Electric Vehicles have come a long way to get to the point they are at today. Numerous questions and real-world challenges related to the practicality of electric cars as well as the sticker price for the newer technology has hampered growth in the segment.As we look forward to the rest of new EVs and updated models will be launched which are more cost effective, practical and stylish than ever before.Which one would you get?
10. Hyundai Sonata PHEV
- Starting price: $34,600
The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has often been referred to as a compliance car – built in order to comply with zero emissions mandates, and is only available in select states. That being said, for those who are able to get their hands on one, the car gives drivers many ways how to improve their fuel economy.
Everything comes down to the combination of the GDI 2.0L 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine with 39 MPG and the 64 HP electric motor powered by a 68-kW-hr Lithium-Ion battery. Running only on the electric motor, the Sonata can drive up to 27 miles before it needs to be recharged. When the electric motor is combined with the combustion engine, the total range increases to 590 miles.
The interior is designed to be as efficient and luxurious as possible. Front seats are ventilated, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, the Infinity audio system offers high-fidelity listening, and the 8” touchscreen display is perfect for navigation as well as entertainment. Safety features include Lane Departure Warning (LDW), rear parking sensors, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), rearview camera, Blind Spot Detection (BSD), and automatic head beam assist.