With each passing day, people are becoming fonder of technology in every walk of life for their convenience as well as for the safety of the environment. Electric cars are the result of such efforts of automakers to deliver a technologically advance car that never harms our surroundings. Just like other cars this year some electric cars also hit the dealership to catch the sight of car enthusiasts. Following are the most awaiting electric cars that will get a warm welcome from car lovers.
This is an all new purpose built electric hybrid car from the big German brand BMW under its ‘i’ sub brand. The car is built on a unique idea and so it delivers lots of unique features. The engineers balanced its weight smartly that delivers an outstanding level of on road performance and so it weighs around 2,700 making it a bit leaner and smooth compared to Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius. The all new BMW i3 is powered by a 125 kilowatt motor for the rear wheels and a small 2 cylinder engine working as a generator for the motor. The Powertrain generates 170 horsepower and 184 lb ft torque. Acceleration from 0-62 mph is 7.2 seconds and the driving range is up to 100 miles on a single charge. Two driving modes, Eco pro and Eco Pro plus are offered to meet the needs of drivers. The car will be available from next spring at a base price of $41,350.
Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric
For 2014, Mercedes Benz E-Class electric received minor changes to stay in the competition. The five passenger compact hatchback gets a 100 kW motor and lithium ion battery pack that pushes the car from 0-60 mph in 10 seconds and the driving range are up to 115 miles on a full charge. The pricing and release date will be announced at a later date.
This is a 2+2 coupe that is powered by a 1.5 liter turbocharged inline three cylinder engine plus an electric motor and lithium ion battery pack that produces 362 horsepower and 420 lb ft of torque. The i8 is 10 pounds lighter and 1.5 inches longer than the 3 series. The car is equipped with a range of advance features to satisfy the needs of the driver in a traditional style of BMW. This is one of the most popular upcoming electric cars. On electric only mode the car can move up to 22 miles at a top speed of 75 mph. Like BMW i3 the i8 will also hit the dealership in next spring at a base price of $136,000.
Additional to the electric Powertrain Mitsubishi also took part in the competition of strangely yet sleek design of vehicles and so it manufactured its compact four doors MiEV. The car features an eye catching swoop look that at a first glance looks really small but when you stare at you will find four doors and plenty of interior room for four. The cabin is equipped with all the essential gauges that let you know when there is a need to charge the vehicle as well as the car offers you a number of driving modes that allow you to choose one that best suits your mood and requirement. In seven hours you will be able to charge your vehicle fully that pushes the car up to 93 miles after a single charge. A full charge cost you under £3 which is really a reasonable sum for a comfortable and environmentally friendly ride.
Volkswagen e-Golf is just in the way to hit the dealership of US market, however, it will make its entry in the fourth quarter of 2014. The car made its debut at the LA Auto Show in November to impress the car enthusiasts of North America. The car is powered by a 115 horsepower electric motor produces 199 lb ft of torque. The acceleration from 0-62 mph is 10.4 seconds. A full charge pushes the car up to 70 to 90 miles on average. As the car is under production, therefore lots of information is missing yet. Pricing and exact launch date will be announced at a later date.