For the Tesla fans who participated in the evening model Y-revealing event in Hawthorne, California, the effect of the open bar and Elon Musk's pizzazz should just be on. That means it's time to get serious here, people and size up the competition.
Baby SUV Model Y comes in a few versions, priced from $ 39,000 to $ 60,000, and offers spaces between 230 and 300 miles. There are impressive specifications, but while a new Tesla still feels like a big event, a whole host of family-friendly electric SUVs are already on sale or about to come online. Sparkling debuts for Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes-Benz EQC and Audi E-throne have come and gone. You can order an order for the Hyundai Kona Electric mass market right now, or lock your checklist in a few months to write one to Kia Niro EV. Meanwhile, BMW, Porsche, Chinese startup Byton and the US startup Rivian are working against rolling out their own zappy SUVs and taking a juicy bite out of a market that Tesla has long dominated.
That is probably the market to go around. SUVs accounted for almost half of total automated retail sales in the United States last year, according to market research firm JD Power and Associates, up from 36 percent in 201
Nevertheless, the chance is that you, dear, will not buy more than one electric SUV in the next couple of years. To help you sort through the options, we have rounded out some specifications for the available now and those coming soon.
"Efficiency" is a difficult thing to capture in EV, thanks to the various calculations and standards used worldwide. But an easy way to measure the efficiency of your car's battery pack is to compare the size with range. If a car can run a long distance on a small battery charge, then it is an efficient battery – and possibly a cheaper one to own, because you pay less to "top off" the charging station. Tesla has not set out the specifications for the battery packs it will put in model Y, but Musk has said that model 3 uses about 50 kilowatts-hour and 75 kilowatts -hour packages for its standard and performance variants – so we assume it's Model Y jobs with.
Now let's look at sprint times. It turns out that even SUVs can be fast when you run them on batteries. Model Y performance version should go 0 to 60 km / h in 3.5 seconds, such as Porsche's upcoming Mission E Cross Turismo. As with most things, fewer money will get you smaller: Model Y hits 60 from standing for 5.9 seconds, and the mass market Kia Niro EV does so in 7. Yet they are layered fast enough if all you do is try to beat get together on the highway.
Bring everything together: Look at all the electric SUV options! Although it is an important warning here: Mercedes EQC's range is based on European testing, as Audi e-Tron is. EPA's testing process tends to be less forgiving, a 20 percent or so tune. And remember that as some of these vehicles close to production, some of their specifications will change.
If you really think about taking the plunge into electric SUVs, there is the chance for you to do some more research on how things look and how reliable they show. Also take a look at the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles in your area. And then maybe you drive one or two and get a taste of these sprint times for yourself.
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