Currently, Tesla is now winning the electric vehicle wars (yes, I made that up). With bot a stronghold on features and pricing, Elon Musk’s automobile company is sitting quite pretty atop the hill.
However, in this piece, we take a look at some auto brands- and vehicle that could cause some competition for Tesla over the next 365 days.
The BMW i3s
Starting price: £34,445
The sporty i3s is expected to be a new version of the conventional BMW i3. It was just launched in 2018, and the car has a stating range of 124 miles with a 184hp electric motor. It has a top speed of 99mph, and will go from 0 to 60mph inn 6.9s.
With a home charging point the BMW i3s will charge in 5 to 6 hours.
Mercedes GLC F-Cell
Starting price: Unavailable
While not fully electric the mid-sized SUV is expected to debut in the UK this year. It will come with 2 carbon-fiber tanks, which can hold 4.4 kg hydrogen there is also a separate battery pack with a capacity of 13Kw/h.
The electric motor o tis vehicle boasts a 50km range, which means it is able to power the vehicle when it runs low on hydrogen. With the GLZ you get a touchscreen or entertainment and navigation.
According to manufacturers the car is capable of lasting for 271 miles on a single charge, and its electronically limited top speed is also 99mph.
Its hydrogen tank can be filled in under 3 minutes, while it will take half an hour to get its battery charged.
Mercedes EQ Electric Concept
Stating price: £35,000
Mercedes also unveiled its electric concept vehicle, which is expected to last for 310 miles on a charge and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.
Expected in 2019, the concept comes with a massive 24-inch display that shows speed, navigation information and battery charge. With 5 minutes charge, you’ll get about 120km range
Starting price: £71,000
The Audi Elaine is expected to hit markets in 2019.
Its battery pack provides 320Kw. With a 95Kw/h power delivery, the car is able to travel 320 miles on a single charge, and it accelerates from 0 to 60mph in 4.5s.
Honda Urban EV
Starting price: unavailable
The concept for Honda’s Urban EV is expected to arrive in Europe this year as well. While specifications weren’t made available, the car features modern designs with a large display screen
Starting price: £63,925
The I-Pace electric vehicle was launched in 2018. With all-wheel drive and aerodynamic capabilities, the car is able to reach 100km/h in 4s.
The I–Pace goes over 220 miles on a single charge. Also, thanks to a quick charge option it can reach 80% battery in 90 minutes.
Starting price: £29,495
Powered by over 50kW in its battery pack, the Kona can drive about 270 miles on a single charge.
The Kona comes with a Gamma turbo 1.6 engine which boasts 177hp, which helps the car go from 0 to 100km/h in 7.7s and reach a top speed of 210km/h. Other features include High Beam Assist, Lane Keep Assist, and Blindspot Collision Warning.
Volvo Ploestar One
Starting price: Unavailable
The newly-rebranded EV brand from Volvo was unveiled its first vehicle, expected to go on sale in 2019.
It’s got two electric motors at the back provide 218hp, with n estimated range of 93 miles on a charge. The gasoline engine delivers 600hp
2018 Nissan Leaf
Starting price: £22,000
With a 174h motor, it offers 150 miles on a single charge. The e-pedal lets you accelerate and bake with one pedal.
It also has pro-pilot assist, which helps decelerate the vehicle to achieve a preset buffer distance set by the driver.
The battery can be charged with 8 hours, and it gets an 80% in 40 minutes with quick charge option