Performance

Electric Car Performance BenefitsElectric Vehicles Offer Outstanding Performance
Driving a plug-in electric car is exciting – offering instantaneous torque and quiet acceleration. Electric vehicles also are fun and practical, and they are not just for the rich and famous. They are ideal for the common commuter. EVs also are highly efficient with benefits like regenerative braking, and many have smart features, such as connectivity.

EVs Win Driver Approval and Critical Acclaim
Consumer Reports recently declared that “the era of the electrified car has arrived” and both drivers and critics seem to agree. Car and Driver included an EV in their 2016 10 Best Cars of the Year list, while Motor Trend’s Car of the Year in 2011 and 2013 were electric-drive vehicles. The 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year included the plug-in version of that model. Wards Auto World also has praised EVs and included electric drivetrains in the release of 2016 Top 10 Engines List. In addition, J.D. Power and Associates has included numerous electric vehicles in their consumer satisfaction lists, such as the 2015 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, and the top three models on Consumer Reports’ latest list of cars with “The Most Satisfying Commute” are EVs!

This is just a partial list of the numerous critical awards and high consumer approval ratings for plug-in electric vehicles since they hit the mass market in late 2010, not to mention the success of the now mainstream hybrid electric vehicle, introduced a decade ago. More than 500,000 electric vehicles have been sold, demonstrating a significant and growing consumer preference for alternatives to oil. Automakers are expanding their commitment to electrification; nearly every major manufacturer now has a plug-in vehicle in the market and more models on the way.

EVs Offer the Best Efficiency Possible
Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy compiles a list of the Top 10 Fuel Sippers on the market with vehicles ranked by their EPA combined city/highway rating. For 2016 Model Years, all cars on list are electric drive vehicles. All-Electric vehicle (EV) fuel economy is given in Miles Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe), where 33.7 kWh = 1 gallon of gasoline. Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) are ranked by their combined gas/electricity rating.

See for Yourself
There’s no better way to get to know a car than getting behind the wheel. Here are some ideas on how you can experience electric drive performance first-hand:

    • Get Behind the Wheel: Driving a plug-in car is exciting – offering instantaneous torque and quiet acceleration. EVs are highly efficient with benefits like regenerative braking, and many have smart features, such as connectivity. Go to Midwest EVOLVE’s Events and Test Drives page to learn about upcoming test-drive events in your area or participating dealers.
    • Reserve an EV: Don’t own a car? Reserve a Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) the next time you rent or use a car-sharing service. No special training necessary! Check out where there is an EV available near you.
    • Request an Event in Your Area: Would your business or event wish to host a ride and drive on site? Click here to request Midwest EVOVLE host an event with you.

Source: GoElectricDrive.com