Fastest Pure Electric SUVs 2021: The Complete Guide

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Overview


Yes, electric vehicles (EVs) are fast, and electric SUVs are no different. Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) have the distinct advantage of delivering instant torque, which an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle cannot!

If in doubt, look at a traffic light stop that has both these types of SUVs (ICE Vs BEV).  As the signal changes to green, the pure electric SUV will quickly leave behind the diesel and petrol SUV.  The primary reason for the superior acceleration in electric SUVs, is that, electric vehicles deliver ‘peak or maximum torque’ instantaneously, producing immediate acceleration.  

However, petrol and diesel vehicles take time to reach maximum or peak torque. In particular, diesel cars are known for being sluggish.  Bottom-line, the better torque performance of pure electric vehicles, further contributes to the ‘fun factor’ in driving EVs compared to conventional cars.  

Torque if the ‘turning or rotational power’ of the engine i.e. how much power can an engine produce.  It is sometimes referred to as ‘oomph’ or ‘pulling power’.  The turning power is similar to the power you have turning a wrench. Torque can be viewed as the ‘strength’ of the car.  The greater the torque, the faster the acceleration that propels the vehicle from 0-60 mph, with you pushed against the seat.  Torque is measured in Newton Metre (Nm).  

Battery-electric SUVs have come a long way over the past few years. In the recent spate of introductions of new pure electric SUVs by mainstream automotive manufacturers, one theme is dominant. EV battery capacity (size) and the emission-free electric range keeps increasing! To learn more about longest range electric SUVs simply follow this link. Another dominant theme is the continued increase in performance of zero-tailpipe emission electric SUVs.

The list of the all-electric SUVs below, combines with ease, performance, fun, style and zero-tailpipe emissions. No wonder, these e-SUVs are fast becoming popular with families of all sizes and needs across the country! Many of these exciting electric SUVs are available to lease via e-zoomed at fantastic prices. Simply follow this link to enquire!


Fastest Electric SUVs


All-Electric SUVs0-62 MPH
Audi e-tron S Sportback4.5 seconds
BMW iX3 SUV6.8 seconds
BMW iX SAV6.1 seconds
Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV5.1 seconds
Jaguar I-PACE SUV4.8 seconds
Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV5.1 seconds
Tesla Model X SUV3.5 seconds
Tesla Model Y SUV3.5 seconds
Volvo XC40 Recharge SUV4.7 seconds


Electric Cars: The Basics


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The All-Electric Audi e-tron S Sportback


The Audi e-tron SUV was unveiled as a concept car in 2015 (quattro concept), at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The e-tron battery-electric vehicle (BEV) is the first mass-market zero-emission pure electric vehicle from the German automotive manufacturer. The EV was delivered in 2019.

The e-tron S Sportback is a luxurious EV that does not compromise on comfort! The electric vehicle (EV) is a smooth drive and well suited for weekend getaways and day trips with the family. The e-tron S Sportback is more powerful than the e-tron Sportback. The e-tron S Sportback achieves 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds (503 PS/ 973 Nm torque), while the e-tron Sportback achieve 0-62 mph in 6.6 seconds (408 PS/ 664 Nm torque). The e-tron S Sportback is well suited for those keen on higher performance and exterior styling.

The Audi e-tron S Sportback is available to lease via e-zoomed at fantastic prices. Simply follow this link to enquire!

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The All-Electric Audi e-tron S Sportback (credit: Audi)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (1 Option)
e-tron S Sportback (from £89,475)

PROSCONS
Good looks and exterior stylingAn expensive EV. Cheaper options available
Interior quality high and luxuriousEV range not as good as some rivals
High electric performanceLimited headroom for rear seats

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (95 kWh)
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1616
Width (mm):2040
Length (mm):4902
Wheelbase (mm):2928

e-tron S quattro
EV Battery Capacity:95 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):224 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):27.8
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:130 mph
0-62 mph:4.5 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):370
Max Power (PS):503
Torque (Nm):973
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,620
Colours:7

The All-Electric BMW iX3 SUV


The BMW iX3 electric SUV is an evolution of the conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) BMW X3 SUV. Put another way, unlike many of the recent electric vehicles (EVs) introduced in the market, the all-electric BMW iX3 was not developed on a dedicated electric vehicle platform. However, the German manufacturer has done well in making the most of the incumbent petrol X3 and transforming it to a zero-emission electric vehicle (ZEV).

The production version of the pure electric BMW iX3 was unveiled in July 2020. The e-SUV is being manufactured in China and production commenced in September 2020. The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) SUV has been on sale from this year (2021). For those customers keen on migration to electric driving, but not keen on ‘futuristic styling’, the BMW iX3 BEV is a potential choice, as its design has not changed from the conventional petrol variant. Of course, as one would expect, there is no tailpipe in the electric iX3 and the front grille is different too! Apart from a few other small changes, much is the same!

The electric iX3 will not disappoint in terms of interior quality, comfort and space. As one can expect from German quality, the interior materials are a high standard, the infotainment system is responsive and high quality and driving the EV is a pleasure. The 80 kWh EV battery has been placed below the floor of the electric vehicle (EV), with good interior space (headroom and legroom) for the rear seat passengers. The e-SUV can be charged in under 35 minutes using a 150 kW public DC charger. The iX3 has won the prestigious WhatCar? Car of the Year award.

BMW iX3 electric SUV
The All-Electric BMW iX3 SUV (credit: BMW)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Premier Edition (from £58,850)
Premier Edition Pro (from £61,850)

PROSCONS
A familiar design for those who prefer continuity (very similar to petrol BMW X3 SUV)Only rear-wheel drive
High quality interior specifications and infotainmentNot built on a dedicated EV platform
Good headroom and legroom for rear seat passengersCheaper alternatives available

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (80 kWh)
Charging:150 kW DC rapid charging (0%-80%: 34 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1668
Width (mm):1891
Length (mm):4734
Wheelbase (mm):2864

BMW iX3 Premier Edition
EV Battery Capacity:80 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):280-282 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (miles/kWh):3.3
Charging:150 kW DC rapid charging (0%-80%: 34 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Top Speed:112 mph
0-62 mph:6.8 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):210
Max Power (hp):286
Torque (Nm):400
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Driving Modes:N/A
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,260
Colours:4

The All-Electric BMW iX SAV


The BMW iX electric vehicle (EV) is the first all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) from the German automotive company. The all-new BMW iX EV includes the fifth generation BMW eDrive Technology. The pure electric SUV (SAV) concept vehicle was revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show as the Vision iNEXT.

The pure electric SUV will be available in the UK in two models from the outset. The all-electric BMW iX xDrive40 and the all-electric BMW iX xDrive50. There are two EV battery sizes on offer: 76.6 kWh and 111.5 kWh. The latter option has a zero-emission electric range up to 380 miles (WLTP) and is only available with the ’50’ model. The EV is available for order in the UK, with deliveries slated from November 2021 onwards.

BMW iX electric car
The All-Electric BMW iX SAV (credit: BMW)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (3 Options)
BMW iX xDrive40 M Sport (from £69,905): Comfort
BMW iX xDrive40 M Sport (from £72,905): Technology
BMW iX xDrive50 M Sport (from £94,905): Ultimate

PROSCONS
Exterior stying attractiveThe xDrive50 is expensive
High quality interior specifications and infotainment Cheaper alternatives available
Good electric rangeOnly the xDrive50 model can charge at 200 kW DC

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (76.6 kWh/ 111.5 kWh)
Charging:Up to 200 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80%: 35 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1695
Width (mm):1967
Length (mm):4953
Wheelbase (mm):3000

BMW iX xDrive40
EV Battery Capacity:76.6 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):246-257 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (miles/kWh):3.1
Charging:150 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80%: 35 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Top Speed:124 mph
0-62 mph:6.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):240
Max Power (hp):326
Torque (Nm):630
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Driving Modes:N/A
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,440
Colours:6

BMW iX xDrive50
EV Battery Capacity:111.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):365-380 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (miles/kWh):3.0
Charging:200 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80%: 35 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Top Speed:124 mph
0-62 mph:4.6 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):385
Max Power (hp):523
Torque (Nm):765
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Driving Modes:N/A
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,585
Colours:6

The All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV


The all-electric SUV was launched to much pomp and show in LA in November 2019.  Determined to show its confidence, Ford chose an aircraft hangar close to the operations of SpaceX for the launch. SpaceX is another undertaking by the Tesla co-founder Elon Musk.

This is the first non-sports car to use the Mustang marque. The name has been inspired from the Mach 1 variant of the first-generation Mustang. The all-electric SUV Mach-e went on sale in December 2020 and has already won the prestigious North American SUV of the Year Award. The Mach-e is manufactured at the Ford plant in Mexico but is also expected to be manufactured in China. The pure electric five-door Ford SUV is built on a brand-new EV architecture (Global Electrified 1: GE 1).  

Ford is hoping to build success on the legacy of the Mustang internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. Early indications suggest that the all-electric Mustang SUV is well positioned to succeed. Though the price is higher than other cheaper electric SUV’s, the build quality, specifications, interior space and electric performance of the Mach-e SUV does make it a good choice for consumers seeking to migrate to zero-emission electric driving.

The SUV EV is available in two battery options: 98.7 kWh (Extended Range) and 75.7 kWh (Standard Range). The Extended Range (ER) can add up to 73 miles every 10 minutes (150 kW DC charging) and can be charged 10-80% in 45 minutes.

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The All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV (credit: Ford)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (3 Options)
Mustang Mach-E First Edition (from £58,080)
Mustang Mach-E: Standard Range (SR) and Extended Range (ER) (from £41,330)
Mustang Mach-E AWD: Standard Range (SR) and Extended Range (ER) (from £46,650)

PROSCONS
Good electric range and performanceCheaper electric SUV alternatives available
Ample interior (rear seats) and boot spaceTowing capacity limited (750 kg)
High quality interior and standard specificationsNot all trims come with 150 kW DC charging

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes (75.7 kWh/ 98.7 kWh)
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging (Extended Range)/ 115 kW Rapid Charging (Standard Range). On board charger: 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1624
Width (mm):1881
Length (mm):4713
Wheelbase (mm):2984

Mustang Mach-E First Edition
EV Battery Capacity:98.7 kWh (Extended Range)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):335 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100 km):18.7
Charging:125 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:111 mph
0-62 mph:5.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):258
Max Power (PS):351
Torque (Nm):580
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,218
Colours:3

Mustang Mach-E
EV Battery Capacity:Available in Standard Range (75.7 kWh) and Extended Range (98.7 kWh)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):379 miles (Extended Range)/ 273 miles (Standard Range)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100 km):16.5 (Extended Range)/ 17.2 (Standard Range)
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging (Extended Range)/ 115 kW Rapid Charging (Standard Range). On board charger: 11kW AC
Top Speed:111 mph
0-62 mph:6.2 seconds (Extended Range)/ 6.1 seconds (Standard Range)
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):216 (Extended Range)/ 198 (Standard Range)
Max Power (PS):294 (Extended Range)/ 269 (Standard Range)
Torque (Nm):430
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,218
Colours:7

Mustang Mach-E AWD
EV Battery Capacity:Available in Standard Range (75.7 kWh) and Extended Range (98.7 kWh)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):335 miles (Extended Range)/ 248 miles (Standard Range)
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100 km):18.7 (Extended Range)/ 19.5 (Standard Range)
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging (Extended Range)/ 115 kW Rapid Charging (Standard Range). On board charger: 11kW AC
Top Speed:111 mph
0-62 mph:5.1 seconds (Extended Range)/ 5.6 seconds (Standard Range)
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):258 (Extended Range)/ 198 (Standard Range)
Max Power (PS):351 (Extended Range)/ 269 (Standard Range)
Torque (Nm):580
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,218
Colours:7

The All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV


The Jaguar I-PACE battery-electric vehicle (BEV) was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It is the first all-electric performance SUV from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). Deliveries commenced in the second half of 2018. The model has won a number of awards in 2019 to include, the European Car of the Year, World Car of the Year, the Best Design and Best Green Car awards. 

Though the Jaguar I-PACE was one of the first pure electric SUVs from a mainstream automotive manufacturer to challenge the dominance of Tesla electric cars, since 2018, many other car manufacturers have entered the zero-emission electric vehicle (EV) sector. Competition in the pure electric SUV segment is now fierce, with a number of EVs on offer at different price ranges.

It is a widely known fact, in that, the average distance of a trip in the UK is a mere 12 miles. An average vehicle in the UK will travel between 8k and 10k miles per annum i.e. less than 30 miles per day. The newest eco-friendly BEVs on the market will average between 200 to 300 zero-emission electric miles on a fully-charged EV battery!

The Jaguar compact electric SUV has a 90 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of 286 miles. Depending on driving style, weather conditions and the services used in the e-SUV, expect a real world range closer to 260 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most commutes, day and weekend trips. Depending on the cost of electricity, the cost per mile for driving on electric can be as low as 3 pence per mile. Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!

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The All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE SUV (credit:JLR)

The Jaguar BEV is practical and versatile without compromising on quality and comfort. The rear seats are comfortable for adults, with ample legroom and headroom and appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, grocery shopping and a lot more! The interior quality of the pure electric SUV is high and driving is a pleasure.

The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE is available to lease via e-zoomed at fantastic prices. Simply follow this link to enquire!


At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (5 Options)
I-PACE S (from £65,245)
I-PACE SE (from £69,845)
I-PACE HSE (from £74,445)
I-PACE Black (from £72,445)
I-PACE HSE Black (from £76,695)

PROSCONS
Good looks and exterior stylingExpensive. Cheaper pure electric SUV alternatives available
Good electric performanceHeadroom for middle-passenger at the back limited
High quality interior and standard equipmentLimited visibility/ blind spots (rear)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (90 kWh)
Charging:100 kW rapid charging standard. On-board charger 11 kW AC (3-Phase)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1566
Width (mm):2139
Length (mm):4682
Wheelbase (mm):2990

All-Electric I-PACE EV400
EV Battery Capacity:90 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):286 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):224.9
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:124 mph
0-60 mph:4.5 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):294
Max Power (PS):400
Torque (Nm):696
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Driving Modes:3 (Comfort, Dynamics, Range Preservation)
Unladen Weight-EU (kg):2,208
Colours:12

The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV


The all-electric Mercedes EQC is the first member of the Mercedes EQ electric mobility family. The electric EQC is based on the Generation EQ concept which was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, with the production model making its debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.  The EQC is based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV model and is also a five-seater vehicle. 

As you would expect from Mercedes, the EQC is a highly refined pure electric SUV. The five-seater SUV has ample headroom and legroom for rear seat passengers and also a decent boot size. As the electric vehicle (EV) has been developed on a dedicated EV platform, the EV battery is neatly placed below the floor, creating more interior space. This luxurious electric SUV is a perfect family SUV for those seeking luxury, practicality, safety and style in a zero-emission electric vehicle. The EV comes in one battery size (80 kW) and can be rapid charged up to 110 kW. The electric range is a comfortable 245 miles.

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV
The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV (credit: Mercedes)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
EQC 400 4MATIC Sport (from £65,720)
EQC 400 4MATIC AMG Line (from £67,715)

PROSCONS
Built on a dedicated EV platformCheaper alternatives available
High quality interior specifications and infotainmentDC charging only up to 110kW and on board charger only 7.4kW
Stylish, luxurious and comfortable to driveAlternative e-SUVs have better electric range

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (80 kWh)
Charging:110 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 40 mins). On-board charger 7.4 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1622
Width (mm):2096
Length (mm):4761
Wheelbase (mm):2864

EQC 400 4MATIC Sport
EV Battery Capacity:80 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):255 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):22.4
Charging:110 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 40 mins). On-board charger 7.4 kW AC
Top Speed:112 mph
0-62 mph:5.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):300
Max Power (hp):408
Torque (Nm):760
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):2,495
Colours:10

EQC 400 4MATIC AMG Line
EV Battery Capacity:80 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):245 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):23.3
Charging:110 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 40 mins). On-board charger 7.4 kW AC
Top Speed:112 mph
0-62 mph:5.1 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):300
Max Power (hp):408
Torque (Nm):760
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg):2,495
Colours:10

The All-Electric Tesla Model X SUV


The Model X prototype was unveiled in 2012.  The mid-sized all-electric SUV with its Falcon wing doors has certainly contributed to Tesla’s cache.  The Model X was designed from the Model S platform and still retains much in common with the Model S.  The Model X deliveries commenced in late 2015. 

Like other Tesla electric cars, the Model X has also claimed its fair share of awards.  In 2017, Forbes named the zero tailpipe emission SUV the ‘Best Vehicle of the Year’.  In the same year the Model X was also awarded the ‘Top Green Vehicle’ by the American Automobile Association. The Model X SUV also holds the unique distinction of achieving a Guinness World Record for the ‘heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle’. In 2018, the zero-emission electric vehicle (EV) towed a Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

As of 2021, the pure electric SUV is available in only two trims, the Long Range and the Plaid model.     

Tesla Model X electric SUV
The All-Electric Tesla Model X SUV (credit:Tesla)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Long Range (from £90,980)
Plaid (from £110,980)

PROSCONS
Excellent EV range and access to Supercharger networkExpensive. Cheaper pure electric alternatives available
Powerful and fast electric performanceBuild quality issues
Excellent interior space and easy access to rear seatsFull Self-Driving option not cheap (£6,800)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (95 kWh)
Charging:250 kW rapid charging standard (Supercharge up to 175 miles in 15 mins). On-board charger 16.5 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 120,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1684
Width (mm):1999
Length (mm):5036
Wheelbase (mm):2965

Tesla Model X Long Range
EV Battery Capacity:95 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):360 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):N/A
Charging:250 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 16.5 kW AC)
Top Speed:155 mph
0-60 mph:3.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):500
Max Power (hp):670
Torque (Nm):N/A
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:7
Doors:5
Driving Modes:N/A
Weight (kg):2,352
Colours:5

Tesla Model X Plaid
EV Battery Capacity:95 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):340 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):N/A
Charging:250 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 16.5 kW AC)
Top Speed:163 mph
0-60 mph:3.5 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):760
Max Power (hp):1.020
Torque (Nm):N/A
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:7
Doors:5
Driving Modes:N/A
Weight (kg):2,455
Colours:5

The All-Electric Tesla Model Y


The Model Y is a Tesla Model 3 based crossover with inspiration also taken from the Tesla Model X SUV.  However the Model Y does not have the iconic ‘falcon wing doors’ used in the Model X. The Model Y has been developed to further increase the ‘mass market appeal’ of Tesla pure electric cars.  A strategy very similar to the successful Tesla Model 3.  However, unlike the Model 3, the Model Y has room for up to seven adults with an optional third row.  The extra seats are an additional cost. 

The battery electric vehicle (BEV) is packed with technology, to include, 12 sensors to detect nearby vehicles, a 160 m forward facing radar for a long-range view of distant objects and 360 degrees cameras to provide maximum visibility. The Model Y has ‘Full Self-Driving’ capability (option priced at US$ 10,000 in the US and EUR 7,500 in Italy).  The Model Y will compete head-on with the Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV and also with the award winning Jaguar I-PACE electric SUV

Tesla commenced Model Y deliveries for the US market in early 2020 (6 months ahead of schedule).  Deliveries for the UK were slated for end 2020, however, this has now been moved to later in 2021 or potentially even 2022. There are currently two trim options, but a third option is expected in due course.   

Tesla Model Y electric car
The All-Electric Tesla Model Y (credit:Tesla)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV (crossover)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Long Range (UK prices yet to be disclosed. Priced at US$ 43,190 for the US market)
Performance (prices yet to be disclosed. Priced at US$ 53,190 for the US market)

PROSCONS
Better priced than a Tesla Model XExpensive. Cheaper pure electric alternatives available
Fast electric performanceadditional 3rd row passengers will have very limited headroom given the sloping roofline
Good EV battery range and Supercharger networkFull Self-Driving option not cheap

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (75 kWh)
Charging:250 kW rapid charging standard. On-board charger 11 kW AC (3-Phase)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 120,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1624
Width (mm):1920
Length (mm):4750
Wheelbase (mm):2890

Tesla Model Y Long Range
EV Battery Capacity:75 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):326 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):171
Charging:250 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:135 mph
0-60 mph:4.8 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):258
Max Power (PS):351
Torque (Nm):527
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5 (additional row option up to 7)
Doors:5
Driving Modes:N/A
Weight (kg):2,003
Colours:5

Tesla Model Y Performance
EV Battery Capacity:75 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):303 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):177
Charging:250 kW Rapid Charging (on-board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:155 mph
0-60 mph:3.5 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):340
Max Power (PS):462
Torque (Nm):639
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5 (additional row option up to 7)
Doors:5
Driving Modes:N/A
Weight (kg):2,003
Colours:5

The All-Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge SUV


The Volvo XC40 conventional petrol and diesel variant has been available since 2017. The original XC40 SUV was awarded the prestigious Car of The Year accolade by WhatCar? in 2018.

However, Volvo has always had an intention to create a fully-electric (battery-electric vehicle) version of this compact SUV. Currently, the automotive manufacturer also offers a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and mild hybrid variant of this SUV. The pure electric Recharge was unveiled in October 2019. Like the internal combustion engine (ICE) variant, the all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge is also based on the Volvo 40.1 Concept.

The all-electric compact Volvo SUV is perfect for families already familiar with the advantages of owning and driving a Volvo car i.e. a fantastic reputation for safety and quality. Of course, the electric Recharge further enhances this enviable reputation, given the environment-friendly nature of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) i.e. no tailpipe pollution!

The e-SUV is practical and versatile without compromising on quality and comfort. The rear seats are comfortable for adults, with ample legroom and headroom. The electric vehicle (EV) has a decent range (over 250 miles WLTP on a full charge), more than appropriate for most family requirements, to include, school runs, family outings, grocery shopping and a lot more!

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is available to lease via e-zoomed at fantastic prices. Simply follow this link to enquire!

The All-Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge (credit: Volvo)
The All-Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge (credit: Volvo)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Recharge Standard (from £49,950)
Recharge Upgrade (from £56,700)

PROSCONS
Good looks and decent rangeAn expensive EV. Cheaper options available
Interior quality high and good headroom for rear passengersInfotainment system can be improved
High electric performance (quick acceleration)Heaviest SUV from the XC40 range

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (78 kWh)
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging. On board charger: 11kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1652
Width (mm):2034
Length (mm):4425
Wheelbase (mm):2702

Volvo XC40 Recharge
EV Battery Capacity:78 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):259 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):N/A
Charging:150 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed: 112 mph
0-62 mph:4.7 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):N/A
Horsepower (hp):408
Torque (Nm):660
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,220
Colours:8

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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