Electric vehicles have been getting better from a technical point of view. The British magazine Auto Express selected the 10 most preferred variants available on the market in 2018.
Fossil fuels are the ultimate resources. Requirements for the environmental friendliness of internal combustion engines toughen every year. Therefore, the demand for electric vehicles gradually increase.
In the recent past EVs were not popular due to their small power reserve and a long charging time. Nevertheless, the latest developments of battery technology and charging points radically change the attitude towards electric cars
The most popular electric vehicle n the world today is the Nissan Leaf (pictured). This is the first all-electric car that went into mass production. The driving range of the first-generation model was 150 km (80 miles). However, the power reserve of the second-generation Leaf, which enters the market in 2018, can already be compared to a conventional petrol-powered car.
Unconditional commercial success of the Nissan Leaf pushed many automakers.to develop their own electric cars. Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, Citroen, Renault, Ford, Volkswagen have their electric models. BMW created its own ‘i’ sub brand.
Tesla produces only electric vehicles. Premium brands such as Audi and Jaguar release their luxury EVs.
The TOP best electric cars according to the Auto Express looks like this:
- Nissan Leaf
- Jaguar I-Pace
- Volkswagen e-Golf
- Hyundai Kona Electric
- BMW i3
- Tesla Model S
- Renault ZOE
- Volkswagen e-up!
- Tesla Model X
- Smart ForTwo ED
British experts also give some advice to those who are thinking about buying a EV. Before taking such a decision, you need to find out how much you cover in your medium trips. If the power reserve on a single battery charge lies within the limits of everyday driving, then you can safely purchase an electric car.
Although charging is no longer a big problem, you still need to calculate the options for recharging. This can be a station of fast charging, and charging from a domestic electricity grid.
In addition, the driving range of electric vehicles can be affected by climatic conditions.