Some electric cars partially operate on electricity as they use an electric engine that is powered by fuel cells or from batteries. The hybrid electric vehicles have both an electric motor that is powered by batteries that can be charged by plugging it in and a diesel or gasoline-powered engine. However, there are some electric vehicles that run entirely on electricity. Still, there are others that convert hydrogen gas into electricity for power. When it comes to the greenhouse effect and air pollution, electric vehicles are cleaner than the other options in the market today. Then again, the cleanliness level depends upon the source through which electricity is derived. If the electricity is obtained from clean renewable sources of energy, such as wind or solar energy, then it can result in no emissions. Although these electric cars are costly, the available state and federal incentives assist in making them affordable electric cars.
Here is a brief overlook on the top five electric cars of 2018 in the country.
- Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is one of the best electric cars launched in 2018 by a startup automobile company. It is an entirely electric sedan and offers stylish looks, spacious interiors, a great driving experience and a lot more for around $40,000. The vehicle also has safety features included. With over the air updates, the car is constantly seeing improvements and can be configured as per the preference of the buyer long after the initial purchase.
- Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet launched their latest electric car called the Bolt EV. These are inexpensive electric cars that can be procured by paying about $30,000. This is an electric car that offers practicality, affordability, and a steal of a price.
- Nissan Leaf
If we compare electric cars of the previous generations, we will observe that this model has greater steering, acceleration, and braking systems.
- BMW i3
The body of this car is made up of an advanced plastic material, which is reinforced carbon fiber. The interiors of the vehicle are made up of a material which is a plant-based material known as kenaf. Among the new electric cars of 2018, the BMW i3 is the most energy efficient vehicle to be sold in the country.
- Kia Soul EV
The electric vehicles are crossovers that are very stylish, spacious, and comfortable while offering high utility. This vehicle’s battery is charged up to 80% in just a matter of 35 minutes by the 50kW DC connection. The front seats of this car have heated and cooled leather. The car also comes with a navigation system via a touchscreen. The other standard features present in this car are a camera for the rear view and battery information displayed on a digital gauge cluster.