While the industry is still debating whether electric cars are the future, these a-liters have already made the switch long ago.
Electric cars are the future. They are quicker, cleaner, and quieter. Of course, in our celebrity-loving world of today, a celebrity endorsement will get normal people to buy into the electric car vision. However, not every celebrity is shilling at every opportunity they can get. Some celebrities spend their hard-earned money and genuinely love electric vehicles.
The electric car industry is still in its infancy. Legacy automotive players are waking up to the EV revolution and developing platforms. Tesla has become an established player in the space, with its supercharging network and competent platform. There are also newcomers, who are ready to kill legacy auto and establish themselves as the top dogs.
When you think EV, you think Tesla. When you think podcast, you think Joe Rogan. So, it only makes sense that the most popular podcaster would drive a Tesla. Rogan's P100D puts out 589 hp from the front and rear electric motors. If you really put down all the power, ludicrous mode will let you hit 0-60 mph in 2.7s.
Tesla updates their cars without name changes or iterations. This generation can be considered the second, as it was sold between 2016 and 2019, before the latest Model S refresh. It is superseded by the Plaid, which is the newest high-performance Model S.
Audis and RDJ are a thing. From the first Iron Man movie with the star driving an Audi R8 to Avengers Endgame’s Audi E-tron GT. Its 800-volt architecture means faster charging (270 kW) and improved battery performance.
In terms of power, 2 AC motors output a maximum of 637 hp in perfect battery conditions. It shares a platform with the Porsche Taycan. Both have a similar range of 250 miles.
It's no secret that James May loves EVs. Of course, he's owned hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirais as well. BMW released the i3 to launch their "i" brand of badass electric vehicles. The latest model has a 120 Ah battery and 153 mi of range.
James May's early adoption of the car in 2014 meant that he only got 81 mi of range. Comparing EV fuel economy to ICE cars is a sketchy practice. If we look at the i3, it gets around 113 mpg‑e.
There's nothing more synonymous with folk music than the Volkswagen Kombi. So, there is no better person than Ed Sheeran to showcase the ID.Buzz. The British superstar musician will be touring in the 330-hp camper van in 2024.
In terms of range, it does around 373 miles on a full charge. If you opt for the RWD version, you only get 270 mi. V2L (Vehicle-to-load) is a nifty feature allowing you to power electronics or even your house on the car's batteries.
It’s no secret, Nico Rosberg loves to go fast. The Rímac Nevera is the fastest electric car in the world. It has a 0-60 mph of 1.9 secs. 1900 hp comes from 4 permanent magnet electric motors. A 120 kWh lithium-nickel-manganese cobalt-oxide battery gives it 340 mi of range. Of course, at max power output, that is reduced.
Every piece of this electric hypercar is handcrafted from carbon fiber and aluminum. Four independent inverters and gearboxes power a four-wheel-drive system. Software-based torque vectoring improves cornering. The Rímac Nevera is not just fast in a straight line.
Lucid air is the Tesla Rival. The apple engineering god himself, Steve Wozniak’s latest EV is a Lucid Air. Not much is known about his car. However, if you opt for the lowest trim, the Air Pure, you get 480 hp and 410 mi of range.
The top-trim, the Lucid Air Grand Touring has 1000 hp, 500 mi of range, and 300-kW fast-charging. It doesn’t lack ADAS features too. The dream drive pro system allows for semi-autonomous driving.
The man, the myth, the legend, Snoop Dogg. Snoop is always at the forefront of technology, so purchasing a Tesla is not a surprise. He has the top-trim, the P100D has 670 hp and around 250 mi of range.
It uses a 400 V architecture but supercharging allows you to go from 20 to 205 mi in 42 min. 3-phase home charging will still take about 7 hours. The Tesla Model X is a 7-seater city tourer, so there is no V2L capability, limiting your usability for camping.
The first electric super truck. It has massive 35" tires, dual front winches, and steel underbody plates. GMC designed this hummer with off-roaders in mind. It doesn’t compromise on EV features either, with an 800 V architecture, 350 kW charging, and 329 mi of range.
Cameras caught Ashton Kutcher and his wife Mila Kunis in their Hummer EV, taking a ride around LA. They opted for the pickup version rather than the SUV, which offers more usability with a load bed.
The EQS is the electric S-class. With 400 mi of range and 207 kW DC charging, you can be assured that the EQS will get you to where you need to go in comfort and quiet. Of course, prominent YouTuber and content creator Casey Neistat had to have one.
A lot of the price of this car comes from the luxury interior and Mercedes experience. Configurable massage seats and a roomy back seat area all make long trips a breeze.
The Karma brand is back. After the flood disasters and exploding batteries of the Fisker Karma, the company was purchased and reborn as Karma. The Karma Revero GT is their first attempt at redemption.
Matt Damon is a prominent EV advocate, so buying a Revero just makes sense. The PHEV drivetrain means you get the rumble of a turbocharged straight-four, with the quiet and quick acceleration of an electric car.
Sources: Manufacturer's Pages, Joe Rogan's podcast, Celeb pages.
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