The world is moving towards fresh-clean energy, and the biggest changes can be seen in the Automobile field approx all the companies have either launched their EV model or about to launch. Although the concept of Hybrid Engine with Hydrogen fuel is started earlier, yet we had not got any remarkable success in that but the late coming Electric hybrid engine is nowadays gaining high attention in the market. We can also say that electric cars are the future. In the end, a table is provided which contains all the electric cars details. All these cars are already running the USA. best electric cars 2018
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Top 7 Electric cars 2018 updated
- Chevrolet Bolt EV.
- Tesla Model S.
- Hyundai Ioniq EV.
- Volkswagen e-Golf.
- Nissan Leaf.
- BMW i3.
- Kia Soul EV.
Bolt EV is the first affordable all-electric car by Chevrolet to offer an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a single charge. It has a long list of impressive characteristics, including some of the most technologically advanced features, stand-out looks and plenty of space. It comes in a price range of $36,620-$40905. it’s some pros and cons are…
- Impressive 238 miles of range
- Cabin is spacious
- Power and handling make it enjoyable to drive
- Big touchscreen
- Ride comfort loses its polish on rougher roads
- Seats feel small and lack depth of cushioning
- Touchscreen has no built-in navigation maps, relies on paired smartphone
- Lackluster carpet and interior panel quality
This car is one of the successful models of Tesla Electric cars, it’s body is made up of lightweight Aluminium reinforced with high strength, boron steel elements. It has solar absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster, flush mounted door handles. This electric car comes with an amazing glass roof.
The price range of this car is $74,500, it has an automatic transmission system and can go 270 km when fully charged. As known, it comes with supercharging facility and much more.
This car comes in two variances of price $29,500 and $36,000 both are 118hp engine and can go 124 miles in full charge. Electric cars will be launched in India in 2019, right now they are in the USA and some other countries.
The price of Volkswagen e-Golf starting from $31,345, it utilizes a 134-hp 100-kWh electric motor powered by a 35.8-kWh lithium-ion battery. The EPA estimates 125 miles of range on a single charge; fuel economy is rated at a combined 119 MPGe. An onboard charger is standard equipment. Novel packaging of the battery components avoids reducing passenger space; options include automated emergency braking and parking assist.
5. Nissan Leaf
Starting at a price of $30,885 Nissan Leaf’s driving range makes it an affordable EV with everyday usability. The electric motor has great low-end power, and the 40-kWh battery offers 151 miles of EPA-estimated range. DC quick charging can replenish 90 miles of range in 30 minutes, but a full charge from a typical 120-volt wall outlet will take 35 hours. ProPilot Assist adaptive cruise control and camera-based, self-steering lane-keeping assist is optional. A more powerful and pricier version with a longer range arrives in 2019.
As the brand it self-speaks much the BMW i3 price starts from $45,445 and unconventional, the i3 is a unique electric car. BMW has sold 100,000 number of i3 cars since 2013, but it is very less as over 80 million cars sold per year on the earth. The funky hatchback has a structure of carbon fiber and aluminum and a standard 170-hp (i3) or 184-hp (i3s) electric motor. Both models offer an optional two-cylinder gas engine that extends the total EPA-rated range up to 180 miles. We saw 79 MPGe with the range-extended i3 and 111 MPGe with the pure EV version. The sporty i3s brings BMW’s legendary driving dynamics to the lineup with a special suspension and larger wheels.
Kia Motors is a sister company of Honda Motors which is completely devoted to the making of Electric cars. The price of model Kia Soul starts at $ 33,145. The car accelerates from 0-60mph in 9.7 sec. while it has an engine of 109hp and the top speed is 92mph. It takes less than 5 hours to charge at 240-volt, in full charge can go upto 93mi to 111mi(179km). In my personal opinion look wise I don’t find it so good.
you may wish to know about the upcoming hybrid supercars.
List Electric Cars available in the market
(adults and children)
|Charging time||Nominal Range|
|BMW||i3||150 km/h (93 mph)||8 s||4||4h with the 240 V charging unit or less than 30 minutes at public DC charging stations (when charging from 0 to 80%)||183 km (114 mi)|
|BMW Brilliance||Zinoro 1E||130 km/h (81 mph)||7.6 s||150 km (93 mi)|
|Bolloré||Bluecar||130 km/h (81 mph)||4||250 km (160 mi) in urban use|
150 km (93 mi) on highway
|BYD||e6||140 km/h (87 mph)||8 s||5||2h (VTOG 30 kW AC charging)|
8—9h (SAE Level 2 AC charging)
|300 km (186 mi)|
|Chery||QQ3 EV||100 km (62 mi)|
|Chevrolet||Bolt EV||150 km/h (93 mph) (speed limited)||6.5 s||5||383 km (238 mi)|
|Citroën||C-Zero||130 km/h (81 mph)||15.9 s||4||7 hours when charged from household; 30 minutes when charging from a quick charger system||150 km (93 mi)|
|COURB||C-ZEN||110 km/h (68 mph)||2||5–7 hours||130–116 km (81–72 mi)|
|ECOmove||QBeak||90 km/h (56 mph)||4||8 hours||250 km (155 mi)|
|ElectraMeccanica||Solo||132 km/h (82 mph) (limited)||8s||1||3 hours at 220 V, 6 hours at 110 V||161 km (100 mi)|
|Fiat||500e||142 km/h (88 mph)||8.5 s||140 km (87 mi)|
|Ford||Focus Electric||135 km/h (84 mph)||9.9 s||5||30 hours when charged from 120 V, 5.5 hours when charged from 240 V and 0.5 hours charge to 80% with DC Fast Charge||185 km (115 mi)|
|Honda||Fit EV||148 km/h (92 mph)||9.5 s||132 km (82 mi)|
|Hyundai||Ioniq Electric||185 km/h (115 mph)||10.8 s||4||4 hours when charged from 240 V outlet. DC Fast Charging, 33 minutes for an 80% charge at 50 kW and 24 minutes at 100 kW||169–250 km (105–155 mi)|
|Hyundai||Kona Electric||470 km (292 mi) (WLTP)|
|JAC Motors||JAC J3 EV||120 km/h|
|12 hours (1.5h (80%) / 11.5h (100%))||170 km|
300 km @ 60 km/h
|Kewet||Buddy||80 km/h (50 mph)||3||6–8 hours||40–80 km (25–50 mi)|
|Kia||Soul EV||145 km/h (90 mph)||11.2||5||4–5 hours (208V – 6.6 kW: 4h 50min, 240 V – 6.6 kW: 4h 10min.)|
Type 3: 33 minutes for up to 80%. Type 1: Up to 24 hours
|150 km (93 mi) EPA|
|140 km/h||4 s||2||0-100% in under 4 hours||220 km (137 mi)|
|Lightning||Lightning GT||200 km/h (124 mph)||5 s||2||under an hour||240 km (149 mi)|
|Mahindra||e2o plus||82 km/h (51 mph)||4||5 – 8 hours (Home socket: 220 V, 16 A), 1.5 hours (Fast Charge: Commercial 3-phase AC, up to 12 kW)||110–140 km (68–87 mi)|
|Mahindra||e-Verito||85 km/h (53 mph)||5||6 – 8 hours (Home Socket: 220 V, 16 A), 2.01 hours (Fast Charging: with 15 kW charger)||110–180 km (68–112 mi)|
|Mercedes-Benz||B-Class Electric Drive||160 km/h (99 mph)||7.9 s||5||9 hours when charging from 220/240 V outlet; 2.4 hours from 400 V||200 km (124 mi)|
|Micro Mobility Systems||Microlino||90 km/h (56 mph)||2||1 hours w/ Type 2 connector, 4 hours w/ domestic power||120–215 km (75–134 mi) (depending on battery)|
|Mitsubishi||i-MiEV||130 km/h (81 mph)||4||7 to 14 hours when charged from household, depending on the type of power; 30 minutes when charging from a quick charger system (80% charged)||170 km (106 mi)|
|Motores Limpios||Zacua||85 km/h||2||8 hours||160 km|
|MW Motors||Luka EV||148 km/h (92 mph)||9.3 s||2||9 hours standard domestic socket. 2 hours with 3 phase rapid charger||300 km (186 mi)(unverified)|
|Nissan||Leaf||150 km/h (93 mph)||5||Up to 20 hours when charged from 110/120 V outlet; 8 hours when charging from 220/240 V outlet; 30 minutes for 440 V “quick charge” (to 80% of battery capacity)||200 km (120 mi) (NEDC)|
252 km (157 mi) 40 kWh battery
|Peugeot||i0n||130 km/h (81 mph)||15.9 s||4||7 hours when charged from household; 30 minutes when charging from a quick charger system||150 km (93 mi)|
|Rayttle||E28||80 km/h (50 mph)||2||130 km (81 mi)|
|Renault||Fluence ZE||135 km/h (84 mph), electronically limited||5||Battery swap in 5 minutes||135 km (84 mi) + 15 km limp home mode|
|Renault||Zoe||135 km/h (84 mph), electronically limited||13.5 s||5||Six to nine hours with 3.7 kW, 30 minutes with 43 kW (80%)||400 km (250 mi) 41 kWh battery|
210 km (130 mi) 22 kWh battery
|Renault||Twizy||80 km/h (50 mph) (Urban 80 version)||2||3.5 hours||100 km (62 mi)|
|Smart||Smart electric drive||125 km/h (78 mph)||11.5 s||2||145 km (90 mi)|
|Sono Motors||Sion||140 km/h (87 mph)||9 s (approximately)||5||Eight hours with 3.7 kW,|
30 minutes with 50 kW (80%)
|250 km (160 mi) (this is real-world range according to the company)|
35 kWh battery
|Stevens||ZeCar||90 km/h (56 mph)||5||6–8 hours||80 km (50 mi)|
|Tesla||Model S||209 km/h (130 mph) (60) – |
249 km/h (155 mph) (P100D)
|5.5 s (60) –|
2.3 s (P100D)
|5 + 2||8 hours with home charging; 50% in ~20 minutes from a Tesla Supercharger (not included in the 60 kWh option, costs an additional $2,000)||340 km (210 mi) (EPA) (60) –|
539 km (335 mi) (EPA) (100D)
|Tesla||Model X||210 km/h (130 mph) (60D) –|
249 km/h (155 mph) (P100D)
|6.0 s (60D) –|
2.9 s (P100D)
|5-7||8 hours with home charging; 50% in ~20 minutes from a Tesla Supercharger||320 km (200 mi) (EPA) (60D) –|
465 km (289 mi) (EPA) (P100D)
|Tesla||Model 3||210 km/h (130 mph) (STD) –|
249 km/h (155 mph) (LR)
|5.6 s (STD) –|
3.5 s (LR)
|5||7,3h for 100%, ~14% per hour with home charger, 50% in ~30 minutes from a Tesla Supercharger||350 km (220 mi) (STD) –|
538 km (334 mi) (LR)
|Venturi||Fétish||200 km/h (124 mph)||4 s||2||3 hours with external charge booster, 8 hours with onboard charging system||340 km (211 mi)|
|Volkswagen||e-Golf||145 km/h (90 mph)||10.4 s||5||SE and SEL Premium in under 6 hours at a 240 V charging station. Optional (standard on SEL Premium) DC Fast Charging to 80% in 1 hour at a DC fast charging station.||190 km (118 mi) MY2014|
300 km (186 mi) MY2017
|Volkswagen||e-Up!||130 km/h (81 mph)||4||8 hours with AC 230 V. 2.3 kW plugged into any standard 230 V socket, 3.6 kW via a home-installed wall box or with up to 40 kW plugged into a DC fast-charging station||160 km (99 mi)|