Globally, almost all countries, including the Middle East, are changing lanes and embracing electric cars.
Apart from some obvious positives, such as reduced emissions and a reduced environmental impact, EVs are cheaper in the long run, offer a quieter drive, and are also touted as the new cool toy on the street. Of course, another strong reason to move to an EV is the rising fuel prices.
As conscious environmentalists, we’ve listed a few electric cars you should consider if you plan to move to the EV era.
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Tesla Model 3
Tesla’s Model 3 deserves the hype. With a blend of style and excellent performance, Tesla’s Model 3 is EV-enthusiast’s favorite. Among its impressive features, the autopilot feature is a hit, which isn’t available in other cars. Available in three trims: a single-motor RWD powertrain in the Standard Range Plus, and two dual-motor, AWD trims in the Long Range and Performance versions. Seating is available for up to five and is said to offer 23 cubic feet of cargo space. It might not be the cheapest electric car, but it offers a great range and a comfortable luxurious ride.
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MG ZS EV
With a stylish design and great comfort, the MG ZS EV is the first all-electric model from MG in the Middle East. The vehicle travels for 335km NEDC on a single battery charge and is fast charging, allowing up to 80% of the battery to be recharged in 40 minutes. Offering great speed, performance, and a comfortable experience, the MG ZS EV is a great choice.
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The gorgeous Mercedes-Benz EQC reeks of luxury. In terms of design, some highlights include a black-panel radiator grille, LED luminescent band front and rear, and a widescreen cockpit. The electric motor on the front and rear axle work together to transform the electric energy saved in the battery into mechanical energy, creating an output of 300 kW (408 hp). To minimize electricity consumption and maximize dynamics, the electric drive systems are designed differently: the front electric machine has been optimized for the best possible efficiency for the low to medium load range, while the rear determines dynamics. The EQC almost redefines the driving experience, offering solid performance.
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Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Bolt EV is a powertrain with a rich feature-packed interior. The 2022 version has higher-end build materials and a more modern design. From the 10.2-inch diagonal color touch-screen with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System and informative energy screens to its Driver Information Center, Bolt EV offers maximum connectivity and efficiency. It’s a great choice for anyone interested in an affordable, compact, and feature-packed electric car with a long driving range.
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Lucid Air Pure
A company that is touted to give competition to Tesla in the region, the Lucid Air Pure is an efficiency-focused and stylish beauty. The top speed of this car is estimated at 270 km/h, and the acceleration time is 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. The Lucid Air Pure has a charging speed of up to 1,200 mph peak charging rate (250Wh/mi consumption). The high-tech EV comes with a sleek exterior and ultra-modern interiors, making this a great choice.