The shift to electrifying the automobile industry is well underway. More and more automobile manufacturers are devoting whole teams of engineers to better understand the space and develop a car of their own to give consumers what they have long been asking for. Last year we did a similar , but since then a lot has changed, we figured that it is appropriate to compile the following list of electric vehicles coming out in 2018. The vehicles we may soon see gracing the roads around us include:
This electric vehicle may only be available in concept this year but we still felt it should be included because of its incredible design. Modeled largely after the BMW Z4, the Supra aims to be a far cheaper alternative to the luxury car brand. If not this year, certainly the year after, we will see this EV hitting the streets near you.
Mercedes Project One
Perhaps the closest this to a true F1 series car on this list. Project One will be released this year and pack quite a punch. Said to have zero to sixty speeds on par with formula one vehicles and have well over 1,000 horsepower, we can’t wait to see the final product.
This EV is Volvo’s direct response to Tesla’s Model 3 and Model X. It is said to have over 500 horsepower meaning this will be one fun car to drive. Because they only plan to manufacture 500 of them this year, you can expect to pay a pretty penny to get your hands on one in the near future.
Mercedes Benz EQ
This EV is perhaps most impressive for its 70 kWh electric motor. It can also go a very respectable 310 miles between charges and can accelerate from zero to sixty in less than five seconds. Mercedes Benz is seeking to stay with the pack with the EQ.
Jaguar is living up to its luxury car name with this EV. It is designed to go a full 310 miles between charges making its range far better than many of its competitors. It also achieves a zero to sixty speed of four seconds flat.
BMW i8 Roadster
While the all electric range of this car is only 30 miles, the power and speed of it more than make up for this shortcoming. Topping out at 155 miles per hour, this car can dominate other EV’s. It also has a zero to sixty speed of just under 4.6 seconds which means it has plenty of pickup. BMW loyalists may find this a great option if they are in the market for an electric vehicle.
Tesla Model 3
Marketed as the most affordable Tesla yet, the Model 3 has a lot to be excited about. This all electric vehicle can go an astounding 220 miles on a single charge. It also is granted access to the full Tesla supercharger network. This allows car owners access to free charging at thousands of locations all over the country. Also, at a price of only $35,000, the 2018 Model 3 is one of the most affordable all electric vehicles on this list. This is all before the addition to a $7,500 federal tax rebate available for electric
vehicles. Tesla is projecting a huge ramp up of Model 3 production this year and it is positioning itself for an incredible year.
This vehicle is the flagship electric car of Nissan. The base model of the Nissan Leaf goes for the low low price of $29,990 before the $7,500 federal tax rebate is taken by the car buyer. It can travel a respectable 151 miles on a single charge making it a perfect commuter car for someone who wants to make their trips to work just a little bit more sustainable.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
This luxury sports car will only be supplemented by an electric motor but it still qualifies as an EV nonetheless. It is largely cloaked in secrecy up to this point making it perhaps even more desirable to the select few consumers who would be able to afford it. One thing is for sure, however, this car is going to put out some serious power. Only time will tell what the exact specifications of this car are but we know it is sure to impress.
Audi E-Tron Quattro
This Audi SUV is said by some to model closely after the Tesla Model X. It actually features two electric motors on each of its axles which is extremely unique. Its top speed of 131 miles per hour and its range of 310 miles on a single charge make this SUV a serious contender. This is said to be the first of a line of electric cars that Audi will be releasing in consecutive years as to move more into the EV space of the automotive industry.
2018 will be an incredible year for electric vehicles. Times are certainly changing and consumers are demanding more options for all electric cars. They have bought in to the environmental message attached with all electric cars and it has even become somewhat of a status symbol in certain communities. If you feel it is time for you to make the switch from a fossil fuel powered vehicle to an electric car this year, then be sure to look further into any one of the amazing ten vehicles listed above.