The Most Luxurious Electric Cars To Buy In Hong Kong
Electric cars may be more expensive to buy than fuel-run vehicles––not to mention having to factor in charging––but they have plenty of upsides. Not only are they friendlier to the environment, but the running cost is a fraction of running a traditional diesel or petrol run vehicle. And although it’s taken Hong Kong a little longer to catch on to the electric vehicle game, the government is now fully behind the greener way of life, announcing a long term plan earlier this year for the city to be carbon neutral by 2050 with fuel-propelled cars, including hybrid vehicles, phased out by 2035.
With this change, comes a new market in Hong Kong, with a range of models available, including some highly sought after names. From Tesla to Porsche, here are the best electric cars to buy in Hong Kong.
The OG––you can’t consider an electric vehicle without the name Tesla crossing your mind at the very least. Every vehicle made by Elon Musk’s car giant is fully electric, paving a new road for many other manufacturers to follow suit.
Not only are the EVs eco-friendly and with safety ratings that score far above average, but the vehicles themselves are finished to sleek perfection, making them a highly sought after luxury commodity.
For 2021, Tesla adds even more performance to its flagship Model S. The new top-spec Plaid boasts 1020 horsepower from three onboard electric motors, and is said to be capable of zero-to-60-mph in 2.0 seconds. Tesla has also stated that the Plaid can provide up to 390 miles of driving range.
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As one of the most profitable automotive manufacturers in the world, Porsche is now also turning its hand to EVs. Synonymous with a luxurious lifestyle, Porsche vehicles have stood the test of time, cementing themselves at the top of the ranks when it comes to high-performance cars.
When it comes to the brand’s electric model, the Taycan is the first all-electric Porsche. The vehicle has a range of up to 301 miles, also boasting the ability to charge from 5 per cent to 80 per cent in 22.5 minutes under optimum conditions. A range of Tycan models are now available to purchase in Hong Kong, with all body shapes encapsulating the timeless and instantly recognisable design of Porsche vehicles.
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See also: Porsche Unveils The Taycan, The Company’s First-Ever Electric Car
Announced in 2017 and first premiered in 2018, the I-PACE is Jaguar's answer to electric vehicles. Since its launch, the car has gone on to be awarded the Norwegian Car of the Year 2019, along with claiming the title of the Car of the Year at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019, the 2019 World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year and World Green Car.
Designed and developed in the UK, the high performance SUV promises refinement and luxury, together with outstanding real-world range and day-to-day usability. Making electric driving simpler and more rewarding than ever––with a range of up to 292 miles from its 90kWh battery, coupled with the new one-touch infotainment system, Pivi Pro, which delivers all key infotainment at a glance.
Discover more at jaguar.com.hk
See also: Jaguar Commits to Going All-Electric By 2025
The all-electric BMW i3 may be compact, but with a 160 mile daily use range, it’s the ideal EV for city living. Featuring a contemporary look, the i3 has been around since 2013, but was given an upgrade in 2018 with a larger battery. While it can’t compete with Tesla’s Model S zero-to-60-mph in 2.0 seconds, it can achieve zero-to-62mph in 7.3 seconds, and is widely regarded as the best small premium EV you can buy.
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See also: BMW Has Confirmed Its Next 7 Series Will Be Fully Electric
The Audi e-tron is the first car in the brand's electric offering. Unveiled in 2019, the e-tron boasts a range of up to 249 miles. Though not as sought-after as the likes of Tesla or even Jaguar, the Audi EV is still considered to be a top choice for a luxury electric SUV.
If you’re looking for a smaller model, in 2020, Audi launched the a-tron Sportback, a four-door coupé version of the original. Essentially a smaller version of the SUV, the Sportback features a stylish, more elegant look, along with a slightly longer range, at 255 miles per full charge.
Discover more at audi.com.hk
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