5 stylish and speedy reasons to go electric on the road

Porsche, with a new addition to its popular Taycan, is among the luxury automakers who are bringing positive impact to the environment with their electric vehicles

As battery technology continues to make headways in the automotive world, automakers are bringing clean engines to high-performance vehicles. From Porsche to Mercedes-Benz, the race for better, faster and cleaner cars is on. 

Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan in the new Frozen-Berry exterior colour. Photo: Porsche

Porsche has sold 40,000 units of the Taycan worldwide since its debut last year, a testament to the increasing demand for luxury electric vehicles. Porsche launches a new metallic watercolour-like exterior colour dubbed Frozen-Berry this month. To cater to its Taycan owners Porsche is doubling down on its commitment to a zero-emission future and introducing rapid-charging stations around town that will give drivers 80 per cent battery capacity in just 45 minutes. 

Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC. Photo: Mercedes-Benz

The automaker’s first electric offering in its luxury class takes it one step closer to its commitment of a 50-per cent electric production by 2030. Fast-charging capabilities will give the sedans 300 km of juice in just 15 minutes. 

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Audi A6 e-tron

Audi A6 e-tron. Photo: Audi

Audi is set to introduce an electric version of the A6 in 2022, an addition to its e-tron first debut in 2019. The car will run on two motors and clock 400 miles with each full charge. 

​​Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s electric SUV I-Pace. Photo: Jaguar

One of the first luxury automakers to enter the electric market, the British brand’s SUV combines comfort and carbon-neutrality. 

Ferrari Testa Rossa J

A side-by-side comparison of the electric Testa Rossa J and the original 250 Testa Rossa. Photo: Ferrari

Love the classic car aesthetics but also want to embrace the electric future? Ferrari announces its latest project, the Testa Rossa J, a reproduction of its iconic 1957 model fitting with a modern electric engine. This, however, isn’t the 250 Testa Rossa you have in mind; the 75 per cent scale replica is not for road use but more of a fun, zoom-around-the-driveway kinda cruiser. 

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