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July 15, 2019,   9:55 AM

Thinking About Buying an Electric Vehicle? Here Are the Best EVs of 2019

Fouzia Azzab

Arabic editor- Forbes Middle East FULL BIO

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Gone are the days where the internal-combustion-engine was kings. Today the biggest vehicle manufacturers in the world are competing to produce high-end electric vehicle (EV) models, offering the best features and specifications as well as the perfect price.     

There are now many different models of EVs available in the market. Here are 6 of the best in 2019.

Tesla Model X

Tesla’s Model X is reportedly the safest SUV ever. Built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, the body, chassis, restraints and battery technology provide a very low probability of occupant injury.

The Model X has the most storage room of any SUV in its class, comfortable seating for up to seven adults and the capability to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Falcon Wing doors are equipped with sensors to monitor the proximity of surroundings, and can open in even the tightest parking spaces.

Tesla’s all-electric powertrain delivers unparalleled performance in all weather conditions, with Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, adaptive air suspension and the quickest acceleration of any SUV on the road—from zero to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

The revamped all-electric Ioniq car drives with an electric battery giving the Hyundai Ioniq a notable bump in horsepower of 118hp and a total of 294 km of range, powered by a lithium-ion-polymer battery with 28 kWh capacity positioned under the rear seats. And with the Normal and Eco modes, the car can go from 0 to 62 mph in 10.2 sec. Its e-motor delivers a maximum range of 174 miles. It competes with Nissan and BMW i3.

Renault Zoe

The small electric car offers sustainable features allowing the highest level of comfort and cost saving. Equipped with a smart charging system called Chameleon™, Renault Zoe can be charged 0-100% in 2.5hs from a charging power of 22 kWt.

It features advanced electronic technology, ensuring an extended NEDC cycle range of 240 km with a R240 battery, and 210 km with Q210 battery. No matter the driving conditions, the range extender system manages power consumptions to achieve longer driving range. The car delivers a range of 110-170 miles with the R240 battery.

BMW i3

The BMW i3 is the 3rd generation car launched for the first time in 2013. This integrated EV is designed to provide new dimensions for performance, reliability and comfort. It combines between a sporty style and a clear overall appearance that makes no mistake to the car’s ability off-road.    

The M40i version features a 6-cylinder engine of 3 liters capacity producing 360 hp, and a torque of 500 N.m, in the xDrive30i.

Jaguar I-Pace

The multipurpose speedy and flashy sports car is an electric powered car. It won the best car of 2019 award at the World Car Awards. The I-PACE motors generate 400PS and 696Nm of torque. The instant torque and all-wheel drive traction give I‑PACE high acceleration, reaching 100km/h in 4.8 seconds.

It features a 90kWh battery. The design and state-of-the-art thermal management system supports longevity and periods of sustained maximum power. Positioned in the middle of the car, with a low drag coefficient, it naturally boosts the vehicle dynamics.

Tesla Model 3

Safety is the most important part of the overall Model 3 design. The metal structure is a combination of aluminum and steel, for maximum strength in every area. In a roof-crush test, Model 3 resisted four times its own mass, even with an all-glass roof.

It’s the smallest and cheapest vehicle produced by the American Automaker. It’s designed to offer the highest levels of safety and performance with its smart designed allowing for a spacious inner room, and range of nearly 500,000 on one charge.

Model 3 comes with the option of dual motor all-wheel drive, 20” Performance Wheels and Brakes and lowered suspension for total control, in all weather conditions, all allowing Model 3 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds.



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