Open-top version of BMW’s acclaimed M4 Coupe is also pretty impressive…
Current trends: sales of electric cars on the up
What are the best electric cars you can buy? Whether you’re looking to save the planet or save your pennies, in the right circumstances an electric vehicle (EV) can make a huge amount of sense.
In the past year, European sales of electric cars have doubled, but still account for just one in every 250 new cars sold. In the UK, sales are encouraged through a £5,000 government grant, with cars such as the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S helping to raise the profile of electric cars even further.
We’ve put together a list of the best electric cars you can buy, followed by our favourite plug-in hybrids, of which 50,000 vehicles were sold in Europe over the past year.
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I just can't help feeling that ANY monthly battery charge--£45--£70 or whatever is too much. You might not be doing a high mileage if these cars suit your needs. It's like having to pay higher purchase even though you own the car, or having to spend £70 on electricity you may not use.
If they can get the mileage range up past the 200 mark more people will be interested and although most private users probably do much less than 100 miles a day it's just not reassuring enough to know that in certain conditions E.G snow, ice, night time, your range will be considerably lower as you use more from the battery. So still no solution for the long journey or commercial user.
Last car here said to have 310 mile range? at what cost?
Have any of these cars got a spare wheel as standard or as an option?
An inflator pack or run-flat tyres are a waste of time as they won't compensate for a major puncture/blowout.
In the name of "progress", lack of a spare wheel is an expensive omission and a big inconvenience if you get a major puncture/blowout at anytime, and especially in the wilds of nowhere in the hours of darkness.
If the batteries last 5-7 years ,presumably in 2.5-3.5 years these batteries worn out . The technology is flawed ask any handyman how goods his rechargeable tools are as the batteries begin to wear out.
Yet another ploy to get people to buy rubbish now , when they have better tech in the background.
Also Ni-cad batteries are poisonous how are they going to be recycled?
It seems only a short while ago we were told diesel was the way to go and less harm than petrol motors. Seems to me we are being lied to yet again .
Batteries are the most important part in electric cars, so whenever we go to buy a car we need to check the car specifications along with the durability of the battery. We need to be careful while buying any car; we must know the details and features by a known person or through internet. This will help in tending the exact price of the car and will also keep us satisfied. We also need to take care of our expenses after buying the car and also think about the environment.
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