Unlike the smartphone industry, the automotive industry is undergoing rapid changes and innovations. When Tesla started producing electric cars, all other major car manufacturers were laughing at Tesla because it was slow, has low distance range, smallish in size and looks weird. They thought electric car production will never be profitable and will just be a huge waste of money and resources. After a while the technology improved, rumors began to spread that these new electric cars from Tesla are fast, strong, lasts longer and have high distance range. The cars started selling so well that Tesla find it so difficult to met up with the demands. It became almost impossible to ignore electric car production and now major car companies have stopped laughing at Tesla and gone fully into electric car production because they don’t want to miss out on the huge market. In this post I will be listing top high end electric cars that can compete with Tesla in the EV market.
Jaguar is known as a strict luxury car maker! They don’t have the average class in minds at all, lol. Built from the ground up, the New Jaguar I‑PACE is a pure Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). Thrilling to look at and drive. One full charge provides a range of up to 240 miles and it can reach an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. It has DC fast charge which charges the car in just over 2 hrs.
2. PORSCHE MISSION E
The Mission-E is the direct competitor to the Tesla Model X and Roadster. It is the fastest on my list with 0-100KM/HR (0-62MPH) in just 3.6 seconds. It has a top speed of 250KM/HR. This car has an inbuilt cooling technology to prevent overheating. It takes just 15 minutes to charge this car from 0-80%.. The range of the Porsche Mission E is said to be 500KM . The price starts at $75,000.
3. HYUNDAI KONA
Hyundai is also making a bold move into the electric vehicle market with the KONA EV. It has a 64KWh battery pack which can last for up to 470KM. It takes just 1 hour to charge this car from 0-80% thanks to it’s fast DC charge technology. The price for the Hyundai Kona is set at $45,000.
4. ASTON MARTIN RAPID-E
The British automaker Aston Martin is said to be making an all electric version of it’s car the RAPIDE as part of its second century plan initiative. The company is teaming up with Chinese smartphone makers LeEco to make this car. It will have 6KW of power in an all wheel drive format. It will also have a 320 KM range on a single charge. It is going to be a limited production as only 155 cars will be made. The price? $250,000.
5. Mercedes Benz EQC
DAIMLER has dived headlong into the electric car market by unleashing the agressive looking Mercedes Benz EQC EV SUV. Of course the Specs include two electric motors, 408hp and four-wheel drive. It is said to have a range of 280 miles on a single charge and the price is pegged around $76,000 for the base model. Release date is early 2019.
6. AUDI E-TRON QUATTRO
German automakers Audi is definitely not missing out on this lucrative electric car market as it has launched the AUDI E-TRON QUATTRO luxury SUV which the company says the car has 3 powerful engines. One electric motor drives the front axle, the two others act on the rear axle for a total output of 320 kW. The driver can even mobilise 370 kW and over 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque temporarily while boosting. The concept study thus performs like a sports car. When the driver floors the right pedal, the Audi e-tron quattro concept sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.6 seconds and quickly reaches the electronically governed top speed of 210 km/h (130.5 mph). Price starts at $100,000.