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Trending Cars: Electric Avenue

Trending Cars: Electric Avenue

  • A new decade brings us new cars, new technologies and, most importantly, new frontiers. Less than 100 years after electricity made its way into most U.S. homes, electric powertrains emerge as the future of mobility.
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

True to Tradition
When Ferdinand Porsche designed his first automobile, he never dreamed that his cars would one day be powered by electric motors and rechargeable batteries; yet the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S is living proof that tradition, technology and performance can coexist. The model may offer the shortest driving range of any EV currently on the market, but why worry about quantity when you can have quality? Supercar-like acceleration and top speed, in addition to Nürburgring-honed handling skills, prove that the first electric Porsche is, first and foremost, a true Porsche.

MSRP: $188,000 | Top Track Speed: 162 mph | Engine: Dual synchronous AC motors powered by an 800-volt battery | Horsepower: 750 | 0-60 mph: 2.6 seconds | Range: 192 miles

Bentley EXP 100 GT
Bentley EXP 100 GT. Photo by Kelly Serfoss.

Back to the Future
The future is luxurious, intelligent and sustainable, and Bentley embodies those principles with the EXP 100 GT, a seductive new concept car that not only celebrates the marque’s 100th anniversary, but also establishes its vision for 2035. The grand tourer’s extravagant exterior is characterized by its large butterfly doors and signature mesh grille, while an interior worthy of Savile Row is adorned with renewable copper-infused woods and biodegradable textiles. Under the lightweight aluminum body sit four powerful electric motors—one per wheel—that make this car of the future as fast and agile as it is stunning and modern.

MSRP: N/A | Top Track Speed: 186 mph | Engine: Four electric motors | Horsepower: N/A | 0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds | Range: 435 miles

2021 Lotus Evija
2021 Lotus Evija

Million-Dollar Listing
Why settle for super when you can have hyper? The 2021 Lotus Evija, the British automaker’s first-ever hypercar, is future-proofing itself by going the all-electric route, while its million-dollar price tag foreshadows the many cutting-edge technologies found under its all carbon-fiber body. A staggering 1,972 horsepower and 1,253 pound-feet of torque produced by four hub-mounted electric motors make it the most powerful, fastest and craziest Lotus ever made. Its Formula One–developed aerodynamic design bends air at its will, helping produce massive amounts of downforce at high speeds, something more than necessary given its near-190-mph top speed.

MSRP: $1,900,000 | Top Track Speed: 186 mph | Engine: Two high-power density electric motors and four hub-mounted motors | Horsepower: 1,972 | 0-60 mph: Under 3 seconds | Range: N/A

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