When it comes to electric powered cars, they use the term miles per charge, or electric range, compared to a gasoline car that would use the term miles per gallon. There are not that many electric cars out there currently considering it is a brand new technology. You may have seen some on the road such as the GEM electric cars which are those plastic, door-less cars you see around schools and police stations. However, one corporation has figured out how to get the most out of the electric car, and that is Tesla Motors. Tesla Motors has created one highend luxury sports car, the Roadster, which is an electric convertible, and it is currently the car with the highest electric range. It can get up to 240 miles on a single charge, and it does not suffer any loss of power due to the batteries. The batteries are so strong that it can still top out at a speed of 125 miles per hour. Tesla is also coming out with an even more powerful car later in 2011 called the Model S. The Model S is a hatchback sedan that will be able to get 300 miles on a single battery charge. It can even be recharged in under one hour. The amazing thing about these two models is that before Tesla Motors, electric cars had maximum ranges of around 40 miles, and most were more in the 10 to 20 miles range. Tesla has blown open the doors for efficient electric cars in the future, and it could make for an exciting time to be a car buyer. Hybrid cars may no longer be the supreme fuel efficient cars anymore, electric cars are here to stay.
October 31, 2012