Top 10 Hybrid & Electric Cars In The World

21st century. Hybrid and electric vehicles are trending, which is a quite promising situation for the cities used to be blanketed into harmful emissions of ever-growing population of personal automobiles. It’s indeed time to choose more eco-friendly vehicles. Hybrids and EVs has become powerful, stylish and pleasant to drive. Year after years there are more and more models available on the market. The technologies improve and driving range as well as charging becomes less of concern giving way to the personal freedom without CO2.

We have found what eco cars of today deserve to be called the best and are happy to share the results of our research with you. Please fasten your seatbelts.

Best Electric Car with a Backup Plan — Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

  • MSRP: $34,095
  • EPA: 53/45 MPGe
  • 0–60: 7.5 sec
  • HP: 194 hp
  • Top Speed: 102 mph

To be stuck in the middle of nowhere without electricity to power up your cool electric vehicle… Sounds like a thing to be in fear of, unless your driving habits are limited to the “home — 5-miles-away-shop — home” routine. Chevrolet Volt is an electric car for you to forget about driving range anxiety. As it is clearly stated on the Chevrolet website it is the car with a backup plan. The plan is a 1.5 gasoline engine that kicks in once the electricity runs out. It helps 2 electric motors keep working in unison to make the driving in hard times of sudden electricity scarcity as smooth, powerful and efficient as it is intended to be. The company claims that Volt can go up to 420 miles before you are totally out of both the electricity and the fuel.

Best Family Hybrid Car — Toyota Prius+

Toyota Prius+

  • MSRP: $34,095
  • EPA: 54/50 mpg
  • 0–60: 10.5 sec
  • HP: 121 hp
  • Top Speed: 115 mph

Toyota Prius is a hybrid with rich history. The 4th gen of the model surprises with its futuristic look that hides combination of efficiency and space beneath. With rear seats folded down the car has 66 cubic feet of cargo capacity to offer. Smart tech solutions like Color Head-Up Display, Enhanced Parking Support, Blind Spot Monitor, Rain-Sensing Wndshield Wipers, etc. are here to make your every journey smooth, pleasant and safe. After 16+ years in the game the model which name has become a synonym of the word “hybrid” still looks fresh and ready to set new standards in the eco-mobile industry.

Best Electric City Car for Two — Smart ForTwo Electric

Smart ForTwo Electric

  • MSRP: $25,750
  • EPA: 122/93 MPGe
  • 0–60: 9.8 sec
  • HP: 74 hp
  • Top Speed: 78 mph

This small car has its own personality ready to drive you safely and efficiently throughout the city on the daily basis. Parking made easy could be a slogan for the model proven by truly great urban practicality. Smart ForTwo basically gives you the superpower to park in the places unparkable for the majority of other vehicles. Yet the car has enough room inside for those two to travel in comfort. The EV version of the ForTwo model has a driving range around 68 miles fully charged. Unpleasant limitation if you need to go outside of the city, but still quite sufficient for being mobile within the city during the day.

Best Hybrid Mid-Size Crossover — Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

  • MSRP: $33,000
  • Electric-only range: up to 32.5 miles
  • 0–60: 11 sec
  • HP: 120 hp
  • Top Speed: 105 mph

Mitsubishi combined 2 electric motors with 2.0-liter gasoline engine in its Outlander PHEV. The manufacturer added 4-wheel drive to the vehicle and made sure that the car would be practical and comfortable for daily usage. The result is a 5 seat spacious eco-friendly SUV with 5 star safety rating. For this model Mitsubishi made three driving modes possible: Electric Vehicle Mode when the car is run only by the electric motors, Series Hybrid Mode when gas engine charges batteries when it’s needed and helps electric motors to make car accelerate rapidly and Parallel Hybrid Mode when gas engine becomes the core moving force and electric motors are used to assist it.

Best Luxury Electric Car — Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

  • MSRP: $67,200 – $135,700
  • EPA: 89/98 MPGe
  • 0–60: 2.8 sec
  • HP: 532 hp
  • Top Speed: 155 mph

Tesla has become a living legend in the ever-growing market of electric cars. And it’s surely not without the firm basis of really being a unique car of the highest quality packed with sci-tech solutions. The top version of the model S offers 315 miles of range being able to speed up to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. The lower-spec models have a bit more modest specs which nevertheless are also able to impress. Say the base 60 model will go from 0 to 60 in less than 6 seconds. Among the most impressive technologies of the future available today thanks to Tesla are autopilot and air filters able to protect you and your passengers from air pollution and even from bioweapons.

Best Luxury Electric SUV — Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

  • MSRP: $75,200 – $136,700
  • EPA: 89/90 MPGe
  • 0–60: 3.3 sec
  • HP: 532 hp
  • Top Speed: 130 mph

To continue Tesla motives in our list is Tesla Model X — another impressive vehicle by the company of Elon Musk. The all-wheel drive car is arguably the best Luxury Electric SUV available on the market. The car will allow you to go from 240 to 290 miles without the need to charge the batteries depending on what exact modification of the model you are lucky to be inside. Up to 7 people can sit quite comfortably in Tesla Model X. One of the most impressive and recognizable element in the style of the car is falcon wing doors. Combine everything said with the autopilot and other high-tech featured developed by Tesla and you will get a Luxury Electric SUV to be proud of.

Best Hybrid Supercar — BMW i8

BMW i8

  • MSRP: $141,695
  • EPA: 76 MPGe
  • 0–60: 4.2 sec
  • HP: 357 hp
  • Top Speed: 155 mph

Being first introduced as the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept car, BMW i8 is now a successful serial plug-in hybrid electric supercar for those who want drive the future today. All four wheels of the vehicle are driven by a combination of gasoline engine and electric motor with a total range of 330 miles. The cars feels like been brought from another dimension. That’s what you get when the best engineers use aluminum and carbon fiber to make sketches of talented designers alive. Get in through the exotic scissor doors where the car will offer you all-electric mode if you want to be eco-friendly to the maximum possible extent or the sport mode if you want to unleash the whole power of 357 hp hybrid combination.

Best Electric Compact Car — Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

  • MSRP: $32,800
  • EPA: 105 MPGe
  • 0–60: 9.2 sec
  • HP: 109 hp
  • Top Speed: 90 mph

Kia Soul EV is an electric car offering you 93 miles of range which is a very good score among modern electric vehicles. The process of charging this compact car with 109-hp motor takes less than 5 hours if on a 240-volt system. Regenerative breaking technology used in the model helps to keep the batteries charged for a bit longer by transforming the energy of braking into additional electric charge. With the range and the charging time Soul EV can become a good companion on the city roads. It is pleasant, easy and comfortable to drive while it’s cool to know that you have zero-emissions behind it.

Best Luxury Hybrid Midsize Car — Lexus GS Hybrid

Lexus GS Hybrid

  • MSRP: $63,635
  • Fuel: 34/29 MPG
  • 0–60: 5.6 sec
  • HP: 338 hp
  • Top Speed: 155 mph

Lexus GS Hybrid is interesting in that very aspect that fuel economy was not at all among the main purposes the car was introduced to the market even though it’s a sharp marketing points for many hybrids. One of the main reasons why Lexus GS is now available as hybrid is to give even more engaging driving dynamics powered by enhanced performance to those behind the wheel. So the car was made hybrid to become even more powerful than the regular gasoline version of it. And, of course, on the top of that the car has very low CO2 emissions. Luxurious interior space, inspiring exterior and modern safety and reliability systems inside make the car a great choice in the segment of luxury hybrid midsize cars.

The Most Powerful Electric Supercar — The Toroidion 1MW

The Toroidion 1MW

  • Range: 320 miles
  • 0–60: 2.7 sec
  • 0–248: 11 sec
  • HP: 1341 hp
  • Top Speed: 248 mph

Meet the most powerful electric supercar on Earth which is The Toroidion 1MW. The Finnish monster holds 1 megawatt of power inside that can speed it up to 248 mph in mere 11 seconds. In fact 1341 horsepower makes the car not only the most powerful electric car but also one of the most powerful supercars in the world. Every wheel of the vehicle has a separate motor: 200 kW motors for the front wheels and 300 kW motors for the rear wheels. Driving range of The Toroidion 1MW is very impressive — you can run up to 320 miles before all the electricity is gone. As the car is still more or less in the concept stage it’s too early to speak about the exact price it will cost but it’s reasonable to expect the vehicle to cost somewhere between US$1.5–3.5 million.

This was Top 10 Hybrid & Electric Cars of our choice. The diversity of eco-friendly models available on the market is inspiring and there is no doubt that it’s not about fashion. Almost every car manufacturer has at least several that are either trendy versions of existing models or completely exclusive solutions not to be found in gasoline versions. Hybrids and EVs indeed are vehicles of the future. Vehicles that you can drive today thus investing in more healthy environment.

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