The effects of the Open Bar and Elon Musk's Pizzazz were set to diminish for the Tesla fans who attended the Model Y inaugural event in Hawthorne, California last night. This means that it's time to get serious here, the people and the competition.
The Baby SUV Model Y will be available in versions ranging from $ 39,000 to $ 60,000, ranging from 230 to 300 miles. These are impressive peculiarities, but while a new Tesla still feels like a major event, a whole range of family-owned electric SUVs are currently available online. Brilliant debuts for the Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes-Benz EQC and Audi E-tron have come and gone. You can now place an order for the mass market Hyundai Kona Electric or put your checkbook in your pocket for a few months, if you can write one for the Kia Niro EV. In the meantime, BMW, Porsche, Chinese climber Byton and American startup Rivian are working to bring their own ragged SUVs to market and market a market that Tesla has long mastered, making a juicy bite. According to research firm JD Power and Associates, US SUVs accounted for almost half of total retail sales in auto retail last year, compared to 36 percent in 201
Nevertheless, there is a chance that you, dear person, will not buy more than an electric SUV in the next few years. To help you explore the options, we've put together some specifications for those that are now available and for those that will be available shortly.
"Efficiency" is difficult to capture in EVs because of the different metrics and standards used worldwide. The efficiency of a vehicle battery pack, however, can be easily measured in size comparison with the range. If a car with a small battery charge can travel a long distance, this is an efficient battery – and possibly a cheaper one for your own, as you will have to pay less to "top up" at the charging station. (Plus, you spend less time charging your car.) Tesla has not released the specifications for the batteries it will put into the Model Y, but Musk has stated that the Model 3 needs about 50 kilowatt hours and 75 kilowatts – hours for standard and performance variants – so we assume that the model Y works with it.
Let's take a look at the sprint times. It turns out that even SUVs can be fast when you run them on batteries. The performance version of the Model Y should go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, as well as the upcoming Porsche E Cross Turismo from Porsche. As with most things, less money brings you less: The Model Y achieves 60 in 5.9 seconds, and the mass market Kia Niro EV manages it in 7. Yet, even those latecomers are fast enough if you just try everything on the Highway to arrive.
Bringing Everything Together: Check out all these electric SUV options! However, there is an important caveat here: the range of the Mercedes EQC is based on European tests, as is the Audi e-Tron. The EPA test procedure tends to be less forgiving and is about 20 percent. And remember, some of these vehicles will be changing in the vicinity of production.
If you're really thinking about getting into electric SUVs, you have the chance. I'd like to explore a little more about how things look and how reliable they turn out to be. Also find out about the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in your area. And then maybe drive one or two and try the sprint times for yourself.
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