RECHARGE or RENEWABLE POWER is the slogan as of now in the automobile industry, especially the car manufacturing houses are aiming to develop electric cars and tap the government subsidies. For instance Mahindra has e2oPlus and eVerito whilst Tata Motors is planning to bring out an electric version of Nano, in addition to working broadly with the State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (ESSL) on (EVs) electric vehicles. It’s not only the case with Tata, every player in the automobile sector is up on the toes to change the game using ‘ELECTRICITY’. Whilst many electric cars are doing rounds on foreign roads the Indian roads are yet to see them move. For time being let us see which of the best electric cars are already making tours somewhere else.
Chevy Bolt EV:
Its sickening to see that the US-based Chevrolet is slowly slipping away from the Indian market but people wish it hits back with a bang with it’s Chevy Bolt EV. This classy car powered with a torque of 266-pound-feet is said to last nearly 238 miles (roughly 380 kms). Priced about $36,000, this classical Bolt is the finest example to say that decent things arrive in small yet powerful packages. It is a 5-seater solid hatchback that has 10.2 inches infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric:
It’s extremely high in looks and a top-class example for top class features. It has a steering wheel wrapped in leather, comfy front seats, automatic AC, 7 inches’ touchscreen amongst many other features. It runs nearly 124 miles on one charge. Priced under $30,000, Ioniq is available in 3 variants – plug-in hybrid, electric car and a traditional hybrid as usual.
Fuse luxury car specifications and an eccentric design you get all new BMW i3. 170 horsepower gives it the robustness and it comes with 114 miles range. BMW i3, rightly a distinctive style statement costs about $42,000. It’s expensive but its a desirable for the sheer fact that it is stylish.
Tesla Model S:
If you really love having EV then go for this, it is beautiful, stylish and totally a vehicle with real stuff. Tesla says proudly that this is the car that has the maximum range in comparison to any of its competitors at present. With just single charge it travels all the way 335 miles. You know what? It also catches 60mph from 0 in 2.5 sec. It costs about $70,000 and rightly the finest electric car.
Kia Soul EV:
This is one more breath-taking car with boxy design – it perfectly showcases distinction and style. It has a range of 93 miles and is completely spacious and comfortable. Coming with 109HP it can easily accommodate 5 people giving fullest comfort. It is priced at about $34,000.
Leaf from Nissan as of now can be called the most renowned amongst EVs as it has its own valid and solid reasons for this. The 40-kWh battery in it allows breakless 400 km journey with 1 full charge. The battery takes something around 8 to sixteen hours to get charged (based on the input power capacity). At just about $30,000, this Japanese car is also elegant in design.