Elon Musk’s Tesla is the first name that comes to anyone’s mind when talking about electric cars. Although Tesla did not produce the world’s first electric car, it still holds the largest share of the world’s electric car market. Since 2008, Tesla has been able to create several car models that give electric cars a futuristic look instead of the conventional odd bizarre look. Among their futuristic models, “Tesla Model S” and “Tesla Model 3” stand out.
Today, motor car manufacturing giants like Benz, Audi and Ford have introduced a range of super cars that can compete side by side with Tesla. In this article you can read about the latest electric cars developed by these companies for the year 2021.
- Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Everyone loves Porsche’s cute 911 sports car. Porsche 911s are comparatively smaller sports cars. But the electric-powered “Taycan” line-up itself is a bit larger in size. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is the most capable car in this line. The car’s high speed motor accelerator can accelerate from 0 to 100 km /h within 2.9 seconds. They can deliver a maximum of 750 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1050 N m to the front and rear axles. The top speed of this vehicle is 260 kilometers per hour.
Almost all electric cars have a single speed transmission system. But, the Taycan Turbo S has a two-speed transmission system. As a result, it can cover a “quarter-mile” distance in less time than a Tesla Model S. The Taycan Turbo S takes only 10.69 seconds to travel the quarter-mile, while the Tesla Model S takes 11.08 seconds.
The most important factor for electric cars is how far they can travel on a single charge. According to Porsche, the Taycan Turbo S has a range of 450 km on a full charge. Its battery capacity is 84 kilowatt hours. Even though it does not exceed the 600 km range of Tesla Model S, 450 km is a significant figure. Anyway, this car’s maximum charging capacity is higher than a Tesla car. If you have a charging station that can deliver 270 kilowatts of power, it only takes 23 minutes to charge from 5% to 80%. So, this car can cover a distance of up to 100 km with just a 5 minute plug-in. The maximum charging capacity of a Tesla car is only 150 kilowatts.
Weighing in at about 2,300 pounds (2300 kg), the car features a double-wishbone suspension model for the front axle and a multi-link suspension model for the rear axle. The rear wheel steering is also an added feature of this car. This car is equipped with all the modern features available today for the safety of the passengers and the assistance of the driver. Prices range from $ 98,000 to $ 161,000.
- Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
Although the Ford Mustang usually only offers coupe models, Ford’s latest Mustang electric car is one of the SUV models. Ford has not forgotten to add some of the look of the Ford Mustang to this new Mac E. The Mac E will be the only EV model with an illuminated pony badge on the grille. And it has three-part rear lights. This is the most affordable car presented in this article. Prices range from $ 60,000 to $ 70,000.
The Mach-E GT is the car that shows the highest performance among the Ford Mustang Mach-E models. It takes only 3.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour. The power required for this is provided by two motors. These motors provide 480 horsepower and 860 Nm of torque. The Mach-E GT has 14 kilowatt hours more battery life than the Porsche, but it can only travel 420 km on a full charge. The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT has a maximum charging capacity of 150 kilowatts, and takes 45 minutes to reach 10% to 80% charge.
The infotainment screen on the Ford is very similar to that on the Tesla. That vertical screen controls most of the car’s activities.
- Jaguar I-Pace
When the Jaguar I-Pace SUV was first introduced in 2018, it surpassed all electric cars previously produced by BMW, Audi and Mercedes. Launched in 2021, it is an upgrade of their previous car. As a result, the I-Pace today is, in many respects, less capable than other electric cars. Jaguar’s I-Pace is the slowest car in this article. It takes 4.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour. Its top speed is only 200 kilometers per hour. The Jaguar I-Pace is a slightly lighter car. It weighs about 2170 kilograms.
Despite the low acceleration and top speed, according to Jaguar, a battery with a capacity of 90 kilowatt hours is enough to travel 470 km. It can be charged at a power of 100 kilowatts. So, it can only cover a range of 100 km with a 15-30 minute charge. It is worth mentioning that it is a very low value compared to the electric car competition today. The Jaguar I-Pace also has a pair of motors. They deliver 396 horsepower and 696 Nm of torque to the front and rear axles. The Jaguar I-Pace starts at $ 90,000. With the top accessories, its price can go up to US $ 107,000.
- Mercedes Benz EQS
The Mercedes Benz EQS is the highest technology car ever designed by Mercedes Benz. Its top-of-the-line car is the EQS 580 4 Matic. The electric motor of the car produces 523 horsepower and 855 Nm of torque. As a result, the car can reach a top speed of 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds. It is said that in the future, they hope to release an upgraded version of this car, but with 750 horsepower.
Although the acceleration is lower compared to Tesla cars, the maximum range that can be traveled on a single charge is second only to the upcoming Tesla Model S Plaid +.
The Mercedes-Benz E.Q.S 580 Formatic car has a 108 kWh battery that can travel a maximum distance of 770 km. For the Tesla Model S Plaid +, this value is said to be about 830 km.
This car has a Maximum charging capacity of 200 kilowatts, so a Mercedes-Benz EQS can travel up to 300 km from a 15 minute charge. Price for this car can range from US $ 110,000 to US $ 145,000. Mercedes also plans to introduce a cheaper EQS car which replaces the 108 kilowatt-hour battery with a cheaper 90-kilowatt-hour battery.
The new Mercedes Benz EQS car has two 12-inch screens at the front and an 18-inch screen. This gives this car a more futuristic look. We should mention that this car has the maximum automation facilities required for the convenience of the driver and passengers. Using more than 350 sensors, this car is equipped with an artificial intelligence capability. As a result, passengers have the highest level of security and this AI system also helps to assist in driving.
- Audi E-tron GT
Audi’s E-Tron GT has somewhat similar capabilities and components as of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Both Audi and Porsche are owned by the Volkswagen company. Audi has an exterior and interior appearance which are highly unique to Audi. It’s very similar to the Audi RS.
This car also features a dual motor system. The power output is about 640 horsepower. Its torque is 830 Newton meters. It takes 3.3 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km / h. The maximum speed is 250 kilometers per hour. This car has a higher battery capacity than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. It is 94 kilowatt hours. As a result, the Audi E-Tron GT has a capability to travel a range of 488 km from a single charge. Maximum charging capacity of the E-Tron is 270 kW, just like the Porsche Taycan. So, it only takes 30 minutes to charge from 0% -80%.
Audi classifies this car as a sports car with a mass of nearly 2350 kg. The combination of the two rear lights adds to the look. They are designed to show different patterns when locking and unlocking the car. The roof of the car is also available as a carbon fiber panel. The rear wheels also have the ability to turn up to 4.5 degrees. Audi E-Tron GT’s price is between $ 100,000 and $ 164,000.
It is commendable that all the above mentioned vehicles have tried to retain the practicality of ordinary fuel powered vehicles. Many people criticize Tesla cars for having to control the extra work of the car with a computer screen while driving, because of the lack of physical levers or buttons. Instead, the above companies with the highest experience in car manufacturing will be at the forefront of electric car manufacturing as well, which is important in terms of driving safety. As a result, competition in the electric car market continues to play a significant role in the development of more advanced vehicles.