Electric cars will soon be one of the cars of the future. They will significantly reduce city pollution because these cars have “zero tail pipe emission”. Electric cars are plug-in battery powered automobile which are propelled by electric motors.
Here are the coolest-looking designs of electric cars in the world.
1.) Tesla Roadster
The luxurious and elegant looking Tesla Roadster is one of the most beautifully designed battery electric vehicle sports car in the world. It is one of the only three crash-tested and highway-certified electric cars in the world. This amazing car was the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production available in the United States. Tesla Motors had produced more than 1,200 Roadsters sold in at least 28 countries as of July 2010.
This car is the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells and the first production BEV (all-electric) to travel more than 320 km per charge. The world distance record of 501 km for a production electric car on a single charge was set by a Roadster on October 27, 2009.The Roadster has a base price of US$109,000 in the U.S. and a base price of £86,950 in the UK and €84,000 in continental Europe.
2.) Renault Fluence
The Renault Fluence Z.E. is a cool-looking electric car unveiled by Renault at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. This awesome-looking car was announced to be at €21,300, significantly lower than the Nissan Leaf at around €33,000 and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV at around €35,000 because Renault will rent the batteries. It can attain a speed of up to 135 km/h. Sales of the Fluence Z.E. are scheduled for 2011 in Denmark, Israel and in the rest of Europe. It is the only Fluence to be sold in Europe.
One of the coolest-looking electric cars in the world is the Eliica. The name means Electric Lithium-Ion Car). This battery electric vehicle is 5.1 meters in length and can accelerate from 0–100 km/h in four seconds. It can attain a top speed of 370 km/h making it the fastest electric powered car in the world. The team's goal is to exceed 400 km/h, breaking the record set by today's street-legal gasoline-powered vehicles.
4.) Nissan Leaf
The Nissan LEAF is a five-door mid-size hatchback electric car. LEAF stands for “Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family” car. It was introduced in Japan and in the US in 2010 and is the first mass-produced electric car for sale from a major manufacturer. It can attain a speed of 117 km/h.
5.) Citroen C ZERO
The cute-looking and uniquely designed Citroën C-ZERO is amazingly cool as a city car. This supermini car by is 100% electric powered. The C-ZERO is the French version of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicle. This car is designed to facilitate urban mobility: small size, quick charging and sufficient range for daily commutes
6.) Mitsubishi I MiEV
The Mitsubishi i MiEV is one of the only three crash-tested and highway-certified electric cars in the world. MiEV is an acronym for Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle. This five-door hatchback electric car is produced by Mitsubishi Motors.
It can attain a speed of 160 km on the Japanese test cycle and 121 km on the US cycle. This amazing car was launched for fleet customers in Japan in July 2009, and on April 1, 2010 for the wider public. Initial price in the Japanese market was $43,000. In Hong Kong, sale started in May 2010 at a price of US$50,631.
7.) Think City
The Think City is a small two-seater or 2+2-seater highway capable electric car, with a top speed of 110 km/h and an in-town range of 160 km/h on a full charge. It is a available with both a Zebra Sodium battery and a Lithium-ion battery which both travel 160 km/h on a full charge.
It is previously mass produce in Norway and was restarted in Finland and currently being sold in European countries such as Austria, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland. As of 2010 it is one of the only three crash-tested and highway-certified electric cars in the world. The other two are Mitsubishi I MiEV and Tesla Roadster.
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