The global EV market is developing at a rapid pace. Currently, EVs or electric vehicles occupy 8.3 per cent of the market share. The Indian EV market has kept pace with global cues, with over .32 million cars sold in 2021, up 108 per cent YoY.
The motor industry has undoubtedly struggled when it comes to adoption of clean energy. But it’s safe to say, it has successfully reinvented itself with a range of brands bringing into the market EV vehicles, popularly known as an electric car.
What distinguishes electric cars from all others is the presence of an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine, and in principle are battery-operated. What makes the vehicle eco-friendly is that electric cars emit no exhaust from a tailpipe and do not contain the typical liquid fuel components. Here are four of the newest electric car announcements to hit the markets soon.
Hyundai IONIQ 6 EV
The long-awaited Hyundai IONIQ 6 EV is almost here! With a cocoon-shaped cabin that is made with sustainable materials such as eco-processed leather and recycled-PET fabric, the electric car takes inspiration from Hyundai’s Prophecy EV Concept with clean, simple lines and a pure aerodynamic form.
Dual Color Ambient Lighting provides overall illumination for IONIQ 6’s interiors. Users can choose from a spectrum of 64 colours, and six dual-colour themes developed by colour experts, to help drivers and passengers feel relaxed and comfortable. The car’s interiors feature a modular touchscreen dashboard that integrates a 12-inch full-touch infotainment display and a 12-inch digital cluster. IONIQ 6 has an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21, assisted by its low nose, active air flaps at the front, wheel gap reducers, optional slim digital side mirrors and slight boat-tail structure.
Volkswagen is the newest brand to join the electric car bandwagon. Unveiling its latest flagship model in its electric car range, the AERO is a mid-sized electric sedan with an aerodynamic shape allowing the car to reach 385 miles of range and is fully electric. The design is progressive and stylish with generous space in the interior.
An LED bar takes up both the front and rear of the electric car, along with 22-inch two-tone wheels and illuminated touch surfaces that replace the door handles. The electric car also features an ID on the front end that is characterised by honeycombs, typical for the ID family. The AERO is expected to be available in the second half of 2023 in China, the USA and Europe.
DeLorean Motor Company DMC ALpha5
DeLorean Motor Company revealed a concept for an upcoming electric car that will feature the iconic gull-wing doors. The car is said to be able to accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.99 seconds, and 0-88mph in 4.35 seconds while targeting a 300-mile driving range.
The company estimates that the car’s 100kWh battery will be able to travel more than 300 miles on a full charge. Further, the electric car will rely upon a mix of artificial support and human control, according to the company’s website which seems to suggest there will be some kind of advanced driver assistance system. The car is scheduled to make its debut in August at Pebble Beach.
Mercedes AMG is a performance-based electric car that is to make its entry into the market in 2025. Focusing on the model’s exterior appearance and technical details, the idea is to give the consumer an insight into the future by previewing an upcoming electric performance car. Giving customers an insight into what the future holds, the design is futuristic and sleek.
The Vision AMG electric car is supported by the dedicated AMG.EA architecture. It’s look is inspired by your typical F1 racing car. The car in question has a long wheelbase, with short overhangs, and a low clearance. The headlights in the shape of Mercedes-Benz’s iconic star logo add to its aesthetics. Further, the Vision AMG’s side windows and rear glass are painted in the same Alubeam silver as the body of the car.
The world of luxury is brimming with exciting new (and swanky looking) electric car options. Cadillac also announced the release of its new ultra-luxe all-electric sedan, the Celestiq. Only 500 examples of the EV will be built. The Celestiq will reportedly be sold for an unthinkable price tag of around $300,000. mesmerizes with a striking silhouette that leaves a lasting impression, redefining ultra-luxury with the spirit of futurism and the avant-garde.
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