1st September 2021 | By Craig
Shaping up for the future: 6 Electric cars we’re expecting to see in Vasstech’s Darlington garage soon
September can be a busy time, as the summer winds down, the kids get ready to return to school, and all the while, the days are getting shorter. While you might be looking forward to the cosy nights, the crisp crunch of autumn leaves and an excuse to put the heating on, one thing to keep an eye on is the state of your car when heading into the winter months.
Between the salt or grit on roads and the all-round chill in the air, the colder weather can wreak havoc on older vehicles, and as winter approaches, you may find yourself eyeing up a new car. With the new 71 plates arriving in September, we take a look at some of the best new electric vehicles to pull up in your nearest garage.
Volkswagen’s electric revolution
While each of these cars have their own advantages or unique features, one common theme that we expect will only continue to grow is the rise in electric vehicles. With the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles becoming banned in 2030, it makes sense that most companies are looking to introduce their electric equivalents to the market.
It’s not just the inner workings of the cars that are going to change but also how customers view them. For example, miles to the gallon is a term that will fall increasingly out of use, but new measurements are sure to take up the mantle of go-to stats. The distance an electric vehicle (or EV) can go on a full battery without needing a recharge is a highly contested goal, and one we’ll be sure to bear in mind at our car garages in Darlington.
More affordable than some of the other cars on this list, Volkswagen’s latest e-Up is the electric version of their Up – one of the best city cars you can buy today. With a capable 161 miles in the tank (or should that be battery?) the e-Up is stepping up the game for EV city cars, making this an impressive little motor that’ll tick a lot of boxes for a lot of people.
Relevant and reliable, this adaptation is sure to be a big hit with those looking for something with minimal fuss but a strong track record.
Audi Q4 e-Tron
Much like BMW, Audi is expanding their EV range, and, if you pardon the pun, the offerings are electrifying.
The Q4 e-Tron is Audi’s most affordable EV yet. Coupled with a high-quality interior and capable of over 300 miles, Audi reckon this will be one of their top sellers and here at Vasstech’s Darlington Garage, we can’t help but agree.
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
With the original Porsche Taycan making waves in the EV market but drawing criticism from drivers regarding the practicality, the Cross Turismo has tried to tackle any glaring issues or complaints.
Receiving all-round rave reviews, Porsche’s second venture into the world of electric vehicles comes with a hefty price tag, but that was to be expected. Despite the heavy dent in your bank account, you can pride yourself on owning what may be the fastest estate you could find in our Darlington garage or anywhere, really.
With a reputation for reliable, well priced and practical vehicles, Skoda’s electric Enyaq is all these things apart from the price tag. It’s not outlandish compared to other EV’s but may feel like a step up for dyed in the wool Skoda enthusiasts.
However, the car itself handles precisely how you’d want it to without the faff and sparkle of some of the similar alternatives out there. It’s also capable of a hefty amount of miles, further adding to that core goal of practicality.
The Volkswagen ID.3 is the first of Volkswagen’s ID branch of car, which can be confusing when they’ve called it the ID.3 as opposed to the ID.1. However, the name of this all electric vehicle is possibly the only confusing element about it, everything else in the car is no-nonsense and simple to use.
And that’s part of the appeal, it’s technically impressive but is designed with the everyday user in mind. Even the factory that manufactures these cars is reportedly carbon neutral, Volkswagen hopes their everyday car will be a popular choice with everyone.
Skoda Citigo-E iV
Similar to Volkswagen’s e-Up, the Citigo-E is an affordable electric car designed for the city. This nimble little car is one of the cheapest on the market but you wouldn’t know from how well it runs.
Straightforward and to the point, the Citigo-E is a great way to get about the urban sprawl, and every feature in the car is designed with this in mind. While you might not be winning any races against some of the bigger EV’s, the extra pennies in your pocket will certainly leave a smile on your face.
Considering purchasing a Volkswagen EV? We’re here to help
If you’re looking to buy an electric vehicle our fully trained and experienced staff are on hand to help should you need any maintenance, repairs or check ups. With specialists on site to deal with any and all issues you may encounter, we can keep your engine running smooth.
With a charging station at our Darlington garage, you can also recharge before hitting the road in your new ‘21 plates.