American driving, as we currently know it, is evolving. The government is leading the way. President Obama is changing all government vehicles to hybrid or electric cars, and government tax incentives are being offered to American citizens who purchase electric vehicles. Soon, electric vehicles will become the norm instead of a new trend supported only by environmentalists. It’s great for the environment, and it saves money on fuel costs. Here is what to expect in the immediate future from electric vehicles.
Audi e-Tron. Audi e-Tron is comparable to the Audi’s R8. This particular vehicle features a V10 engine, 313 horsepower and 3,319 pound-feet of torque. The lithium-ion battery will recharge in six to eight hours. Wireless recharging may also be in Audi’s future. While there are no price quotes for this particular vehicle, experts are expecting it to be expensive. The savings in fuel costs will hopefully make up for the price.
Tesla Model S. Tesla Model S is a midsize sedan in the luxury category. The Model S can travel up to 300 miles on a single charge. The travel length will depend on the battery type chosen. Telsa battery packages are designed to recharge in 45 minutes in a fast-charging station or overnight in a home charging station. The electric vehicle can seat five to seven passengers comfortably.
BMW i3. BMW i3 is an electric car that performs well in challenging conditions. This car is made of carbon-fiber plastics that are light weight. A lithium-ion battery powers the electric BMW i3. For every charge, the vehicle can travel 100 miles. The pedal has more rapid acceleration than other electric vehicle. This BMW is scheduled for release in 2013.
Chevrolet Volt MPV5. The Chevy Volt MPV5 is a SUV crossover. This electric vehicle is larger and features a four-cylinder internal combustion engine. When the lithium-ion battery has depleted its power, this engine will kick into power. The Chevy Volt MPV5 reaches a top speed of 100 miles per hour and can travel up to 32 miles on only electric power. The Volt MPV5 will be introduced to the United States in 2013. It was introduced in Europe this year.
Electric Cars Can Plug Into a Regular Electric Outlet. To charge an electric car, it only requires a 120-volt socket. Outlets in parking garages and park-and-ride facilities may be available in the near future for the convenience of the electric car driver. Cars can charge during extended idle times.
Gas Tank Requires Infrequent Fueling. In theory, a person could drive for weeks without going to the pump if he or she only drives 20 to 30 miles per day.
Electric Vehicles Have Good Performance. Some electric vehicles can reach speeds of 120 miles per hour.
Electric cars are the future of American driving. There are numerous benefits to migrating to electric cars, but there is one disadvantage. Automotive shops are working hard to keep up with the inner workings of the electric cars and might need to order parts from dealers around the world. Other than that, the cars are, in theory, the way of the future.