Today almost every self-respecting automobile manufacturer has produced already or planned to launch an all-electric vehicle and the last motor show which is held in the capital of France from September 29 to October 14, may be the best proof of that. Moreover the highlight of the Paris motor show was focused on electric and hybrid cars principally. The fact is electric cars have become more and more popular and fast increasing in their range and quality.
For instance, you may remember that only four years ago, French company Lumeneo presented a project of a two-seater electric scooter Smera, that became a real sensation at the Paris Salon, impressed all with its ultra-small battery and ability to go about 10- km without recharging it again. So, what about now? During the Paris Motor Show 2012 LUMENEO presents NEOMA, an ultra-compact 4 seaters electric car and NEOMA-Roadster concept electric car that has similar to the Neoma’s characteristics, but offers a 200litres cargo capacity. Its top speed is 110kph and 14kWh battery for 140km of range.
No doubt, Electric cars grow in popularity and today they have not only become feasible, but they’re expected to be produced by all major automobile manufacturers. Electric drive revolution is almost here!
General Motors rolled out the Chevy Spark EV, GM’s first pure battery electric small city car. Nissan is expected to be delivered 50,000 Nissan Leaf electric cars by the end of 2012. Ford also keeps pace with the times and is going to sell at least five of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars by the end of 2012. Toyota will offer both plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars, Mitsubishi offers i-MiEV, a 100% electric car with zero carbon emissions, Ford is also focused on green technology created The Focus Electric, Honda announced its new a fuel-efficient electric vehicle Fit EV, Mercedes-Benz introduced its 2012 SLS AMG Electric Drive and so on.
A battery-powered electric car, Lotus Exige, designed to “smash the boring, Noddy stereotype of the green car” broke the UK electric land speed record, reached an average speed of 151mph, Guardian reports.
There are many reasons why our cars have to be equipped with electric power and I believe people will drive electric vehicles in the years ahead.