Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Fully Electric Factor Cars in 2009-10?

I can't WAIT. For these cars to start hitting the road in substantial numbers.

We are hopefully looking at about 5-10 fully electric cars by 2010. Some of them you can pre-order and some are still in the testing phases. Here are a few of them for you to check out.

The Tesla electric car
Two Seat Sports Car

0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds
135 mpg equivalent
220 miles per charge
2009MY Roadster base price: $109,000

NEW! The Six50
A hybrid 2+2-seater (Electric and Solar Powered)

62 miles per charge
75 mph top speed

The Phoenix Electric SUT
4 Seater Pick up Truck (and they have an SUV model as well)

100 miles+ per charge
75 mph top speed (factory set)
On-Board Vehicle 6.6KW Charger: 5 to 6 hours
Off-Board High-Power 250KW Charger: Under 10 min. to 95% SOC

The Mitsubishi iMiEV

80 mph top speed
100 mile per charge
2010 in US... under $20,000

The Subaru R1e
two-seater city car

65 mph top speed
50 miles range
2012-13 in US... under $20,000

BYD (Chinesse Batter Company)'s E6 Electric Car
5 seater

100 mph top speed
186 mile range

Keep a look out for these cars hitting the road soon. Also check out Zap Cars, Tango T600, and the unimpressive Chevy Volt.


UPDATE: I just found this site with 30 electric cars. I like my list better because the cars I chose are more updated and they are cars that will be mass produced commuter cars. A lot of the cars in this other article are slow neighborhood cars or concept cars that will never be sold to consumers.


Anonymous said...

What about the Norwegian Think car? They are supposed to be out in 2009 and assembled in San Diego.
They get 110 mpc.

DC Green said...

Thanks for the addition