The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022
As of 2022, it’s safe to say that EVs are mainstream. With all major mass-market automakers offering multiple EVs in their portfolio, it is confusing to choose one. EVs, with their convenience and refinement, make for great family runabouts if the range isn’t a major concern, but, with a whole range of EVs to choose from, the decision-making process is getting increasingly difficult. So, here is a list of 10 EVs that we think should be on your list if you are on the lookout for an electric family car.
Porsche Taycan by Jager - the Embodiment of Weight Loss Through Carbon Fiber
Naturally electric vehicles are heavier than combustion-powered vehicles due to the added weight of the battery. Take the Taycan for example, Porsche’s electric sedan has a weight in the 2,140 - 2,350 kilo (4,717 - 5,081 pounds). If that doesn’t sound like much to you, think that a Ram 1500 pickup truck has a weight of 4,798 pounds! Porsche managed to compensate for the extra weight with more power, but the Taycan is still on the high side of the fat scale.
Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Porsche Macan EV’s Interior
There is no doubt about one thing: the future will be electric! Every automaker out there is focusing all its resources into developing more and more electric cars, and Porsche is no exception. After the Taycan and the announcement that the entire 718 lineup will be electric, the Macan will also be sold as an EV.
The model has been testing for quite some time now, but an official debut won’t happen until later in 2023. Now, however, we’re finally getting a look at the Macan EV’s interior for the very first time.
The Porsche Taycan GTS Hockenheimring Edition Comes With a Unique Surprise
Porsche never offered a special edition based on the electric Taycan. Well, at least, not until now. Today the German company announced the Taycan GTS Hockenheimring Edition (don’t worry, we don’t know how to pronounce it either) - a special model that marks the 90th anniversary of the Hockenheimring - a motor racing circuit built in 1932, that, since 2019 it is also the home of the Porsche Experience Centre.
Brabus Gives The Porsche Taycan Turbo S The Sporty Look It Deserves
With a starting price of $186,350, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S doesn’t come cheap, but for that money, you get some impressive performance. It’s one of the fastest electric sedans on the market today and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds. Obviously, the performance credentials are in place, but could it look better? Brabus certainly thinks so, and that’s the focal point of its latest package of the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S.
This 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance Offers the Same Performance as a 911 GT3 Cup
The future is electric, there is no doubt about that, and if the 911 will remain gas-powered for a little longer, things will be different for the entire 718 lineup. Porsche announced that as of 2025 both the 718 Cayman and Boxster will be replaced by an electric sports car. This will be the third electric car in Porsche’s lineup, next to the Taycan and the upcoming Macan EV.
A first glimpse at what the electric sports car could look like was offered back in 2021 when Porsche unveiled the Mission R Concept at the 2021 IAA Mobility show. Designed as a race car, the Mission R Concept has evolved even further, and it has now become the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance – a running prototype that will celebrate its premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 23-26, 2022.
2022 Porsche 911 Super Carrera Electric By Modern Classics
With EVs gradually taking over the car market, electric crate motors are also becoming a preferred route when restoring a classic car with modern parts. Sofia-based outfit Modern Classics has done exactly that with a Porsche 911 (964) SC. While Tesla e-crate motors are usually the ones tuners go for, Modern Classics has chosen the powertrain and battery pack from a BMW i3.
Electric Porsche 911 – The Secret Lies in Solid State Batteries
Talk about an electric Porsche 911 has been circulating for the better part of a decade, and back in late 2017, Porsche’s CEO, Oliver Blume, straight up told us that it wouldn’t happen in the next 10 years. In 2020, Frank-Steffen Walliser – the head of Porsche’s sports car line – said that the 911 would be the brand’s last car to go electric. The 992-gen 911 has since been ruled out to feature any form of electrification, which was backed up by the fact that Porsche was struggling to electrify the 911 without ruining its iconic nature. Now, however, it looks like Porsche might be onto something, and we could still see an electrified 911 before the end of this decade.
Confirmed: The Porsche 718 Goes All-Electric in 2025!!
It’s been two years since Porsche’s R&D Chief, Michael Steiner, told us that the electric 718 wouldn’t happen anytime soon, and in the time since then, there have been some developments. A year after his statement, we learned that Porsche was still undecided about what to do, but eventually we learned that an electric 718 Boxster Concept was going to be revealed “sometime soon.” With rumors floating around about the electric 718 since 2019 and the assumption that it would be based on the Mission R Concept, we’re happy to report that Porsche has finally confirmed that the 718 EV is happening. But, you might not want to get too excited just yet.
This Tesla Model X Plaid vs Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Race Is Modern-Day David vs Goliath, But With A Twist!
Brooks recently got a Tesla Model X Plaid on his YouTube channel and did some quarter-mile sprints to see how quick it is. As expected, it scored some pretty good numbers. In its best run, it recorded a 0-60 mph time of 2.36 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 9.754 seconds.
To show that might over other cars, the Model X Plaid went up against the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S. There’s no way the German is winning, and that shows how powerful and insane the Model X Plaid is. How often do you see a Porsche 911 Turbo S enter a race as the underdog?
The World’s Top Three Quickest Production Sedans Get Together On The Drag Strip For A Meet-And-Greet
After pitting the Lucid Air against the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Porsche Taycan individually, Brooks from DragTimes finally got these most powerful production sedans together to the drag strip to see how they fare against each other. It won’t take a rocket scientist to figure out who will win this race, but this is the first time we’re seeing the three EVs get together. This right here, people, is the future!
2023 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo
The Porsche Taycan is the brand’s first EV model, and for 2023, its lineup is being expanded yet again. Currently, you can choose between 14 different versions of the Porsche Taycan, with regards to power output, battery size, and body type. That said, the new 2023 addition – Taycan Sport Turismo – may just be the ultimate road-oriented, high-performance EV Porsche has made, as it combines the driving dynamics of the regular Porsche Taycan with the practicality of the Taycan Cross Turismo.
Watch The Lucid Air Rip The Porsche Taycan Turbo S To Shreds In This Drag Race
Brooks from DragTimes pit two most powerful production EVs last month – the Tesla Model S Plaid versus the Lucid Air. It was very much anticipated because the Plaid finally had an EV-rival with similar specs. Now, the Lucid Air Performance Dream Edition takes on the third most powerful production EV on sale today – the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The Taycan Turbo S, despite being the German’s flagship EV and being costlier than the Lucid Air and the Tesla Model S Plaid, made over 350 horses less than its rival here and wasn’t any lighter either. So, as expected, the Lucid tore through the Air in all the races they took part in.