Last 2010, new electric cars are starting to become a huge hit among car dealers and customers alike. This year, this trend is expected to continue as the latest models of these new electric cars are set to bring driving to the next level. With its distinctive motor that is electricity-powered, the electric car can save you a lot of money from gas, plus it is environmentally-friendly.
Are you ready to know the latest on 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, it has the capability to travel up to 50 miles with a top speed of 100 mph. This car uses a 1.4L, 84 horsepower 4-cylinder engine which runs on a 16kwh battery pack and a 111kwh drive motor. With its attractive design, $41,000 is not a bad deal at all.
Nissanâ€™s electric pride, the Leaf, was launched last December 2010 and is surely going to make an impact on many drivers worldwide. With high-tech features and attractive design, Nissanâ€™s investment in this electric car is worth it. Currently, the Nissan Leaf is the best selling new electric cars in the market. Under the hood is a 24kwh li-ion battery pack partnered with an electric motor of 80kw which makes it run to an amazing 60 to 110 miles. As it is one of the best new electric cars today, the $32,780 investment may be worth it.
Meanwhile, the Fisker Karma is a high-performance stylish electric vehicle that is designed by Henrik Fisker, hence the name. However, this car can be too heavy for your liking as it weighs around 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. Anyway, this can run with electricity for up to 60 miles and with additional 200 miles with the gas engine. Though nobody has driven it yet, it is expected to run fast. The car will be released on March 2011.