When the first batch of electric vehicles hit the market, the public – quite rightly – saw them as more regressive rather than progressive. This was no doubt illustrated by lacklustre sales when they first hit the market; why pay a lofty premium for an electric car that has a smaller range than the internal combustion car you’ve got sitting in the driveway?
Now though, we’re at a tipping point where the hybrid and electric vehicles coming to Australia in the next year or two are set to match, and in many cases, beat the offerings of their internal combustion brethren when it comes to not just range but also power and performance.
To mark this special point in automotive history, here’s our top 10 best electric and hybrid cars coming in 2019-2020.
When it hits showrooms in 2020, the Porsche Taycan is set to be one of the most desirable EVs on the market. It’s a road-going take on the Mission E concept that was previewed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, capable of a 0-100km/h run in less than 3.5 seconds. Porsche has confirmed some of the technical details of the Taycan, saying it will be packaged with two synchronous electric motors producing in excess of 440kW. With stats like these, the Taycan will surely put up a fight with the Tesla Model S P100D, and will likely leave the Model S behind in the bends, considering Porsche’s obsession with optimising driving dynamics.