Electronic Car Brands
The birth of the electric car was fueled by the growing demand for cleaner cars powered by alternative energy. Over the years, electric cars have been fine-tuned, and can now offer ranges of 80 miles or more. The market continues growing to this day, and many car brands offer their own electric car models.
Tesla is an American car manufacturer that produces electric cars. The company first gained recognition after their release of the Roadster, which was the first sports car powered by electricity. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
At present, Tesla offers two electric vehicles:
- Tesla Roaster – a sports car
- Model S – a luxury sedan
The brand also has two other models in the works, which include:
- Model X
- Model 3
Wheego Electric Cars Inc. was founded in 2011. The brand revealed their first vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2010.
Currently, the automaker offers one model:
- Wheego LiFe
The car is a two-door hatchback with a 100 mile range that can go up to 65 miles per hour.
As one of the leading car brands in the world, it’s no surprise that BMW offers its own electric car models.
The car brand currently offers two electric vehicles:
- BMW i3
- BMW i8
The i3 is the first zero emissions vehicle offered by the company. BMW is also the first car maker to launch a vehicle that features carbon-fiber plastic to improve efficiency.
BYD Auto is a Chinese car manufacturer based in Shenzhen. The brand offers one electric car model:
- BYD e6
The BYD e6 is a 5-door hatchback that offers a 127 mile range.
Chery Automobile Co. is another Chinese car manufacturer based in Wuhu. The company produces an electric city car known as the:
- Chery QQ
The Chery QQ boasts a 62 mile range and is a 5-door hatchback.
Chevrolet, a part of the General Motors brand, also offers its own electric car. Founded in 1911, Chevy is one of the most iconic American car brands in the industry.
The company’s electric vehicle is:
- Spark EV
The Spark is a 5-door hatchback with an 82 mile range.
Fiat is an Italian car manufacturer and the largest car maker in the country. The car maker offers one electric car model:
The 500e’s design is based on the 500 Elettra. Deliveries of the vehicle began in late 2013. The car’s range is 80 miles, but can go as far as 100 miles in city driving.
Kia Motors is a South Korean car manufacturer and one of the largest in the country. The company recently introduced an electric version of one of their most popular models:
- Kia Soul EV
The Soul EV is a compact car that offers a 93 mile range.
Honda is a car maker based in Tokyo. The company is one of the most recognized car brands in the world, and offers one electric car model:
- Honda Fit (also known as the Honda Jazz)
The Fit is a 5-door hatchback that offers a range of 80 miles.
Ford Motor Company branched out into the electric car market in 2011. The American car company offers one electric model:
- Ford Focus Electric
Released in 2011, the 5-door hatchback offers a 76 mile range.
JAC Motors is a Chinese car manufacturer owned by the state. The company is based in Hefei in the Anhui Province.
JAC offers one electric model:
- JAC J3 EV
The J3 EV boasts a range of 81 miles.
Kandi is a car brand based in Jinhua that designs and produces electric vehicles.
At present, the company only offers one electric car model:
- Kandi EV
The Kandi EV offers a 75 mile range and can reach speeds up to 50mph.
The Japanese car maker Nissan also offers its own electric car:
- Nissan Leaf
The Leaf gets about a 75 mile range.
The Japanese car maker Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has one electric car in their current lineup:
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV
The car gets a 62 mile range.
The French multinational car maker Renault offers two electric car models:
- Renault Fluence Z.E.
- Renault Zoe
Toyota has paired with Tesla Motors to offer an electric version of one of the brand’s most popular SUVs:
- RAV4 EV
Daimler AG, a German multinational car maker, offers its own electric car:
- Smart ED (or Smart Fortwo electric drive)
The Chinese car manufacturer Roewe began offering its all-electric car in 2013.
Although the brand has plans for more electric cars in the future, its current offering is:
- Roewe E50
The German car maker Volkswagen began unveiled an electric car in 2013. The brand’s current e-model is: