December 20, 2017
Cars powered by fossil fuels will soon be a thing of the past. Soon countries will run out of carbon credits and cleaner air strategy will take over its place. Reducing air pollution is the new motto of many car companies. Let us take a look at the amazing electric vehicles that will change the phase of transportation.
1. VW Budd-e
One of the most awaited electric cars by Volkswagen, this is not just a car but a creation. It is the electric microbus of the future and it boasts of a couch at its rear. This is 100% electric car is fitted with a 101-kWh battery, thereby enabling the vehicle to go impressive 373 miles on a single charge.
2. Thor Trucks
A startup that came out of nowhere is now supposed to be a rival to Tesla’s truck. Their prototype named as ET-one aim to modernize the trucking industry. With just 18 employees this venture is tiny compared to its competitors. Thor has been able to tow 80,000 pounds of cargo with ease so far.
3. NIO ES8
Chinese electric vehicle company NIO has brought out their new vehicle ES8 which is a sports utility vehicle that can run 500 kms on a single charge. NIO is all set to enter the next phase of electric car market with this SUV. Formerly known as Next EV, NIO is a Chinese company producing electric vehicles that are eco-friendly and economic.
Expected to be out by 2018, the Audi E-Tron Quattro is a four-seat that looks like an SUV. It has 500 bhp under its hood. It goes from an amazing 0 to 100 in 4.6 seconds. It is said to have 3 engines one that drives the front axle and two in the rear axle. Audi claims it can reach a top speed of 210 kmph. Quattro is something to watch out for.
A British company Vigo is creating the first fully electric motorcycle. It has an amazing 400 mile range and can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. Although it is in the concept stage and is looking for crowdfunding, it looks promising enough to capture the market. With a 120 bhp direct drive motor, it has a storage facility and a digital lock. Moreover, it has a built GPS tracker too. Impressive, isn’t it?
Jaguar’s concept car is a five-seater sports car and it’s totally electrifying. With the cutting edge of zero vehicle emissions technology, it is set to introduce Jaguar to the world of electric cars. On the first test drive itself, the vehicle was able to cover a jaw-dropping 321km.
7. Zero SR
Zero motorcycles is a California based company that is introducing its new line up of electric bikes that have faster charging and greater mileage. The new model SR is equipped with heavier batteries that are charged 6 times faster. It can go up to 223 miles on models that have the ZF14.1 battery and ZF3.6 Power Tank accessory. It is designed for smoother and quieter rides.
8. Nissan Leaf
As the name suggests, it is an eco-friendly no-emission electric vehicle that is quite affordable. It runs 172 kms on a full battery charge. The largest market of Leaf is the United States with over 1 million cars sold. It is already on the roads. It has won the Green Car Vision Award in 2010. Reduced dependency on petrol is the idea of Nissan.
A Chinese shipyard company Ltd has launched the world’s first all-electric ship. The ship which that has a length of 70.5-metres can haul 2000-tonnes of cargo at 80 kmph after charging for two hours. As the ship has zero emissions it can put a stop to the oil leakages happen frequently. Even though it is powered by electricity it has managed to achieve a top speed of 12.8 km per hour.
10. Tesla Model 3
Tesla is one of the pioneers in electric vehicles. The name has become a brand by now which requires no further introduction. Model 3 is a luxury sedan that has a range of 350 km. With a five-passenger seating capacity it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds. Designed to achieve a 5-star safety rating Model 3 is claimed to have traction even on ice. Look out for the next model of Tesla to hit the roads.
11. Hyundai Ioniq
Hyundai Ioniq is a hatchback vehicle that has hybrid and all electric variants. It comes with 5 doors and an aerodynamic design that helps to lower air friction. The Ioniq is Hyundai’s entrance into the hybrid market. The Ioniq Hybrid’s electric motor delivers an estimated 139 bhp and is eco as much as it is powerful.
12. Tesla Semi
Tesla Semi is a heavy-duty all-electric truck. On the other hand it claims to be safe and comfy. It has an acceleration of 0-60 mph with 80k lbs in 20 seconds. It shows that it has got the power that it claims to have. It consumes only 2 kWh/mile which is the lowest energy cost per mile.
13. Catalyst E2 Max
Proterra, an electric bus manufacturer has created Catalyst E2 Max the bus that broke the previous record of driving the maximum distance in one recharge. It drove an outstanding 1,101.2 miles without stopping to recharge. Although it was on a test track with no passengers or traffic, it is still quite impressive. Because an electric bus can revolutionize the public transport. Imagine all the fuel that is going to be saved and all the pollution that is curbed.