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EVs For Different Drivers

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According to a recent research study by Cycle & Carriage Singapore, 67% of existing petrol vehicle owners are looking to sell their cars by 2025. Among them, about half are considering an electric or hybrid car for their next vehicle!

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain increasing traction, Singapore’s EV market is keeping pace with growing demand by offering a diverse range of options. Unsurprisingly, Tesla maintains its position as a prominent choice for EV enthusiasts. However, numerous other car manufacturers are swiftly gaining popularity in the Singaporean EV landscape. Emerging contenders hailing from China, like BYD and ORA, are making their mark, while established and renowned brands such as BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz also contribute to the expanding EV array.

Here, we present four EVs tailored to various preferences and requirements!

For the family man: Mercedes-Benz EQB350 4Matic

The Mercedes-Benz EQB350 4Matic is an ideal choice for larger families, boasting seven seats and ample storage space. It provides the flexibility to fold down the last row of seats for extra cargo capacity, increasing it from a spacious 465 litres to a gargantuan 1,320 litres. A notable family-friendly feature is the inclusion of four ISOFIX anchor points, allowing for the installation of four child seats in the back. Moreover, with a generous battery range of 474km, family road trips become not only feasible but convenient.

For the economy driver: BYD Dolphin

Priced at $169,888 (inclusive of COE as of October 26, 2023), the BYD Dolphin stands out as one of the most affordable EVs in Singapore. This five-seater hatchback can travel up to 340km on a single charge and offers features like adaptive cruise control and ventilated front seats, making it a surprisingly well-equipped and economical choice for budget-conscious drivers.

For those driven by luxury: Rolls-Royce Spectre With its eye-watering price tag of more than $2 million, the Rolls-Royce Spectre is not for ordinary folk. However, those with the extraordinary luck to own one are in for a priceless experience! The Spectre is the famed carmaker’s first EV, and it goes above and beyond the bells and whistles one would expect with a vehicle of this class, such as “hand-positioned” stars that illuminate the car’s interiors. Oh, and it goes from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds and blazes ahead with 577 horsepower too. However, even if you have the cash to spare, the Spectre is currently sold out until 2025.

For the design-conscious: ORA Good Cat

New to the Singaporean market, the Chinese brand ORA has introduced its first model, the Good Cat. This hatchback has captured the hearts of design enthusiasts with features like cat-eye headlamps, lending it a charming vintage aesthetic. Beyond its eye-catching design, the ORA Good Cat offers impressive performance, thanks to its 63 kWh battery, providing a range of up to 420km. It also includes practical features such as Intelligent Cruise Control and Cornering Assistance, making it an excellent choice for those who appreciate style and substance.