With the UK planning to ban petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2040 the future of electric vehicles is bright.

Electric cars have already established themselves as a popular pick on Britain’s roads, with a number of all-electric models being available to buy right now.

Many of these vehicles are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the near future, we’re likely to see new designs on the road.

Here are 5 electric vehicles you can expect to see in the showrooms and when you’re out driving in the next few years.

Audi e-tron Quattro SUV

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The Audi e-tron Quattro SUV is likely to launch in 2018. It will go head-to-head with the Tesla Model X (which is on sale now).

Audi has said that its vehicle will be able to travel 300 miles on a single charge, can be fully recharged in 50 minutes, and can reach 0-60mph in under 5-seconds.

BMW i Vision Dynamics concept

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BMW’s Vision Dynamics concept coupe was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car has been designed to sit between the i3 and i8, and is likely to be named the i5 when it launches in 2021.

The family car will be capable of reaching 60mph in less than four seconds, achieve a speed over 120mph and be able to last up to 372 miles on a single charge.

Jaguar I-PACE SUV

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Jaguar’s I-PACE SUV will officially be unveiled at the end of this year, and will be on roads in 2018. The electric vehicle features a 90kWh lithium-ion battery and can reach a 0-60mph time in 4-seconds.

It will take around 90 minutes to fully charge the battery, which will have a driving range of 311 miles.

Inside, the interior is futuristic with controls such as indicators and gear selector buttons found on a floating centre console. It also includes a 12-inch TFT touchscreen display, with a separate 5.5-inch display for climate controls.

Porsche Mission E

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Another electric vehicle unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2015 was Porsche’s Mission E.

The four-seater sports car will reach 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds. One of the vehicles biggest selling points though, is its recharge time of 15 minutes thanks to a 800 volt charging system.

Tesla Model 3

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Available later this year, the Model 3 will be the most affordable Tesla you can buy. You’re likely to see plenty of these vehicles on the road, as pre-orders surpassed 276,000 within the first three days – a number that will be much higher now.

The reason for its popularity is its starting price of £26, 500. Tesla also plans to have double the number of free-to-use Superchargers dotted around, so you’ll be able to recharge and drive for longer than ever before.

Sources:

http://careers2030.cst.org/articles/future-electric-cars/

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/140845-future-electric-cars-the-battery-powered-tech-cars-that-will-be-on-the-roads-within-the-next-5-years

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