There’s no getting around it. Hybrid and electric vehicles are slowly but steadily becoming a necessity for every automaker that wants to be taken seriously. The next couple of years before 2020 will likely be the definitive years in that regard. Now we’ll take a look at some of the best and most exciting hybrid cars 2019 is bringing our way. Our selection will encompass both hybrids and all-electric vehicles. It also won’t make any discrimination in terms of vehicle size. Finally, we’ll include both the efficient family cars and high-end sports cars – whether they’re already in production or scheduled to make an appearance at one of the upcoming car shows.
Tesla Model S
We’ll begin with the obvious choice. The Tesla Model S is both one of the most revolutionary cars ever produced and one of the vehicles that define the U.S. It’s been present since 2012 and has been gaining importance ever since. Because the California-based company is working on other projects which include the Model 3, all-new Roadster and even a semi truck, the Model S is in for another carryover. The most recent styling changes were executed mid-term 2016, but newer Model S’ have been receiving battery upgrades, more or less every single year.
One such range-extending battery upgrade shouldn’t come as a surprise for MY 2019, but considering the Tesla crew have their hands full at the moment, I wouldn’t count on it. The current Tesla Model S lineup consists of trim levels designated with according battery capacity nomenclature. They’re the 75D, 100D and P100D which allow up to 259, 335 and 315 miles of range, respectively. The latter of the three is Tesla’s ultimate performance unit capable of hitting 60 mph from a standstill in around 2.5 seconds. At $123,200, it’s also the most expensive of the three. For comparison, the 100D starts from $87,200, while the 75D costs at least $67,700. All prices are calculated without the federal tax credit of $7,500. Don’t expect any major changes to these parameters for 2019, but then again, the Model S is already great as is, so you won’t exactly be left wanting, either.