With the increase in demand, the popularity of electric cars is gaining momentum. Their efficiency and responsibility towards the environment make them a necessity more than a luxury. Many people are now considering electric cars over the traditional fuel/gas ones keeping its pros in mind. If you are looking forward to d the same, check out the popular electric car brands that you can consider buying.
Mercedez Benz has given the world of electric cars one of the smoothest rides. Mercedez Benz B-class electric drive is a hatchback that comes with an electric motor of 132-kilowatt and is equipped with a lithium-ion battery. B-class was introduced in 2014, and it was later renamed to B250e in 2016. With the kind of mileage that the car gives, it is a good option for traveling short distances to run daily errands. The car can accommodate five passengers and has a trunk space of 21cu.-ft.
When it comes to popular electric car brands, Tesla is the most familiar name among car enthusiasts. The entire range of Tesla cars consists of electric cars only. In 2008, Tesla came up with Roadster, a sports car. Post that, it launched the Model S, Model X, and then came with Model 3. While the Model X was CUV, which was midsized, with Model 3, Tesla gave the users a mid-sized sedan, and the sales went through the roof. Tesla is currently dominating the electric vehicle industry, with almost half a million electric vehicles sold so far.
Chevrolet launched Volt in 2010 which was an EREV – extended-range electric vehicle. Since then, Volt has been among the top-selling electric vehicles in the U.S. It also broke all records and went on to become the most selling electric car in the U.S in the years 2012 and 2013. Also, every year it has been made available in the market, it has maintained its position in the top 5 electric cars in the country. In 2016, Chevrolet launched Bolt – the long-range, all-electric car. It became the second highest-selling electric car in the country in 2017. The electric cars by Chevrolet give the comfort of quick charge at a level 2 charging station.
Nissan has been in the electric car market with its offering called the LEAF. It is a 5-seater midsized hatchback car which was launched in 2010. Even since its launch, the car gained a lot of popularity and became the top-selling electric car in the world. There have been more than 350,000 models sold around the world. Nissan also came up with the 2nd generation model of the car which gives faster charging than its predecessor.