Not many people realize this, but the earliest cars were electric. For the last twenty years of the nineteenth century, there was a thriving electric car market in the United States, with an entire fleet of electric taxis in New York City. It wasn’t until Henry Ford introduced his gasoline-powered Model T that the American auto-making industry experienced a sea change. 1997 saw the first mass-produced electric vehicles in nearly a century in the form of the Toyota Prius. Then, the 2010s saw Elon Musk’s Tesla again change the market, seemingly for good. In the next few years, some electric cars are hitting the market that are affordable enough to get anyone excited.
2018 Jaguar I-Pace SUV
Luxury automaker Jaguar has revealed that it is ready to jump into the electric vehicle market with both feet with their I-Pace SUV. With a release date set for 2018, the I-Pace is on target to be the first all-electric SUV to compete with Tesla’s Model X. It is projected to have a real-world range of about 250 miles per charge of its 90 kWh battery pack. The I-Pace will be no slouch on the road, either; the British automaker has said that it will be able to go from 0-60 mph in about four seconds. One of the best things about the vehicle is that its price should be comparable to the F-Pace, which starts at $40,990.