Top 5 New Hybrid & Electric Vehicles for 2017
The world of automobile technology is constantly evolving and has now reached a point where self-driving cars are about to become a reality. But before we start discussing autonomous vehicles, let’s take a look at top five hybrid and electric cars that are hitting the showrooms this year. These vehicles will not only help save fuel but also contribute towards environmental protection by drastically cutting down emissions.
1. 2017 Chevy Bolt
The all-electric Chevy Bolt is getting ready to enter the pre-production stage and promises to bring 200 miles of electric range from an exceptional battery that charges up to 80% in just an hour. Purists think the Bolt might just be the ideal EV package that’s amazingly fun to drive and exceptionally good looking.
Keep in mind that Bolt is different than Chevy Volt, which is a car that can function on both gasoline and electricity.
2. 2017 Hyundai Iconiq
As Hyundai expands their business into the electric vehicle market, the 2017 Iconiq is set to make a stellar impact. This will also be the first car that will allow Americans to choose between a plug-in electric hybrid and a conventional hybrid, or an electric battery version of the same model.
This vehicle features a 28 kWh rechargeable electric battery pack that is estimated to offer a range of 110 miles.
3. 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
Toyota’s grip in the gasoline-hybrid market is about to get even stronger as the 2017 Prius Prime is set to make an entry with a larger battery pack and a host of other “all-electric” features. According to experts, the style will be able to go as much as 22 miles in the all-electric mode while the traditional gasoline-electric hybrid achieves over 50 mpg.
It produces much less emissions compared to their gasoline counterparts, making it an excellent choice for the environmentally conscious.
4. 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD
The RAV4 has so far been Toyota’s top seller, and this fuel-efficient hybrid version steps up the game even further for market success. This vehicle promises to deliver around 33 combined mpg while still offering benefits like all wheel drive, accommodation for five, and the faster 0 to 60 acceleration rate. This is one SUV you must have your eye on.
5. Tesla Model 3
Last but not least, Tesla makes it to the list of most anticipated vehicles of 2017 with the first mass-market, all-electric vehicle. This car promises to go 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds and achieve 215-mile range, which is pretty impressive. The best part is its affordability.
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