Seven Most Anticipated Electric Cars for 2018
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It is expected 2018 will be a turning point when it comes to electrification of America’s roads, though electric cars still only make up just 1.5 percent of all U.S. auto sales. Scroll down this list to know the most anticipated electric vehicles for 2018.
2018 Nissan Leaf ($29,990)
Nissan Leaf is one of the most anticipated EV’s coming in 2018. The new EV will have a 150-mile range without recharging. The car doesn’t cost much with a starting price in the U.S. of under $30,000. It comes with semi-autonomous features like ProPilot that is one of the key features of this vehicle which is a combination of adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.
2018 BMW i3 ($47,650)
The 2018 BMW i3 redesigned model comes with improved features including a revamped lineup complete with a wider profile, better acceleration, and an all-new sporty trim. In addition, the 2018 model come with the larger 94-Ah battery pack (33.2-kWh) and 114 miles of all-electric range. The BMW i3 will also have an updated infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and an optional larger screen. As per reports, the i3s will begin at $47,650.
Tesla Model 3 ($35,000)
Tesla is known as one of the pioneers in electric vehicles and its Model 3 has generated more excitement than any other EVs introduced in the market so far. Earlier Tesla has struggled with EV cars but the new version of the Tesla 3 has been upgraded and is designed for the masses. On a single charge, the car can travel up to 220 miles and is likely to be accepted by the consumers.
Nio ES8 ($68,000)
The Chinese automaker Nio has announced its ES8 seven-seater SUV, and is all set to reach pre-order customers in 2018. The new car comes with an all-aluminium body and chassis, ride on an active air suspension and an all-wheel drive. The company boasts its “autonomous driving system” which means it can self-drive on motorways and public roads. The ES8, starts at the price of $68,000 and the base model will have a range of 355 kilometers (about 220 miles).
The Jaguar I-Pace (less than $72,000)
Jaguar is all set to launch its first electric car in the second half of 2018. The car comes with a 90 kWh battery pack, a 400-horsepower motor and killer looks. The car can travel at least 220 miles and could start at around $60,000 and remain under $72,000.
Volkswagen e-Golf ($30,495)
Volkswagen e-Golf has been saying to introduce electric vehicles, including the Buzz and the Crozz, but those won't be built until 2020. However, VW is coming up with the new e-Golf in 2018 with a 125-mile range, updated styling and an electric motor making 134 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque. VW says the new car is faster than its predecessor and comes with battery storage at 35.8 kWh, up from 24.2 in the old e-Golf. The car starts at a price of $30,495.
Hyundai Kona Electric ($39,000)
Hyundai has announced to launch the Kona EV in the first half of 2018. The car will reportedly be equipped with a 50 kWh battery pack, which could bring their range close to 200 miles on a single charge. Interestingly, this will be the fourth electric Hyundai model and they expect to manufacture many more in the future. The car will start at a price point of about $39,000.