Electric CarsWhile car manufacturers are going in favor of the environment by producing electric cars, options are increasing in the market. This make it harder for buyers to select the best electric model and make it encouraging for other manufactures to get in the competition. So, the future car industry is expected to depend majorly on electric cars which in turns will lead to a cleaner environment. Electric cars could be more expensive than conventional cars. However, there are many cheap options in the market with reasonable performance. But, in this topic, we will focus on the best options in the market to consider in 2020.
Top 10 electric cars in 2020
The electric car industry is recent for some manufactures. So, they struggle at the beginning to impress buyers. But for a manufacturer like Tesla, there is no doubt about their cars technological brilliance. However, the competition is very strong in 2020 and there are many other manufactures impressing with their models. Here are a review of the top 10 electric cars to consider in 2020 and for sure the list should start with Tesla.
Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X is the most expensive car produced by Elon Musk especially the new version of the car. There were no competitors to this car since 2015, but while the competition began to be stronger, a new version of this car was a must for 2020. It has impressive falcon doors that will always make you feel as you own a car from the future. Acceleration in great, it can reach up to 62 mph in only 2.7 seconds. The battery life is amazing, with a single charge you can drive for about 300 miles. Furthermore, the Tesla Model X is supported by the Tesla Autopilot that is considered one of the best driving assistance packages in the market.
Price: starts from £82,200
Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo take an advantage from its XC40 crossover that is considered the most sold Volvo car in UK to impress buyers in 2020 with the XC40 recharge model. It is the first all-electric car produced by Volvo. The battery is expected to last for up to 248 miles before being 80% recharged in 40 seconds. Regarding acceleration, it will reach 62mph in 4.9 seconds and the top speed will be 112 mph.
While the majority of electric cars are eco-friendly but less in performance compared to fuel-based cars, the Jaguar I-PACA is expected to outperform fuel-based cars. This car is a strong alternative to the Tesla Model X and a strong competition between them is expected in 2020. The Jaguar I-Pace exterior design, interior space, 298 miles per single charge and impressive top speed that reaches 125 mph are all factors that raise the price of the car. However, it is still less expensive than the Tesla Model X.
Price: starts from£63,000
This is the first German vehicle that is fully electric. However, it is not only expected to be a strong competitor to both the Tesla Model X and the Jaguar I-Pace, it is expected to outstandboth of them. It is powered by a huge battery that provides two power outputs, one with 680 bhp and another with 761 bhp. The acceleration depends on what power output is used. It could reach 62 mph in 2.8 or in 3.2 seconds. The top speed of the Porsche Taycan is 161 mph which is considered the top speed you can ever reach. The battery is enough to drive for a range of 256 to 280 miles.
Price: starts from£116,000
The cute Japanese style is represented by the Honda e design. It is a fully electric car that is suitable for town use. Despite having modern tech and LED galore, this car keeps the first generation looking style. 80% of its battery is charged in only 30 minutes and is available to drive for about 136 miles. This is not a long range but the price is relatively lower than other options.
Price: starts from£26,000
In 2020, the second generation of the Nissan leaf is expected to impress like the predecessor generation did in 2018. The leaf e+ model will have a battery that is enough for 239 miles while the normal version will have a battery that is enough for only 168 miles. The Nissan leaf acceleration performance allows the car to reach 62 mph in 7.1 seconds. By comparing these capabilities to the car price, it is considered a cheap option.
Price: starts from£27,995 to £35,895 depending on the version of the car.
In terms of car design, the BMW i3 could be the best looking small EV you can ever have. It never fails to impress since 4 years from now. It comes with two power output options, one with 125 KW and another with 135 KW. This enables the car to run for a range from 173 miles to 189 miles. Regarding acceleration, the BMW i3 reaches 62 mph in 7.3 seconds or in 6.9 seconds with the new i3 sport edition. What supports this car in competition is its price, what doesn’t support it is a top speed of only 100 mph.
Price: starts from £35,350
The Hyundai Kona seize a competitive advantage that is not provided by any of its competitors, it is providing a long range with a low price. This range is from 200 miles to 300 miles per a single charge. So, it could be similar to the jaguar I-pace in terms of the driving range per charge. However, it is sold for half the price of the Jaguar I-pace.
Price: starts from £35,000
This SUV is also another strong option to consider for the competition. In terms of the driving range per a single charge, it comes after the Tesla Model X and the Mercedes EQC with a range of 248 miles. The battery could be charged in only 30 minutes. So, you will not wait a lot to continue driving. Considering acceleration, the E-Tron reaches 62 mph in 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 124 mph.
Price: starts from £71,560
This car is approximately as similar as the Tesla Model X regarding the driving range per a single charge. A fully charged battery is enough to drive for up to 280 miles and 80% of the battery could be recharged in 40 minutes. The electric motor of this car accelerates to reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. In general, it is an expensive option. But as a luxurious car with metallic textiles and a lot of interior features like the Mercedes infotainment screens and built in speech recognition software, it worth the expensive price.
Price: starts from £65,640
Advantages of having an electric car
Your next car should be electric-based rather than fuel-based and there are many reasons that would convince you, starting with the environment and ending with the quality of life you and your family could have. The following are some of the benefits you will get after having an electric car.
Eliminate costs of fuel
By replacing gas by electricity you will avoid costs of fueling your car that is always under the mercy of gas prices. While gas prices are increasing, the cost of charging your electric car is fixed.
A better vehicle for the environment
Electric cars run without any exhaust emissions and this will cause no pollution to the environment like other conventional cars do.
Use renewable energy
If you sacrifice more fixed money at the beginning to build a solar PV system near your home, you will recharge your car with a renewable energy that will let you avoid the cost of charging your car in charging stations and this will
Lead to a healthy society
In the long run, harmful exhaust emissions that were produced by conventional cars will be reduced when we replace them with electric cars and this will enhance the quality of air we breathe which in turns will reduce health problems and lead to a healthy society.
Electric cars are supported by many safety features that ensure a safer driving such as protection against rolling over as they have a lower center of gravity. Furthermore, they are produced from materials that make you safer if a collision or explosion occurs.