Electric cars are ‘in high demand’ nowadays as the the modern world is facing challenges like global warming, environmental pollution and high price of petrol/diesel/gasoline. These cars are expensive but in terms of convenience and speed they are far behind than gasoline-fueled ones, but they will soon hit the market widely in upcoming decade. Big companies are investing their finances and technology to produce practical and durable electric cars.
From lavishly loaded sports car to a Splendid Golf cart, we are listing top 10 on the basis of style, practicality and creativity.
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10. BMW’s Mini Electric Car
The Mini E is an all-electric powered version of the BMW Mini.
The power comes from an Asynchronous electric motor that is mounted in the former engine bay and is rated at 204 PS (150 kW) and 220 N·m (160 ft·lbf) of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels. The Mini E employs a lithium-ion battery pack with an overall capacity of a 35 kilowatt-hours (130 MJ). The batteries weigh 572 pounds (259 kg) and replace the back seat.Top speed is electronically limited to 95 mph (153 km/h). The car’s range is 156 miles (251 km) on a single charge under optimal conditions. Estimates of normal driving conditions put ranges at 109 miles (175 km) city and 96 miles (154 km) highway.
9. Nissan LEAF Electric Car
The Nissan Leaf (also formatted “LEAF” as bacronym for Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car) is a compact 5-door hatchback electric car to be produced by Nissan.
It uses a front-mounted electric motor driving the wheels, powered by a 24 kW·h/90 kW lithium ion battery pack. The expected all-electric range is 100 miles (160 km) on the EPA city driving cycle and remains the same as the EV-11 prototype.Based on third-party test drives, reviewers have found that the range available from a single charge can vary up to 40 percent in real-world situations; reports vary from about 62 miles (100 km) to almost 138 miles (222 km) depending on driving style, load, traffic conditions, weather (i.e. wind, atmospheric density) and accessory use.