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Sports Electric Cars Coming Soon

By the year 2023 it is predicted that most big automotive manufacturers will have around 20 All-electric models in their lineup. That is just five years away. And while one of the motives behind the change will be to meet stricter government standards – the other side of this change is the awesome torque happiness that allows a true sports EV to really put a smile on your face.

Within an electric motor comes the possibility for massive torque, instantaneous throttle response, and a controlled drivetrain that takes all the guesswork out of being a good driver. And while we still have a couple of years until the sport electric car is everything it can be – these next two years promise a couple of pretty close examples.

Such as:

2019 Porsche Taycan

Imagine one of the hugest charging systems an EV has carried (800 volts), combined with a max range of 300 miles per charge. And this Super EV should be in production towards the end of the year, and you can expect to pay less than $100,000 for the privaledge of ownership.

2019 Electric Mini Cooper

The Mini Electric is a looker in concept shoes. But may not be much of a performer if you go by the rumors that BMW’s 5th generation technology will be bypassing Mini and heading straight to the iX3. What a shame.

2020 Tesla Roadster

10 years ago an EV Roadster was released that rocked the world. It was new, funky, sleek, sexy… and more fun to drive than most people would have thought possible. Technology has advanced a lot since the original Tesla Roadster, but the revamped concept is still just as sexy as ever. However, this time they are gunning to make this the fastest production car ever made… period. We like that kind of gumption.

BMW i8, 0-60 MPH in Less Than 5 seconds

Tesla motors has thus far been skipping along with minimal competition in the electric luxury/sports car bracket, but the BMW i3 and i8 are looking pretty competitive. The i3 will feature a 125 kW electric, rear-wheel drive motor, which in laymen terms, means it will be worth about 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of instantaneous torque. Considering its bantam weight of just 1,250 kilograms (2,750 lbs), the i3 should cruise through its single gear from zero to sixty in a little less than 8-seconds. It’s expected range is somewhere around 100 miles per charge cycle. However, keep in mind, this is the practical version of the BMW i-series. Continue reading BMW i8, 0-60 MPH in Less Than 5 seconds