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Six electric cars to look out for

The recent pandemic has quite understandly messed with manufacturer launch dates and delivery schedules but, as things start to take on some semblance of normality, here's a quick run down of six of the best EVs to look out for over the next 6 - 12 months.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo are clearly going down the adaptation route, rather than starting from scratch with new designs. This means that in addition to the XC40 there will also be a XC90, followed by additional models to complete the range.

The relatively high price tag of £53,000 creates a challenge for those wanting to take advantage of the governments Plug-in Car Grant which tops out at £50K including VAT and delivery. However, it will still appeal to many Volvo fans who are sure to value the twin electric motors delivering 402bhp and a predicted range of 248 miles.

Audi Q4 e-tron

This is Audi's fifth electric model, coming just below the Q5 in terms of size. With its twin electric motors delivering 302bhp it doesn't quite pack the same punch as the full size e-tron, but still has plenty of power on hand.

The Q4 e-tron uses the VW Group's MEB modular car platform, instead of the adapted MQ platform used by the larger e-tron and styling wise it is very much part of the e-tron family.

Audi e-tron GT

For an electric Audi with even more power, you'll have to wait untill 2021 for the e-tron GT which uses its twin electric motors to produce a whopping 582bhp. That's enough to reach 62mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 149mph.

Set to compete with the Porsche Taycan, it boasts a decent range of 248 miles, although this will be significantly reduced if you favour taking advantage of all that power on a regular basis.

Fiat 500

From one end of the scale to the other, the electric Fiat 500 may look pretty similar to its petrol counterpart but, thanks to a completely new vehicle architecture, there are plenty of differences under the surface and a very reasonable 117bhp on offer.

It is sure to appeal to drivers considering a Honda E or a Mini Electric but its range of 199 miles might just swing things in Fiat's favour. Although you will likely have to wait until Spring 2021 for the convertible, with hard top models to follow on.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

It's fair to say that the Mach-E has split opinions, with many traditional Mustang fans feeling it is completely at odds with the whole ethos of the ever popular pony car.

With a top end launch model that's only capable of 0-60mph in just over 5 seconds, it would seem they have a valid point. This certainly falls well short of what Mustang purists have come to expect. Perhaps they will be appeased with the fact that the much anticipated GT model is likely to be closer to the Audi e-tron GT in terms of performance.

Tesla Model Y

We wrap up our six of the best EVs to look out for with the brand which for many people made EVs desirable for reasons other than the environment.

The Tesla Model Y won't be arriving for a little while yet but, with its ability to accommodate a third row of seats and a predicted range of up to 314 miles, it's a car that larger families may well be happy to wait for.

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