There are more electric cars being brought out all the time, and each new car offers a little bit more in terms of range, top speed and battery power.
The most impressive range on a production family EV will undoubtedly be that offered by the Tesla Model S. The second car to be produced by the Palo Alto startup company Tesla will be available from spring 2012 and will have a maximum range of 300 miles.
This range maximum is dependent on buying the biggest available battery pack to go with the Model S. The base level has a battery pack that will give a range of 160 miles and costs $50,000. Each upgrade in battery will add $10,000 to the cost of the car. There’s an intermediate battery pack which will give a range of 230 miles. The battery packs can be charged in 45 minutes, which is drastically quicker than other EV charging times.
Published by EuroTuner
on Tuesday, 11 January 2010
Ford Motor Company has unveiled its all-new Focus Electric – the company’s first all-electric passenger car.
The zero-emissions, gasoline-free version of Ford’s popular small car is the flagship of the company’s growing fleet of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles coming to North America and Europe by 2013. The Focus Electric will launch in late 2011 and is designed to offer enough range to cover the majority of daily driving habits of Americans. It will offer a mile-per-gallon equivalent better than Chevrolet Volt and be competitive with other battery electric vehicles. A full recharge is expected to take 3-4 hours at home with the 240-volt charge station – half the time of the Nissan Leaf.
Focus Electric introduces new features and technologies – including a unique version of the MyFord Touch driver connect system for electric vehicles, a new value charging feature powered by Microsoft, and a smartphone app called MyFord Mobile that helps plug-in owners control their vehicle remotely.The stylish five-door hatchback leverages Ford’s global C-car platform shared by the gasoline and diesel-powered Focus models, which debuted at the 2010 North American International Auto Show and were launched at the Paris Motor Show in September.
Both the Focus gasoline and electric …