Last year, new electric cars have become more popular with car dealers and customers. This year, these new electric cars are expected to become more prevalent as they are set to take driving to the next level. With its distinctive motor that is electricity-powered, the electric car can save you a lot of money from petrol, plus it is environmentally-friendly.
Interested in finding out the latest among electric-powered cars? Here is a quick roundup of the new electric cars that are on the market today.
Chevrolet is trying to compensate for their gas-guzzler vehicles with their newest plug-in hybrid called Volt. In electric mode, this car is able to travel up to 50 miles and it has a top speed of 100 mph. The powerhouse of this vehicle is composed of a 1.4 L, 84 horsepower 4-cylinder engine which is powered by a 16kwh battery pack and a 111kwh drive motor. With its beautiful design, a £41,000 price tag may be worth its value.
Nissan’s premiere electric car, the Leaf, became available last December 2010 and is certainly going to amaze a lot of drivers worldwide. With high-tech features and wonderful designs, all the investment put by the Nissan CEO in this electric car is all worth it. As of now, the Nissan Leaf is the top selling new electric cars in the market today. It packs a 24kwh li-ion battery pack that comes with a 80kw electric motor that is capable of running 60 to 110 miles. As it is one of the best new electric cars today, the £32,780 investment may be worth it.
Fisker Karma is a high-performance beautifully-designed electric vehicle named after his designer Henrik Fisker. Unfortunately, this car may be too heavy for your type, weighing about 5,000 lbs. Additionally, there may be issues about how will its weight affect its performance, despite of its 22kwh lithium-ion battery pack and twin electric motors and 2L GM-sourced EcoTec engine. This car can run up to 60 miles when running on electricity and it can add 200 miles more with the gas engine. While it has not yet been test-driven by anyone, it is expected to run fast. The car will be launched on March 2011.