The problem of ecology is becoming more and more popular. If previously it was influenced by the issue of reputation, now caring for the environment is becoming a necessity due to climate change and other consequences of ecological degradation. We have to take a fresh look at all of the aspects of our lives, including motor vehicles. So the GetRentacar team has selected the most popular cars that run on an electric motor for you.
The Leaf is the most popular and most affordable electric car at the moment. Usually, EV manufacturers try to make their appearance futuristic, so that everybody understands that it is the car of the future. It doesn't concern Leaf — the only indication of the absence of harmful emissions is a label Zero Emission on luggage and passenger doors and blue color of logos, so the car looks like a usual five-seater hatchback. Under the bottom of the car lithium-ion batteries are located. Its capacity is 24 kW and its total mass is 300 kilograms. The manufacturer claims that the Nissan Leaf is able to cover 175 kilometers on one full battery charge.
The model I-MiEV of Japanese concern Mitsubishi takes the honorable second place in a rating of the most popular electric cars. The car has received a doubled electric motor that develops 67 hp and 180 Nm of torque. Thanks to a small lithium-ion battery of 16 kWh capacity, Mitsubishi i-MiEV has a driving range of 150 km. At the same time, it takes about 7 hours to fully charge the battery from the household electrical grid, and it is reduced to half an hour by using a special charging station. The appearance of the car, as well as the Nissan Leaf, does not look like an electric car. At first glance, the car represents an ordinary small car, but inside it turns out to be unexpectedly spacious, able to accommodate four adults.
The Taycan is not the most affordable pleasure for an average driver because of its price. Despite its impressive characteristics the car has impressive energy efficiency characteristics. The novelty has a new platform with a low center of gravity and advanced suspension, an innovative power plant with unique parameters that significantly accelerate the charging process, and an unusual interior. The model has two electric motors, the total capacity of such a tandem is 625 horsepower. The manufacturer claims a total range of 450 km without recharging..
Tesla Model S
For several years now, Tesla has remained the most desirable car brand, and even fans of internal combustion engines do not mind standing in line for months for Elon Musk's coveted brand. The Model S is the most affordable model of the American startup, and therefore the most popular in the world. The powerful 416-horsepower electric motor provides a sharp acceleration of 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. Such dynamics may be envied even by gasoline sports cars! Another record is the range — this value is about 400 kilometers. Such a battery capacity ensures that you can get to the charging point in advance without fear of being left with a non-operating car on the track.
"Environmental problems have been increasing in recent years, and everyone is able to prevent a negative impact on the environment, including through the right choice of transportation. Electric cars are a great alternative to the internal combustion engine cars in the city.
Power reserve allows you to move easily on the work issues, and developed infrastructure system recharging will not leave you in an uncomfortable place with a non-working car. A separate advantage of electric cars is that the city department provides free parking spaces, which in terms of large cities, such as Moscow, can save the owner hundreds of dollars," shares Andrey Zaruev, an ESG corporate standards expert.