It’s official, the 2023 BMW iX1 is the company’s first all-wheel-drive electric vehicle, and it’s a doozy. Power comes from two electric motors that generate a combined 313 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 62 mph in a zippy 5.7-seconds, while topping out at 112 mph. A 64.7 kWh battery pack sends power to these motors and installed flat in the floor of the vehicle.
The Smart #1 is the company’s first all-electric compact SUV, and it’s a doozy. Featuring a centralized, high-performance computing architecture that ensures dynamic over the air updates so that over 75% of all ECUs in the car can be continuously iterated and updated remotely (OTA).
We have seen the future of electric SUVs, and it includes the Honda e:Ny1, which has been teased in prototype form. The automaker claims that this vehicle combines a unique blend of dynamics, technology as well as design, thus being a great option for families looking for their first EV.
The Kia Concept EV9 is an all-electric SUV that was just unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. What sets it apart from the others is the interior, which draws inspiration from the ‘Water Element’ of Opposites United, the automaker’s groundbreaking new design language.
When you think of off-roading, an electric SUV usually doesn’t come to mind, that is unless…you’re talking about the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC 4×4². At 293 millimeters high, the EQC 4×4² rides more than twice as high as a production EQC (140 millimeters), thanks to the conversion to portal axles. In other words, unlike conventional axles, the wheels are not at the height of the axle center, but rather situated much lower down on the axle hubs owing to the portal gears.