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Audi (อาวดี้) ค่ายรถยักษ์ใหญ่ส่ง Audi Q3 2020 (อาวดี้ คิว 3) ลงตลาดรถครอสโอเวอร์ มีรุ่นย่อยให้เลือก คือ

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From the range and performance results of Audi's e-tron and Taycan, can we conclude that any existing car company will never catch up Tesla in the area of BEV? If not, who will be the first that break the current situation?

It isn’t just a question of catching up to Tesla on range and performance. Those are the easy challenges. The really hard ones are being overlooked by legacy car companies, and it means that a second wave of rude awakening awaits them. Tesla is changing the rule book on what it will take to be a successful auto maker in the coming decades. The notion that making an EV is simply a matter of replacing the IC engine and transmission with an electric motor and battery to attract customers away from Tesla is naive. The recent attempts to do so bear me out. Legacy car companies have been asleep at the wheel in so many ways, but particularly on innovation. Not just technological innovation, but production innovation, supply chain innovation, marketing and sales innovation, labor relations, and servicing. Almost every aspect of the automobile industry model is being turned upside down by Tesla to the detriment of the old school ways of traditional auto companies. Competency in software will be critical in the design of future automobiles. Cars of the future will be no less than mobile computer systems containing multiple millions of lines of code all designed to work seamlessly to control nearly every aspect of a car’s function. The current industry model of distributing software over dozens of individual microprocessors independently developed by outside component suppliers will never achieve high performance, reliable, and usable driver interfaces at competitive costs. Future vehicles will drive themselves to any destination without human supervision. They’ll charge themselves, park themselves, and hire themselves out as taxis. Only the most efficient, reliable, and lowest operating cost cars will succeed in eliminating the need to own a car at all. Anyone who thinks that converting 100 years of automotive hardware DNA evolution to software will be easy, has never attempted such a transition. Missteps will be fatal. Even hardware development presents a challenge to traditional car makers. Battery technology is key to achieving favorable price competition. Electric motor and electronics technology can make a huge difference in the efficiency of an EV. And how many auto companies are capable of designing their own special purpose chips for autonomous drive systems? Accelerated, continuous improvement development cycles will make it extremely difficult to keep pace with the leading companies. How cars are sold and serviced will be radically changed. The dealership sales and service model of car ownership will no longer be needed. On-line purchasing at fixed pricing is the wave of the future. Buying a car will be like buying something on Amazon. Don’t like it? Return it, no questions asked. It will no longer be acceptable for legacy auto companies to produce cars that require maintenance, have short life spans, and become obsolete one year after delivery. Over-the-air software updates, self diagnostics, automatic ordering of replacement parts, and come-to-you repair service will eliminate most trips to a service center. Not only do legacy auto makers face the challenge of catching up to Tesla, but they’ll have to keep up with Tesla, as well. I’m not optimistic. If anyone can, it will probably be some company you’ve never heard of. Even Tesla will one day become a little too comfortable and complacent. I think that will be awhile though.

What are the best and biggest electric car motor companies?

2017 Is Here: Here Are the Top 10 Electric Car Companies We update this list regularly because the market is changing so quickly. The new models we’ve driven have caused us to rethink the Top 10. Picking the Top 10 electric car makers now involves making some choices as the number of vehicles available increases. Plug-ins are trending in key markets around the country, although much of the action remains focused in California and other West Coast states. By the end of 2016 the total number of plug-in vehicles (that’s pure battery electrics and plug-in hybrids) sold this year topped 150,000. It’s a year of exponential growth with the expectation this 2017 will be another just like it. We think we’ll see many more miles driven on electrons this year. This list is subjective and weighted toward functionality with an emphasis on fun, but also factors in sales numbers. Enjoy! Let us know what you think. Our New Favorites — the Volkswagen e-Golf & Audi A3 e-tron These little electric rocket ships have now been on the market long enough to establish a good coterie of adherents. While the Golf holds down the 5th spot in pure electric car sales for 2015, we put it at number one for several reasons. Audi expands its plug-in options German engineering – das electric First, it’s a Golf, which is a great small car package. Its cousin, the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Audi A3, is a similar delight to drive and has been holding its own in that market segment. The Volkswagen e-Golf is very maneuverable, bringing all of the good suspension work of the seventh generation Golf into an electric car. The packaging of the Golf is another plus. It’s got a decent-size interior with room for five (in a pinch, or four comfortable adults) plus storage behind the hatch in back. While the move to electric drive in an existing platform hasn’t allowed Volkswagen the opportunity to really optimize for the new powertrain, we have no complaints about the standard Golf layout. Then there’s performance: it’s fast, as most electrics are, smart with different regen levels and driving settings, and handles like all the other gas and diesel Golfs, which is to say—great! And the $33,450 e-Golf has been joined by a distant cousin, the Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid, which we recently tested and came away very pleased with what we found. VW has made it clear more plug-ins are coming. We’ve driven recent versions of the e-Golf and everything we said in 2014 still holds true. Road Test: 2014 VW e-Golf. First Drive: 2015 e-Golf . Road Test: 2016 Audi A3 e-tron . 2. Tesla – the 4,800-pound Gorilla Tesla is described as disruptive technology, but in reality the company has done what auto companies have done for a little more than a century—build great cars and match them up with owners who appreciate them. The Model S is the best-selling plug-in car in the U.S. for 2016, followed by the Model X. Almost two-thirds of the battery electric cars sold in the U.S. had Tesla badges on them. We recently spent some time in a brand-new ludicrously loaded Model X P100D and can verify the appeal of the cars. The roomy Model S luxury sedan starts at about $66,000 with four battery pack configurations, but now offers five all-wheel drive version that feature even faster acceleration, topping out with the P100D model. Production of the Roadster, the company’s initial product, ended after deliveries totaling 2,500. The Model S electric range goes from a nominal 219 miles to 331 miles per charge in its big battery configurations. X marks the spot of Tesla’s expansion Tesla helped former shareholder Toyota to bring back the Toyota RAV4 EV , an electric SUV and also aided its other OEM shareholder, Daimler (which also has since divested its Tesla shares), with the Smart ED and B-Class Electric . Now known as simply Tesla (not Tesla Motors since its merger with Elon Musk’s Solar City), has booked more than 350,000 reservations for its upcoming Model 3 , its affordable ($35,000) smaller model due to start production in 2017. Tesla continues to battle with auto dealers in many states as it tries to establish a direct-sales model, although founder Musk has admitted his sales plan may not work when they move to the more mass-market Model 3, which he hopes to sell in volumes of up to 500,000 per year. Tesla News , Tesla News & More Tesla News . First Drive: 2017 Tesla Model X P100D . Chevrolet Bolt/Volt – One-Two Punch in the Electric Gut General Motors has done something remarkable, enough so that we were tempted to jump them up to the top of this chart. They have done two major things to deserve the attention they’re getting. First was to introduce the second generation Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car (which gets tossed in with plug-in hybrids even though its system really takes a different approach). It followed the new Volt with the all-electric 238-mile range Bolt this year. Bolts jolts the market with 200+ miles of range and an affordable price Beating Tesla to the market with the Bolt was quite a coup, particularly with a car as well-executed as this EV is. And that takes nothing away from the redesigned Volt hatchback that has 50+ miles of electric range and more than 400 miles per gasoline fill-up range in its second generation. The Bolt is priced at $37,495 before various rebates and incentives kick in while the Volt has a starting price of about $34,490, but also is eligible for federal and state incentives. Sales of the Bolt just started in December, but we predict it will likely be the best-selling in 2017. If the Volt continues it reign atop the PHEV group that would be quite a two-fer for Chevy and GM. We’ve spent quite a bit of time in this car and think it’s a keeper. It’s won more than a few accolades. The versatility to drive around town and potentially commute as an electric car (Chevy has documented that most drivers will go more than 1,000 miles between fill-ups), coupled with the ability to take longer trips relying on the gasoline “range extender” makes it a great choice for a one-car household. Also at GM, but phasing out are the all-electric Chevrolet Spark EV; it’s a fun city car with 80-mile range between charges. Sales are tapering off for the Cadillac ELR, which uses a plug-in hybrid drive system similar to the Volt, as it goes out of production. With all of its Bolt/Volt news, rumors keep circulating that GM may expand its offering to include other brands. It will introduce a Cadillac CT6 PHEV in spring 2017, but more models may be in the offing. Here are some of our road tests/news stories on GM plug-ins—First Drive: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt ; News: First Bolt Owner ; Road Tests: 2017 Chevy Volt ; 2016 Chevy Volt ; News: 2017 Cadillac CT6 PHEV; 2014 Chevy Spark EV ; Cadillac ELR . Nissan Leaf – the Standard Bearer Nissan is the sales leader of affordable pure electric cars and is staying the course in its commitment to this technology. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn reiterated recently that his company will support electric drive while also offering plug-in hybrids and fuel cell electric cars and hybrid-electric models. Leaf led the way and promises more changes soon The company’s flagship car is the Leaf, a five-door, five-seat hatchback that is the right size and range for many who drive around 100 miles daily. Nissan makes the Leaf and its batteries in Tennessee for the U.S. market and bumped up the range this last year. It is promising a 200+ mile range version soon. Used Leafs are now coming off lease and onto the market, presenting another option for eco-buyers. The Leaf was refreshed in 2016 with a larger (30 kWh) battery pack and longer range. We tested it twice and liked the extra miles. Road Test: 2016 Nissan Leaf ; Test #2 . 5. BMW – the Ultimate Electric Driving Machine? BMW starts adding plugs throughout its lineup BMW has charged into the electric car space with two strong contenders—the hot-selling i3 and the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar. We’ve driven both and are impressed by both, as are many others. The i3 (which actually comes in two versions—a pure battery electric and a ranged-extended EV) is the fourth best-selling plug-in car in the U.S. in 2016, behind only the two Teslas and the Leaf. The i8 is no slouch, either, sitting solidly in the Top 10 plug-in hybrids. Not bad for a car that lists for $136,500. The i3 starts at $42,400. Like most manufacturers, BMW has begun to launch more plug-in models, including the 2016 X5 xDrive40e that we tested, and plug-in versions of the 3-Series and 7-Series. Road Test: 2014 BMW i3 . First Drive: 2015 BMW i8 . 6. Ford – Variety Is Their Spice of Life Ford has made a commitment to fuel efficiency that starts with their widely used EcoBoost engines (basically smaller turbocharged direct-injection engines that can replace larger non-turbo port-injection powerplants). Ford has a trio of plug-in vehicles that are the tip of the spear for its environmental efforts. They start with the full-electric Ford Focus and two plug-in hybrids, the Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi (both of which also come in a plain-Jane hybrid version). Ford offers and expansive range of plug-ins, including the Focus Electric Sales have been steady, but the Fusion Energi in particular had a great year and the pair were the second and third best-selling models in the PHEV sales behind the Volt. They sacrifice some trunk space for the added batteries (compared to the hybrid models), but deliver solid performance and enough for 21 miles of electric-only driving (which is being bumped up slightly in 2017). Ford is adding a hybrid version of the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., the F-150 pickup as well. But that’s not all. Ford is also pushing strongly into the mobility space while also using its electrified vehicles like the Fusion as the test-bed for its autonomous vehicle projects. It’s recent smart mobility projects included adding a crowd-sourced shuttle service, Chariot, and an e-bike sharing program. Road Test: 2016 Ford Focus Electric . Road Test: 2016 Ford Fusion Energi . First Drive: Ford C-Ma x. Toyota – Big in Hybrids; Betting on Fuel Cells & Electrics Toyota, passing nine million hybrid sales worldwide at mid-2016, has dabbled in both plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars, but then seemed focused on fuel cell electric cars, which uses hydrogen to produce electricity on board and power the electric motors. The Prius Prime becomes Toyota’s leader with a plug Toyota’s Prius Plug-In Hybrid has been renamed the Prius Prime and is more distinguished from the standard Prius than in the past. The new model has a longer EV range than its predecessor. Toyota has had some sales success, and has noe promised a new push into electric vehicles. Clean Fleet Report tested the original model, comparing it with the better-known non-plug-in version. Toyota also offered a limited model in California: the only all-electric SUV, the RAV4 EV, with an advertised 150-mile electric range (produced with some help from Tesla, in which Toyota was a shareholder) and earlier did a limited EV run of its minicar, the iQ. Now on the market is the Mirai, a fuel-cell sedan with a 350-mile range and a $57,000 price tag (it delivered more than 1,000 Mirais in 2016). Toyota offers 12 hybrid models (Toyota & Lexus) with similar electric motors and advanced battery packs, sometimes shared with its electric cars. We’ve tested most of those. First Drive: 2013 RAV4 EV . Road Test: Plug-In Prius and Prius Liftback. First Drive: 2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle . First Drive: Toyota iQ Kia/Hyundai – Coming on Strong Don’t forget the Korean plug-ins There’s a new badge in town Kia has its Soul EV on the market and its making its presence know. We’ve had a chance to test i t. Along with its parent company Hyundai, Kia is scheduled to launch two plug-in hybrids (the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima) and a Hyundai Ioniq sub-brand that, like the Ford Fusion, will have a hybrid and plug-in hybrid, but also will add a pure electric model. We covered the introduction . In addition, the ambitious company already has launched the Kia Niro dedicated hybrid, which impressed us as well. Hyundai has been leasing its Tucson fuel cell electric vehicles in Southern California for several years now. Road Test: 2015 Kia Soul EV ; Road Test: 2017 Hyundai Sonata PHEV . Daimler Begins an Electric Onslaught In America only with electric motors Daimler is the automotive giant that owns Mercedes-Benz and Smart and also was a Tesla stockholder. While it has had two pure EVs on the market for a while, this year it added three plug-in hybrids—the C350We, GLE 550e and S550 Plug-in. Daimler leads with a B250e, but promises many more electrics The two-seat Smart ED has been selling in small numbers (many to the company’s Car2Go car-sharing subsidiary). The Smart ED minicar went through three generations and we’ve driven the latest version, but only with the gas engine. Mercedes has two versions of its subcompact B-Class, a pure electric with 87 miles of range that we recently had a chance to drive and a fuel cell electric vehicle with a more than 300 miles of range, the only versions of that car available in the U.S. The electric B-Class and Smart ED are at the bottom of the sales list for 2016, selling less than 1,300 units between the two models. The company has announced a massive investment in electric drive vehicles so the expectation is that every year more plug-ins will be coming to the market. The next generation fuel cell car also should surface soon. First Drive: First Drive: 2016 Mercedes-Benz B250e ; Smart Fortwo ED . Fiat – Small, But a Mighty Fine, Fun EV Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is selling the Fiat 500e somewhat reluctantly, but don’t let that turn you away. Even though FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne famously claims the company The Fiat 500e is full of fun loses $14,000 on every $32,780 500e it sells, they do need to sell quite a few of them to meet California’s ZEV (zero emission vehicle) mandate so take advantage while you can. It’s a fun all-electric city car. We thought it was the most fun car of the EV bunch until the e-Golf came out and trumped it both in functionality and fun. Very affordable (sub-$100/month) lease deals have been available for this spunky EV in California (its main market). It manages to carry through the Italian charm and personality found in its gas models. The major drawback, which could be an advantage in an urban location, is the small size of the vehicle. As a two-door with a small back seat, its capability of carrying four adults is limited. Road Test: Fiat 500e . The Rest That’s the Top 10, but the good news is there are even more models on the market and some have come and gone already. Coda Automotive, with its warmed-over Chinese sedan, has departed, but Fisker (now Karma) Automotive has revived its high-end plug-in hybrid under new Chinese ownership. Honda sold a limited number of its Fit EVs and similarly stopped selling the Accord Plug-in Hybrid. Like Toyota and Hyundai, it is focusing on Clarity fuel cell electrics as its main EV strategy going forward, but could return to a pure EV and PHEV depending on market trends. It continues to promote ideas like an integrated car and home energy system that would depend on a plug-in car. Volvo has just started selling its plug-in hybrid version of the XC90 SUV, though numbers are expected to remain low. We tested it recently and came away very impressed. Volvo has indicated more plug-in models will follow. Mitsubishi still offers the i (formerly i-MiEV), though the company skipped the 2015 model year, but the 2016 we tested wasn’t much different than earlier models. The i fits into tight parking spaces and tight electric car buyer budgets, starting at about $29,000. It’s a very Japanese model five-door, four-passenger hatchback. The i has an electric range of 62 miles (EPA adjusted) with a 16kWh lithium battery. Although it’s been modified for the US market it still feels very much like the Japanese-market original, which is to say, less substantial than many of its competitors. Mitsubishi also reiterated its intent to bring a plug-in version of its popular Outlander SUV to the U.S. this coming year (as has been promised for several years). Then there’s Porsche (another VW affiliate) with its plug-in Panamera sedan, Cayenne SUV and 918 sports car also in the market. Other companies have teased plug-ins, but we’ll wait until we see hardware before A plug-in Porsche adding them to any list. California and seven other states reaffirmed their goal to have 3.3 million electric cars (including plug-in hybrids and fuel cells) on the road by 2025. The numbers are basically accounted for in the ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) mandate that the states have in place, but rely on a steep ramp up of sales after 2020. Based on sales reports, more than 500,000 plug-in vehicles have been sold in the U.S. since the Tesla roadster was introduced in 2008. More than half of them were in California. There is a lot of innovation from around the world that did not make this Top 10 List, which focuses on the current U.S. market. Please bookmark this Top 10 List and check back as we update. Exciting new electric cars are being driven on the U.S. streets and freeways. Nissan is an early mover with battery-electric cars, now eclipsed by Tesla and General Motors has led the way with plug-in hybrids, but competition is heating up and new models due during the next year or two could dramatically alter the field. The winner will be the customer. Do Visit http://www.digitalmarketservice.com

Will any traditional automobile manufacturer eventually catch up to Tesla in the EV space?

Will any traditional automobile manufacturer eventually catch up to Tesla in the EV space? In time, I’m sure that there will be traditional car manufacturers that catch up with Tesla. Realistically speaking, the internal combustion engine is in the last years of its reign and the alternatives are all electric, be they battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles or some other form of electric vehicle (fusion powered electric vehicle, anyone?) If we don’t think that any traditional car manufacturer can catch up with Tesla, we are then predicting a future without any of the traditional car manufacturers and realistically, with their knowledge coupled with their design, manufacturing and marketing experience, that seems very unlikely. To catch up with Tesla, the current traditional car manufacturers would need to do the following: Innovate in electric motors Tesla designs their own electric motors and whilst a traditional manufacturer could buy electric motors from players such as Bosch, I doubt that they could challenge Tesla without competing in this space, too. Tesla has had their problems with their electric motors, including the need to replace a significant proportion of early Model S motors, but they now have a range of efficient, reliable and cost effective motors which put them in a position of strength, plus a great deal of knowledge which will help them build better and better motors over the coming years. Solve battery supply constraints Across the industry, battery supply constraints are an issue, apart from for Tesla who both invested in the right partnerships as well as seeing far enough ahead to secure supply of key components and minerals. Building the Gigafactories with Panasonic has proven a highly effective approach and both VAG and BMW are building high capacity battery manufacturing capacity in Europe, but will need to significantly grow battery manufacturing capacity if EVs are going to be more than a tiny fraction of their total volume. Innovate in battery technology and chemical composition Tesla works with Panasonic to produce their cells, but drives a great deal of research into improved battery designs to give better charging and discharging rates as well as more power density and longer operational lives. This will remain a significant advantage for Tesla for some time to come. Improve on efficiency Of the cars which compete with Tesla’s larger vehicles, such as the Jaguar i-Pace and Audi e-Tron, efficiency is some 20–25% worse than Tesla’s Model S and Model X, which is going to babe a major hindrance once car buyers are educated enough in EV buying. Manufacturers such as Kia and Hyundai have it right in smaller cars, but there are no larger long-range cars or premium competitors on the market with efficiencies similar to Tesla. Build autonomous driving capability This may not be directly related to EVs, but is certainly a position where Tesla has a strong stance and traditional car manufacturers will need to have investments in place that will allow them to compete in offering autonomous features that compete with them. The majority of the larger manufacturers are certainly involved in this area, but the commitment to resourcing this investment no doubt varies among them. As a Tesla driver, this is a feature which makes a transition to another brand highly unlikely for me since there are no other solutions available with a similar level of features and convenience. Build charging infrastructure Traditional car manufacturers sell cars. Petrol stations sell fuel. In the transition period between the current point where EVs are still a very new technology and some point in the future where there is a dense, reliable infrastructure, any EV manufacturer needs to think about either partnering with EV charging networks or building out their own. There is no network which competes with Tesla’s Supercharger network for convenience, reliability and availability, which will remain a key competitive advantage for Tesla for years to come. Beyond the infrastructure, EVs from other manufacturers also need to compete with the integration Tesla have within the car, allowing the car to plan charging stops much more accurately as well as allowing the driver to see which charging stations have capacity as well as what other facilities may be available at that charging location. Build OTA update capability equal to Tesla’s This may seem to be a given considering that the other premium car manufacturers are already talking about OTA updates, but Tesla has taken this much further. This week’s roll-out of more peak power for Tesla Model 3s as an OTA update is an example. Tesla’s in car systems are much more deeply available for update over the air than competing systems, which allows them to offer much more impactful updates well into the car’s life. Solve long-term reliability of EV drive trains Tesla’s drive trains are guaranteed for eight years and unlimited mileage. This is a very strong message for buyers investing in a new technology. We’ve already seen problems with battery degradation in the Nissan Leaf and have had motor and battery reliability issues in some European-made EVs which have damaged their reputations. EV drive trains are simpler to service but do need more complex in-car management to ensure the long lifetimes which support good resale values and Tesla is winning in the messaging about the long-term reliability of its drivetrains. Solve channel conflict The ICE paradigm sees the consumer pay the manufacturer a significant sum for the car and then the dealer a significant sum for servicing over the following years. EVs require significantly less servicing so don’t provide a revenue stream which is anywhere as interesting for the dealers, resulting in the traditional dealer networks showing very little interest in selling EVs made by the traditional car manufacturers. Solving this issue will not be easy and will result in significant changes in how we buy and service cars. In addition, across the world, car buyers share tales of poor experiences buying cars from dealers where Tesla’s approach without discounting and hard selling has proven to be a significantly less stressful experience. Solving for this will also be a necessity once more consumers experience direct sales of cars. Solve internal conflict between EVs and ICE vehicles Perhaps the largest issue for traditional car manufacturers is an unwillingness to commit to an EV future. There are risks to manage in the transition from one technology to another, but there are also external pressures from the oil lobby and the dealer networks, as mentioned above, that result in the majority of traditional car manufacturers being at best lukewarm about EVs. To compete with Tesla, they will need to commit to this future in the same way as Tesla have and that will likely be both painful and a source of risk. Build an in-car experience Finally, but certainly not least importantly, there is the question about the in-car experience. JLR, for example, produce lovely interior designs, but complex and slow user interfaces. Tesla’s in-car user experience is a significant step above any offered by the traditional car manufacturers, partly for the reason that for many of them, the car is the primary focus, the UX a secondary one. Tesla will not be the only ones to focus on the in-car interfaces, resulting in this becoming a much more important aspect of buying a car in the future and many of the traditional car manufacturers simply don’t have the experience, will or resources to compete in this area. Android’s in-car OS and the rumoured Apple competitor may provide an alternative solution for traditional car manufacturers, but that will only be proven once they are launched in production cars. There’s a lot for traditional car manufacturers to do to address points where Tesla has a competitive advantage. Naturally, these manufacturers also have their own advantages, such as the scale of their operations and the vast amount of experience they have designing, building and selling cars. Some of them will get it right and will offer exciting alternatives to Tesla. Some will get it wrong and will go by the wayside. Tesla doesn’t get everything right and this provides an opportunity for the traditional car manufacturers who are better at coachwork, make more luxurious interiors, have better reliability records or produce more efficiently than Tesla. Either way, the pressure Tesla has put on the market will be felt for decades to come, having proven to the world that exciting, comfortable electric cars can be logistically, ecologically and economically sensible, and I’m sure that amongst the vast range of competitors in the US, Europe and Asia, there will be some that benefit from this pressure and survive to offer the EVs of the future. There may even be one that in the next decades will provide an offering which is significantly better than Tesla’s. I look forward to test driving that car if that’s the case!

Will "conventional" automakers ever match Tesla's electric vehicles?

Apparently many makers already have. Tesla in at number 6 and 10 in this evaluation. Top 12 Best Electric Cars (2019 Update): UK Market Guide • Motorway Top 12 Best Electric Cars in 2019 When talking about the best electric cars, you’ll rarely finish the discussion without the word ‘Tesla’ popping up mid conversation. Yes we all love Tesla and there’s no doubting the quality of their cars, but many people don’t realise there are now plenty of incredible (and often more affordable) Tesla alternatives on the market. We’ve created this guide to cover all the best electric cars to buy in 2019, including a couple of the best new Tesla models for good measure. The best electric cars are reviewed below: Jaguar I-Pace Hyundai Kona Electric Kia e-Niro Mercedes EQC BMW i3 Tesla Model 3 Volkswagen e-Golf Audi E-Tron Quattro Renault Zoe Tesla Model X Nissan Leaf Hyundai Ionic 1. Jaguar I-PACE The recent release of Jaguar’s brand new electric ‘I-PACE’ model has taken the industry by storm. It’s being hyped as the best of a new breed of uncompromising electric vehicles which not only takes on its fossil fuel predecessor, but outperforms it. One of the first electric SUVs, it not only trumps the original F-PACE which it supersedes, but it’s also in strong competition with Tesla’s Model X (also a stand-out electric SUV). The I-PACE is hands down the strongest Tesla alternative on the market. The Tesla Model X will set you back a minimum of £79,000, whereas the Jag I-PACE starts at just £63,000. But how does it actually stand up to the Tesla? Jaguar’s new I-PACE electric is taking on the Tesla Model X Very well it seems. Auto Express have suggested the I-PACE can transform the Jaguar brand – this is high praise indeed… But considering the car’s luxury feel, spacious interior and futuristic additional features (there’s a setting that allows you to replace the absence of engine noise) we feel comments like this are well deserved. Not only that, but it has a top speed of 125 mph. It’s no slouch. To conclude, it’s the first electric car to really take on the Model X and survive on all fronts. If you are going down the electric SUV route, it’s an important vehicle to consider. Price: starts at £58,500 (with Government grant) or £63,000 (without) Distance on a full charge: 298 miles Advantages: Impressive top speed Plush exterior Spacious interior Disadvantages: Expensive A bumpy ride at low speeds 2. Hyundai Kona Electric In early 2018, the Hyundai Kona Electric became known as something of a game changer in the auto industry. Some industry experts called it the first of a ‘second generation’ of electric cars, combining excellent range with a low cost. This thing will do 300 miles on one charge. That’s impressive. Before its release, you had to pay upwards of £60,000 to own a new car that will go that far before needing a re-juice. The Hyundai Kona Electric starts at around £30,000 – at just half the price of the Jaguar iPace, you can see why they’re calling it a game changer! The 2018 Hyundai Kona Electric in all its efficient, long range glory Range aside, at a weight of 1.7 tonnes, it’s a bit heavy and not the most practical car – and it doesn’t feel quite as fast as many other slicker EVs. But it’s got all the features you’d want in 2019 – including a charging pad with higher-end models. The handling isn’t the best but it’s comfortable, and with 300 miles of range for £30,000 it’s generally hard to quibble! This one should definitely be on your short list. Price range: from £25,000 Distance on a full charge: 200-300 miles Advantages: Futuristic looks Excellent value Incredibly high mileage for the price Disadvantages: Poor ride, mediocre handling and it’s heavy Less spacious and more impractical that the iPace and Tesla Model X Expensive to service and insure 3. Kia e-Niro The new fully-electric Kia e-Niro has the potential to completely change the electric car market in the same way as the Hyundai Kona Electric has. In fact the Kia E-Niro shares many components with its Hyundai compatriot. For example its motors and batteries are identical. Kia claims it will do an impressive official range of 282 miles between charges and all that at a price that’s around half the cost of many of its rivals… £32.995 to be exact. In real world driving conditions the Kia managed 253 miles in one charge – a staggering result. That’s further than a Tesla Model S, and double the VW e-Golf (which is in the same price bracket). The ride is impressive. You’ll get a smooth, easy drive with plenty of punch from the 201bhp electric motor. Handling will never be quite as good as a petrol or diesel equivalent (mainly because of the heavy electric motor) but this electric Kia handles more than well enough around corners and in town. The Kia e-Niro could be a game changer in the industry due to its high mileage range and low cost. Winner! So what is the difference between this and the Hyundai Kona? Well for a start the handling is slightly better (even though Kia is slightly heavier). The interior of the Kia is slightly higher quality than the Kona too and you’ll get a better driving position. There’s also more space in the back seats. For the price it’s very hard to argue that the Kia E-Niro shouldn’t be on your wishlist. The downside is that at the time of writing (March 2019), the Kia E-Niro isn’t actually available on the market to buy. Though we can expect to see it on roads towards the end of the year. A winner. Price range: starts at £32.995 (depending on spec/ finance choice) Distance on a full charge: claimed 282 miles, real world 253 miles! Advantages: Bargain price! 7 year Kia warranty Quiet Incredible range! Disadvantages: Average performance, average handling Heavy car 4. Mercedes EQC The Mercedes EQC is the first in an all-electric range coming from Mercedes in 2019 . It’s a totally bespoke, built-for-purpose electric vehicle – not a re-boot of an existing model. The EQC should be able to get you a whopping 280 miles on a full charge and the battery can be charged from flat to 80% full in just 40 minutes. It has two electric motors (for both sets of wheels) and will do 0-60 in just 5.2 seconds. As well as being speedy, it’s worth noting that this is a super-luxurious model, as you’d expect from Mercedes. It has ‘metallic textiles’ and inside it looks like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi film. Not surprisingly, it is not cheap. It’s likely to cost you from around £55,000 to £75,000 with added specs, trims and other options. The Mercedes EQC at the Paris Motor Show 2018. Hello future! It’s more expensive than the Hyundai Kona Electric of course, but given you get two crystal-clear Mercedes ‘infotainment screens’ and speech recognition software built-in, it’s probably more than worth it to feel like you’re living in the future. It’s amazing to look at too. Bonus. Price range: from £55,000 Distance on a full charge: 250-300 miles Advantages: Luxury exterior and interior Spacious (thanks to being an SUV-style vehicle) 2 x electric engines for speed and performance Disadvantages: Expensive There may be limited stock in early 2019 5. BMW i3 If any electric car can credibly described as a ‘Tesla killer’ it would be this one. Top Gear named it the best small premium EV you can buy and you can see why. Its stunning looks never fail to impress. The i3 has been around for more than four years now, yet still manages to look forward thinking. You’ll get to 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds and reach a top speed just shy of 100mph (93mph to be precise). BMW’s flagship BMW i3, one of the very best electric cars to buy in 2019 There are various models available, some with more oomph under the hood and others with more range. With the new and improved i3S (Sport Edition) due out soon, the i3 has to be top of the pile of the best electric cars. Price range: £30,925 – £46,595 Distance on a full charge: 80 – 125 miles Advantages: Speed Build quality Futuristic looks Disadvantages: Expensive to service and insure Poor low speed ride 6. Tesla Model 3 The Tesla model 3 is the electric car everyone is talking about. Stunning, futuristic and reasonably priced, this electric is a smaller, cheaper (half the price) version of the Model X (which we’ve also reviewed here). It is a vital part of the Tesla’s master plan to provide and sell an ecosystem of sustainable products – but there’s a small spanner in the works. They won’t be widely available in the UK and Europe until at least mid-2019. That’s a lot of waiting around… Tesla’s latest – the ‘Model 3’ That being said, there are still a fair few to buy on the market (whether new or used) and Tesla recently announced a successful ramp up in production. Not only that, but in October 2018, Elon Musk also suggested a newer, cheaper Model 3 may be just round the corner . All in all, there may be more available to purchase in 2019 than some auto pessimists suggested earlier in the year, so those waiting lists could be shorter than at first thought. But whatever the supply situation, the auto press has been singing the Model 3’s praises since it was first announced. This thing is quick, it’ll do 0-62mph in just 4.4 seconds while the more expensive P100D version does it in an amazing 2.7 seconds and it drives much better than many of its rivals. Not only that, but it drives up to 350 miles on a single charge which thumps many of its power-hungry rivals. It’s also full of cutting edge tech, you start the thing with a credit card you ‘wave around’ for a start! Another benefit to owning a Tesla is the potential for autonomous driving. An ‘autopilot’ option will give you all the cameras you’ll need in the future for some slick, autonomous functions. It may not be the cheapest or the most unique, but it’s still the one to beat for futuristic tech. Price range: £30,000 – £38,000 [TBC] Distance on a full charge: 300-350 miles Advantages: You’ll impress your friends! Full of tech (it’s a Tesla after all) Very quick Disadvantages: There could be a lengthy waiting list May draw unwanted attention Elon Musk may not be to everyone’s taste 7. Volkswagen e-Golf The historic e-Golf was the first ever VW Golf to drop the internal combustion engine and go 100% electric. If you have ever driven a petrol or diesel Golf you’ll know how solid, dependable and fun-to-drive they are. The electric version doesn’t differ from a regular Golf too much, other than the fact it’s got a 24.2kW lithium ion battery between the axles. Going electric gives you speedier acceleration, but generally a lower top speed (87mph for this Golf). VW’s eGolf. An updated electric design for an ever-popular model All the internal goodies are top notch, as we’ve come to expect from the Volkswagen Golf range . A sturdy mid-range electric winner! Price range: £17,570 – £34,095 Distance on a full charge: 100 – 118 miles Advantages: Comfortable ride and handling Practical Cheaper to run than the BMW i3 Disadvantages: High monthly PCP payments Slightly dreary interior 8. Audi E-Tron Quattro The Audi E-Tron Quatro (not officially on the market until early ‘ish’ 2019) is without doubt an electric car you should have on your radar. It’s Audi’s flagship electric SUV, taking on the Jaguar I-PACE and Tesla’s Model X. Its 248-mile real-world range means it comes in at a little under the Model X’s roughly 300 mile range but with a charging time of less than 30 minutes on 150kW you won’t need to stop long to go further. The Audi E-Tron Quattro (Coming in 2019) The E-Tron will manage 0-62mph in under 6 seconds and has a top speed of 124mph, like many electrics it’s extremely nippy off the mark – especially for an SUV of this size and weight. It also comes with a “Range Mode” which will allow you to reduce the electricity consumption and travel further by taking power away from things like the air conditioning (not required much outside of summer in the UK). Advantages: Be an owner of the first ever Audi electric Audi build quality Full of tech Good range Disadvantages: Not released until Jan 2019 Not fully tested and reviewed yet 9. Renault Zoe We’ve chosen to look at the Renault Zoe electric car as they start at just £14,245 (with a Government grant) making it the cheapest EV on the market in the UK. The only downside to that low initial cost is the slightly odd fact that you have to lease the battery at an additional cost. Renault’s Zoe, the budget-friendly electric car for 2019 You can buy the car outright (Zoe i model) but it’ll set you back more upfront. The benefit to a lease however is that Renault will replace the battery free of charge if the range drops below 75% of what it was when bought new. Quite an attractive offer with anyone familiar with owning an old mobile phone. The Zoe has the biggest driving range of any sub 30K EV so if range is a worry, the Zoe could be for you. Price range: £14,245 – £31,215 (depending on spec/ finance choice) Distance on a full charge: 96 (basic) – 178 miles (top of the range) Advantages: Very low running costs Battery replacement guarantee Quiet Great range Disadvantages: Average performance, poor brake feel Battery lease agreement may put off some Dull interior 10. Tesla Model X The Tesla Model X is one of Elon Musk’s most successfully adopted electric cars yet. It was designed to crush the opposition in the SUV/ MPV markets and during its three-or-so-year-reign it did a pretty good job. It’s been around since December 2015. Back then there were basically no rivals in the market, but now we have direct competitors like the Jaguar i-Pace, Audi E-Tron Quattro and even Tesla’s own Model 3. So how does the Model X stand up now? Well, the new 100D version sill packs a punch! For a start, the falcon wing doors will always give it a wow factor and for that alone, it feels like something out of Back to the Future (available to buy in the present)… Tesla’s popular ‘Model X’ It’s super-quiet to drive, like most electrics and has HUGE punch on the acceleration front – reaching 0-60mph in a blistering 5.2 seconds. For a car that weighs 200kg, it’s seriously impressive. Again, all new Tesla’s come equipped with Tesla Autopilot (one of the best driving assistance packages on the market). Thinking about stopping distance? Tesla has you covered by locking in automation to slow you down if required. It can also change lanes for you. Still a contender then… The only (and perhaps the only) downside is the price… Price range: from £79,000 Distance on a full charge: 250 – 350 miles Advantages: Impressive falcon doors Smooth drive Great range Disadvantages: High cost Doors can be awkward 11. 2018 Nissan Leaf WhatCar? Have named the Nissan Leaf their Electric Car of the Year for 2018 and it’s hard to argue with them. Now in it’s second generation, the original Leaf was launched back in 2010 – making it the world’s first mass-market EV model. Top of the tree of electric cars in 2019? The Nissan Leaf There have been many improvements made since the first generation edition. The new massive battery range sits at a proven 168 miles and the engine produces much more power at 150bhp. Price: £21,990 (Including Government grant) Distance on a full charge: between 168 – 235 miles (top of the range) Advantages: Cheap to own Very quiet and smooth drive Spacious Disadvantages: Boxy design is a bit over-used and boring Not many options beyond the standard spec Awkward driving position 12. 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hyundai may not have been the first brand that popped into your head when thinking about electric cars, but they should be considered. The Ioniq is key to Hyundai’s plan to produce a range of 22 green cars as soon as 2020. This model is also available as a petrol/ electric and plug-in petrol electric hybrids, but it’s the fully electric model we’re focused on here. Hyundai? Not a brand normally associated with electric cars, but the Ioniq is a great fresh pick for 2019 This car has a modest maximum range of 174 miles and a super-smooth feel and ride, but it can be a bumpy drive when dealing with rough roads. Price: £28,995 (Including Government grant) Distance on a full charge: between 168 – 235 miles (top of the range) Advantages: Plush exterior and interior Spacious Low running costs Disadvantages: Options on specs are limiting A bumpy ride on less-smooth roads No ultra fast charging You may disagree with their evaluation but the sheer number of electric vehicles on sale and in the pipeline is quite amazing. Also in my case I have a VW and Skoda agent 10 minutes walk away, my nearest Tesla centre is 145 miles away.

Is the reason the Tesla can go so much more than the other EVs, because of the size of the battery pack?

It’s not the size, its how you use it :P (Originally answered: Is the reason the Tesla can go so much more than the other EVs, because of the size of the battery pack?) Jokes aside, it really isn’t just the size of the battery. As mentioned in Kevin Davidson’s answer in this question thread, the Audi e-Tron has a 95 kWh battery with 205 miles, whereas Model S top spec has a 100 kWh battery since the day it was launched. I think this is the fairest comparison (no point bringing in the Model 3 since there is nothing to compare it with in the same weight category). So with the Model S, Tesla initially had a 335 mile car. Recently though, Tesla announced that the Model S new refresh has a 370 mile range. So what happened? For the context of the question, one must consider at least these parameters: “Cell” design (battery related) “Module” design (battery related) “Pack” design (battery related) Motor design (materials/electronics/programming related) Aerodynamics (vehicle engineering related) Overall weight reduction (meh, that one’s obvious) Let’s discuss points 1 through 4, since 5 and 6 are kinda obvious and too broad to discuss. 1. At the cell level, you might already know that the Model S uses standard off-the-shelf Panasonic 18650 cells (AA-like cells with 18mm diameter and 65mm cylindrical length). They did not tweak the chemistry much, or if they did we don’t know (but just pointing out that cell chemistry is one aspect of gaining an advantage in range). Weight reduction is possible through high-energy-density chemistries (this is an iterative process and they’ve improved energy density with Model 3. It will improve even further for Model Y due to the recent Maxwell Technologies buyout). 2. At the module level, you come across the physical packaging of the cells - you have to make sure to pack as many cells as possible, the material used to bind them together physically, as well as the battery management system electrical connections which will ensure all the cells charge and discharge evenly, for optimum performance. 3. At the pack level, you begin to consider the thermal aspects (actually that starts at the module level too). The air gaps between each cell/module, the glue used to hold each cell in place and its thermal conductivity, the cooling/heating system design and how energy efficient it can be (THIS can have a direct effect on range since heating/cooling takes up energy from the battery which could otherwise be used to drive you x miles more). 4. Coming to motors, the Model S has an AC induction motor with a pure copper rotor (a difficult to manufacture item which is part of Tesla’s core IP (this blog post by co-founder Martin Eberhard talks a bit about their thought process). Both front and rear motors on the Model S were of this type. The software controlling the invertor circuitry is also part of the core IP and the reason Tesla is able to control the motors better, offering efficient energy consumption leading to longer range. AC Induction motors are (or were at the time) the most efficient type of motor for use in pure electric vehicles, as said by Tesla Principal Power Electronics Engineer Wally Rippel in this blog post from 2007 , and since everyone then was using brushless DC motors if I am not mistaken, the Model S of yore had the stupendous 335 mile range. With the “Raven” update to the Model S (the new Model S with 370 miles range launched in March 2019), Tesla replaced the old front AC motor to the Model 3’s new, highly efficient PMSRM (partial Permanent Magnet Switched Reluctance Motor). This is the same motor that is going to be powering the semi truck (4 motors at 4 wheels), and is unique in its construction in that it is a hybridization of two different types of motors - the Switched Reluctance type and the permanent magnet type. While the specifics are too technical to get into here, suffice to say that no other car company in the world is close to this kind of motor in production vehicles. This alone, without any changes to battery design, has given Tesla a 35-mile bump in range to get to the unheard-of 370-mile range in the Model S today. P.S.: With the Model 3, a lot of changes have taken place in the battery design, from cell level to module level to pack level. The cells are 2170 (21mm dia, 70mm length), leading to improved surface area for thermal conductivity - better heating and cooling at the cell level. The chemistry has been tweaked a little, for better energy density. The entire thermal system is brand new, and works off the same system as the cabin cooling/heating system to aid in efficiency. Thus if Tesla were to replace the battery pack in the Model S with the Model 3’s, they could easily go past 400 mile range. But it is not possible to do this as a simple swap, as the cooling heating system of the Model S was completely different and not designed with the 2170 cell architecture in mind. But mark my words - a 100 kWh battery pack with 2170 cells is going to be key to achieving 400+ mile range! Cheers, Harshal. If you are buying a Tesla, use my code to get Free Supercharger Miles .

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