One of the greatest innovations that is finally getting some good coverage and is being appreciated by people is the introduction of electric cars or their hybrid counterparts. keeping the current environmental scenario in mind, it is only natural to come up with alternatives that will not only provide you good comfort but will also ensure that it does not essentially cause any harm to the environment in any manner. While motor insurance ensures that you feel secure in the event of any untoward incident involving your car, an electric car is all the insurance that the environment requires to ensure that no harm is caused. While the audiences are only just warming up to the idea of driving cars that have been powered by batteries, there are certain electric cars that are definitely making headlines in this front. Some of them have been listed below.
The BMW i8 is an electric car worth all the praise and glory that it has been receiving lately. If the rumour mills are to be believed, this electric car, which also doubles as a plug in hybrid has apparently been sold out already. This is an electric car that is worth every penny that you spend on it. With an impressive 357 combined horsepower, it has a torque of about 420 lb – ft. The economy rating for the combined fuel is about 95 MPG. It is priced at a whopping $136,000 but considering the fact that it can cover nearly 60 MPH in mere 4.5 seconds makes it a must have for any car enthusiast. The BMW i8 combined with motor insurance is a deal too tempting to walk away.
While the launch dates of this magnificent electric car in the US remain unknown, the Volkswagen e-up! is all set to launch in Europe this 2014 and its launch is sure to create a stir in the automobile industry. This is an electric car that easily falls into the affordable category with 19, 250 Great Britain Pounds. The arrival of the Volkswagen e-up! offers a healthy competition to the Nissan Leaf. However, since the Volkswagen electric car is a fairly new one in the market, it won’t be surprising if the people are more inclined towards the Nissan counterpart.
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The BMW i3 is also another electric car that people are looking forward to this year. Although it does not possess the same features as the BMW i8, it does have some very impressive features like the 0 – 60 MPH in a jaw dropping 7 seconds time along with an impressive turning radius, which is a shocking 11 yards and under. While the BMW i3 has already been launched in the European market, it is making a quick entry in the American and other markets as well.
4-Tesla Model X
This can be easily considered as one of the most anticipated electric cars of 2014. Unfortunately, this electric car will only be available for purchase towards the end of 2014. This how, ever is only tentative. Unusual circumstances can push the date further, thus causing unwarranted delays. What makes this car so desirable among the car fanatics is the fact that although it does have strikingly similar features to Tesla Model S, the all wheel drive makes it extremely desirable and impressive. Besides, the fact that this car can cover a massive 0-60 MPH in a whopping 4.4 seconds makes it faster than the BMW i8, not to mention the fact that it is much cheaper than its BMW counterparts and is likely to retail at $60,000 only; that is nearly more than half the cost of the BMW i8.