Future electric cars: The battery-powered cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain’s roads, with a growing number of all-electric models being available to buy right now. The electric effect is now in full force, with established brands committing offering a wider range of pure electric cars in the future.

Prices are falling, models are diversifying and it’s all going hand-in-hand with increased investment and roll-out of charging networks.

But what electric cars are coming? Let us give you a closer look at what you can expect to see in showrooms and hitting the roads in the next few years.

Audi e-tron Quattro SUV

The Audi e-tron Quattro SUV concept was shown off at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2015 and has since been teased, tested and confirmed for its full unveiling in September 2018. It will go head-to-head with the Jaguar i-Pace (which is on sale now), but has some cool features that will make it worth waiting for.

It will have a 95kWh battery, capable of over 400km/250 miles range, but it is designed to drive and feel like an Audi. The interior offers Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and a similar layout to Audi’s recent cars, with dual touchscreen interfaces. It’s an SUV at heart and although you can reserve one with a £/$1000 deposit, that’s far short of the ‘from £70,800’ asking price.

Audi is also putting a lot into developing the European charging network, supporting 150kW charging in the e-tron, which would see it charged to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes. The Audi e-tron will be delivered to customers in Europe by the end of 2018, and hitting the US in 2019.

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