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A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Mini E in action

These EVs are Great Alternatives to Gas-Powered Vehicles

No longer an experimental side note in the auto industry's quest for new, fuel-efficient technology, today's electric vehicle is a fully functional automobile capable of transporting you through the heavy demands of daily life — without the burden of pit stops at the pump. Gone are the glorified golf carts of earlier days and in their place is a diverse and growing field of electric-powered cars that cater to a wide variety of lifestyles. From budget coupes to family-friendly crossovers to high-performance sports cars, modern electric cars come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges.


A three-quarter front view of the Volvo C30 Electric

Coda Sedan
This all-electric mid-size sedan offers spirited performance with 221 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 85 mph. Powered by a lithium-iron phosphate battery that provides a range of up to 125 miles, the fully-equipped, five-passenger Coda recharges in just six hours.
The Coda Sedan

A three-quarter front view of the BYD e6
BYD e6
Powered by a high-energy lithium-ion battery dubbed the "Fe," the BYD e6 is the rare electric vehicle that is both efficient and family-friendly. Boasting an impressive range of over 180 miles, this true five-passenger crossover is both functional and eco-friendly.

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
The plug-in version of the Prius changes out nickel-metal hydride batteries in favor of advanced lithium-ion battery packs and adds the option of recharging from a standard 110-volt electrical outlet. The result is a one-of-a-kind car that can drive up to 13 miles on electric power alone.

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

A three-quarter rear view of a Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster
This small neighborhood runabout is perfect for quick jaunts to the store down quiet suburban streets. Running solely off an all-electric 12-horsepower electric motor, the GEM e4 won't be winning any street races; however, it is capable of driving on public roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less.

Chevrolet Volt
This series-hybrid is powered solely by an electric drive unit, and makes for a great commuter vehicle. Best of all, this four-passenger sedan can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet to recharge overnight.

A three-quarter front view of a red 2011 Chevrolet Volt

A three-quarter rear view of a GEM e4 on the streets of Los Angeles, CA
GEM e4
This small neighborhood runabout is perfect for quick jaunts to the store down quiet suburban streets. Running solely off an all-electric 12-horsepower electric motor, the GEM e4 won't be winning any street races; however, it is capable of driving on public roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less.


GAYOT's current list of the Best Electric Cars



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