Since their first introduction, EVs have now evolved more advanced than ever. These are the best EVs from the last five years.
If you go past a few years, electric cars were looked at as an alternative to gasoline cars which are reserved only for tech nerds. People usually discard EV owners like an alien from a tribe. EVs were considered just a prototype built for the environmentalists (you know that they do pollute right?). Somewhat the prototype things were true as only a few companies were making electric vehicles that could barely compete with gasoline-powered cars. Tesla was the only one who was winning the EV game in the past few years. Tesla cars were way ahead of their time with their battery technology and self-driving features. While many cars could barely deliver a driving range of under 80 or 100 miles, Tesla cars delivered more than 200 miles on a single charge. Big carmakers have come a long way in the past few years in terms of battery tech and range.
Traditional carmakers like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ford, and Audi have introduced some of the best electric cars to consumers that are a perfect alternative to Teslas. These cars carry a superior build quality with elegant design thanks to their century-long history in making automobiles. New brands like Rivian and Lucid have also emerged as very influential EV makers in the market by offering some unique cars to the people. About them, consumers are very far away from range anxiety and why this car sucks so much question. Picking the best EVs is a topic for another day, here are the 10 best EVs from the past few years.
10. Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is a very interesting car. The Mach-E carries a legendary legacy name and is a car that took Ford’s EV future on the bright side. The name could hurt many enthusiasts, but that’s just it! The car is a very good product overall. The Mustang Mach-E offers a well-built body reminding you of the Mustang. It offers up to 480 hp of power and a range of over 300 miles on a single charge. The Mach-E also offers plenty of cargo space along with a high-tech feature-rich and spacious cabin compatible with most people.
9. Aspark Owl
After the success and popularity of the Lexus LFA, Aspark is on the verge of making one of the most anticipated Japanese EV hypercar. The Aspark Owl is a beast when it comes to power dynamics and figures. The company claims it will deliver over 2,000 hp and could hit 0-60 mph in under 1.9 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 249 mph. The Owl was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2017. We have to see when the car comes out and whether it carries the above specs or not as the car is still in production.
8. Audi RS E-Tron GT
The Audi RS E-Tron GT is the angrier version of the regular E-Tron GT and is currently the flagship EV the company makes right now. The RS model comes with the typical Audi looks that sports an awesome-looking razor-sharp and cutting-edge design from front to rear. While RS E-Tron GT is angrier on the roads, it is very silent on the inside. It is built on the same J1 EV platform, the 2022 RS E-Tron GT offers a hefty 637 hp of power with its dual motor setup. The RS E-Tron states how the brand is taking EVs seriously.
7. Tesla Model S Plaid
The Tesla Model S Plaid is arguably one of the best electric sports sedan you can have. It is the first fully successful car from the Tesla’s lineup. It looks far from imagination how Tesla is dominating the auto industry in just a short period. The Model S offers monstrous power and an incredible range. It comes with two models that offer up to 395 miles of range with the Long Range model and offers up to 1,020 hp with the Plaid model. For some people, it is just a good-looking high-tech EV but to some it is more than just a car.
6. Mercedes-Benz EQS
There is a saying if some things take time, they are worth the wait. The same happened with the Mercedes making their first EV, the Mercedes-Benz EQS. They might be a little late to the EV race, but they came with their pockets full. The EQS leaves the Teslas and even Porsches to dust when it comes to the amount of luxury it comes onboard with. Apart from the luxury, the flagship Mercedes EV offers up to 516 hp with its top-spec model and offers a range of over 350 miles.
5. Lucid Air
In the world with legacy automakers like Porsche and Ford with a decades-long history in making cars, this EV startup aims to rival them with their latest EV. Lucid Motors aims to become the global EV leader leaving behind Tesla with their Air Ev sedan. With its modern-day ergonomics and aerodynamic streamlined body, The Lucid AIr offers an immersive and luxurious experience both on the outside and inside. The Air comes with a triple electric motor design that delivers over 1,020 hp and offers up to 520 miles of range with its 118 kWh battery.
4. Porsche Taycan Turbo S
The new Porsche Taycan Turbo S comes with various drivetrain options which varying power outputs and its dual motor design and 2-speed transmission which delivers up to 750 hp and up to 774 lb-ft of torque. It has a ferocious acceleration from 0-60 mph time in as low as 2.2 seconds can make you feel the clock tick every time you step foot on the gas pedal and can achieve a top speed of 162 mph. The all-electric drivetrain could deliver a range of more than 227 Miles.
3. Rimac Nevera
The Rimac Nevera was created with a vision to make one of the best electric hypercars that could rival the Koenigseggs and Bugattis of the world. After years of designing and testing, the Nevera finally came with stunning looks and a behemoth amount of power under its carbon-fiber body. It is the fastest quarter-mile hypercar that can rip the drag strip in an insane 8.58 seconds. The Nevera produces an enormous 1,914 horsepower with its quad-motor design. The Rimac Nevera is also one of the fastest cars in the world.
2. Lotus Evija
After many years of silence, this British automaker has emerged again with a new strategy and a new lineup of cars. Once recognised as the biggest British carmakers, Lotus has yet again came with their most powerful car ever. The Lotus Evija is a blend of the company’s decades of experience of design and an insane performance bump to rival the current cars. First unveiled in 2019, the Evija will be a limited edition sports car. It will deliver around 2,000 horsepower with its quad electric motors with the top-spec model.
1. Pininfarina Battista
The commonality between the Ferrari Enzo and the Bentley Azure is the name Pininfarina. The popular Italian design house is known for making some of the most beautiful-looking cars in the world. After designing and creating many iconic cars, they decided to make one of their all-electric hypercar. Then comes he Pininfarina Battista. A 1,900 hp hypercar that makes its power from four liquid-cooled electric motors fitted to each wheel. The Battista sports an elegant-looking design that speaks to the years-long history of designing cars. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under two seconds and is one of the fastest electric sports cars with a top speed of 217 mph.
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