Electric sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are gaining popularity around the world, especially in the Chinese market after the Shanghai Auto Show. Below are the top five electric SUVs that have been gaining attention this year.
Volkswagen e-Golf 2017
The e-Golf is an efficient electric car equipped with a new lithium-ion battery which allows drivers to cover longer distances. It accelerates to 80 km/h in just 6.9 seconds and move at 100 km/h after 9.6 seconds.
Roewe Vision-E electric SUV
The Roewe Vision-E concept car is a captivating car with beautiful wheels, a huge grille, swooping lines and a sporty stance. To be manufactured in China by the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, the car is powered by two electric motors with a top speed of 100 km/h in about 4 seconds and a range of up to 500 km. It takes only 15 minutes to charge the car to about 80 per cent capacity.
Nio ES8 2018
This Chinese-backed electric vehicle is a full-size 7-seater SUV with a 2-3-2 seating arrangement and swappable battery. And the ES8 has an all-aluminium body and chassis, front and rear motors with electric all-wheel drive, and active air suspension, which is powered by two individual electric motors.
Citroën C5 Aircross
The C5 Aircross is a China-only vehicle equipped with an external air quality sensor. It features suspension with its trademark progressive hydraulic cushions, the aim of which is to improve the quality of the ride filtering. These cushions also mean that the C5 Aircross has a greater range of displacement so it feels as if the vehicle glides over uneven road surfaces. The car has a 2.73m wheelbase.
When it comes to impressive-looking full-size SUVs, the Maxus D90 stands out. The SUV is powered by a 2.0 turbo-supercharged with a maximum power of 224hp and a maximum torque of 360Nm. The SUV is available in 5-seat, 6-seat and 7-seat versions.