When it comes to looking after the environment, electric cars may well be the future, and when it comes to electric cars, Tesla are one of the leading manufacturers in the world. Environmentalists are calling for electric cars to be supplied at extremely high numbers in order to replace the countless petrol cars that we’ve been using for over a hundred years. In order for electric cars to be supplied at such a high volume, an extremely large factory is needed to cope with the demand.
When one thinks of Nevada, they are more that likely to think of Las Vegas and the countless roulette wheels and speed poker tables that inhabit the many casinos along the Vegas strip. What they might not know is that Tesla’s biggest manufacturing plant, the Gigafactory lies in the heart of the Nevada desert, with the intent of producing 500,000 cars a year by the end of the decade. Teslas are growing in popularity, so much so that other manufacturers have launched their own electric cars to compete with the Tesla range, here we take a look at some of the best.
With an average range of 200 miles before it will need recharging, the Bolt is a very powerful automobile that offers the latest cutting edge technology that you would expect from an electric car. It also has a number of cameras to provide a 360° view of the car for a smoother bay park, and a heated leather steering wheel, ideal for the crisp, winter mornings.
The French car franchise is also jumping on the revolutionary bandwagon with their offering, the Zoe. With a 250 mile range between charges, the Zoe is easy to charge and the engine is as quiet as a mouse. With 5 seats and 338 litre boot, the Zoe is an ideal family car and a comfortable drive for long distances. Throughout the UK, the Renault Zoe is available from £13,000, and with car charging points in more than 4000 locations throughout the UK, there has never been a better time to make the switch to an electric car.
A more affordable alternative to the Tesla, the Nissan Leaf is the ultimate zero emission family car. The car can reach an expected 155 miles per charge, and as an extra perk, the UK Government is currently offering an incentive where they will cover up to 35% of the cost of all Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles, and it would also provide an exception from London’s congestion charge. You can also communicate with your Leaf via your smartphone, laptop or tablet with the app that enables you to schedule a charging time or even activate the climate control feature. The Nissan Leaf has won the heart of Alyssa Milano who considers herself a proud owner of the green car.