Over the past couple of years, the electric car market has really stepped up its game in regards to new manufacturers building vehicles and incorporating newer twists and ideas. In fact, just because the main purpose of the electric vehicle is to give drivers a more energy-efficient way to drive, who's to say that car brands shouldn't make them look sleek and sporty on the outside? Over the past couple of years, more and more upscale, sportier electric vehicles are hitting the roads drawing in both car enthusiasts and the environmentally-conscious alike!
While we here at AutohausAZ mainly focus on selling car parts, we still like to shed some light on what’s trending in the automotive industry. Check out our brief list of some of the newer and sportiest electric cars you may just want to consider getting behind the wheel of!
This sleek and futuristic-looking vehicle certainly represents that luxurious feeling that comes with driving a BMW. The i8 from BMW is a powerful, 4-passenger coupe, plug-in hybrid. It features a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine and has a 6-speed automatic transmission which manages power to all four wheels. While driving the BMW i8, you’ll not only enjoy a smooth and steady acceleration, but you can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds!
Are you in the market for an electric vehicle that is able to travel up to 215 miles on a full charge? Then the Tesla Model 3 would be the car for you. As one of the most innovative companies to ever be created, Tesla continues to be what many consider the gold standard for electric vehicles. The Model 3 can accommodate five passengers and comes with access to Tesla's Supercharger network.
The Ford Fusion Energi is a midsize sedan that seats five passengers and is based on the mainstream Ford Fusion. As a plug-in hybrid, this car gets about 19 miles of electric range on a full battery charge before gasoline kicks in. The gas engine part of the Fusion Energi is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit which produces 188 horsepower. While not as “sporty” as the other cars mentioned above, it does handle well for a midsize sedan.
These are just a few of the sporty electric cars available today. To stay up-to-date on what’s in and what’s out in the electric car market, make sure to check our Tech Tips articles out in the future!