Electric Cars – Plug in hybrid models

Continued from Part one and part two

14. BMW i8

The BMW i8 is a plug in electric vehicle and has a B38 1.5 liter three-cylinder petrol engine. Two electric motors provide the vroom.

BMW i8

Vital Statistics14

CO2 emission49 (g/km)0-100 (s)4.4
Top speed250km/hMax speed in electric mode120km/h
Electric range37 kmFull charge2-2.5 hrs


15. Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is very popular in America due to it being spacious and heavy vehicle. It comes with ample passenger rooms and host of features such as regenerative breaks.

Honda Accord

Vital Statistics15

Seats50-60 (s)7.7
Cargo Space8.5 cubic ftPower141 hp
Electric range13 miles (electric)Full charge1/3 hrs


16. Ford C-Max Energi

The Ford C-Max is a compact and smaller car and more suitable for smaller families.

Ford C-Max Energi

Vital Statistics16

Seats50-60 (s)7.7
Cargo Space19.2 cubic ftPower141 hp
Electric range13.5 miles (electric)Full charge6/7 hrs


17. Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

The Porsche car is a luxury vehicle and a stunner going by the looks. Press release by Porsche said more- “The new Panamera S E-Hybrid improves upon the concept offered by the previous Panamera S Hybrid with a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance battery that supplies more energy and is able be recharged from home or public vehicle charging stations.”

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Vital Statistics17

Top Speed167 miles0-60 (s)5
Torque15 ftPower95 hp
Electric range20-22 miles (electric)Full charge6/7 hrs


18. Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius has the distinction of being the most recognised and fan friendly hybrid car, perhaps the car that ushered in the hybrid revolution and popularised the concept. It has various innovative features such as a solar roof.

Toyota Prius

Vital Statistics18

Top Speed62 miles0-60 (s)10.6
Torque153 lb-ft Power134 hp
Electric range11 miles (electric)Full charge1.5 hrs



14. http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/i/i8/2014/showroom/index.html

15. http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-plug-in/specifications.aspx

16. http://www.ford.com/cars/cmax/specifications/

17. http://press.porsche.com/news/release.php?id=776

18. http://www.toyota.com/prius/


Image credit: BMW i8, Honda Accord, Ford C-Max Energi, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Toyota Prius

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