Overview of Electric Cars

Tesla Electric Car
The newest generation of electric cars is a good match for the current generation of gas and/or diesel powered cars. The development is fast. With newest generation of Lio-Ion batteries and powerful electric motors these cars can be used for daily people and goods transports, have enough range and are faster than their fossil powered brothers. Therefore I have decided to create (and maintain) an overview of these new generation of electric cars.

In this overview I will maintain a list of interesting electric cars of the newest generation.
The car has to meet the following requirements:
  • The range of the car has to be minimal 50 miles (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) / 90 miles (highway car).
  • Available on the market within three years.

If you encounter some interesting developments or when you have the missing data which is not yet in the table submit this information as a comment on this article. I will use this data to get the list up-to-date.
Here is my first list. If you have any tips for improvements please let me know.
If you want to write a full article about any electric car then check our contribute section for more information how to proceed. When finished I will publish the article and link it from this list.

Photo
Brand
Consump
Range
Power
Speed
Prod. yr
Price
citroen-c1-electric-2
Citroen EV’ie
232 Wh/mile
69 mile
30 kW
60 mph
2009
£16,850
Below is the overview of electric cars divided four sections: sport cars, highway cars, Neighborhood Electric Vehicles and promising prototypes.

Sport cars

These are the fastest electric cars now available. Most of these cars are way faster than their fossil counterpart. Unlike gasoline roaring sport cars, these electric sport cars are still very efficient. A very powerful electric motor can also be used for economical driving. Currently there are very few gasoline powered cars which can match the performance of these new electric sport cars. They have electric engines of more than 150 kW (> 200 HP) and can accelerate to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. The fastest one can do this in less than 3 seconds. These cars put down a clear statement: fossil driving is the past. Electric power is the future.
Photo
Brand
Consump
Range
Power
Topspeed
Prod. Yr
Price
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Tesla
coupe
176 Wh/mile
250 mile
185 kW
 125 mph
2008
$98,000

Lightning
? Wh/mile
180 mile
480 kW
> 130 mph
2008
?
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Venturi
179 Wh/mile
156 mile
180 kW
100 mph
2008
€297,000
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Zap-X
? Wh/mile
350 mile
480 kW
155 mph
2010
$60,000
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Obvio
828E
? Wh/mile
240 mile
120 kW
120 mph
2009
$49,000

Highway cars

These are electric cars which can travel in the city and on the highway and can completely replace the fossil burning car. These cars have a range of at least 95 miles and have a top-speed which is high enough (> 63 mph) for driving the highway. Keep in mind that there are already systems which can charge these batteries within 15 minutes. As soon as these “electric fuel-stations” become available a long car trip is also possible.
Photo
Brand/Type
Consumption
Range
Power
Top-speed
Prod. yr
Price
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Aptera Type-1e
124 Wh/mile
121 mile
19 kW
85 mph
2008
$26,900
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Mitsubishi
i MiEV
160 Wh/mile
100 mile
47 kW
113 mph
2009
?

Loremo
Electric
95 Wh/mile
125 mile
20 kW
106 mph
2010
€30,000
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Silence-PT2
? Wh/mile
250 mile
100 kW
125 mph
2008
$42,000
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Miles
XS500
?
120 mile
? kW
80 mph
2008
$29,500
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Think
251 Wh/mile
113 mile
30 kW
63 mph
2009
€20,000
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eBox
234 Wh/mile
150 mile
120 kW
95 mph
2008
$68,000
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Phoenix
SUT
349 Wh/mile
100 mile
? kW
95 mph
2008
$45,000
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Venture Vehicles
VentureOne EV
? Wh/mile
120 mile
40 kW
75 mph
2009
$25,000
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UEV
Electrum Spyder
? Wh/mile
250 mile
? kW
100 mph
2008
$70,000
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Bolloré
179 Wh/mile
156 mile
30 kW
78 mph
?
€20,000
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Commuter Cars
Tango
? Wh/mile
160 mile
52,5 kW
150 mph
?
$108,000
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Smart
Fortwo EV
192 Wh/mile
72 mile
30 kW
70 mph
2010
?
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Hybrid Technologies
Mini Cooper EV
? Wh/mile
70 mile
? kW
80 mph
2008
$65,000
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ElectroVaya
Maya 100
? Wh/mile
225 mile
? kw
88 mph
2008
?
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Subaru
r1e
? Wh/mile
50 mile
40,3 kW
63 mph
2010
?
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Cleanova II
240 Wh/mile
125 mile
? kW
81 mph
2008
$10,0001
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Doblo Electric
459 Wh/mile
94 mile
60 kW
75 mph
2008
£29,500
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MDI
MiniCat2

157 Wh/mile3
94 mile
18,6 kW
69 mph
2008
€4,000
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Ariana 792
? Wh/mile
94 mile
28 kW
75 mph
?
?
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Att Parade
? Wh/mile
150 mile
? kW
69 mph
?
$20,000
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E-mobile
? Wh/mile
125 mile
18 kW
75 mph
2008
€18,900

Golf Golf CityStromer
400 Wh/mile
44 mile
17,5 kW
63 mph
1992
€12,000

Green Vehicles
Triac

230 Wh/mile
100 mile
20 kW
80 mph
2008
$19,995

Tara Tiny
160 Wh/mile
75 mile
3 kW
44 mph
2008
$2,500

Lumeneo Smera
106 Wh/mile
94 mile
29,8 kW
81 mph
?
?

Lotus Elise ECE
181 Wh/mile
203 mile
150 kW
134 mph
2008
€108,750

VW Golf ECE
168 Wh/mile
219 mile
75 kW
91 mph
2008
€60,000

Detroit Electric
Subcompact ECE

138 Wh/mile
188 mile
30 kW
91 mph
Q4 2009
€22,491

Nice
e500
(Fiat 500)

? Wh/mile
75 mile
? kW
60 mph
2008
?

Renault Megane EV
? Wh/mile
125 mile
? kW
? mph
2011
?

BYD F3e
192 Wh/mile
188 mile
? kW
94 mph
?
?
berlingo-electric
Citroën Berlingo Electrique
270 Wh/mile
60 km
28 kW
60 mph
20054
?
citroen_saxo_electric
Citroën Saxo Electric
230 Wh/km
63 mile
15 kW
57 mph
19984
?
honda-acura-luxury-electric
Luxury Electric Honda Acura
? Wh/mile
140 mile
? kW
? mph
2008
?
citroen-c1-electric-2
Citroen EV’ie
232 Wh/mile
69 mile
30 kW
60 mph
2009
£16,850
1 Price is for the conversion on top of the price of the car itself.
2 The car uses compressed air to drive on. By plugging in the car in the electric grid the car can fill its own air-tank.
3 Calculated on 4 hours charging, 230 V on 16 Amp = 14720 Wh / 94 mile = 157 Wh/mile
4Not in production anymore.

Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV)

These are speed limited battery electric vehicles which are perfect for driving in the city. NEV is a Federally-approved street-legal vehicle classification which came into existence in 1998 under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 500 (FMVSS 500). (The vehicle classification is referred to as “low-speed vehicle” within Federal regulations.) NEVs are defined as a four-wheeled motor vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 3,000 pounds and a top speed of between 20 to 25 mph. [3] Those states that authorize NEVs generally restrict their operation to streets with a maximum speed limit of 35 miles per hour (56 km/h) or 45 miles per hour (72 km/h). They have typically less range then their highway car counterpart. The cars are small and therefore easy to park in the city. The cost price and their power consumption is less compared with a highway car.
Photo
Brand/Type
Consumption
Range
Powerrmogen
Top-speed
Prod. yr
Price
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CityEl
96 Wh/mile
56 mile
2,5 kW
39 mph
1987
€8,000
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Twike
64 Wh/mile
125
3 kW
53 mph
1986
€20,000
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Reva
G-Wiz

192 Wh/mile
50 mile
13 kW
50 mph
2001
$13,600
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Zenn
? Wh/mile
35 mile
? kW
25 mph
2006
$12,750
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Myers Motors
NmG

? Wh/mile
30 mile
22,4 kW
76 mph
2005
$36,000
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Aerorider
16 Wh/mile
50 mile
0,6 kW
28 mph
2008
€7,500
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Zap
Xebra sedan

? Wh/mile
25 mile
? kW
41 mph
2006
$11,200
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Dynasty
Sedan

142 Wh/mile
31 mile
? kW
24 mph
2005
$19,000
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Kurrent
? Wh/mile
40 mile
4,1 kW
35 mph
2007
$9,800
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Elettrica
? Wh/mile
70 mile
? kW
45 mph
2007
£12,750
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ElectroVaya
NEV

? Wh/mile
75 mile
? kW
25 mph
2008
?
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Elbil Norge
Kewet Buddy

160 Wh/mile
94 mile
13 kW
56 mph
1998
?
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Ydea
128 Wh/mile
125 mile
4 kW
38 mph
2007
?
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Mega City
186 Wh/mile
40 mile
4 kW
40 mph
2008
£10,847
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Town Life
Helecktra

160 Wh/mile
44 mile
4 kW
28 mph
2008
€11,000
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LITTLE ANGEL 001
SONIK MOTOR

115 Wh/mile
75 mile
2,2 kW
28 mph
2008
?
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SCE
maranello4cycle

? Wh/mile
63 mile
4 kW
28 mph
2008
?
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MyCar
? Wh/mile
75 mile
4 kW
50 mph
2008
€6,500
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Eagle G-car
? Wh/mile
50 mile
? kW
38 mph
2008
$3,300
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XFD-6000ZK
Flybo

178 Wh/mile
81 mile
6,5 kW
34 mph
2008
$10,000
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Sam
Cree

80 Wh/mile
44 mile
15 kW
53 mph
2008
€6,600
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BugE
50 Wh/mile
30 mile
2,24 kW
50 mph
2008
$4,827
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go-one3
21 Wh/mile
63 mile
1,5 kW
25 mph
2008
?
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ElectroVaya
Maya 300

? Wh/mile
120 mile
? kW
35 mph
?
?

Green Vehicles
Moose

? Wh/mile
60 mile
6,5 kW
35 mph
2008
$12,995

Green Vehicles
Microwatt

? Wh/mile
60 mile
6,5 kW
35 mph
2008
$11,995

Lux 200 Dilixi
? Wh/mile
63 mile
5 kW
28 mph
?
?

Nice
MyCar

? Wh/mile
60 mile
? kW
40 mph
2008
£8,995

Nice
Ze-0

? Wh/mile
40 mile
? kW
55 mph
2008
£14,000

Sunmotor Coupe DX
? Wh/mile
156 mile
? kW
44 mph
2008
?

Venturi Eclectric
256 Wh/mile
31 mile
11 kW
31 mph
2007
€24,000

Prototypes

Promising prototypes which can really drive (no mockups). Either developed by enthusiastic pioneers or first tests of existing car manufacturers. There is a change that these make it to commercial production.
Photo
Brand/Type
Consumption
Range
Power
Top-speed
Prod. yr
Price
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Dodge Zeo
256 Wh/mile
250 mile
200 kW
130 mph
?
?
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Wrightspeed
X1

200 Wh/mile
100 mile
176 kW
112 mph
?
?
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Eliica
275/248 Wh/mile
200/125 mile
480 kW
119/250 mph
?
$255,000
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Subaru
g4e

? Wh/mile
125 mile
65 kW
? mph
?
?
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Trev
59 Wh/mile
94 mile
25 kW
75 mph
?
?
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Think Ox
? Wh/mile
125 mile
? kW
85 mph
?
?
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Zap Alias
? Wh/mile
101 mile
240 kW
157 mph
2009
$32,500
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Nissan Mixim
? Wh/mile
150 mile
100 kW
112 mph
?
?

Fiat Phylla
152 Wh/mile
138 mile
27 kW
81 mph
?
?

Venturi Astrolab
102 Wh/mile
69 mile
16 kW
75 mph
?
?
I did my best to create an accurate list based on the information found on the internet. Despite this the information can have inaccuracies. If you find some please let me know, I will update this list.
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