More and more luxury automakers are offering electric cars.
So what are the advantages of owning a luxury electric car?
They’re everywhere on the luxury car market in 2021 and there’s so many more coming along as the EV technology improves at lightning (no pun intended) speed.
Electric cars use a rechargeable battery-powered engine in place of a typical gas engine.
So, what are the advantages of owning an electric car or electric luxury automobile? There are loads of benefits – so many, in fact, that some luxury car makers are vowing to go 100 percent electric in the near future – so let’s touch on as many benefits as we can in a two-part blog:
No. 1. They are better for the environment.
Electricity can be a renewable resource but gasoline cannot. Electric cars and Electric SUVs require less expensive and less frequent maintenance.
Because fully electric vehicles such as the Porsche Taycan don’t use an exhaust system, they have no emissions. But in 2021 that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice power and performance. The 2021 Porsche Taycan is an innovative electric vehicle that showcases just how high performing an electric vehicle can be. It is the first production EV with an 800-volt architecture and a multispeed transaxle, and as such it sets new benchmarks in charging speeds and acceleration times. In fact, the top-of-the-line 750-hp Turbo S is among the quickest cars in history, according to Cnet and other online publications.
The Taycan also has the ability to make multiple high-speed runs without a significant loss in performance. The Taycan drives like the Porsche sports car that it is and is exciting beyond most electric models on the market today. It even earned Editors’ Choice award from Car & Driver.
And it does all this without emitting any fumes into the air like gas engines do, thus helping us all achieve cleaner air and fewer greenhouse gasses.
Additionally electric cars can be powered with renewable resources like solar power, wind power, and water power while gasoline is created using oil, which is a natural resource, but not renewable.
For those who want to go even further, you can have solar panels installed in your home that will in-turn power your electric car in your garage or charge at solar powered charging stations in various locations.
Take, for instance the Electric VW the VW ID4. After years of hinting at electric cars with various concepts, Volkswagen is finally delivering the spectacular Electric VW, the ID.4, an electric SUV. It’s a major step toward the German automaker’s goal of rolling out an impressive lineup of electric VWs in the near future. Volkswagen says the ID. 4 will be able to drive up to 250 miles between charges and its SUV shape and cool, streamline styling should make it very popular as a cutting edge EV. All new ID.4 models will be rear-wheel drive but all-wheel drive models will join the lineup later in the year. A base model priced starting at $35,000 will be a great choice for those looking for an affordable price point but we won’t see that until 2022. In the meantime, the first Electric VW, the ID.4 Pro and loaded 1st Edition models will comprise the VW ID.4’s launch at indiGO Auto Group.
Electrify America has announced the opening of eight of the 30 designated solar-powered charging stations that offer Electric car and Electric SUV owners a way to charge at rural California locations.
Electrify America says these stations will have very little to no impact on areas where the charging stations are located because they don’t require any construction. Electrify America simply drops them on site and turns them on.
“Each charging station has two Level 2 chargers with the ability to charge up to 3.5kW. The stations are independently rated to withstand winds up to 120 mph and floods up to 9.5 feet and can operate in the event of a blackout or power outage,” according to Electrify America.
And they are solar powered so models such as the VW ID.4 and the Porsche Taycan, as well as the Audi e-tron can simply pull up and charge no matter the conditions.
Each charging stations has a 4.28-kW sun-tracking solar array and a 32 kWh battery to store the energy so your Electric Car or Electric SUV can use the stations even when it’s cloudy.
According to Electrify America: The systems provide off-grid EV charging that’s zero-emission, with all renewable electricity. And, better yet, the charging units can be installed where there is currently no access to electricity.
No. 2. They are quieter than gas vehicles.
Take for example the Audi e-Tron, which turned out to be the quietest electric car ever tested by famed Youtuber Bjørn Nyland, averaging just 63 dB. The silence, even at high speeds, was also highlighted in an Autogefühl review, which clearly said that it’s better than other famous and fast electric cars. Overall, it’s well worth noting the e-tron doesn’t drive like your typical electric car. In fact, it drives like just about any other Audi thanks to state-of-the-art drive technology. With its electric motor powering each axle, the all-wheel drive Q4 e-tron creates an impressive 300 horsepower that can get you from zero-to-60 in 6.3 seconds. And the interior showcases Audi’s state-of-the-art technology, including a digital gauge display that is standard in all models as well as a large infotainment touchscreen angled toward the driver.
Overall, electric cars run very quietly, especially when running fully on battery power. For a hybrid SUV that can also run quietly you might consider an Audi Q5. In fact, some states are considering legislation requiring electric cars to have noise makers installed to let pedestrians know they’re coming!
According to MYEV.com, the 2019 Jaguar i-Pace electric car has gone so far as to add engine noises when the driver accelerates quickly for the feel of a traditional engine. In fact the Jaguar I-PACE has been designed to ensure every step of the driving journey delivers peace of mind and makes owning an electric car as easy as possible. Technology is driver-focused and the new exterior design bring an even greater sense of luxury to the electric car species.
From the new Atlast Gray grille tip finish and an enhanced paint palette, a new range of wheels – this is not your great uncles electric car!
In fact, Jaguar had a vision of creating the most desirable electric vehicle on the market and show what can happen when the great minds at Jaguar take on the EV. There’s faster home charging: 11kW (AC) domestic wall box can add 53km/33miles of range (WLTP) per hour for customers with three-phase supplies. The I-PACE also offers outstanding performance and range: Acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4.5 (0-100km/h 4.8 seconds) seconds and up to 470km / 292 miles (WLTP). And even greater.
No. 3. They can be cheaper to maintain and run over time.
Electric vehicles require less maintenance and can therefore be less expensive to maintain over time.
Without the use of a gas engine, electric cars don’t need oil. That means no more oil changes. Also, you’ll forgo any other maintenance and repairs associated with a traditional gas engine. Electric cars such as the Porsche Taycan are typically easier on brakes as well leading to fewer brake replacements, accord to AutoTrader.com.
Electricity is also cheaper to run than gasoline. Electric cars usually cost about one-third the cost of gas-powered vehicles to run. And electric vehicles often use regenerative braking to add to the energy the car needs to run. And it’s cost free!
Stay tuned for Part 2 next week!