Electric Cars
  • Is part of your New Year’s Resolution focused on greener living? You may be in the market for hybrid or an electric vehicle to help save gasoline while doing your part for the planet, too. While electric cars hold a small share in the auto market, more and more folks are urging the auto industry to develop cheaper hybrid vehicles to rival the pricing of conventional cars.

    As of December 2017, these were the top-choices in hybrid electric cars, for North Americans…

    1. Volkswagen Golf GTE

    Similarly named to the diesel-powered Volkswagen Golf GTI, the hybrid GTE is just as fast yet it’ll save you significantly on emissions to the tune of 39g/km CO2 emissions when driving up to 31 miles without the help of the diesel engine. This roomy hatchback handles with confidence. This e-Golf plug-in hybrid offers the best of driving and green living.

    2. BMW i8

    Who says hybrids can’t be good for the environment yet really, really fun to drive? You get both green-driving and super fun driving in the BMW i8. It’s a high-performance sports car that happens to be hybrid so you know it offers all the leading-edge technologies BMW drivers are used to, plus the added benefit of low emissions. In addition, it’s cheaper to the comparable Audi R8 hybrid model.

    3. Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV

    This plug-in SUV boasts increased 2017 car sales throughout North American, the UK, and in its home turf, Japan. It’s popularity is largely based on the fact that it’s an electric-powered SUV that’s reliable for driving and extending gas mileage much further. Plus, this hybrid drives smooth thanks to a pair of electric motors and a highly efficient gasoline engine optimize performance to suit your drive preferences, on or off road. High efficiency in a quiet, cocooning ride that’s really no more expensive than comparable diesel alternatives.

    4. Toyota Yaris Hybrid

    While you might have expected the Toyota Prius to get top mention on this electric car list, it’s the cheaper option, the Yaris Hybrid, that electric drivers are choosing for it’s small stature and nimble hybrid efficiency. Believe it or not, this vehicle offers a spacious and practical interior with plenty of leg and trunk space. However, reports of a clunky, shaky plasticky dashboard and body put this ride in the negative hybrid category for highway driving.

    5. Volvo XC90 T8

    Props to Volvo for engineering this impressively powerful, plug-in hybrid. The XC90 T8 is outfitted with a super turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with the option for electric drive and plug-in, bosting CO2 emissions at a mere 49g/km and a range of up to 27 miles when driving on hybrid power. Plus, you’ll get the familiar, roomy, safe luxury of a Volvo SUV, including seating for up to seven!

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