Cars are getting electrified at a rapid pace and it is getting harder by the day to keep track of each car undergoing electrification. Nevertheless, there are many highly anticipated & some well received EVs that truly needs to be discussed, and here we will discuss such top seven new electric cars.
Mercedes is already well known for its high-end luxury cars, especially the S-class, the new EQS, as the name suggests, is essentially an electrified version of an S-class that aims to deliver much more than what normal EVs have to offer. The EQS is also regarded as the most high-tech car Mercedes has ever created which can be deduced by a slight glance at its ultra-wide hyper screen that runs across the entire length of the dash.
The almost-fully autonomous driving feature further adds to the already magnificent character of the EQS. Mercedes latest luxury cruiser will support a range of 400 miles (640 km) or more. Moreover, the car will be available in either an RWD or an AWD version, the top-of-the-line AWD version will have nearly 520 hp and a 0-100 km/h time of under 4 seconds. Mercedes’s flagship electric saloon will have an expected starting price of almost $100,000.
The Kia EV6 will be a mainstream crossover SUV with futuristic styling that resembles that of a much more expensive SUV. The EV6 boasts an outstanding wheelbase that is equivalent to that of seven-seater Kia Telluride. Both the interior and the exterior are well balanced and contemporary, and everything looks well settled in its place. The great thing for many would be the presence of physical buttons that in conjunction with a wide infotainment system will make for a pleasant driving experience.
Out of some of the specs revealed just recently, the range is estimated to be approximately 330 miles (531 km) and the power output will vary from 170 hp to 576 hp for the top-spec version, but the most highlight feature is its ultra-fast charging that will significantly charge the car in under 20 minutes, provided an ultra-fast charger is used. Since the EV6 is focused towards mainstream buyers, therefore, it is anticipated to cost around $45,000.
Volvo C40 Recharge
The Volvo C40 is, in fact, an electrified version of the normal but highly successful XC40 and is, therefore, based on its platform. On the exterior, the C40 might not be a fully redesigned version of the XC40 but it is under its skin that makes it a whole lot more exciting. The dual electric motors combined generate a healthy 402 hp which for a compact crossover is more than enough.
The powerful dual motors are also the reason behind a sub-5 second 0-100 km/h time and the battery pack has enough juice to last 200 miles (322 km). Since the Volvo C40 will rival the likes of Mercedes EQA, therefore, it will also be available in a luxury trim that will add several creature comforts and goodies to justify a price tag that will most probably exceed $60,000.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
It won’t be wrong to say that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one of the world’s most well-received cars of the year and rightly so, as it masterfully blends modern & retro DNA to form a surprisingly refreshing compact hatchback. Its unique design language effectively uses the interior space to provide a roomy interior and it has also given the Ioniq 5 a considerable advantage over its competitors. Furthermore, Hyundai has also infused just the right amount of tech that looks elegant and at the same time makes for a comfier driving experience.
The powertrain is available in two configurations, out of which one is rated at 225hp, whereas the other pushes out 320 hp, these are adequate power figures for a daily driven mainstream car, furthermore, the car supports ultra-fast charging, and its battery is rated to last more than 250 miles (402 km). Starting price for Hyundai’s retro yet contemporary hatchback is expected to hover around $45,000.
Renault Megane eVision
The French carmaker, already well known for making an all-electric Zoe, has recently unveiled Megane eVision that simply looks stunning. Like many other upcoming electric vehicles, the Megane eVision is also a crossover SUV, but it has been developed on a completely new platform. The compact crossover concept, despite resembling a futuristic automobile is expected to retain nearly 90% of its outstanding design clues when it goes into production late in 2021.
The initial electrified Megane models will all be front-wheel drive with 217 hp, but there is room in the rear for another motor that supports the prediction of a sportier version in the future. The estimated range is 281 miles (452 km) which can, thankfully, be recouped swiftly by a fast charger. The futuristic French crossover is yet to hit the market but keeping in mind Renault’s pricing strategy for other models, the eVision would probably cost around €35,000.
Genesis G80 Electric
The Genesis G80 Electric will be the brand’s first all-electric vehicle and is based on the luxurious G80 sedan. The electrified version will retain and probably add some more luxury tech to the already opulent G80 and will mark the beginning of a new era for Hyundai’s luxury division.
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The V8 in petrol version is replaced by two motors, one at the front and the other at the rear, combined they will deliver a total 364 hp, enough to reach 0-100 km/h from a standstill in under 5 seconds.
According to the leaks, the G80 electric will have a range in excess of 250 miles (402 km) and a solar roof that will surely help in increasing the overall efficiency of the car. The sticker price for Genesis’s first all-electric luxury sedan will probably be around $60,000.
BMW i4 M50
BMW’s M-division is known for making agile & high-performing cars and it has now decided to try its fate in the EV world with the i4 M50. The M50 version will be the top-spec, performance-oriented version of the i4 and its dual motors will not only provide superior traction but will also generate an impressive 537 hp that will help the car hit 0-100 km/h in under 4 seconds.
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The i4 M50 will boast BMW’s latest design language that is directly in line with the brand’s concept cars which is truly a remarkable thing as most features of concept cars don’t get to see the light of the day. Despite having an impressive potential underneath its skin, the sporty i4 M50 will still have a rated range of 300+ miles (483 km). Such a potent BMW guarantees a rather hefty price tag, which is why many experts estimate its base price around $70,000 mark.