The EV market is quickly expanding with new technologies to expand the charge and range of the batteries installed in vehicles, but who has the longest battery travel range at the end of 2021?
Emily MacKinnon, Executive Assistant in
The last decade saw the launch of a series of electric vehicles (EV). These vehicles are aimed at reducing carbon emissions while ensuring sustainability in the transport industry. The automobile industry will witness a shift in consumer preferences, with more customers leaning towards electric vehicles. However, this decision will be based on factors such as the range of the car. Every customer will want to know what distance their car can cover on a single charge before making a final decision. In this article, we are going to look at who has the longest-range EVs in 2021.
In recent years, Tesla has made a name for itself, producing some of the best EVs on the market. This reputation is upheld by the Tesla Model Y, designed to achieve a maximum range of 525km on a single charge. The car is fully electric; hence no need to stop at a gas station for a refill. This model is fitted with an All-Wheel drivetrain supported by two ultra-responsive, independent electric motors that control the torque delivered to the front and rear wheels. This technology aims to provide better traction, handling, and stability. The Tesla Model Y also comes with different drive modes that come in handy in various driving conditions, including off-road, mud, snow, and rain.
Like the Tesla Model Y, Electric Vehicle Tesla Model 3 is fully electric and requires overnight charging to obtain a full charge. This car is estimated to achieve a maximum range of 507km on a single charge. Tesla Model 3 comes with an All-wheel-drive drive train with two independent motors to improve redundancy. Each of the motors is designed with one moving part to ensure maximum durability and minimal maintenance. Compared to traditional AWDs, Tesla Model 3 has digital controlled torque to the front and rear wheels for better handling and control. This model also has available dual-motor all-wheel-drive 20'' uberturbine and performance brakes for better handling. Its lowered suspension gives you better control regardless of the terrain. This car can accelerate 0-100km/hr in under 3.1seconds.
Ford joined a long list of automakers producing EV models with the launch of the Mustang Mach-e. The Mustang Mach-e is one of the top full-electric SUVs on the market, with an estimated range of 434km. This model comes with a powerful powertrain that generates 266 horsepower while delivering a torque of 428lb-ft. With this engine, the Mustang Mach-e can achieve speeds of up to 100kph in under 5.6 seconds. Aside from its powerful battery, the Mach-e features a host of driver assistance technology designed to improve the safety of the driver and passengers. Some of these features include pre-collision assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Pedestrian Detection.
Volkswagen is known for producing some of the most luxurious sports cars in the auto industry. However, the launch of the Volkswagen ID.4 crossover SUV gives the automakers an edge in the EV automobile industry. The ID.4 is one of the latest electric vehicles from VW to hit the market with a range of 400km on a single charge. The vehicle is fitted with an AWD drivetrain paired with two electric motors for every axle. The ID.4 is capable of generating a maximum horsepower of 300hp.
Drivers can add up to 100km to the ID.4 with a ten-minute charge when on a lunch break. When using a fast, compatible charger, you can gain 5-80% of charge in under 40 minutes.
Hyundai has also made it to the list with the launch of the electric Hyundai Kona. This model delivers an impressive driving experience with fast acceleration and an impressive range of 393km. Shoppers can enjoy the convenience of charging their cars at home with a level 2 home charging station. The electric Hyundai Kona comes with an AWD drivetrain supported by an all-electric powertrain. With these features, it can achieve speeds of up to 100km/hr in under 7.6 seconds. The 2021 model comes with mounted paddles on the steering wheels to give you a hands-on experience, allowing you to adjust the level of regenerative braking. The right paddle decreases the regeneration levels when braking, while the left paddle increases the recuperation of energy by increasing deceleration.
The 2021 Kia Niro EV is considered one of the top choices for electric vehicles for its excellent performance, decent range, and host of driver assistance features. The all-electric powertrain SUV has a Front-Wheel drivetrain and can generate a maximum horsepower of 201hp while delivering a torque of 291lb-ft. The 2021 Kia Niro is fitted with a 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery with a fast charge g port that gives you a 5-80% charge in under 54 minutes using a compatible fast charger. The car also features a regenerative braking system that collects energy every time you brake. You can also access the standard UVO intelligence system on Kia that is paired with your smartphone. This way, you can get timely updates on your battery charge level and status, driving range, remote start/stop, and remote door lock/unlock.
Porche is known for producing some of the most luxurious, high-end models in the world. The new Porsche Taycan 4S brings a whole unique experience to the EV industry with its fabulous design. Don't let the beauty fool you; the base model comes with a 79.2kWh performance battery that generates an output of 429 horsepower. With this all-electric powertrain, the Porsche
Taycan 4s can achieve speeds of up to 100km/h in just 4 seconds. The Taycan 4S also has a decent range of 323km on a single charge. The Porsche Taycan 4S is fitted with an AWD drivetrain supported by motors on the front and rear axles. This system is paired with a two-speed transmission designed to give you a better handle of the car.
The figures mentioned above are just the beginning. With more research, automakers are set to introduce high-performance electric vehicles with longer ranges in the years to come. This way, you don't have to worry about your car charge when looking to go off the grid.
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