Is now the time?
Electric vehicles were always looming somewhere on the horizon but according to experts within the motor vehicle industry a real breakthrough can be made in the near future and these special vehicles can soon become a viable option for those looking to purchase new cars. There are strong indications that close to 30 different electric vehicles may, in fact, be available for purchase within the next 12 months. There will be many different products offering consumers a wide variety of choices. Several small vehicles will be available such as the Fiat 500 and even a Mini electric vehicle and there will also be SUVs as well as electric cars from other manufacturers such as Porsche, Jaguar, Audi, and Mercedes. There is expected to be something available for every type of individual buyer. There have been several breakthroughs in technology which is allowing the latest range of electric cars to cover increasing distances on a single charge. The consumer has the opportunity to choose between many different models and there are indications that the prices of these vehicles are on the decrease.
The quest to save the planet
We have been hearing so much about the dangers of climate change and it seems that at last there are some leaders within our societies who are now showing the moral fiber, the character and the commitment to do something rather than just talking. They are now making changes which may catch some motor vehicle users unawares. Many cities are now imposing emissions charges on the owners of cars which is known to cause a lot of pollution. One also has to consider the ever-increasing cost of fuel which is placing an increasing burden on the budget of many families. When looking at all of these facts it is clear to see why now may be an excellent time to take a closer look at all of the available electric cars. Some governments are providing additional initiatives such as special grants for those owners of electric vehicles. This can result in a sizable saving when purchasing a new electric vehicle. New models of electric cars are introduced at frequent intervals and this is providing prospective vehicle buyers with a better opportunity to obtain the kind of vehicle which will be most suitable to their individual needs.
Many manufacturers join in
One of the manufacturers which have joined in the electric vehicle party is Peugeot. Apparently, their electric vehicle was one of the favorites at the recent Geneva 2019 show. This vehicle has been fitted with a 50 kWh electric motor. However, there is also the Q4 e-Tron from Audi which is a vehicle with an extremely sophisticated design and which according to experts in the market can be expected to go into production very soon. As a reputable vehicle manufacturer Ford has made its own statement regarding electric vehicles. Apparently, it has committed itself to make an $11 billion investment into the development of electric vehicles. They also have plans on the table which is far advanced in order to ensure that they will have more than 40 electrified vehicles on the road within the next three years. 24 of these models will plug-in hybrids while the remaining 16 will be fully electric. They have even created a new team known as the Ford team Edison which is going to be looking specifically at the future of electric vehicles and one of the projects will be an electric Mustang.
Other notable manufacturers
Tesla has been one of the leaders in the field of electric vehicles for a long time. Apparently, they are now launching another car which will be spaced between the model 3 and the model X and the new vehicle will be known as model Y. According to available data, the new vehicle will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than six seconds. This vehicle will provide comfortable seating for seven passengers and consumers can expect to see this vehicle on the roads in 2020. Another manufacturer who is now entering the electric motor vehicle industry is Seat and their proposed model will be known as the E-Born which is apparently the name of a region in Barcelona. The chassis is similar to that of a VW MEB platform and this vehicle can also be expected to appear in the next year. This electric vehicle is expected to have a range of over 400 km and acceleration of seven and a half seconds to get from 0 to 60 km. We are certainly living in exciting times and so much is happening all around us and I’m certain that with time people will come to embrace electric vehicles and they will also come to appreciate the fact that these vehicles are more environmentally friendly.