With the boundaries of performance, range and desirability all being pushed back at a rate of knots, EVs are starting to gain mainstream appeal. Here are the models to watch out for over the next couple of years The rate of progress in electric vehicles in recent years has been remarkable. Only a few years ago EVs were seen as extremely ‘niche’. Fully electric vehicles still account for only a tiny percentage of total car sales, but things are changing fast as manufacturers race to gain the high ground in this key market. Here’s our list of upcoming electric vehicles that should be grabbing your attention now.
Audi E-Tron quattro (September 2018)
Up to now, the concept of luxury in a fully-electric car has been pretty much monopolized by Tesla, but Audi’s E-tron quattro SUV is going to upset that applecart when it goes on sale this autumn. It’s expected that the E-tron quattro won’t be much different to the E-tron concept revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. In terms of size, it will be somewhere between the Q5 and Q7, but leaning more towards the Q5. Crucially, it is claimed to have a full-charge range of over 310 miles.