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Globe and Mail title The most expensive cars on the road article Automakers are going all-in on the all-electric car segment in 2018.
Here’s a look at some of the top electric models in 2018 and what they’re charging for.
1 / 7 Google cars with the biggest increase in cost per mile: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG (up 8.5 per cent) Volkswagen e-Golf (up 10 per cent), Audi A4 e-tron (up 5.9 per cent).
Google also says the $100,000 Audi A6 e-tuition is the most expensive luxury car ever sold at $143,000.
On the road, Audi is making its first foray into the electric car world with a plug-in hybrid version of the A4, which is available for purchase at dealerships starting later this year.
Volkswagen is also introducing the e-Tron.
BMW is also getting into the electrification game, announcing a new electric car, the M6.
It will be offered exclusively in Germany starting this fall, with the US expected to follow suit in early 2018.
In 2018, Google says its driverless car will be available for sale in all 50 US states and Washington DC by the end of the year.
As well as electric vehicles, Google’s next big thing is self-driving vehicles.
It plans to offer its autonomous cars to the public by 2021.
The new electric cars will feature more autonomous driving features, including lane departure warning and lane departure caution, which are expected to be included in the cars’ driver-assistance systems.
Google also has an electric motorcycle program, which will offer the first-ever electric motorcycle in the US.
“We are committed to building a fleet of self-propelled vehicles that are both safe and affordable for consumers,” a Google spokesperson told The Globe and the Mail in an email.
“As we look to bring autonomous vehicles to consumers and communities, we will continue to innovate and add to our vehicles’ safety features and features that are already available on many of our fleet of vehicles.”