confirming the estimated release date for the production version.
BMW claims that the electric crossover will be able to cover up to 650 kilometers on a single charge, which is much higher than any electric car today. In addition, the car will have improved autonomous driving systems.
However, a little earlier, BMW will delight fans with a more mundane i3X electric car, created on the basis of the BMW X3. It will be available for pre-order at the end of 2019.
The model, which should appear at the beginning of the next decade, promises to become a killer of hypercars – Elon Musk has already said that acceleration of a roadster to the speed of 100 km/h will take less than two seconds at a maximum speed of over 400 km/h, while the range on one charge will reach fantastic 1,000 kilometers.
Figures that seemed unavailable a few years ago are gradually becoming a reality. Just imagine: for the preliminary price for the Roadster of $200,000 it will be possible to purchase a car with the characteristics of hypercars, which are estimated several times more expensive.