Electric cars are coming in 2020 is an exciting year for electric vehicles. It’s the year we’ll see BMW, Toyota, VW and other companies adopting electric vehicles, some of those brand new to the sector. And if today you’re looking for a long-range EV, there’s a ton of options on the market already.
2021 Recharge for Volvo XC40: At least 200-mile (Estimate)
Volvo makes electric cars are coming in 2020 version of its XC40 crossover that looks cool. A 78-kW-hr battery pack sits on each axle between an electric motor, helping the crossover produce 408 hp and 487 lb-ft torque, making it a little more powerful than the XC40 model. Expect it to deliver an all-electric driving range of more than 200 miles.
Mercedes EQC 2020: 200-220-Mile (Estimate)
This SUV does not appear like a Mercedes until you open the doors and see a big dashboard, sumptuous seating and bright ambient lighting in the spacious interior. Together with the 80-kW-hr tank, the front and rear electric motors operate under the sheet metal to produce 402 hp and 564 lb-ft torque. We foresee more than 200 miles of range from the EQC.
Porsche Taycan 2020: 201-250-Mile (Estimate)
Recently, and for a good reason, the Taycan has generated a lot of excitement. In a recent review, we noted that the Taycan reminds us of the 911 as it makes you feel “connected” with the vehicle. It is also strong.
In overboost mode, the Taycan Turbo S packs 751 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque and in standard driving 617 hp. Using a 93-kW-hr battery operating at 800 volts, this is feasible. Although it is priced as a Tesla Model S opponent, it is not feasible for the Taycan to win on the range — at least not in the Turbo model.
The EPA estimated the range of the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo at 201 miles, although the range levels for the Turbo S and 4S versions have yet to be announced. For upper-trim Taycans, expect to pay a pretty penny; the Turbo S begins at $186,350.