With gas prices at an all-time high, it’s no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular. Like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf, these EVs have long ranges and don’t require frequent stops to refuel.
Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S is the longest range electric vehicle on this list, with a range of 315 miles per charge. It’s also one of the fastest production cars in the world. With a 0-60 mph time of 2.28 seconds and top speed of 155 mph, it will leave most other cars behind–both gas-powered and electric alike.
The Model S has been called “a sport sedan that happens to have an electric motor” by Motor Trend magazine because of its ability to handle like an athlete despite its heavy battery pack underneath its floor pan (it weighs over 4500 pounds). There are currently three trims available: 75D (two motors), 90D (three motors) and P100D (four motors). The 75D starts at $70K while 90Ds start at $85K; both come with 240 miles per charge before incentives are included but offer different acceleration rates since they use different numbers of motors/motors’ power output
The Nissan Leaf is the most popular electric vehicle in the United States, and has been since it was introduced in 2010. It has a range of 107 miles on one charge (or 100 kilometers), which is more than enough for most commuters’ commutes. The base model starts at $29,000 without incentives and comes standard with an AC charger that can be plugged into any outlet–no special wiring required! You can also opt for a fast charger or range extender upgrade if you need to extend your driving range further than what’s possible on battery power alone.
The Chevrolet Volt is the most efficient electric car on the market, with a range of 50 miles on battery power and an additional 400 miles when its range extender kicks in. It’s a plug-in hybrid that can travel up to 25 miles without using any fossil fuels at all–perfect for commuters who want to reduce their carbon footprint but don’t have time for long trips.
The only downside? You’ll need to wait until next year to buy one; they’re not available yet!
Ford Focus Electric
The Ford Focus Electric is a great choice for commuters who want to save money on gas and reduce their carbon footprint. The car has a range of 76 miles, which is enough to get you through your daily commute with ease. It also comes with an onboard charger that can recharge the battery in 7 hours–just enough time for you to eat lunch at work or run some errands before heading home again.
The top speed of 92 mph may not seem like much compared with other EVs on this list, but it’s not bad considering how affordable this vehicle is! Plus, if you’re only driving around town anyway (and not trying to beat anyone) then there’s no need for more power than what this little compact provides
Electric vehicles have longer ranges than gas-powered cars.
Electric vehicles have longer ranges than gas-powered cars. The reason for this is simple: electric motors are much more efficient than internal combustion engines, so they’re able to store more energy in a smaller space. This means that you can go further on a single charge and spend less time at charging stations along the way.
The fewer moving parts in an EV make it more reliable than a traditional vehicle as well. With fewer moving parts to break down or malfunction, EVs are generally considered by experts to be safer and less expensive to maintain over time (if you do choose an electric model).
The future is electric, and it’s coming sooner than you think. If you want to get ahead of the curve and start driving on renewable energy today, there are plenty of options available in both the luxury segment (Tesla) and mainstream market (Nissan Leaf).