Some innovative electric vehicles have recently hit the scene. They’re stylish, fun to drive, and loaded with technology. Most importantly, you don’t have to worry about spending money on gas.
To help, here are a few of the hottest new EVs on the market.
2020 Tesla Model S
- Long Range: $81,190
- Performance: $101,190
The 2020 Tesla Model S has helped revolutionize the automotive industry. You’ll love this luxury sedan’s class-leading driving range and exciting list of high-tech features. Because prices have dropped for 2020, expect even more people to be shopping for a new Model S.
Drivers who do a lot of traveling may prefer the standard long-range version. You can travel up to 370 miles before running out of juice. Meanwhile, the performance version of the Model S delivers an extra dose of driving excitement. A blistering zero to 60 mph time of 2.4 seconds allows this electric-powered sedan to embarrass the average sports car.
On the inside, the 2020 Tesla Model S provides more than enough space for the average American family. Plus, there’s more than 25 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, which makes the Model S great for weekend outings. You’ll be surrounded by the latest high-tech features, including a giant 17-inch touchscreen.
If you desire a hands-free driving experience, opt for the Enhanced Autopilot package. Not only will this sedan be able to automatically park itself, but it can also automatically change lanes.
2020 Porsche Taycan
- Base: $150,900
- S: $185,000
Porsche has always been known for manufacturing race-bred sports cars. It comes as no surprise that this German automaker has produced one of the most thrilling electric-powered sedans in history. Designed to go head-to-head against the Tesla Model S, the all-new 2020 Porsche Taycan promises to deliver unmatched thrills. Jaw-dropping styling also helps the Taycan to leave a lasting impression.
Performance is clearly a strong point for the new Taycan. A 93.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack helps it to develop a sensational 670 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque. However, stepping up to the Taycan S increases output to 750 horsepower and 774 pound-feet. Standard all-wheel-drive ensures superior traction. When launched from a dead stop, the Taycan can hit 60 mph in a stunning 2.6 seconds. An estimated driving range of 279 miles sweetens the deal. Additionally, you can look forward to experiencing track-worthy handling.
Fortunately, the Taycan isn’t just about performance as it offers a high level of passenger comfort. As expected, there’s an abundance of technology inside the new Taycan. Virtually all the interior controls are fully digital. Aside from being the first car to offer Apple Music integration, this EV offers a 10.9-inch touchscreen for passengers.
BMW i3 All Electric Sedan
- Base: $44,450
- i3s: $47,650
If you’re in the market for a new luxury hatchback, take a serious look at the BMW i3 All Electric Sedan. It’s an especially great option for folks who live in the city. A surprisingly roomy interior and an easily accessible cargo area highlight the i3’s practicality.
There are two different versions of the i3. The base version’s electric powertrain develops a competitive 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A range extender allows you to travel up to 200 miles on a single charge.
If you desire stronger acceleration around town, check out the i3s. It’s tuned to produce a livelier 181 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. To enhance handling, BMW equips the i3s with wider performance tires and a lowered suspension.
Several premium upgrades are available for the i3. Advanced safety technologies, like all-speed adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking, help you to avoid unexpected road hazards. Meanwhile, music fans can rock out to the Harman Kardon audio system.
2020 Jaguar I-PACE
- S: $69,850
- SE: $76,250
- HSE: $80,900
When the Jaguar I-PACE was first introduced last year, it immediately set a new benchmark. The I-PACE is arguably the best electric crossover on the entire market. You’ll love its smooth driving dynamics and strong output. A modern interior design adds to the excitement of the new I-PACE.
Featuring two electric motors, the I-PACE’s powertrain pushes out an entertaining 394 horsepower and 512 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels. A tested zero to 60 mph time of 4.2 seconds makes the I-PACE far quicker than the typical gas-powered crossover.
Despite packing so much performance, this EV is extremely easy to drive. Great weight balance and an accurate steering system inspire confidence. Meanwhile, a high-riding mode helps the I-PACE to maneuver through deep snow.
Although several options are available for the I-PACE, even the base model comes well equipped. Highlights include a 10.0-inch infotainment screen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an automated parking system. You’ll also benefit from accident-avoidance features like low-speed automatic braking.
2020 Kia Soul EV
Trims and prices will be announced at a later date.
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly EV, take a look at the redesigned 2020 Kia Soul EV. It’s now more powerful and flaunts a fresh new look. Furthermore, a spacious cabin makes the Soul EV an ideal choice for families.
Expect the Soul EV to deliver a fun driving experience. This year, production has increased to a formidable 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, you’ll appreciate the boxy crossover’s improved driving range of 243 miles.
The biggest highlight on the inside is Kia’s new 10.3-inch touchscreen. Aside from streaming mobile apps, it displays battery charging information. There’s even an app that allows you to remotely set the interior temperature and check the status of your vehicle.