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Will The New 530hp BMW i4 EV Be A Tesla Killer?

If you’re thinking of making the switch to an electric vehicle, buckle up for the ride of your life when it comes to shopping for the best experience.

Tesla used to claim widespread ownership over this category of luxury electric vehicles, but times are changing fast, and the competition is fierce. Tesla’s once-dominated EV category is now rivaled by Porsche and according to latest news, by BMW as well.

3 530 hp BMW i4 EV

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According to the Robb Report, there’s a new player in this game, and it’s going to compete fiercely. The buzz is that the new 530 hp BMW EV is going into production in 2021 and is set to be an aggressive competitor to the Model S.

Initial reports suggest an 8kWh battery will produce 530hp, and the car is pegged to accelerate from 0-62mph in a flat-four.

2 Tesla

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If the above rings true, Tesla is going to need to make some serious changes to remain a contender in this playing field, as they Model S will seem outdated compared to i4. When compared to the projected specs by BMW, the Model S seems sluggish and far less fun to drive.

1 Porsche Taycan

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Let’s not leave Porsche out of this game. The Taycan has tickled the interest of car enthusiasts across the globe, all of which wanting to get a taste of the 650-751 hp electric beast.

Seemingly the most unexpected competitor in this genre, Clean Technica reports the Taycan will thrill any driver with a 0-62 score of just 2.66 seconds, with the added benefit of Porsche suspension and handling.

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