Electric cars are booming and with Opulous’s expertise in installing an electric car charger at home or work, we’re better placed than most to tell you what’s hot and what’s not in electric cars. Here’s our round-up of seven of the best
1. Renault Zoe continues to rule the roost as Europe’s number 1 selling EV in 2017. This year Renault have launched a new model with an updated motor, improved
performance and android compatibility. This five door car can achieve 160 miles on a full charge and costs less to buy than most other electric cars. If buying from a
dealership the price will also include a wall mounted 7kW electric car charger to be installed at
2. The British built Nissan Leaf hit the market in 2010 and has sold over 300,000 cars
worldwide, beating the Renault Zoe for the title of most popular EV worldwide. Far
from a milk float, this electric car can do 0-60mph in 8 seconds out sprinting the VW
e-Golf. The Leaf has undergone a remodel this year, giving it a sportier feel.
3. With Zipcar introducing over 300 all electric VW e-golf to its users across London, it’s easy to see why placing an order for one is difficult. Unlike most EV’s, the e-Golf is
based on the much-loved standard fuel chassis, with the only difference being the
engine. It is easy to see how this car will become a popular family EV.
4. The BMW i3 is available in an all-electric form or as a range extended petrol/electric version, falling back on a 2-cylinder petrol engine when the battery is depleted.
BMW has rolled out the ChargeNow services offering 5000+ public EV charging
stations and for charging at home customers can have the BMWi wallbox installed.
5. Of course the big boys in the EV market are Tesla and the Tesla Model S leads the
luxury electric car market. By far one of the most expensive EV’s on the market, the Model S does offer significantly most miles per charge than any other electric car.
Owning a Tesla puts you in an exclusive club, allowing you free use of Tesla’s own electric car charger – the Supercharger, a high speed charging infrastructure, charging your car to full in
6. One of the biggest players in the electric vehicle industry are stepping up its game,
introducing the Nissan e-NV200 pop top. Far from just a concept, Nissan showcased this smart new camper as the Madrid Motor Show in May 2018. This revolutionary
vehicle leads the pack as competitors such as VW are yet to bring their electric I.D
Buzz to market.
7. Another vehicle type being electrified is HGV’s, Tesla will launch the Tesla Semi in
2019. Currently being tested on the road, the Tesla Semi will be capable of travelling up to 600 miles on a single electric car charger charge – even when fully loaded. With supermarket giants such as Walmart placing orders, it is very clear that will we be seeing many of these electric lorries on the road in the next decade.
To find out more about installing an electric car charger point for any of these models, or for any electric car of your choice, get in touch!