The rise of the electric car
With everyone moving away from fuels and turning towards the greener options electric car sales are on the rise. Since the mass-produced and purpose-designed General Motors EV1 which was produced in 1996 the electric car industry has grown.
5 best electric cars on the market today
#1 Toyota Mirai
The car is both pretty on the eye but the cost his car is high to a £66 000. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell making it a quiet, efficient and kind to the environment.
They have high safety standards include tanks that are not designed to leak, in the event of a collision the tanks automatically shut off to avoid hydrogen leakage and there are measures installed that in case of ignition the gas escapes safely into the atmosphere.
#2 Renault Zoe
This little two-door hatchback can seat four adults and has a decent size boot. There are six models to choose from in this Range and the prices range from £14 245 to around £20 000 odd. It has a range of 186 miles during the summer and 124 miles in the winter on one charge. This car is really great for city dwellers with low emissions and has a light running costs.
You can go 186 miles on one charge and has a range of charging options with interchangeable settings that can switch between comfort and or instant max power. This car allows you to drive with zero emissions as you fill up on green energy. This car starts with a price range of £27 690.
#4 Kia Soul EV
For the lovers of the Kia Soul, this is the greener, has more torque and is a lot zippier than the petrol version of this car. But the downside is it does cost a lot more and the interior seems a bit bulky.
The price is £25 995 with a driving range of up to 132 miles on one charge, low emissions and car tax rates.
#5 BMW i3
On the road price of £29 570 this elegant sporty car with superior handling and performance with a 124-mile range after a single charge. It has all the technology and class you would expect from a BMW such as park assistance, traffic jam assistance and active cruise control.
Although a lot of rural areas do not have a lot of choices for recharging points the larger cities do have as legislation for air quality gets tighter and tighter. Soon this will extend towards the rural areas but for now, a lot of city dwellers are already trending in their electric vehicles. There are many car companies looking to change towards electric cars and this will rise as the threat of global warming heats up more and more. With the world moving towards self-driving vehicles car companies are bucking up their plans for new electric car models and petrol stations are becoming more accommodating by installing various electric car charging point.