We live in a very eco-conscious society and finally companies and governments are buying into the idea that, actually, we don’t need to destroy the fantastic planet that we live on just for the hell of it. One of the most significant steps forward has been the evolution of the eco-car, once dismissed as a hippy automobile that would be powered by cow poo, and the technology of these cars is phenomenal. It started with hybrid cars, bridging the gap between the old world and the new, and now we have fully functioning and sexy looking electric cars that pump out near 0 emissions and don’t look out of place on the road.
If you are looking into getting your hands on an earth friendly car and are unsure which one fits the bill then check out this list of 3 of the best eco-friendly machines. British car lovers should pay a visit to national.co.uk to stock up un car supplies.
The multi award winning Leaf is a lovely little hatchback that is fully electric and offers up between 100-120 miles on a full battery charge. That not sound like much on the face of it but when you break down how many miles many of us do in our day to day lives then the figure is probably far less than the Leaf’s range. The spritely little car doesn’t pack a punch in terms of speed and acceleration but it can more than hold it’s own against other gas guzzling hatchbacks on the road. The estimated cost for the Nissan Leaf per 70 miles is around $2.50, compared with a fully gasoline engine that is around $6 cheaper per 70 miles so you are constantly saving money and the environment in the Leaf. The car continues to progress with each new model and with a sleek interior design and and wonderfully smooth drive you can go far wrong with Nissan’s eco machine. Tyre Shopper has your back here for the very rare moments that a Japanese care does break down!
Rarely to be outdone by it’s competitors, BMW launched the i3 in 2013 to stake their claim on the zero emissions car market and what a car they produced. The i3 is a 5 door hatchback that is the 3rd best selling electric car in the world, it offers typically sexy BMW design and sturdy German engineering. The range on the i3 is very similar to the leaf, offering up around 80-120 miles per charge, one key difference from the Leaf is that the BMW offers a bit more oomph when you hit the pedal. Much like the Leaf the i3 is continuously evolving with each new model looking better, lasting longer and offering greater performance.
Tesla Model S
Tesla have really helped pave the way for hybrid and fully electric cars in recent years and they model S is currently the 2nd top selling electric car having sold 90,000 units up to the year 2015. The Tesla has won a multitude of awards and has a complete 5.0 safety rating too, the 5 door luxury ‘liftback’ offers a variety of models with a variety of battery sizes and specs some off which offer upwards of 400 bhp and top speeds of 200+ km/h. The Tesla is fully highway ready and is the biggest contender for replacing petrol and diesel engined cars when it comes to long range driving. The Tesla is quite pricey but when you add up the future money you’ll be saving and, of course, the emission you will no longer be pumping out into the atmosphere, the price doesn’t seem as high after all.