The car of the future is becoming more fuel efficient, safer, and best for the environment. Whether you are looking for a better car out of concern for the environment or you simply wish to save money on gas, a hybrid electric or electric car may be just what you are looking for. Designs of hybrids and electric cars continue to improve, making this a more affordable and realistic option for consumers.
We are delivering short information’s about currently most popular hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles on the market. This way we will try to bring you closer some of the advantages and benefits of vehicles with this type of propulsion. One of these cars may be the best choice for you.
Top Recommended Hybrids Ford Fusion Hybrid / Energi
This car has been on top of the lists of hybrid cars for several years, and with good reason. It is one of the most efficient, most dependable hybrid cars on the market. It also looks and feels very much like a traditional family sedan, which makes it a great car for consumers new to hybrids. The 2016 model is also available as a plugin version, dubbed the Energi, which can provide up to 20 miles of range solely on electric power from battery pack without being recharged, so if you only drive in the city, you will not have to worry about using gasoline at all.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid / Energi are some of the most affordable on this list, with a price tag starting at around $26,000. The Hybrid version is rated at 38-42 mpg combined which is impressive for a car this size and style. The 12 cubic foot trunk offers plenty of space for luggage and other cargo, and the five-star government crash test rating makes this one of the safest vehicles on the road.
2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid
The Toyota Camry Hybrid is another sedan that is consistently on the top lists of recommended hybrid and electric cars. It is based on the traditional Toyota Camry, and if you are a fan of this vehicle it is the perfect way to try out a hybrid electric vehicle. It is rated highly for safety, fuel efficiency, and comfort. At 40- 41 mpg gallon combined, it could be a long time before you find yourself filling up at the gas pump.
The 13.1 cubic foot of space in the trunk is slightly larger than similar sedans and it has plenty of space for luggage and other cargo. This one also have five-star crash test rating and starting price of about $27,000 make this vehicle a top contender for the best hybrid sedan currently on the market.
2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Even SUV’s are now available as hybrids. If you are someone who is looking for lower gas consumption, better fuel efficiency, and lower carbon dioxide emissions, but still love the power, room, and performance of an SUV than you will love the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. This impressive SUV has all the power and features that consumers have grown to love with the standard Toyota Highlander, but with better fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is rated at 27/28 mpg city/highway, which is higher than the standard Toyota Highlander that returns 20/25 mpg which is not a small difference, you will agree. It has 82.2 square cubic feet of space, continuously variable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. With such impressive features and at a starting price of around $48,000, this is definitely the top midrange hybrid SUV’s on the current market and it respectfully earns its place on this top list.
2016 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid
If you are looking for more of a luxury vehicle, new 2016 Porsche Panamera is the best luxury hybrid electric car on the market. It is smooth, stylish, and easy to drive. This impressive vehicle has the same features and options those Porsche owners and lovers would expect from the brand. This sedan is a low-slung four-door vehicle with a hatchback trunk. It seats four people comfortably and has been rated at 25 miles per gallon combined. Fast and fun to drive, this fuel efficient car is still very sporty and impressive.
The car can travel 16 miles before it depletes its battery pack and without being recharged, so for drivers who only go short distances buying gas probably will not be a concern. The hefty starting price tag of $100,000 will maybe be too much for the majority of people, but true fans of luxury vehicles will think it is worth every penny especially since they are getting 416 hp from the gasoline-electric powertrain.
2015 BMW i3
In addition to hybrid electric cars, there are also some very impressive fully electric cars on the market. The BMW i3 2015 easily climbs to the top of the list. Unlike many electric vehicles of the past, which could only seat one or two people, this car comfortably seats up to four people, including the driver. It can go up to 81 miles without a recharge, which is very impressive and makes it one of the first electric vehicles suitable for highway driving but its main goal is to offer great city range.
There is also a range extender model available with a small gasoline generator, which pushes the range to 150 miles. This small car still has a trunk size of 11.4 cubic feet, which offers plenty of room for luggage. At base starting price tag of about $43,000 the 2015 BMW i3 is one of the best and most affordable all-electric cars currently on the market.
2016 Tesla Model S
This impressive all-electric sedan took over the electric car market very fast. It offers the biggest range figures and the most seating space of the electric vehicles on the market, however, it has some minor problems, such as a lack of small storage space and some reliability issues, but the strengths tend to outweigh its weaknesses. Tesla Model S‘s ability to comfortably seat seven passengers makes it the perfect electric car for road trips. It also has 31.6 cubic feet of trunk space, which gives passengers plenty of room to store their entire luggage. But those additional two seats are placed in the trunk and are only for kids, in this case, cargo space drops dramatically.
At an average starting price tag of $79,000 it is not the most affordable electric car on the market, but it is not the most expensive either. With a range of more than 200 miles per charge and more than 250 miles for top versions it really is a good competitor to those luxury sedans that we are getting from German car makers. Not to mention that recently introduced version comes with all-wheel drive and about 700 hp allowing it to beat significantly more expensive supercars.
Over the last few years, the quality and reliability of hybrid and electric vehicles have continued to go up while the price has gone down. This makes owning one of these top recommended hybrids and electric cars a realistic, affordable possibility. Tesla Model Y – Is It Just a Rumor?