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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 emission 49 (g/km) 0-100 (s) 4.4
Top speed 250km/h Max speed in electric mode 120km/h
Electric range 37 km Full charge 2-2.5 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

Seats 5 0-60 (s) 7.7
Cargo Space 8.5 cubic ft Power 141 hp
Electric range 13 miles (electric) Full charge 1/3 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

Seats 5 0-60 (s) 7.7
Cargo Space 19.2 cubic ft Power 141 hp
Electric range 13.5 miles (electric) Full charge 6/7 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 Speed 167 miles 0-60 (s) 5
Torque 15 ft Power 95 hp
Electric range 20-22 miles (electric) Full charge 6/7 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 Speed 62 miles 0-60 (s) 10.6
Torque 153 lb-ft Power 134 hp
Electric range 11 miles (electric) Full charge 1.5 hrs

 

Reference-

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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