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Electric and hybrid cars are part of the future, there is absolutely no doubt about it. Plus, they have become incredibly good in performance in recent years. With soaring environmental concerns and fuel prices turning car drivers off of the traditional gas-powered vehicles, automobile manufacturers are all quickly jumping on the popular and emission-free bandwagon. The electric plug-in cars have come quite a long way ever since that first reached our street, and have finally come to the stage where they are no longer crazily expensive. Furthermore, many of such cars now carry a driving range of more than 100 miles on just one charge, which is actually more than what the average person needs to daily use, thereby making them practical as well. Let’s take a look at the top 10 electric/hybrid cars out there!
10. Chevy Volt
The Chevrolet Volt car is a good way to wean oneself off of gasoline and reduce his or her carbon footprint. This car offers its users an all electric distance range of forty miles and later fires up its 4 cylinder gas engine. In the all-electric option, the Volt silently provides incredible torque off the line. Within its cabin, the video screen and gauge cluster offer very attractive high technology graphics. The drawbacks may include a high price, four seatings and small trunk. Nevertheless, the Volt is quite an impressive comeback to GM’s focus and commitment on electric cars.
9. Fisker Karma
The Fisker Karma is a hybrid plug-in luxury spots sedan car which was created by Fisker Automotive throughout 2011-2013. These cars were made in Finland, specifically at Valmet Automotive.
The Karma edition from Fisker provides a pure hybrid series, driven by two 120 kW electric motors which receive their power from a 20.1 kWh ion lithium battery that is supplied by an engine powered generator or A123 Systems. The car’s battery pack runs down the car’s center, between the right-hand and left-hand seats, thereby preventing a rear bench and seating only four instead of five passengers.
8. Toyota Prius C
The Toyota Prius C is the cheaper and smaller model from Toyota. The subcompact C is a bit sportier-looking than its larger brother, and the downsize propulsion system that is possesses makes for quite sluggish acceleration. Though, the C provides its users an EPA rated 50mpg combined fuel economy. Even though the ride can be a little harsh and the interior of the car has too much hard plastics, the budget friendly pricing together with the fuel economy makes this a winning member of the Prius family.
7. Toyota Prius V
The Prius V grows to size-XL by getting a three-inches-longer wheelbase and another 6.0 inches in overall length, with a 70-percent increase in maximum cargo space, thanks to a roof that is flattened out and carried back, wagon style, to a nearly vertical hatchback. With the rear seats up, the V offers 34 cubic feet, a considerable volume when most mid-size sedans have trunks in the 15-to-19-cubic-foot range. Fold the middle seats (nearly) flat, and you have a hangar: 67 cubes. Those stats would put the Prius V at the large end of the class of compact crossovers
6. Toyota Camry Hybrid
Reliable but uninspiring is no longer the catchcry, thanks to a sharp new suit and some serious work on the chassis, the new Camry has made solid progress in the appeal stakes and the hybrid has the added greeny factor without being weird enough to only draw an early-adopter crowd.
5. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
The 2013 edition of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited sedan doesn’t just look great, but also has lots of great features and features a combined 37 mpg for $32,490 (including the destination). But how much distance will these features, efficiency and beauty go in to win over my family? Actually, for most of the part, they go quite far, but the relatively small trunk may be an issue for shoppers with families.
With a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that’s paired with a 35-KW motor, this Sonata Hybrid accelerates fast! The 2013 Hyundau hybrid has seven fewer horsepower in comparison with the 2012 model year. It drives smoothly over the city streets and highway.
4. Kia Optima Hybrid
It’s the hybrid with true style—inside and out. With a sleek, sculpted body, an interior both spacious and luxurious, and impressive blend of power and fuel efficiency. Average? Hardly. With an upgraded powertrain, the 2013 Optima Hybrid delivers truly satisfying performance and impressive fuel economy. The LX achieves 34 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
3. Ford Focus Electric
The Ford Focus Electric is a 5-door hatchback electric car produced by Ford Motor Company. The Focus Electric is Ford’s first full production, all-electric passenger vehicle, and production began in December 2011. Deliveries for fleet customers in the United States began in December 2011,
The Focus Electric shares the glider of a third generation Ford Focus. Its electric powertrain uses a 23kWh, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, which delivers a range of 76 miles (122 km) according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. The agency rated the Focus Electric combined fuel economy at 105 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (2.2 L/100 km), and ranks the Focus Electric as the most fuel-efficient car sold in the United States in the compact class. The Focus Electric was awarded the 2011 Green Car Vision Award at the 2011Washington Auto Show.
2. Honda Civic Hybrid
The fresh Honda Civic Hybrid is a Powertrain hybrid edition of the well-known Honda Civic, initially brought to life in Japan around the end of the year 2001. It holds its spot as the first hybrid automobile to be officially certified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero- Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) by California’s Board For Air Resources The Honda Civic Hybrid makes use of an Integrated Motor hybrid assist system that issimilar to the Honda Insight, ranking as the 2nd-best selling hybrid electric car in the U.S.
1. Mitsubishi I-Miev
Electric cars usually settle into 1 of 2 camps: the outlandish, such as the Renault’s Twizy, or the more discrete, like Nissan’s Note. Though, The Mitsubishi i-MiEV, straddles not just one, but both. Its “space jelly-bean” appearance is certainly quite eye-catching, but they’re also borrowed official wholesale from the constantregular gas-powered edition available in Europe and Japan, rather than just an EV flourish which has a sole purpose for its own sake. Furthermore, The i-MiEV is also 1 of the US’ cheapest EVs, but with prices starting at $21,625 (after tax incentives) it still holds a strong premium over more traditionally fuelled cars.