6 cars that will change your opinion of electric vehicles

In the future, we will all drive electric cars. I personally don't believe there is anything anyone can do about that. They are better for the environment, easier to manage and increasingly cheaper. The only thing that may slow down this inevitable future is how quickly car manufacturers can deliver electric vehicles that consumers truly love.

When electric cars were first introduced, many people were not convinced by how they looked and how they performed. Thankfully, manufacturers are beginning to deliver more electric cars that look and perform like something consumers would like to own.

Despite the improved range of electric cars, many potential buyers are still not convinced. If you are one of those, the Sharp Guy team has put together a list of electric vehicles that will change your mind.

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

Volkswagen recently released a new video that teased the upcoming I.D. Buzz. The I.D Buzz is essentially an electric version of the iconic VW Camper Van and is expected to launch within the next few years.

The I.D. Buzz can be a van, a mobile living space or a creative hub - it can be almost anything you want it to be. It comes with innovative interior design that opens up new space for you and your family and friends. The cockpit does away with complex buttons and knobs, all of the functions can be controlled via the intuitive touchpad on the steering wheel. A simple tap on the wheel, and you’re ready for your next adventure.

In terms of performance, the I.D, Buzz will have a big enough battery pack to enable approximately 270 miles of range. It will also have whopping 369 horsepower and will be able to go from zero to 60mph in less than 5 seconds. Retail price: TBC

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid draws its system output of 500 kW (680 PS) from the intelligent interaction of a four-litre V8 engine (404 kW/550 PS) and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission (100 kW/136 PS). The maximum system torque of 900 Nm is available from just above idle. It accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 295 km/h. This exceptional performance is matched by a high level of efficiency: the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid can drive for up to 40 kilometres with zero local emissions.

The charging process for the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid takes six hours from a conventional domestic socket with a rating of 230 volts and 10 amps. Charging can also be scheduled via Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app (for smartphones and Apple®Watch). Retail price: £62, 129

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 comes with the option of dual motor all-wheel drive, 20” Performance Wheels and Brakes and lowered suspension for total control, in all weather conditions. And a carbon fiber spoiler improves stability at high speeds, all allowing Model 3 to accelerate from 0-60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds.

Model 3 is fully electric, so you never need to visit a gas station again. If you charge overnight at home, you can wake up to a full battery every morning. Autopilot advanced safety and convenience features are designed to assist you with the most burdensome parts of driving.

You can use your smartphone as a key, and access all driver controls in the central 15-inch touchscreen. The all-glass roof extends from front to back, creating a sense of openness from every seat. Retail price: £26,400

BMW i8 Roadster

The BMW i8 Roadster is futuristic right down to the last detail. Its imposing lightweight carbon-fibre dihedral doors are combined perfectly with the exclusive all-electric soft top roof for maximum effect. The distinctive V-shaped black belt stretches along the entire car, underscoring its seductive low-hung silhouette. What’s more, the impressive streamflow design, which optimises airflow and creates unprecedented aerodynamics, gives you everything you need to set you free.

Eye-catching design features include the new Carpo interior trim available in Ivory White/Black, which can be applied to the contour lines of the doors, the steering wheel and much more. Optional new trims, such as the Accaro interior trim, are also available. To complete the experience and make it utterly unforgettable, the BMW i8 Roadster also boasts new electrically-adjustable sport seats with memory function. Retail price: £126, 200

Audi e-tron

The Audi e-tron is the most-advanced Audi yet. Fully electric, 5-door SUV with lane departure warning, Pre-sense Front and Basic, and a rear-view camera as standard. The Audi e-tron comes with a streamlined body that not only gives it a dramatic appearance; flowing contours, aided by optional virtual wing mirrors, lend it exceptional aerodynamics that promote efficiency and an almost silent drive

Step inside and you’ll see that the e-tron’s modern, uncluttered design accentuates the cabin’s spaciousness. Unlike conventional models, there’s no centre tunnel that impedes space. Customisable virtual cockpit, discrete touch-screens with haptic feedback, voice-command controls and an unobtrusive centre console allow for a clear, expansive dashboard. Retail price: from £70, 845

Jaguar I-PACE

The Jaguar I-PACE's electric motors and near perfect weight distribution deliver 696Nm of instant torque and sports car agility. Along with a 292-mile range, it is capable of 60mph in 4.5 seconds. Featuring an elegant, highly aerodynamic design with a low drag coefficient, it has been created to provide efficiency by slicing cleanly through the air for maximum range and stability.

Jaguar I‑PACE’s Touch Pro Duo infotainment system makes it simple to control all the car’s technologies. 4G Wi-Fi capability is standard and a host of connectivity features mean it’s easy to keep in touch with your digital world. Retail price: £64, 495

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