This is a three part series on electric cars. Although, widely popular in earlier centuries, they faded out but are now making a comeback due to the environment friendly nature. Below is a list of the most amazing models of electric cars.
1. BMW i3
The BMW i3 is available at a much higher price but is less than the Tesla but you get excellent quality and the comfort that only BMW can provide. The interior is spacious and acceleration quick.
As per BMW, sustainable practice was involved in manufacturing the car too, “Fibers of the kenaf plant are used in other places. Interior leather is treated with natural substances (only), such as olive leaf extract. And one of the interior options includes Eucalyptus wood, which is quite pretty and sustainably grown.”
|CO2 emission||O||0-100 (s)||7.2|
|Top speed||150km/h||Max Torque||250|
|Max range||190 km||Full charge||6-8 hrs (30 min for fast charge)|
2. Tesla Model X
The Tesla model X was unveiled in 2012. It has open falcon wings (how cool is that!) and is highly spacious. Offered in two variants with a 60 kWh or an 85 kWh battery and is a dual motor all-wheel drive.
|CO2 emission||0||0-60 m/h||5.4 seconds|
|Electric range||60kW·h- 340 km*85kW·h- 430 km*|
3. Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S is has many advanced features such as touch screen, keyless entry and is very spacious. The Model S is available for purchase in US since 2012 and in Europe since 2013. Plans are in pipeline for producing a right hand drive version.
|CO2 emission||0||0-100 (s)||4.4|
|Top speed||60kWh-120 m/h85kWh-125 m/h85kWh(performance)- 130m/h||Power||60kWh-302 hp85kWh-362hp85kWh-416hp|
|Electric range||60kWh- 230 m85kWh-300m||Total Storage||63.4 cubic ft.|
4. Volkswagen e-Up!
Costs £19,250 in the UK and looks nice with premium interiors. Has great choices like in car entertainment and AC etc.
|CO2 emission||0||0-60m/h (s)||12.4|
|Charging Time||30 min (DC)600 min (AC)||Luggage Storage||250 L|
5. Nissan e-NV200
An improvement over the previous vehicle, e-NV200 is going to be available for purchase ether as a van or a five-seater and will have huge luggage space naturally.
|CO2 emission||0||Space||Spacious sliding doors|
|Top speed||120km/h||Battery capacity||24kWh|
|Charging Time||30 for 80%||Luggage volume||4.2m3|
6. Chevrolet Spark EV
Spark EV is the electric variant of the five-door mini-car by the same firm. Widely tipped as the most efficient model, it is a powerful eco-friendly vehicle.
|Top speed||90m/h||Luggage capacity||12.4 cubic ft|
|Charging Time||20min for 80%||Range||82 miles|
7. Toyota RAV4EV
Toyota RAV4EV is the electric variant of the Toyota RAV4 by the same firm. Provided with smart key, it has a host of entertainment and value features as well.
|CO2 emission||0||Torque||273 lb-ft (peak)|
|Top speed||90m/h||Luggage capacity||73 cubic ft|
|Charging Time||6.5-8hrs||Range||103 miles|
8. Smart ED
It is a tiny two seater which is great for urban mobility where space is a requisite. Length is 106 inches from tip to tail, and 62 inches tall and wide, the smart car can creep almost anywhere even in tiny spaces.
|CO2 emission||0||Torque||96 lb-ft (peak)|
|Top speed||78m/h||0-6- miles||11.5 seconds|
|Charging Time||20-25 miles in one hr charge||Range||68 miles|
* Expected or speculated, actual information will be available only when vehicle release is near.
Image credit: 1) BMW-i3- RudolfSimon, 2) Tesla Model X – Steve Jurvetson, 3) VW white up– M 93, 4) Nissan e-NV200-Norbert Aepli, 5) Chevrolet Spark EV- Tennen-Gas 6) Toyota RAV4EV-IFCAR 7) Smart ED – IFCAR 8) Tesla Model S : Shal Farley