• March 7, 2011

Top 5 Electric Autos

Electric Autos

The subject of this issue, Green electric autos is especially important and timely as the commitment to reduce environmental impact and power consumption are becoming increasingly important objectives for businesses, auto manufacturers are now proactively considering environmental resource constraints. Today the biggest challenge facing by the environment is global warming, caused by carbon emissions. Many organizations are talking openly about a desire to go green and are investing huge some of money in order to reduce energy consumption, which can have a real financial payback. If you are looking for information related to electric autos, you will find the key features and specifications that you need here. This article listed the best 5 electric vehicles on the basis of style, performance and innovation.

1. Tesla Roadster

It is the superb two seater electric vehicle that comes with 375 volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor (3-phase, 4-pole electric motor) that is capable of generating 288hp@ 5000 to 6000rpm.It is expected to zoom from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds.

The auto has recorded maximum acceleration of 125mph.The estimated combined fuel economy of the vehicle is 245miles.The car is very beautiful in its looks from outside and also possess stylish interior equipped with standard features such as power windows and locks, air conditioning, leather wrapped sport steering wheel, cruise control, heated sport seats e.t.c. Battery takes almost 3.5 hours in order to be fully charged.

It is essential  to note that, Automotive battery plays a vital role in all electric cars and ‘Yuasa battery’ is listed among one of the top leading brands apart from Panasonic, Samsung, AESC, and LG.


2. Toyota Pirus Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota Pirus Plug-in was introduced at the Frankfurt auto show in the year 2010.The concept combines a 98hp 1.8litre gasoline engine with an electric motor that delivers the equivalent of 80horsepower.It is made up of carbon fiber reinforced carbon plastic. The new plug-in Toyota Hybrid Concept is characterized with low CO2 emission and is also fuel efficient. The estimated gasoline-electric-hybrid fuel efficiency is 30.6km/L with 76g CO2 emission and plug-in hybrid fuel efficiency is 57.0km/L(41g CO2 emission). It is available in light blue mica metallic. The Toyota Pirus is a plug-in that offers seating capacity for 5 passengers. The car has the capability to cover 10 miles just on batteries made up of Lithium ions alone.

3. Chevy Volt

The plug-in electric vehicle the Chevrolet Volt is developed by the General Motors, unveiled the world’s first mass -produced vehicle in the ear 2011.It is a 5 door liftback seats four. A 1.4L gasoline powered engine has a recorded top speed of 100mph.The car can boost upto 0-60mph in less than 9.0 seconds. It is offering the best fuel economy according to the United States Environmental protection Agency. Standard features consists of & inch touch screen display, Bluetooth, USB port, tire pressure monitor, audio system with navigation and XM radio, DVD and MP3 playback capability, air conditioning, heated front seats e.t.c.

4. Fisker Karma

A green American premium sports car company i.e. Fisker Automotive launched the luxury-plug-in- hybrid vehicle at the North American International Auto show in Detroit. The electric concept is tremendous in terms of appearance, style and features. The Karma engine is powered by Quantum Technologies Q-drive technology .The concept configuration comprises of a small gasoline engine that is combined with the generator in order to provide electricity to the motors and also for recharging of the Lithium ion batteries. It is a four door, 4 passengers, made up of light weight aluminium, environment-friendly vehicle.

5. Aptera Typ-1

It is a sleek, funky, exciting, streamlined 2 seater, 3 wheeled gas electric vehicle is powered by 3-phase motor and water-cooled EFI gasoline engine with closed loop oxygen feedback and catalytic converter. It has maximum acceleration of 85mph and this electric vehicle takes it from 0-60mph in only 10 seconds. This electric vehicle can travel upto 600miles. It can comfortably carry 15 bags of groceries. It has a unique style and is equipped with standard safety features. The engine of the car is attached to a lightweight 12KW generator. Basically it is registered as a motorcycle but later it is designed as an electric vehicle.


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