5 MORE ELEC­TRIC CARS DRIVING THE FU­TURE

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Elon Musk has proven that the way for­ward is elec­tric, but Tesla isn’t the only lux­ury car­maker em­brac­ing the joys of go­ing petrol­free. Meet some of the mod­els and con­cepts that will be (silently) hitting the streets in the com­ing years.

1. Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

This cross-util­ity ve­hi­cle (CUV), un­veiled at the Geneva Mo­tor Show, is an all-elec­tric four-door con­cept study. Porsche says its ‘elec­tric ath­lete’ will be able to ac­cel­er­ate from zero to 100 kilo­me­tres per hour in un­der 3.5 sec­onds and will reach 200 kilo­me­tres per hour within 12 sec­onds. porsche.com.au

2. Jaguar I-PACE

The smaller sib­ling to the F-PACE is avail­able to or­der now with de­liv­ery ex­pected at the end of the year. Jaguar’s first elec­tric ve­hi­cle, with space for five adults plus lug­gage, is ex­pected to de­liver a 480-kilo­me­tre range from its 90-kilo­watt-per-hour Lithium-ion bat­tery and charg­ing from zero to 80 per cent in just 40 min­utes. jaguar.com.au

3. As­ton Martin Lagonda Con­cept Vi­sion

The name may be taken from the ar­chives,but As­ton Martin CEO Andy Palmer says all-elec­tric Lagonda aims to be the world’s first zero-emis­sion lux­ury brand. The mar­que un­veiled its first con­cepts at the Geneva Mo­tor Show, with ideas that could be seen in pro­duc­tion ve­hi­cles as early as 2021. Think limou­sine com­fort, silk car­pets, car­bon-fi­bre trim and au­ton­o­mous driving. as­ton­martin.com

4. Audi e-tron Pro­to­type

An­other model that is launch­ing this year, Audi’s first e-tron SUV pro­to­type is the first in what is ex­pected to be a line of 20 elec­tric and hy­brid cars for the make by 2025. This de­but will now un­dergo ex­ten­sive test­ing across four con­ti­nents and five mil­lion kilo­me­tres bear­ing its sig­na­ture e-tron cam­ou­flage. etron.audi

5. Mor­gan EV3

SUVs and au­ton­o­mous lim­ou­sines may be driving the elec­tric revo­lu­tion, but what of the ve­hi­cles de­signed purely for the drive? British car­maker Mor­gan has taken its be­poke, hand­crafted approach and ap­plied it to its first zero-emis­sions ve­hi­cle, the EV3. The asym­met­ri­cal three-wheel de­sign harks back to aero­engine race cars of the 1930s, bring­ing his­tor­i­cal sen­si­bil­ity to this fu­ture-fo­cused do­main. The con­cept, due to be­gin pro­duc­tion at the end of 2018, weighs less than 800 kilo­grams, will have a range of 240 kilo­me­tres and will ac­cel­er­ate from zero to 100 kilo­me­tres per hour in nine sec­onds. mor­gan-mo­tor.co.uk

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