Six New Electric Cars Entering Showrooms in 2012
The new Chevrolet Volt is arguably most fuel efficient car available in the auto market and large numbers of buyers are impressed with its appealing standard amenities and excellent crash test ratings. This mid-size four-door hatchback can comfortably accommodate at least four occupants. To generate power, it is fitted with electric motor which is able to produce 149 hp of maximum energy and 273 lb-ft of torque. This Chevrolet Volt model competes with the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius Plug-in.
In 2011, Nissan Leaf is the real electric car which is available with ample amenities and roomier cabin. This all electric 4-door hatchback is the first battery electric automobile which is to be produced in volume and sold by a leading automobile manufacturer in many decades. This Nissan Leaf model is easy to drive and offers enough space for four. The tail lamps are mounted high up and vertically, sporting a rib that filled with red brake LED lights.
The 2012 Fisker Karma sedan is a car to make both ecologists and environment proud. This roadster is powered by the electric motors fed by a lithium ion 600-pound battery pack. For seat covers, the company used recycled plastic and seat foam is soybean fiber. The roof liner is recycled suede and the rear seating arrangement is divided by the battery compartment. Its luxurious short rounded deck sports sedan design and stunning long hood is quite similar to the Porsche Panamera.
Wheego LiFe is the latest addition in the segment of electric cars and the company claims that it is the best car which buyers want. The name of this model is derived from the chemical symbols Li and Fe. This 2-seater vehicle is just like a Coda car. To improve its driving capabilities, the Wheego LiFe is powered by the 60-peak horsepower electric motor and its maximum speed is 65 mph. This automobile is loaded with antilock braking system, air conditioning and bright LCD screen.
Coda Sedan is based on an existing gas-powered four-door model, known as the Hafei Saibao 3 and this Coda range promises a driving range of 120 miles. It is re-engineered with an upgraded lithium ion battery. Among car enthusiasts, this Coda Sedan range has huge demand because it offers excellent ride quality and fuel economy.
The Think City faces tough competition from major automakers now producing electric cars. Under the hood, 30-kilowatt electric motor is available with a choice of battery packs. Only in six seconds, it accelerates from zero to 30 mph. Actually, it was launched in the year 2008 and went into full production in 2009. The Think City is loaded with all the usual safety amenities which buyers would expect from this vehicle from a mainstream automaker.
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