Best 10 Electric Cars in 2011 – Electric Cars Which You can Buy
Time has gone when electric cars were traditional and shabby with conventional fringe looks; compact interior with no back seat and congested driving seat with hardly any facilities. The year 2011 is going to mark with some of the coolest electric cars with some cool features. Let’s have a look to the list of the electric cars which you can think to buy for you.
1. Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf is the new car from the house of Nissan. It is 100% electric and contains high response 80Kw AC synchronous electric motor and consist of 50 kW DC fast charging port. Nissan Leaf is meant for 5 passengers and consists of 5 doors. One can speed it up to 90mph. Unlike other cars, Nissan leaf does not have tail pipe. That’s why it is environment friendly and zero emissions vehicle. Its electronic brakes force distribution system makes it a safe car.
Ford Focus Electric is stylish and stunning car with new and better chassis and suspension. It is powered by high-voltage 23 kWh lithium ion battery; its electric motor is especially designed to avoid energy loss. An optional 240-volt charging station helps to charge its battery in 3-4 hours. It also contains a standard 120-volt convenience cord, which is used to charge batteries in garage with the help of 120-volt household outlet. Its exterior is stunning whereas interior is more than comfortable, Earth-friendly cloth seat fabric makes its seats Eco-friendly. It means it is a complete Eco-friendly car.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an electric vehicle with zero emission level. MiEV stands for Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle. It is cost effective car as compare to gasoline vehicles. It contains a permanent magnet synchronous motor that produces high torque for low speed. Its Lithium ion battery can be charged with 100V or 200V power source. i-MiEV is a meant for four passengers and one can achieve speed up-to 130Km/Hr.
4. Coda Sedan
Coda Sedan is an all-electric car. It is meant for 5 passengers and consists of Lithium-ion phosphate battery that needs 6 Hrs to charge from 220 Volt power. Transmission in Soda is single speed gear reduction. Its ABS brakes and 6 air-bags rank it among the safest cars.
Ford Transit Connect is a commercial van that best suits the people who own business. It is a comfortable and fuel-economical car. It is powered by 2.0L Dura tech 16-valve I-4 engine. Its mpg value is 21 in the city and 26 on the highway. It has 4-speed automatic transmission. It is quite spacious and best for recreational family trips.
Volt is new electric vehicle designed by Chevrolet powered by electricity. It has 16-kWH lithium-ion battery; it takes 10 Hrs to charge with standard 120-volt line or 4 Hrs from 40-volt line. Engineers have specially designed 7 air bags to enhance the safety of Chevrolet Volt. It is fuel-efficient car with stylist interior and trendy design.
7. Honda Fit EV
Honda Fit is an electric vehicle designed by Honda. It is meant for 5 passengers. Fit EV Concept has a high density motor. It could be charge in less than 12 Hrs with the help of traditional 120-volt outlet and less than 6 Hrs with 240-volt outlet. Honda Fit EV is a hatch back vehicle. It will be available in US in 2012.
Roadster is the reflection of Tesla’s innovative capabilities, it is an electric car powered by 375 Volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor with variable frequency drive. One can attain speed up-to 125mph with it. Roadster consists of lithium-ion battery that requires almost 4 Hrs to charge with the help of Tesla high power wall connector at 240 Volts. Being an electric car, Roadster is Eco-friendly with zero-emission level. Once fully charged, it can run up-to 245 miles.
9. Wheego Life
Wheego Life is a hatch-back electric car from China. It’s a front wheel drive, meant for two passengers. It is powered by an electric motor (AC 50). Wheego Life has power lock doors and remote keyless entry. Power assisted four wheels disk brakes with ABS make it a safe vehicle. It contains 115 Volt Lithium pack battery. Being an electric car it is Eco-friendly and energy efficient.
10. Fisker Karma
Fisker Karma is an electric car but it is somewhat hybrid because it contains gas engine to recharge the battery. It just uses the electric motor for the power train; it can be speed up- to 125 mph (200 Km/Hr). A fully charged Fisker Karma does not need fuel at least for first 50 miles, after 50 miles its gasoline engine with the help of generator; charge the lithium-ion battery.
2011 is expected to be the year of electric cars because soaring fuel prices really hassle people. Keeping an eye on this trend, majority of leading car manufacturers have added electric cars in their current and future product lines.