Compact EVs are becoming a hot take in many areas of the US. For those who live in rural areas, having a bigger and longer-lasting battery is a prominent feature to look for, others do not require the need.
For many auto makers, they are scaling back on how they can provide a safe and effective EV with far fewer bells and whistles. While many who live in cities such as New York and Boston, having a car to simply get you where you need to go at a faster pace is all they need.
Many of these vehicles are producing only 65 mph, with 22 overall horsepower. This provides just enough to get to wherever you need to go in the city.
Compact EVs are Gaining Popularity
One of the main reasons why electric cars are moving into the small-sized category is price. Makers such as Tesla and GM are pushing high-end electric cars and trucks. With larger, longer lasting batteries, comes a whopping price tag.
Companies like Chinese brand Kandi as well as Honda are creating smaller more effective vehicles to cater to those who don’t meet the luxury vehicle price-point. Thee compact EVs aren’t meant to take a family on a cross country trip, however, they DO meet the needs of many citizens across the world.
A sense of irony moves through the industry as fuel, the once king of the road pushed out electric cars back in the late 1800s. During that time, electric cars could not get people back and forth as people moved out of the city and into more rural areas. This is where oil became a dominant force. Now, the tables are turning. Car companies are providing a long range of vehicles to adapt to consumer needs.
Now, the tables are turning. We look forward to see how electric cars work within city limits. The effects prove to be beneficial for the environment and the city as a whole.