Ever since the beginning, vehicles mostly relied on fossil fuel. Diesel, petrol, octane and CNG/LPG are quite popular fuels in different regions of the world. However, with the advancement of technology the fuel trend in vehicles are changing; now your favorite car may come in a hybrid edition and there’s a whole big number of new electronic vehicles are emerging in the market. Electronic vehicles are popularly known as EVs. There are even some countries where governments offer incentives for buying and using hybrid and EV cars, since they reduce the carbon footprint and reduces the overall consumption of fossil fuel – that’s a much cleaner approach in commuting.
If you wonder what are the top 10 hybrid and electronic vehicles right now, keep on reading.
10. BMW i3 Range Extender
The BWW i8 is a successor to the BMW i8 in terms of BMW’s hybrid innovation, however it is a much smaller compact hatchback whereas the BMW i8 is more of a super sports car. However, the BMW i3 is almost completely soundless, even under acceleration the noise is almost similar to that of a lawnmower. This vehicle does 0-60 mph in around 7 seconds, that’s pretty impressive for a vehicle like this. On batteries alone, the drive could range up to 100 miles.
9. Lexus IS 300h
If an executive class vehicle is something you have been looking for, then the Lexus IS 300h could meet both the executive and hybrid needs. This Lexus vehicle aims to be a rival against the BMW 3 Series, or any other similar class. Apart from the electronic motors, the Lexus IS 300h has a 2.5 liter petrol engine. However, the car switches to the electronics whenever possible. The gearbox is CVT.
8. Mitsubishi Out lander PHEV
The outlander is a widely popular crossover in almost any region of the world, not only because the vehicle is practical but also it packs a charming look to it. And now, Mitsubishi introduces a hybrid version by the title PHEV. It’s one of the regular SUV offerings to include electronic motor and the range on batteries alone is 32 miles. When the gasoline engine combines with the electronic motors, the total power is 204 bhp.
7. Toyota Prius
The Prius had been around for quite a long time, it is in fact the world’s best-selling hybrid vehicle despite having so much hatred. Like all other Toyota vehicles, the Prius is highly reliable. It has a 1.8 liter petrol engine which makes it go easier on most of the country’s tax structure, the power on this engine is 98bhp. With the electronic motor combined, the total power is 132bhp. For efficient driving the Prius comes with a CVT transmission.
6. Porsche Panamera E-Hyrbid
When it happens to be a Porsche vehicle, there’s no ‘economic’ or ‘cheap’ price tag on the Panamera E-Hybrid. But obviously, there aren’t sacrifices that Porsche has made to serve the customers in the best possible way. The mileage on this hybrid car is a whopping high 91 mpg. The electronic motor is combined with a 3L V8 engine.
5. Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
If price isn’t a problem, then look no further beyond the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid. It’s one of the most premium plug-in SUVs available in the market right now. The li-ion battery capacity is 10.8 kWh, which couples with a 3.0L V6 supercharged engine; and all these means raw power. With limited slip differential and all these power, the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is built for utility and luxury at the same time.
4. Mercedes C300 Hybrid
Apparently, the Mercedes C300 Hybrid isn’t really much of a popular hybrid vehicle in any market due to its high price tag but comparatively less premium interior and driving quality, but the Mercedes properties can’t be taken away and that’s why one should invest on this Mercedes C300 Hybrid. The carbon emission on this vehicle is 99g/km. Apart from the electric motor, the engine underneath is a 2.1L diesel.
3. Mercedes S300 Bluetec Hybrid
Like the previous Mercedes hybrid, the S300 also packs a diesel engine with displacement 2.1L. However, there’s an electronic motor as well, it’s a 20 kW and the total power it pulls off is 201bhp.
2. Tesla Model S
If you don’t want a gas engine at all, then here comes the all electronic Tesla Model S 2016 model. The base price starts at $70k, and the sporty P85D version would cost around $85,000 with all premium options like best seats, best wheels etc. It has a 17 inch touch screen display that replaces all the central console in other cars, and the power is around 600hp. There’s no cost except electricity bills on the buyer’s end.
1. Toyota Yaris Hybrid
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid might not have the best performance output, but Toyota vehicles sell really well because they just don’t break down ever. Anyways, this vehicle has a 1.5L petrol engine and a compact electronic motor, it does 0-60mph in 11.8 seconds. Little slow, but still one of the best hybrids.
These are currently the best 10 hybrid and EVs in the world in 2016. If you have already planned for one, then this list should come helpful.