This year, the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt are both starting to become popular in their own rights, making some people speculate what future electric cars would be like. It is only a matter of time before other major car manufacturers will join the bandwagon and make their own line of electric cars. If you want to find out more about these future electric cars, here are some of them and what can you expect from them once they are already available.
One of the future electric cars that will be made by Ford is the Focus Electric. The closely resemble the gasoline-powered Ford Focus, and you can only tell it apart because of the different grille and the lack of tailpipe. It uses a 100kW AC permanent magnet motor and is capable of reaching a top speed of 84 miles per hour. It requires up to 20 hours for a full charge on 120 volts but on a fast 240 volts charger, 3 to 4 hours is enough. When fully-charged, the Ford Focus Electric can run up to 100 miles. The Ford Focus Electric will be released on 2013.
One more example of future electric cars is the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell. This car is a 2-seat sports car that will certainly become a head-turner with its attractive design. The car is modeled on the SLS AMG high-end sports car that is well-liked by enthusiasts. This car has an impressive power output of 526hp, 880Nm of torque, and 0 to 62 mph speed in just 4 seconds. This car debunks the notion that electric cars are boring and nerdy. Sadly, this car is not going to be affordable for most people as it predicted to be priced over $300,00, and will only be in limited production.
One of the exceptional future electric cars that is still a work in progress is the GT3. It is a concept electric coupe that uses a 3-wheeled enclosed motorcycle design. It is a two-seater vehicle that has 2 front wheels and a single rear wheel. While most electric cars utilize lithium-ion batteries, the GT3 will use the thinner lithium polymer battery. Even though this car doesnâ€™t have a great chance of becoming a worldwide hit, it will nevertheless be an important step in presenting an operational 3-wheeled electric vehicle in the market.