Ten electric cars we’re excited about in 2018

Toyota Supra

We know that we’ll see a new version of the Toyota Supra, possibly in concept form, in 2018, before it goes on sale in 2019. We also know it’s been co-developed with the BMW Z4… but beyond that it’s all a bit finger in the air.

Toyota did delight us with the FT-1 concept in 2014 (pictured), but it’s been quiet since, while the engineers figured out how it was actually going to work. Rumour says its powertrain will be a hybrid, drawing links to its LMP1 racing car, and differentiating from the more conventional Z4.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Given the majority of the Valkyrie’s propulsion will be provided by a socking great V12 (supplemented by an e-motor), calling it an EV is stretching things a bit. But any excuse to take another look at its aero-obsessed design, and pore over the details is one worth taking.

There are still secrets buried in the powertrain, such as where the rev limit will fall and what the magic bhp figure will be, but we can have a good stab. The 6.5-litre V12 is a new design loosely derived from the CA2010 18,000rpm 2.4-litre V8 used by Williams in their 2010 F1 car, and currently on the test bench at Cosworth. It will be “high-revving” and immensely powerful.

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