5 Electric Cars You Should Look Forward To
As automotive enthusiasts, we have to prep for a new age — the age of the electric vehicle. And while most of us cling true to V12's and manual gearboxes, there are still a lot of good things to look forward to in the green space. Whether it's from America or Germany or wherever, EV's are coming, and we should all embrace these earth-loving people movers. Here's five we think you might like: Tesla Hatchback/SUV
With the success of the Model S, there’s only one place for Tesla to go — up. The automakers says that it’s working hard to bring two new vehicles to market, a hatchback and an SUV.
We should expect both within the next few years, with the hatchback only costing customers between $30,000 to $40,000.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Tesla Model X
We were lucky enough to get behind the wheel of the Volkswagen e-Golf only a few weeks ago. And while it was sporty enough and green enough, we couldn’t help but feel like there needed to be a bit more juice under the hood.
A hotted-up Volkswagen GTE should be coming to market within the next year or so costing somewhere near $30,000.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Volkswagen GTE
Audi R8 E-Tron
The Audi R8 E-Tron has been a project the company has been teasing since 2011. Lately we’ve seen a bit more of a push by Audi in the green space, and an all-electric R8 doesn’t sound half bad.
Granted, it is going to be expensive, and if it ever does come to market, it likely won’t be until sometime in 2017.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Audi R8 E-Tron
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
As it sits, the Tesla Model S doesn’t have much competition in the high-end luxury hybrid/EV space. That is, until Porsche puts its new Panamera S E-Hybrid into market. Of course, it’s not a fully electric car, but it does feature a plug-in hybrid system that will get you an estimated 50 mpge.
Not half bad, if your’e willing to dish out close to $100K.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Like the Panamera, the Fisker Karma won’t be a fully electric vehicle when it comes to market, but rather, a plug-in hybrid. And while Fisker has gone through a series of financial woes, new owners have guarenteed they will do whatever it takes to bring it to market.
A new Karma won’t be available for a few years, but it should cost in the same market as the Tesla Model S, if not more.
PHOTOS: See More of the 2012 Fisker Karma