There are a lot of interesting and exciting EV’s on the horizon and brands who once claimed they would never make an electric car, are in the process of developing some incredible new contenders. With the Taycan set to arrive in 2020, it won't be only new high performance electric hitting the market. Audi is developing the e-tron GT, Fisker is set to return with the EMotion and BMW showcased a new design direction with the i Vision Dynamics concept.
The e-Tron GT is set to be Audi Sports first EV and it is believed to be based upon the same platform as the Taycan. It will be the brands third all-electric model and it set to arrive at some point in 2020. It is expected to share the same dual electric motor configuration, producing around 600 horsepower and delivering up to 310 miles of range. It will also feature an 800-volt charging system, which will enable rapid charging up to 350kw. The top spec version could easily break $100,000 as it is a performance-focused electric car.
Its been awhile since we heard from Fisker, but the company has recently released a teaser for a new entry-level electric vehicle. Last year at CES the company showcased their EMotion concept, which was originally intended to arrive in 2019. Unlike their previous electric cars like the ill-fated Karma, this model won't rely on range extenders. Fisker claims it will deliver 400 miles on a single charge and it will have a targeted starting price of around $129,000.
BMW’s i sub-brand showcased a new concept electric sedan at the Frankfurt Motor Show a few years back. Dubbed the i Vision Dynamics Concept, this new model is a big departure from the conventional styling that we typically see from the German automaker. The concept claimed a 373-mile electric range and a production version is set to launch around 2020. They did not confirm an estimated retail price but said it will accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds and will have a top speed of over 120 mph.
The Porsche Taycan is first of many performance EV’s that will join the market over the next few years. With so many promising concepts, the future of battery-powered sports cars looks bright.