The Best Electric Vehicles On The Market

Jaguar I-PACE

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

The Jaguar I-PACE appeals to drivers who want an electric vehicle that delivers an exciting performance. This is a performance SUV that is all-electric, the first of its kind from Jaguar and yet another luxury option for those in search of an electric vehicle. Based on the WLTP cycle measurements, the I-PACE has a range of 292 miles, making it a class leader in this respect. It also can reach 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, showing off its performance chops. Its performance is enhanced by the Torque Vectoring by Braking and an optional Active Air Suspension. You can also use Adaptive Dynamics to personalize the throttle sensitivity, damper stiffness, and steering weighting with the Configurable Dynamics system. To round out the performance, the I-PACE features all-wheel drive.

The lithium-ion battery is high-tech and has a 90-kWh capacity, while the auto has zero tailpipe emissions. The auto automatically stops charging when it gets to the full charge. Since the charging system is self-contained, you can safely charge this SUV in any weather conditions. The standard I-PACE charger adds as much as 22 miles (35 kilometers) to the range each hour with a wall box or up to 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) per hour with a standard domestic socket, which is more than enough for your daily commute.

The I-PACE has the sleek aerodynamic styling you expect from a Jaguar, including a low drag coefficient of 0.29. Features like signature rear haunches, a dramatic bonnet scoop, and flowing waistline all add to its appeal. The cabin itself is quiet thanks to acoustic laminated glass and smart engineering. To ensure a comfortable drive, use Smart Settings to create preferences for multiple drivers.

Inside, the Jaguar I-PACE has plenty of space with a clean, uncluttered design featuring sweeping lines. Use the smartphone app or touchscreen to precool or preheat the cabin. One highlight of this space is the TouchPro Duo infotainment system, which lets you seamlessly control all the technologies within the car. The 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display gives you relevant information when you need it. As a luxury model, the I-PACE comes standard with 4G Wi-Fi capability, so you and your passengers are always connected, no matter where the road takes you. The I-PACE automatically connects with the Remote app for Android and Apple to view key vehicle info and more.

BMW i3

Yet another luxury electric vehicle, the BMW i3 is the first fully electric auto from BMW. It has a combination of innovative design and nimble handling. While the 2018 i3 was already an excellent choice, the 2019 version has an increase in battery capacity of more than 25 percent, taking it up to more than double the amount of energy found in the first i3. Even so, keep in mind that the maximum range of the BMW i3 is a bit lower than some of the competition. It can go up to 114 miles on a single charge or up to 180 miles if you have the range extender.

In terms of charging, using a level 2 charger can give you as much as 26 miles per hour that you charge the auto. If you prefer, you can use level 1 charging with a standard household outlet and get three to four miles per hour of charging. Level 3 charging is available at public stations and can give you as much as 80 percent of the i3’s range in just 30 minutes.

If you are considering the BMW i3, keep in mind that it takes a unique approach to the pedals, with just a single pedal in place. Pressing it gives you instant electric acceleration, and releasing it leads to active deceleration, so the battery receives power back. The BMW i3 has the quickest 0 to 30 mph time of all BMW vehicles and is loaded with technology. ConnectedDrive lets you use your smartphone to check your charge status, find charging stations and send directions right to your auto in addition to accessing driver assistance and services.

While in the i3, put the 10.2-inch display to good use. This is where you will find the standard BMW Navigation system with its traffic updates and the ideal route. The i3 also uses plenty of technology to make driving easier, including Parking Assistant. The built-in sensors make it simple to park hands-free in either a perpendicular or parallel space.

One of the remarkable things about the BMW i3 is that in addition to helping the planet as an EV, it also has other sustainable features. BMW choose to include sustainably grown open-pore eucalyptus to the trim and dashboard. The fine leather upholstery has its tanning done via olive leaf extract, which is a natural process. BMW even has a carbon-neutral plant that uses 100 percent renewable energy.

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