The EV/hybrid car market is taking off in North America. Now more than ever, consumers have lots of choice when they are searching for electric cars! It is great to see a wider variety of electric cars in North America, but the increased availability can make it a bit more difficult to narrow down what electric cars should be on top. Here are the top 5 electric cars available in North America.
Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S has an electric power train, autopilot features, and an impressive safety rating. The Model S is easy to charge at public charging stations, or using a mobile connector, or Tesla’s Supercharger if you are in a hurry.
Tesla is innovative and working hard to develop new technologies that can only further enhance the electric car market.
A sporty hatchback, the Nissan Leaf is all electric. It is one of the best-selling electric cars on the market with customers all over the world. Nissan worked to make this car aerodynamic, helping increase range and mileage. The Nissan Leaf is another top contender in safety ratings.
The BMW i3 has an electric power train, with a range of up to 120 miles at its most efficient settings. For those who have to travel further to get to a place to charge, a range extender option is available through the manufacturer, bringing the range up to 180 miles.
The BMW i3 can be charged in numerous ways, including through a conventional power socket. Its safety ratings are slightly lower than other similar cars, but it has been awarded a four star rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme.
The Fiat 500e is designed to be aesthetically appealing to consumers, with a focus on luxury features like heated seats, parking assist systems, hands-free communication and commands, and numerous digital interfaces. The electric power train keeps this car running quickly and smoothly, with a range of 87 miles, perfect for city driving.
The Chevy Volt gives drivers options — as a hybrid car it can run on electricity for shorter distances and every day driving, then switches to gasoline for longer trips. This flexibility has made the Volt popular with consumers who are dipping their toes into the world of electric cars, or are specifically looking for a hybrid.
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Last Updated: April 28, 2015