Automakers are pouring money into electric vehicles as local and Europewide legislation pushes them to electrify their lineups with different combinations of battery technology — whether they want to or not. The small number of EVs available, either full-electric cars or plug-in hybrids, is slowly increasing as the battery technology improves and battery costs decline.
This year, Jaguar launched the I-Pace, the first full-electric model from an established automaker with the performance and price tag to challenge Tesla. In the volume sector, Hyundai introduced long-range capability -- up to 480 km (298 miles) -- with the Kona EV SUV.
German premium brands are launching their fight back against Tesla - Audi with the e-tron SUV and Mercedes-Benz with the EQC. The choice of high-end, long-range (400 to 500 km) electric cars will expand further when Porsche launches the Taycan sedan.