Car manufacturers are racing each other not only to decrease fuel consumption but also CO2 Emission of the vehicles while improving their technologies.
Here we list all new electric cars sorted by their maximum range. But first let’s find out what an electric car is. An electric car is a vehicle that produce all of its driving power with an electric motor. The electric motor feeds the energy stored in the vehicle's batteries and the batteries are charged in various forms. With the use of the electric motor, a global reduction in carbon emissions up to 30% is expected.
EV cars are considered as high performance cars. They have fully electric motor which means instant torque. Mostly there is no transmission in these vehicles, so the power goes to the wheels right away. Thus, it has a linear acceleration without any gaps with no gear transition.
In the list above, all new electric car models are listed according to their possible maximum range. This value is calculated by it’s consumption of electricity for 100 km in an hour and battery capacity. This gives us a list of the Longest Range Electric Cars, in another saying they are the electric cars with the best range. You can find out what electric cars are available in the UK and which one is the best electric car of all times.
The cars produced by Tesla Motors, which only operate with electricity and travel more than 300 kilometers per charge, are leading in electric vehicle industry. All of Tesla's vehicles can go a long way, and their performance is far ahead of many manufacturers in terms of electric vehicles. Currently, many manufacturers are struggling to develop themselves in this field and to take the lead in the field from Tesla by producing different technologies.
Of course Tesla is not the only car in this industry. BMW is known for manufacturing cars with alternative fuel resources such as hydrogen. But in last case they manufactured BMW i3 which is completely operated by electric power. Citroen takes it parts with C-Zero. Some manufacturers are just converting their popular models into electric, instead of designing from scratch. Ford Focus Electric, Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, Renault Fluence ZE and Volkswagen E-Golf models are great examples for that.
The high oil prices have always made people look for a cheaper energy source. Since there haven’t been any acceptable source, petrol is used as fuel for vehicles and it is quite inefficient and damaging to the environment. Today, this problem has been overcome and electric cars are now available. Electric cars are very environmentally friendly, and the same way is cheaper.
Advantages of electric cars:
1-) The most important feature is running costs. Same distance can be travelled by 5 - 8 times cheaper than normal cars.
2-) Due to the use of electricity as fuel, it is very environmentally friendly.
3-) Electric car tax rate is lower in most countries.