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Electric Cars for 2018

The era of electric cars is here and it is going to have a long run. More and more people are becoming concerned about the environment, and learning about the importance of having green electric cars. This article enlists some of the best electric cars.
WheelZine Staff
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2017
The new batch of electric automobiles are here. After years of debate and wonder, most companies have introduced the concept of pure electric cars. There is no control on the rising fuel prices; plus cars which run on gas are one of the main reasons behind global warming. Purchasing an electric car is nothing short of making a profitable investment, the owner can save thousands of dollars, as it doesn't require gas and get benefits for keeping the environment clean.

These cars surely come with a hefty price tag, but they do compensate by saving thousands of dollars which would be used for gas. Manufacturers have spent billions in design, dynamics, and research to ensure that these cars become the first preference of the mainstream buyer. Here are some popular choices in the market right now.
Nissan Leaf
The Leaf is a 100% electric car that doesn't require a single drop of gasoline to run. With the high mileage statistics, Nissan aims to make the Leaf a household name across the nation.
  • Front wheel drive
  • 30 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery with 187 lb-ft
  • 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor
  • 107 miles* in single charge
  • Price : USD 30,680*
Chevrolet Bolt
General Motors has made an impressive entry in the electric car market with the most affordable mileage and features.
  • Drivetrain : Front wheel drive
  • 60 kWh Lithium-ion battery with 266 lb-ft torque
  • DC Fast Charging Capability, it takes less time to charge the battery
  • 238 miles* in single charge
  • Price : USD 37,495*
BMW i3
BMW i3 is one of the best electric luxury cars within a decent price range, and mileage. Living up to the BMW brand name, this car is luxurious with impressive exteriors and interiors
  • Drivetrain : Rear wheel drive
  • 33 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack with advanced active thermal management system, J1772 AC Fast charging (7.4 kW) with 184 lb-ft torque
  • DC Fast charging capability (SAE Combo connector)
  • 114 miles* in single charge
  • Price : USD 44,450*
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
This one is the most affordable cars in our list. But this model is only available for California residents right now.
  • Drivetrain : Front wheel drive
  • 28.0 kWh battery capacity, 6.6 kW on-board charger with 218 lb-ft torque
  • DC fast-charging capability with SAE combo port
  • 124 miles* in single charge
  • Price : USD 29,500*
Kia Soul EV
Kia Soul Ev is a compact electric vehicle packed with impressive features and technology. Temperature adjusting leather seats, touchscreen navigation system, and much more.
  • Drivetrain : Front wheel drive
  • 27 kWh Lithium-ion battery, 50kW DC connection can charge the battery in less than an hour, it comes with 210 lb-ft torque
  • 93 miles* in single charge
  • Price : USD 32,250*
Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen e-Golf is very similar to its gas inspired engine car, Volkswagen Golf. The battery placement is under the backseat cabin space so you get a lot of free space.
  • Drivetrain : Front wheel drive
  • 100 kW AC electric motor, 7.2 kW on-board charger with 214 lb-ft torque
  • DC fast-charging capability with SAE combo port
  • 125 miles* in single charge
  • Price : USD 30,495*
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S is one true luxury electric vehicle, loaded with powerful specifications. Saying all that, the car does come with a pricey tag which cannot be overlooked.
  • Drivetrain : All wheel drive
  • 90 kWh battery with 485 lb-ft torque
  • Access to Tesla's Supercharger network, and mobile connector with 110 volt, 240 volt, and J1772 adapters
  • 294 miles* in single charge
  • Price : USD 96,400
Other than the above given models, there are some more electric automobiles which deserve a mention.
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Fiat 500e
  • Tesla Model X
  • Tesla Model 3
Electric cars not only save money on fuel, they provide its owners tax benefits from federal government. Hence, potential consumers who are looking for a decent car with almost no expenses can choose the above mentioned options.