Five green cars we want to see on the streets

What comes to mind when you focus on the concept of green cars? If you imagine the scenario that consists of a small city car that fights through the smog which is produced by sports and saloon cars, which means you missed something. Since the manufacturers have realized that investing in “environmentally friendly” cars is a bargain, they started to produce models that already content with the most demanding drivers: efficiency and convenience without a sacrificing style, speed and a glossy look. Here are the top ten green cars, not just hybrids that we look forward to seeing on the street.

Tesla Model X

The rumors of this crossover is flying about for months. The hype around the first electrical crossover has skyrocketed when it was rumored that the prototype Model X will be presented in the next few days. For now, we can only imagine it: large footprint and a front and very low sleek. Model X, however, will meet the road and the market only in 2014.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Electric Ford Focus

The design is the same as the traditional focus in five places, but this car is equipped with one only electric motor of 107 kw: whoever buys it, he can say goodbye forever to the gas pump. Top speed is close to 150 km /, it charges for an hour to 50 km. It is Ford’s answer to the green models coming from Japan and aims to draw a new trend in 2012.

Electric Ford Focus

Electric Ford Focus

Audi E-Tron

They started talking in 2009. Since then, four successive there have been released versions of the Audi E-Tron. The most recent is equipped with two electric motors, one for each front tire, as well as a twin-turbo diesel 3.0 V6 for the rear wheels. This is to ensure performance sports car, with acceleration from 0 to 100 in 4.4 seconds. Who said green cars are the snails?

Audi E-Tron

Audi E-Tron

Optimal Energy Joule

Optimal Energy is a production company based in Cape Town that built the first zero-emission electric car in the South African history. Joule debuted in Paris in 2008 and it is a car with an attractive design and most of all it is extremely quiet. In 2010 they started a pilot production, but the real debut in Europe and the African union is planned for 2014.

Optimal Energy Joule

Optimal Energy Joule

Kia Ray

Even for Kia Ray EV 2014 will be the key year. But in Korea the electrical crossover is already part of the fleet of the government cars. The current version is equipped with an electric motor of 50 kW, supported by a battery from 16.4 kWh, which guarantees 67 horses. Maybe not a power monster, but the price is competitive and it serves the goal of “green-friendly”.

Kia Ray

Kia Ray

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