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Amazing Electric Cars 2018

In 2018 electric cars aren’t just a novelty - they’re becoming a viable form of transport for many motorists keen to dump petrol and diesel combustion engines, and the majority of car manufacturers are preparing to launch battery-powered vehicles. From the soon-to-launch 2018 Jaguar i-Pace and Audi E-tron to the new Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S, EVs are proving popular. But which one should you buy, and is an electric car right for you in the first place?

In this handy guide, we talk you through CAR magazine’s pick of the best electric vehicles (EVs) that you can buy now, and in the near future. Don't forget, the UK government is still offering up to £4500 off zero-emissions cars via its Plug In Car Grant, making the higher purchase price and showroom costs much more bearable. And don't forget, your ongoing fuel bills are likely to be dramatically lower if you take the plunge and go for an EV, plus you'll never have to visit a petrol forecourt again.

Best electric car 2018 buying guide :
Like any fossil-fuel powered car, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) come in all shapes and sizes, and which EV is best for you will depend on a variety of factors. You’ll need proper access to charging points at work and/or home, so you can top up your battery enough to meet your typical daily range. There's no point having the hardware if you don't have the infrastructure to support it, after all.

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How far can an electric car go on a full charge? This figure varies heavily, depending on the battery size of the EV in question. A small battery, like in the VW e-Up, will be limited to 100 miles or so, if you're lucky. But the bigger batteries, like in the Tesla 100D and suchlike, will boast a much longer range, typically upwards of 300 miles. Just remember these in-the-lab figures may not translate to real-world range. They split thier favourite EVs into categories to suit different lifestyles, budgets and demand for green credentials. Browse 2018’s best electric cars in our listings below - and be sure to sound off in the comments at the foot of the page.

10 Best Electric Cars for families 2018:

1.BMW i8 Roadster :


BMW i8 Roadster


Yes, it’s just a BMW i8 without a roof. And yes, it’s taken BMW an unholy amount of time to get around to it, but the i8 Roadster is still a thing of beauty (how on earth did BMW’s designers manage to keep the flying buttresses despite decapitating it?). It also coincides with a mid-life update for the i8 so the electric motor now produces 143bhp – up 12bhp, taking the car’s total petrol and electric output to 374bhp. The electric-only range tops 30 miles now, too. And because the Roadster only weighs 60kg more than the Coupe, it’s still fast – 0-62mph in 4.6secs and 155mph flat out.

2.Polestar 1 :


Polestar 1

Volvo is completely reinventing its performance arm as a separate brand in itself. To do this successfully you need a car to capture the world’s attention. A car like the Polestar 1, then: a 591bhp, plug-in hybrid, BMW M4-sized 2+2 coupe that you’ll be able to own from mid-2019, but you can order from next year. You won’t find any Volvo badges here, but it is almost an exact replica of the Volvo Coupe Concept from 2013, which is no bad thing. Only 500 Polestar 1s will be built in total, at a brand-new factory currently under construction in Chengdu, China – a McLaren-esque glass palace due for completion in mid-2018 – while subsequent Polestars will all be pure electric models aimed at the Tesla Model 3 and Model X.

3.Audi E-tron Quattro :




Audi E-tron Quattro
Remember the E-tron Quattro concept from 2015? No? To be fair it looked a lot like any other large Audi SUV, but this one will spawn the start of an EV revolution at Audi: it claims we’ll get a new EV every year from 2018 onwards. Based on the concept’s layout, it will feature two electric motors, one on each axle, with a combined 503bhp, 0-62mph in 4.6secs, 131mph and a 310-mile range. Bit like a Tesla Model X then, but with better build quality.

4.Toyota Supra :


Toyota Supra

We know that we’ll see a new version of the Toyota Supra, possibly in concept form, in 2018, before it goes on sale in 2019. We also know it’s been co-developed with the BMW Z4… but beyond that it’s all a bit finger in the air. Toyota did delight us with the FT-1 concept in 2014 (pictured), but it’s been quiet since, while the engineers figured out how it was actually going to work. Rumour says its powertrain will be a hybrid, drawing links to its LMP1 racing car, and differentiating from the more conventional Z4. 

5.Aston Martin Valkyrie :


Aston Martin Valkyrie


Given the majority of the Valkyrie’s propulsion will be provided by a socking great V12 (supplemented by an e-motor), calling it an EV is stretching things a bit. But any excuse to take another look at its aero-obsessed design, and pore over the details is one worth taking. There are still secrets buried in the powertrain, such as where the rev limit will fall and what the magic bhp figure will be, but we can have a good stab. The 6.5-litre V12 is a new design loosely derived from the CA2010 18,000rpm 2.4-litre V8 used by Williams in their 2010 F1 car, and currently on the test bench at Cosworth. It will be “high-revving” and immensely powerful. How powerful? Well, Newey’s original weight target for the car was 1,000kg; he admits they’ve slipped over that a bit but will still “comfortably eclipse” a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio. So a total system output, V12 and e-motor combined, that’s easily north of 1,000bhp.

6.Mercedes Project One :


Mercedes Project One

Quite frankly we’re going to be spoilt for hybrid hypercars yet again in 2018, and if the Project One hasn’t got you excited, may we suggest a trip to the doctor. It is the most literal translation ever of an F1 car for the road, developed by the current F1 team to beat – Mercedes-AMG. Mercedes’ official stats on the Project One are noticeably ambiguous. It’s confirmed the engine is indeed a 1.6-litre that happily revs to 11,000rpm, but in terms of power, we’re merely told the total output from the hybrid set-up exceeds 1,000bhp, while the top speed is beyond 217mph. Oh, and it’ll match an actual F1 car from 0-62mph.

7.Jaguar I-Pace: 


Jaguar I-Pace

Of course the I-Pace will draw comparisons to the Tesla Model X, being electric and SUV-ish in shape, but what we like about the first battery-powered Jag is it goes its own way. Because you don’t have an engine under the bonnet anymore, or a transmission running along the car’s spine, the design doesn’t need to follow convention. Hence the more cab-forward stance and shorter overhangs, but all the interior space of an SUV from a class above. It’ll be quick, too, 394bhp, 4WD and 0-62mph in 4.0secs, but it’ll only cost a bit more than a well-specced F-Pace and take you 310 miles between charges.

8.Tesla Model 3:


Tesla Model 3

Assuming Elon Musk can iron out production issues (turns out building 500,000 electric cars a year when you’ve never done anything remotely on that scale is a bit tricky) then Model 3s should start flooding into the UK, and other patiently waiting worldwide markets, in 2018.Why all the fuss? For all intents and purposes it’s a shrunken Model S, but it’s also half the price ($35k in its most basic form), bringing Tesla’s rocketing brand appeal within reach of non-millionaires. With a range of 310 miles, a 0-60mph time of 5.1 seconds and seating for five, it could be the car that starts the charge from internal combustion to EVs in the mass market.

9.Mercedes-Benz EQ: 


Mercedes-Benz EQ

Jaguar is going to have Audi and Mercedes close behind it in the race to sell EVs to the SUV-obsessed masses. This is the Generation EQ, a concept that previews Merc’s first EV under the EQ banner, and the specs are strangely similar to the I-Pace.It has two electric motors, one each for the front and rear axles. Merc promises a little over 400bhp and 516lb ft for the “most powerful variant” of the Generation EQ, which should see this all-electric SUV to 62mph in less than five seconds. Total battery capacity is 70kWh, and the range is said to be a Tesla-beating 310 miles. It can be charged wirelessly or via cable. 

10.Koenigsegg Regera:


Koenigsegg Regera

Forming the third pillar of the Valyrie and Project One hypercar trilogy for 2018 is the Koenigsegg Regera – a 1,479bhp, 1,465lb ft, 250mph hybrid Swedish bullet. And no, those figures are not a mistake.At the heart of the Regera sits broadly the same 5.0-litre twin turbo V8 as you’ll find in the back of an Agera RS, but to give it a little extra something, there’s also the small matter of three electric motors as well. We’ve already driven a pre-production prototype and never found a more effective way of destroying tyres - this thing is part spaceship, part smoke machine.Koenigsegg intends for the Regera to rain on the Chiron’s parade, to make you question why Bugatti hasn’t done something this radical for the Veyron’s replacement. We’ll know the answer to that when we drive a finished Regera in 2018.

For more information visit http://www.Top Gear(BBC) and https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/electric/best-electric-cars-and-evs/



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