There is a rise in the levels of pollution in our atmosphere. There are many factors which contribute to the air pollution. The cars also increase the levels of carbon dioxide in the environment. The increase in carbon dioxide levels depletes the ozone layer and contributes to global warming. This pollution creates a doomsday scenario for the environment. Thus, there comes a need for new electric cars that offer energy efficient means of transportation.
Factors Pushing Towards Manufacturing of New Electric Cars
Pollution is a key driver of the demand for new electric vehicles. There is a trend among the young generation to reduce their carbon footprint. Research suggests that by 2035, one of every three cars will be electric.
For example, Britain intends to ban the diesel and petrol cars by the year 2040. An independent body with the name Committee on Climate Change is already requesting the British Government to ensure 60 percent of all cars are electric by the end of 2030. However, Britain will need to do more regarding tax incentives, financial support, and strategy for encouraging the growth of new electric cars.
Next Generation of Electric Cars
Here is the next generation of electric cars making waves in the auto industry.
Nissan Electric Leaf
The new version of the Nissan Electric Leaf is out. The new Nissan Electric Leaf will initially be available only in Japan. However, the car will become available to other parts of the world next year. It is one of the new electric cars that offers longer mileage on a single charge.
The company has added a new and bigger capacity battery of 40-kilowatt hour. The car will provide varying ranges of 378 km, 400 km, and 241 km in Europe, Japan, and the US respectively. The car introduces a one-pedal drive technology with an auto-parking assist and an uplift of design.
Tesla Model X 1000
The Tesla Model X 1000 comes with free charge credits of 400-kilowatt per hour for a year. It can also link to the GPS-enabled connection at your home to open and close the garage door for you. There are removal dividers on the central console with ambient interior lighting.
The vehicle offers 88 cubic feet of storage space. The front trunk offers additional storage space. Over the air updates of software ensure optimum vehicle performance. The falcon wing doors enable the car users to park it in tight parking spaces.
Renault Zoe Z.E.40
The upgraded Renault Zoe Z.E.40 came with upgrades to its batteries last year. This vehicle manufacturer also claims a battery life of 250 miles. The real world scenarios estimate the vehicle’s battery to last for 190 miles in summer and 120 miles in winter. Renault Zoe Z.E.40 is one of the new electric cars that received upgrades.
One of the features of the car is a free 7-kilowatt wall charger that comes with it. The car manufacturer also offers a more expensive variant of the charger. Renault estimates that this quick charger will take around 65 minutes to get your car to 80 percent charge.
BMW i3 94Ah
BMW i3 94Ah features a Samsung battery pack, giving it a claimed mileage of around 310 kilometers. The battery is compliant with the new NEDC standard. However, BMW states that the range may reduce to 200 kilometers while driving up the hills. It has a battery of 94-kilowatt hour.
The new electric vehicle features a regenerative brake system. The addition of electric blue makes the car appealing. The car also features automatic wipers and lights, satellite navigation, digital radio with four speakers, and Bluetooth.
Volkswagen Egolf’s new updated version is now available in the UK. The new Volkswagen electric vehicle has a NEDC mileage of 186 miles and real world range of around 124 miles. The new battery added to the car increases its range by 50 percent.
The battery has seen an increase in its size from 24.2-kilowatt hour to 35.8-kilowatt hour, giving extra range to the car. There is an increase in acceleration due to added power, allowing the vehicle to take 9.6 seconds to reach from 0 to 62 mph.
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
The Hyundai Ioniq Electric comes with a high-performance 88-kilowatt hour motor. The car is powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery of 28-kilowatt hour. It takes 8 seconds for the car to reach from 0 to 60 mph.
The vehicle has three different driving modes including Sport, Normal, and Eco. The car comes with seven airbags, ABS, stability control, automatic headlights, and a rearview camera. The new electric car also features lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross traffic alert.