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Overview of electric cars

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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.

I need your help to get this list complete and up to date.

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.

Last update: 1 September 2010

Electric cars with a corresponding review article are marked with an information symbool. Clicking on the corresponding link will bring you to the review article.

Keep a good eye on the this list, it will be update regulary. New review articles will also be published on the home page of OliNo.


Photo Brand/Type Consumption Range Power Topspeed Prod. yr Price
Reva NXR 140 Wh/mile 100 miles 25 kW 65 mph 2010 €14,995 (excl.batt.)
Reva NXG ? Wh/mile 125 miles ? kW 80 mph 2010 €23,000 (excl.batt.)
Nissan Leaf Nissan LEAF 240 Wh/mile 100 miles 80 kW 90 mph 2011 $25,280

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/Type Consumption Range Power Topspeed Prod. Yr Price
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-tesla-100px.jpg Tesla
176 Wh/mile 250 mile 185 kW 125 mph 2008 $98,000
Lightning ? Wh/mile 180 mile 480 kW > 130 mph 2008 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-venturi-100px.jpg Venturi 179 Wh/mile/td>

156 mile 180 kW 100 mph 2008 €297,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-zap-x-100px.jpg Zap-X ? Wh/mile 350 mile 480 kW 155 mph 2010 $60,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-obvio-828e-100px.jpg Obvio
? 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
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-aptera-type-1e-100px.jpg Aptera Type-1e 124 Wh/mile 121 mile 19 kW 85 mph 2008 $26,900
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-mitsubishi-miev-sport-100px.jpg Mitsubishi
i MiEV
160 Wh/mile 100 mile 47 kW 113 mph 2009 ?
95 Wh/mile 125 mile 20 kW 106 mph 2010 €30,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-silence-pt2-100px.jpg Silence-PT2 ? Wh/mile 250 mile 100 kW 125 mph 2008 $42,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-miles-xs500-100px.jpg Miles
? 120 mile ? kW 80 mph 2008 $29,500
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-think-100px.jpg Think 251 Wh/mile 113 mile 30 kW 63 mph 2009 €20,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-ebox-100px.jpg eBox 234 Wh/mile 150 mile 120 kW 95 mph 2008 $68,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-phoenix-sut-100px.jpg Phoenix
349 Wh/mile 100 mile ? kW 95 mph 2008 $45,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-ventureone-100px.jpg Venture Vehicles
VentureOne EV
? Wh/mile 120 mile 40 kW 75 mph 2009 $25,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-spyder-100px.jpg UEV
Electrum Spyder
? Wh/mile 250 mile ? kW 100 mph 2008 $70,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-bollore-100px.jpg Bolloré 179 Wh/mile 156 mile 30 kW 78 mph ? €20,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-tango-100px.jpg Commuter Cars
? Wh/mile 160 mile 52,5 kW 150 mph ? $108,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-smart-fortwo-ev-100px.jpg Smart
Fortwo EV
192 Wh/mile 72 mile 30 kW 70 mph 2010 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-mini-cooper-ev-100px.jpg Hybrid Technologies
Mini Cooper EV
? Wh/mile 70 mile ? kW 80 mph 2008 $65,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-maya100-100px.jpg ElectroVaya
Maya 100
? Wh/mile 225 mile ? kw 88 mph 2008 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-subaru-r1e-100px.jpg Subaru
? Wh/mile 50 mile 40,3 kW 63 mph 2010 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-cleanova-II-100px.jpg Cleanova II 240 Wh/mile 125 mile ? kW 81 mph 2008 $10,0001
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-doblo-electric-100px.jpg Doblo Electric 459 Wh/mile 94 mile 60 kW 75 mph 2008 £29,500
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-mdi-minicat-100px.jpg MDI
157 Wh/mile3 94 mile 18,6 kW 69 mph 2008 €4,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-ariana-792-100px.jpg Ariana 792 ? Wh/mile 94 mile 28 kW 75 mph ? ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-attrd-parade-100px.jpg Att Parade ? Wh/mile 150 mile ? kW 69 mph ? $20,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-e-mobile-100px.jpg 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
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
(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 miles 30 kW 60 mph 2009 £16,850
c-zero-1 Citroën C-Zero 200 Wh/mile 69 miles 47 kW 80 mph 4th quarter 2010 €29,550
Nissan Leaf Nissan LEAF 240 Wh/mile 100 miles 80 kW 90 mph 2011 $25,280
Reva NXR 140 Wh/mile 100 miles 25 kW 65 mph 2010 €14,995 (excl.batt.)
Reva NXG ? Wh/mile 125 miles ? kW 80 mph 2010 €23,000 (excl.batt.)

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
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-cityel-100px.jpg CityEl 96 Wh/mile 56 mile 2,5 kW 39 mph 1987 €8,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-twike-100px.jpg Twike 64 Wh/mile 125 3 kW 53 mph 1986 €20,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-reva-100px.jpg Reva
192 Wh/mile 50 mile 13 kW 50 mph 2001 $13,600
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-zenn-100px.jpg Zenn ? Wh/mile 35 mile ? kW 25 mph 2006 $12,750
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-nmg-100px.jpg Myers Motors
? Wh/mile 30 mile 22,4 kW 76 mph 2005 $36,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-aerorider-100px.jpg Aerorider 16 Wh/mile 50 mile 0,6 kW 28 mph 2008 €7,500
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-zap-xebra-sedan-100px.jpg Zap
Xebra sedan
? Wh/mile 25 mile ? kW 41 mph 2006 $11,200
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-dynasty-sedan-100px.jpg Dynasty
142 Wh/mile 31 mile ? kW 24 mph 2005 $19,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-kurrent-100px.jpg Kurrent ? Wh/mile 40 mile 4,1 kW 35 mph 2007 $9,800
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-elettrica-100px.jpg Elettrica ? Wh/mile 70 mile ? kW 45 mph 2007 £12,750
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-nev-100px.jpg ElectroVaya
? Wh/mile 75 mile ? kW 25 mph 2008 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-buddy-100px.jpg Elbil Norge
Kewet Buddy
160 Wh/mile 94 mile 13 kW 56 mph 1998 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-ydea-100px.jpg Ydea 128 Wh/mile 125 mile 4 kW 38 mph 2007 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-mega-city-100px.jpg Mega City 186 Wh/mile 40 mile 4 kW 40 mph 2008 £10,847
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-helecktra-100px.jpg Town Life
160 Wh/mile 44 mile 4 kW 28 mph 2008 €11,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-little-angel-001-100px.jpg LITTLE ANGEL 001
115 Wh/mile 75 mile 2,2 kW 28 mph 2008 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-maranello4cycle-100px.jpg SCE
? Wh/mile 63 mile 4 kW 28 mph 2008 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-mycar-100px.jpg MyCar ? Wh/mile 75 mile 4 kW 50 mph 2008 €6,500
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-eagle-g-car-100px.jpg Eagle G-car ? Wh/mile 50 mile ? kW 38 mph 2008 $3,300
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-flybo6000zk-100px.jpg XFD-6000ZK
178 Wh/mile 81 mile 6,5 kW 34 mph 2008 $10,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-sam-100px.jpg Sam
80 Wh/mile 44 mile 15 kW 53 mph 2008 €6,600
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-buge-100px.jpg BugE 50 Wh/mile 30 mile 2,24 kW 50 mph 2008 $4,827
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-go-one-3-100px.jpg go-one3 21 Wh/mile 63 mile 1,5 kW 25 mph 2008 ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-maya300-100px.jpg ElectroVaya
Maya 300
? Wh/mile 120 mile ? kW 35 mph ? ?
Green Vehicles
? Wh/mile 60 mile 6,5 kW 35 mph 2008 $12,995
Green Vehicles
? Wh/mile 60 mile 6,5 kW 35 mph 2008 $11,995
Lux 200 Dilixi ? Wh/mile 63 mile 5 kW 28 mph ? ?
? Wh/mile 60 mile ? kW 40 mph 2008 £8,995
? 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


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
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-dodge-zeo-100px.jpg Dodge Zeo 256 Wh/mile 250 mile 200 kW 130 mph ? ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-wrightspeed-x1-100px.jpg Wrightspeed
200 Wh/mile 100 mile 176 kW 112 mph ? ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-eliica-100px.jpg Eliica 275/248 Wh/mile 200/125 mile 480 kW 119/250 mph ? $255,000
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-subaru-g4e-100px.jpg Subaru
? Wh/mile 125 mile 65 kW ? mph ? ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-trev-100px.jpg Trev 59 Wh/mile 94 mile 25 kW 75 mph ? ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-thinkox-100px.jpg Think Ox ? Wh/mile 125 mile ? kW 85 mph ? ?
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-zap-alias-electric-car-100px.jpg Zap Alias ? Wh/mile 101 mile 240 kW 157 mph 2009 $32,500
/wp-content/uploads/2008/articles/overzicht-elektrische-autos-nisan-mixim-100px.jpg 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.
If you have more (up-to-date) information add a comment to this article with the information. I will use this to keep the list up-to-date.

I need your help to keep this list interesting and up-to-date. Just add a comment if you have more information or want to give your personal opinion.

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121 Responses to “Overview of electric cars”

  1. Jeroen van Agt Says:


    Can you explain yourself? Why is this the case?

  2. Stephen Hodges Says:

    I wish someone would buy “online!” some of the Chinese EV’s and tell us what they are like (and how much they cost)…. such as Tianjin Qingyuan AO, at http://www.qyev.com/en/product_47.aspx

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  4. Svemir Says:

    Please watch this of-the-shelf-built electric car with 900 HP beating Tesla Roadster…


    thank you for your site! 🙂

  5. Samual Says:

    Electric cars are the future of cars i can say. I like them all and hope that only electic cars gonna be servive in next years.thanks for sharing with us..
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    Dear Sir
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  7. K A Cheah Says:

    With Range Anxiety Pressures looming over pure EVs Drivers’ minds/consciousness always, perhaps, all the EVs manufacturers should be wiser looking into the future in developing and producing EVs as the Extended Range Plug-in Hybrid EVs which could use a combination of known and proven technologies in which case that it should use a direct drive micro-turbine generator to recharge its batteries for the extended range instead of a normal ICE engine as the micro-turbine generator is 300% more efficient and as the micro-turbine generator is fuel flexible which could also use alternative hybrid fuel such HHO \on demand basis only\ via electrolysis of water with the excess electrical energy when the turbine is generating electricity to recharge its batteries just like ordinary ICE Vehicles’ Alternators. Perhaps the said Synthetic Gasoline made from wastes and Methanol made from Coal conversion may be two of the several available options which is recyclable of its reducing the carbon footprints of the fossil fuels. They could use the most powerful Permanent Magnets’ Engines(made from rare earth metals) in their drive train to boost horsepower and torque with the same amount of Electrical Energy inputs, and they could also use regenerative brakes to re-charge their batteries as well. Scientific R&D for all vocations needed the best available ideas in the known technologies’ combinations to achieve the best results in reaching the most efficient goals of a Plug-in Hybrid EVs Car such as the Chevy Volt, Proton Exora and in other Plug-in Extended Range Hybrid EVs. Hopefully with the increase in sales volumes owing to technological advancement in such HPE-REVs their prices would be reduced in order to be more competitive with Conventional ICE Vehicles as the prices of fuels (Petrol & Diesel) are again expected to shoot-up through the roofs in 2011.

  8. Taylor Rodan Says:

    Babaganoosh here and this was such a treat, boost out another one asap

  9. Chris Bakken Says:


    Question, have you considered electric trucks? In the US now there are two available options, Smith (UK company with a facility in Kentucky) and EV International an US company operating out of California.

  10. Dom Says:

    The Tazzari Zero is not in your list, its a 2 seater sports car on sale for $25000, made in Italy.

  11. Ansel Kaluge Says:

    Dear Sir,
    You really make rvolutonary autocar. Do you have market in Indonesia? If not yet, I cn help yu to open your market in Indonesia.

    Thanks and kind regard
    Ansel Kaluge


    We got all different types of electric cars. What is missing is the infra structure for battery charger and time it takes for the same.



  13. muhammed shahin Says:

    electric car & Diesel

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  15. Mustaqeem Ali Says:

    Your information are good. But please provide me some idea on making a car by Do your self method.

  16. Canas Says:

    What about the car radio?

  17. vimoreHD Says:

    It’s onerous to find knowledgeable individuals on this topic, however you sound like you understand what you’re speaking about! Thanks

  18. Alkè Says:

    Ten years ago we were speaking about cars like the ones described in this article. Now, 10 years later, the entire car market has been scrambled by the electric revolution. Car companies are launching their own electric models, and that just amaizing!

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  20. Lovesharing Says:

    Electric cars are the future. We must promote and care for their development to avoid living in a desolate world.

  21. Howard Lacy Says:

    Thank you for a detailed overview of the electric vehicle market. More and more people in developed countries are thinking about how their consumer behavior affects the environment and trying to minimize the negative effect. And if initially it was exclusively about the ecological aspect of consumption, then in the last decade the social aspect has been added to it. From the point of view of responsible consumption, an electric vehicle has a lot of advantages. First, it does not consume fossil fuels. Secondly, he himself does not emit harmful substances into the atmosphere. Thirdly, the owner can also eliminate secondary emissions that can occur during the production of electricity. Someone installs solar panels on the roof of a house or garage, someone charges only at those charging stations that use clean energy. Fourth, even if you use energy for charging from dirty sources like thermal power plants, the carbon footprint will still be less than from diesel. Fifth, electric vehicles do not use technical fluids like engine oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, and others. I managed to find out this information from their videos on YouTube in which the authors talk about the use of electric vehicles. I found a couple of dozen videos on this topic there and noticed that in most cases these videos were posted by accounts to which about 30 thousand subscribers were subscribed! I am sure that in order to achieve these numbers, the owners of these accounts used the services of https://soclikes.com/ to cheat subscribers.

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