The popularity of electric vehicles has increased significantly, and recent technological advancements don’t appear to be slowing down. Gas-powered cars are anticipated to progressively disappear as we move towards a more sustainable future and be replaced by electric vehicles. Electric automobiles are anticipated to totally replace the familiar conventional vehicles within the next ten years. The development and production of electric cars has surged as a result of governments throughout the world implementing stronger emission restrictions. Additionally, this has led to greater cost and accessibility. Additionally, the broad acceptance of electric cars has been fueled by the quick advancement in battery technology.
The main issues with electric cars are being solved as batteries become more effective, providing longer range and faster charging periods as well as improvements in infrastructure, such the extension of charging networks. EVs have an advantage over gas-powered vehicles in terms of sustainability, but they also offer lightning-fast acceleration and hushed driving. The electric vehicle movement will transform the automobile industry over the next ten years and beyond as technology develops. Our beloved petrol guzzlers will be replaced over the next ten years by environmentally friendly, high-performance and efficient electric vehicles.
1. Honda ZDX
In order to compete with SUVs and crossovers with coupe-like looks, Acura originally unveiled the ZDX in 2009. It was terminated in 2013 due to a decline in consumer interest. In 2024, it will be back as Acura’s first all-electric model. The previous design included a six-speed automated gearbox with dynamic handling and a 3.7-liter V6 engine.
The ZDX and ZDX Type S trims of the brand-new all-electric ZDX in 2024 are expected to cost between $60,000 and $70,000. The 500 horsepower dual-motor AWD Type S model will have a 0-60 mph time of five seconds and a range of 288 miles. The 325-mile and 315-mile batteries on the single-motor RWD ZDX and the dual-motor ZDX, respectively, will be able to recharge 81 miles of range in just 10 minutes thanks to DC fast-charging capabilities.
2. Volkswagen Macan
The original Porsche Macan is being converted from a gas-powered car to an all-electric marvel. The standard model has a 261-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The future Audi A6 e-tron and the electric Macan both utilise the cutting-edge 800-volt Premium Platform Electric (PPE) electrical architecture, which enables a flexible driving experience for both configurations.
With a maximum output of 603 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, the Macan EV is expected to deliver exciting performance. DC fast-charging is feasible at rates faster than the 270 kW of the Taycan, recovering five to eighty percent of the battery charge in about fifteen minutes. With a 100 kWh battery pack, the Macan EV will have a substantially greater range than the Taycan (227 miles), allowing for longer trips and doing away with range anxiety.
3. Audi A6
In 1994, the Audi A6 was introduced as a gas-powered car. Since then, it has undergone a remarkable evolution to keep up with the rapidly evolving automotive industry. The Audi A6 E-tron, an entirely electric version of Audi’s legendary sedan, will debut in 2024. It will have an amazing horsepower range between 469 and 476 miles depending on the trim level and a dual-motor all-wheel drive arrangement.
With a 270 kW DC fast-charging capacity, its 100 kWh battery will have a range of more than 400 miles and can charge from zero to eighty percent in just around 16 minutes. The A6’s luxury nature won’t be altered by electrification, and the A6 e-tron will be offered in three trim levels. The price points for the entry-level Premium, Premium Plus, and top-of-the-line Prestige trims are approximately $80,000, $90,000, and $100,000, respectively.
4. G-Class Mercedes-Benz
The classic Mercedes-Benz G-Class debuted in 1979, but the new EQG will electrify it. The upcoming EQG will deliver the famous prestige and performance of the G-Class in an environmentally friendly and emission-free package. This all-electric model, which is scheduled to arrive in 2025, will have four electric motors, one for each wheel. To maintain the G-Class’s ability to handle rough terrain, it will have a two-speed transmission.
The EQG will feature a Titan Silicon battery, which has a potential range of 400 miles and supports quick charging at 200 kW. It can recharge up to 190 miles’ worth of distance in just 15 minutes. The MSRP for the base model is anticipated to be around $150,000. The line-up will consist of:
5. Escalade de Cadillac
Since its introduction as a gas-powered car in the late 1990s, the Cadillac Escalade has represented American luxury, and it is currently undergoing a considerable transformation. The $130,000 MSRP Cadillac Escalade IQ will be an all-electric vehicle when it goes on sale in 2025.
The Escalade IQ is anticipated to have a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain that produces 750 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque. It will be able to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in under five seconds and have a range of up to 450 miles. It will also have four-wheel steering, which ensures that the vehicle’s turning radius is significantly decreased by the rear wheels turning in the opposite direction from the front wheels, and DC fast-charging capability, allowing it to recharge 100 miles in just 10 minutes.
6. Corvette by Chevrolet
Before 2030, an all-electric Chevrolet Corvette is anticipated to be added to the lineup, helping the company move towards becoming all electric. The car’s specifications haven’t been made public yet, but it’s anticipated to have three to four electric motors with over 1,000 horsepower. The Corvette EV will be a fully electric vehicle, as opposed to the hybrid Corvette E-Ray set for introduction in 2025.
A 6.2-liter V8 engine with 495 horsepower and a 160-horsepower electric motor combine to provide 655 horsepower for the E-Ray. It takes 2.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. It is the first hybrid Corvette that Chevrolet has ever made. The Corvette E-Ray is Chevrolet’s way of easing the brand into an electric future while still planning for but not rushing an electric model.
7. Chrysler Charger
The Dodge Charger is regarded as the national symbol of the muscle automobile in America, and it will go through an amazing transformation to become an all-electric monster. Nine powertrain/battery combinations, divided into 400-volt and 800-volt architectural options, will be available for the Daytona SRT. We’ll divide the 400-volt architecture into two trims.
The 340-kW trim, which is the base model, will provide three engine options with a combined output of 455, 495, and 535 horsepower. The 440-kW trim, on the other hand, will offer options with a combined output of 590, 630, and 670 horsepower. The powerplant package for the SRT Banshee will have the 800-volt architecture. In order to ensure that drivers continue the Charger history while being environmentally conscientious, a cutting-edge patent-pending Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system will provide an amazing 126 decibels of computer-generated V-8-sound muscle car engine noise.
8. Bronco Ford
The Ford Bronco has long been a recognised SUV with a reputation for being capable off-road. Given that Ford has an all-electric model scheduled for release before 2030, it is ready to embrace the future. Ford has exciting intentions with the launch of the Bronco plug-in hybrid while that is in the works. A 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a 10-speed modular hybrid gearbox are anticipated to power the hybrid Bronco.
An amazing all-electric driving range of roughly 30 miles is made possible by the battery, which is anticipated to be around 18 kWh in size. While retaining the adaptability of a hybrid powertrain, it will offer a taste of the electric experience. Ford will have time to perfect its electric technology before releasing the completely electric model because the release date is 2024.
9. Wrangler Jeep
The Jeep Wrangler, which has long been renowned for its tough off-road abilities, is getting ready to undergo an electrifying makeover. The all-electric Wrangler’s debut has been postponed by Stellantis until 2027, but a preview of what’s to come can already be seen in the Wrangler Magneto 3.0 Concept. A unique electric drivetrain powering the Magneto 3.0 Concept produces a mind-blowing 650 horsepower and 900 pound-feet of torque.
The STLA big specialised EV platform, which is currently present in the future Ram 1500 REV electric pickup truck and Jeep Recon, will be used by the electric Wrangler. As a result, the Wrangler will continue to have exceptional off-road performance, demonstrating that using electric power does not impair the Jeep’s renowned toughness. Using this as a base, Jeep will build a fully electric Wrangler that will handle any terrain while putting an emphasis on sustainability and clean energy.
10. Flying Spur, Continental GT, and Bentley Bentayga
According to Bentley’s ambitious Beyond100 goal, the company wants to gradually shift its lineup away from gas-powered engines and towards hybrid electric vehicles, and then to purely electric vehicles, before the year 2030. The Bentley Flying Spur and Bentayga models presently offer hybrid drivetrains. With a 2.9-liter petrol engine and a 100 kW electric motor, the Flying Spur range’s Azure, Mulliner and S models can go from 0 to 60 mph in an astounding 4.1 seconds.
Additionally, the Bentayga Azure, S, and Bentayga versions have a 3.0-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor, and they can travel up to 25 miles completely on electricity. Bentley’s Five-in-Five strategy, which includes electrifying the famed Bentayga, Flying Spur, and Continental GT ranges, aims to produce a new EV model every year beginning in 2025.