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EV Guide

EV Guide by 4EVRiders.org

  • Top EV and Plug-in Hybrid Guide
    1. Tesla Model S, EV – click here for Latest News

      • Features: 160 – 270 miles range; 4-door sedan, 5-seaters; 175-3500kW electric motor; <8hr recharge on Li-ion battery; estimel sated price around $60k -118k (before $7500 US Federal rebate, some states have additional rebates. e.g. California $2500); Mass production in US &
      • Unique feature: Auto pilot
      • References: Source Video
    2. Tesla Model X, EV – click here for Lates and News

      • Features: 237 miles; 5-door SUV, 7-seaters; 183/193kW front/rear – 193/503KW front/reat electric motor; <recharge on Li-ion battery; estimated price around $132 – 144k limited editions (before $7500 US Federal rebate, some states have additional rebates. e.g. California $2500); Mass production in US & 2016
      • Unique feature: Auto pilot and falcon wings.
      • References: Source Video
    3. Nissan, Nissan Leaf, EV – click here for Latest News

      • Features: 160km(100mi) range; 4-door, 5-seater hatchback; 80kW electric motor; <8hr recharge on Li-ion battery; estimated price around $25k (after $7500 US Federal rebate, some states have additional rebates. e.g. California $5000); Mass production in US & Japan in 2010, first year’s target car sale >50,000
      • Progress: Public showing August 2009. Target Intro: US and Asia December 2010, globally 2012
      • References: Source Video
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    4. General Motors, GM Plug-in Volt, EV – click here for Latest News

      • 4-door, 4-seater hatchback; front wheel drive, AER 40 mi, total range 400 mi, top speed 100 mph,16kWh Li-ion battery from LG Chem, 150 hp electric motor, 1.4L gas engine generates electricity only (no direct connection to wheels), first year production 7-10k units, cost near $40,000
      • Progress: Sales USA Spring 2011, Europe 2012.
      • References: Source Video
    5. Mitsubishi, iMiEV, EV – click here for Latest News

      • Features: 4-door, 4-seater hatchback; in-wheel motor; max speed 80mph; 80 mile range; Li-ion battery, quick charge capability; low center of gravity to insure more stable driving; 2,400lb curb weight; Price range: base model $$20,490 after federal tax credit
      • Progress: Lease program announced June 2009
        Target: Japan April 2010, USA Fall 2011, and Europe 2011
      • References: Source Video
    6. Coda, Coda Electric, EV – click here for Latest News

      • Features: 4-door, 5-seater hatchback; max speed 80 mph; 90-120 mile range; 23KW Li-ion batteryx; 6 hours/220-volt; 3,400 lb curb weight; Price range: base model $37,000
      • Progress: In Progress
        Target: 10,000 cars in 2011 for US, Europe and Asis-Pacific
      • References: Source
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    7. Toyota, Toyota Plug-in Prius, PHEV – click here for Latest News

      • 4-door, 5-seater; AER 20-30km (12.4-18.6 mi), using Li-ion batteries, charge on standard home outlet. Toyota hopes to sell at a price comparable to Mitsubishis i-MiEV (around US$47,500) and start mass producing in 2012, with first-year output 20,000 to 30,000 cars
      • Progress: public testing. Target Intro: 500 test fleet cars 2009-2010 in Japan, Europe, and US; Mass production 2012
      • References: Source
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    8. Ford, Focus Electric, EV – click here for Latest News

      • Features: 4-door, 4-seater; max speed 80 mph; 100 mile range; 33.8 KW Li-ion battery; 6 Hours/220 volt, 12 Hours/110 volt; 3,660 lb curb weight; Price range: base model $37,000
      • Progress: In Progress
        Target: 10,000 cars in 2011 for US, Europe and Asis-Pacific
      • References: Source
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    9. Smart electric drive, EV – click here for Latest News

      • Features: 2-door, 2-seater
      • References: Smart Electric Drive Overview
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      • Toyota, RAV4 Electric, EV – click here for Latest News

        • Features: 4-door, 5-seater SUV
        • Progress: Program announced July 2010, joint partnership between Tesla and Toyota
          Target: US 2012
        • References: Source
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      • BYD, BYD E6, EV – click here for Latest News

        • Features: 4-door, 5-seater crossover; range: 250mi(400km), 0-60mph 8 sec, top speed 100 mph, BYD Li-ion Fe battery with 10 min recharge to 50% SOC,
        • Progress: demoing and testing units
          Target Intro: China 2009, Europe 2011, US 2011
        • References: Source Video
      • BYD, BYD Plug-in F3DM , PHEV – click here for Latest News

        • Features: AER: 60 mi, total range 250 mi, 1L engine, costs about $22,000 US, Warren Buffet invested $230M for 10% of BYD’s parent, car company is also a battery maker, 130k workers, formerly government run Qingchuan company, located in Shenzen, China
        • Progress: Currently selling in China to government fleets. Target intro: China 2009, Europe & US 2011
        • References: Source Video
      • Honda, Fit, EV – click here for Latest News

        • Features: 100 miles range, 6 hours to fully recharge Li-ion battery at 220V
        • Progress: For sales 2012 in US, Japan and Europe
        • References: Source Video
      • BMW, i3 – click here for Latest News

        • Feaures: 4-seater; 100 kW (134 horsepower): 100 mph top speed; 100 miles range; curb weight 2,750 lbs; 0-6-mh in 8 secs; Price range: $35,000.
        • Progress: Manufacturing & Production Target: 2013, 40,000/year
        • References: Source Video
      • Toyota, IQ EV

        • Feaures: 4-seater; 65 miles range;
        • Progress: Manufacturing : Production Target: 2012, limited producion, fleet only.
        • rences: Source Video
      • Ford, Transit Connect EV

        • Feaures: Commercial Van; cargo capacity 1,600 lbs; 75 mph top speed; 28 kwh battey; 80 miles range; Price range: $57,400.
        • Progress: Manufacturing & Production Target: 2012.
        • References: Source Video
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