The new Volkswagen ID.7
Volkswagen’s new ID.7 has arrived on the scene as the firm’s most technologically advanced electric car to date. Packing a sleek design and plenty of on-board tech, it’s already down as one of the most exciting battery-powered models to hit the market.
But it’s not going to be plain sailing for the ID.7, as it has a number of models from other brands to go up against. Let’s check out the competition.
Tesla Model 3
It’s hard to mention electric cars these days without talking about Tesla. The Californian tech firm has become a by-word for EVs thanks to its creation of some of the most desirable battery-powered models on the market.
They’re backed by plenty of electric range, mind you, which is probably why its core saloon - the Model 3 - has become so popular. It’s the one to beat for the Volkswagen ID.7.
BMW has been quietly ramping up its range of EVs, with the i4 - essentially an electric version of the 4 Series - acting as one of its core offerings. Available in more sedate specifications alongside uber-powerful ‘M’ specifications, the i4 is a real all-rounder thanks to its comfortable ride and well-made cabin.
It’s also one of the most ‘normal’ EVs out there, feeling much like one of BMW’s petrol or diesel models to drive.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
Hyundai is a brand which never seems to miss in the EV world. Its eye-catching Ioniq 5 got people talking with its futuristic design and, off the back of that, we’ve got the saloon Ioniq 6 which brings an equally head-turning aesthetic.
It’s got loads of on-board tech, too, but it’s also comfortable and refined. Vehicle-to-load technology allows you to power domestic appliances off a three-pin plug in the cabin, too.
The Kia EV6 utilises the same platform as the Ioniq 6, but goes about the business of driving in a completely different way. It has already picked up a considerable number of accolades despite a relatively short period on sale, with many praising its involving driving experience and well-made cabin.
It’s also great to look at and comes with plenty of clever technology. What’s not to like?
Polestar’s 2 has cemented itself as one of the quirkier options in the EV market, but it’s a car which has great levels of technology at its core. It was one of the first cars to use an Android-based operating system for its infotainment, too, which makes it super-intuitive and fast, too.
With a classically Scandinavian style, the Polestar 2 has proven a hit with buyers while its well-made cabin combines comfort and eco-friendly materials.
Genesis G80 Electrified
Only a few years ago the UK had barely heard of Genesis, but skip to the present day and the Korean company is really making an impact. It’s got a great range of EVs, too, with the executive G80 Electrified acting as the flagship.
It’s a car focused on luxury and refinement, too, while its well-made cabin and relaxing ambience make it a great choice for longer trips.