Electric cars have made their presence known on roadways with glossy and luxurious models that are hard to miss. Here are the best electric vehicles introduced in 2017. Hurry and get your name on the waiting list, the electric boom shows no sign of slowing and these options are in high demand.
Faraday Future FF91
Tesla’s Model X has competition in this all-electric SUV from Farraday. The FF91 has a futuristic design but maintains a sleek and stylish look sure to lead to many coveting glances. With three electric motors, a zero-60 jump in 2.39 seconds, and over 300 miles of lithium battery per charge, the car matches its design power. Farraday has embraced the future with open arms: the FF 91 features a giant tablet-esque screen and has wiped out nearly all physical buttons in favor of touch-sensitive TFT screens. Even the rearview and side mirrors are replaced by screens and cameras, which merge their feeds to eliminate blind spots.
Tesla Model 3 is one of the top electric cars
With almost a cult-following, Elon Musk’s Tesla has become synonymous with electric cars. The new Model 3 is built to rival other small luxury cars like the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class. has created more excitement than any other hybrid or EV so far. Designed for the masses and hyped as the affordable electric sports sedan, the Model 3 is pure electric and can go up to 220 miles on a single charge, all for about half the price of the Model S. The Model 3 does not disappoint in speediness, either: go from zero to 60 in 5.6 seconds. Features include an all-in-one 15-inch touch screen, access to the Supercharger network, and wireless updating capacity. Upgraded features include Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving feature.
Small and zippy, with a range of 84 miles per charge, the Fiat 500e is perfect for the city. Fiat’s dedication to its all-electric car comes at a cost for the company – the CEO claims they lose money on each car sold – but they’ve created a car that is a blast to drive and even sportier than the original. The 500e can go from zero-60 in 8.4 seconds and features a 5-inch touchscreen with Uconnect in-dash system from Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. But you’ll have to live in the right area: the car is only available in California and Oregon.
Changfeng Liebao C5 EV
China has skyrocketing electric car company growth. Meeting the competing growth of the population, Changfeng has created the electric car for the masses: the Changfeng Liebao C5 EV. A stylish SUV that also features a tablet-like touchscreen, the company aims to produce 100,000 per year by 2020.
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Written by DLX contributor Katie McRoberts.
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