07 Nov Electric Cars – The Future is Here
Electric Cars – The Future is Here
As people become more environmentally conscious and more concerned about what our cars and trucks are doing to pollute the atmosphere, it’s no surprise that electric cars are becoming more popular. At this time, fully electric, long-range vehicles are few and far between. In fact, Tesla vehicles are currently the only cars that have an official range of more than 200 miles per charge.
But, suggests an article on the Business Insider/Tech Insider website, it won’t be long before there’s an influx of long-range electric cars hitting the market. Most major automakers, including GM and Volkswagen, have vowed to roll out more than one fully electric car by 2020.
One of the pioneers in electric vehicles, Tesla, expected to launch its first mass-market, long-range vehicle in 2017. With a starting range of more than 200 miles per charge, it can go from zero to 60 in just six seconds. Tesla also is developing a new roadster model that will be built for speed – capable of going from zero to 60 in less than 2.8 seconds.
Over at General Motors, the Bolt EV – the company’s first affordable long-range car – was due to have come out in late 2016. It has a range of about 200 miles per charge.
Audi is planning to begin producing an all-electric SUV in 2018. It will have three motors, a range of 310 miles on a single charge, and quick-charging capabilities.
Porsche is investing a billion dollars in developing and producing its first all-electric car. Its range is approximately 240 miles on a single charge and it can go from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds.
Aston Martin has announced that it is partnering with a Chinese firm to develop a production version of its all-electric RapidE concept. It’s expected to have a range of 200 miles per charge, but since its coming from a luxury car manufacturer, the price is likely to be between $200,000 and $250,000.
Volkswagen plans to be producing 20 electric vehicles by 2020 and 30 electric plug-in models by 2025. Because Volkswagen is the parent company of Audi and Porsche, their cars would represent two of the 20. But the company also has introduced a fully electric concept car called the Budd-E. It has an estimated range of 230 miles on a single charge.
Meanwhile, Hyundai is developing a line of electrified vehicles, including a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and an all-electric model which is said to have a range of 110 miles per charge.
In France, Citroen is launching its E-Mehari model, which has a range of 124 miles per charge in the city and about 62 miles outside the city.
Mercedes Benz also expects to launch at least one new all-electric car by 2018 to go with its two current all-electric models. The newer car is expected to have a range of 310 miles per charge.
Ford has said it plans to build about 13 new hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars by 2020.
The Nissan Leaf has a range of about 107 miles per charge, but a new model with a 200 mile range is in development.
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