As oil sources start to become scarce, car manufacturers will be implementing newer ways to introduce environmental-friendly vehicles on the road. As advanced technology becomes more and more accessible to automakers, we can expect to see new and improved iterations of these electric cars in the future. For now, if you want to exchange your used car in Dubai for an electric car, here are our five best picks.
The Nissan Leaf you’re looking at is the second-generation model and it features a 40kWh battery, which the company claims will give you an official range of 270 kilometers. This will be more than enough for a lot of people and given the Leaf’s affordability compared to the more premium electric cars, it is sure to be a hit with customers that are on a tight budget.
As for the charging time, you’ll be able to top up the battery to 80 percent in 40 minutes from a rapid charger, 7.5 hours from a home outlet and 21 hours from zero to full with a three-pin plug, making the Nissan Leaf versatile in this department.
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This model is exceptionally affordable and is available with a choice of battery packs and electric motors. The latest model to join the lineup is the 108bhp R110, with a 41kWh battery that gets a Q90 quick-charge option, which speeds up battery charging. With 43kW charging capability, a user can charge the cells up to 80 percent in just an hour and 38 minutes, meaning you’ll use up less time in obtaining more mileage from your vehicle. Since it is small and compact, drivers should be able to experience approximately 250 kilometers on a single charge.
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Hyundai Kona Electric
Electric cars and SUVs work well together and if you have a big family, you can get the Hyundai Kona Electric. This model can either be outfitted with a 64 kWh or 39 kWh battery. The model with the bigger battery features a range of around 482 kilometers on a full charge according to Hyundai, while with the more affordable model, that range will drop to 321 kilometers. Still, if you don’t have to cover a lot of distance, you will be able to comfortably ride in this one without worrying too much about plugging back the power connection.
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Yet another electric car from Hyundai shows the automaker is on a roll with such vehicle types. Not only is this car affordable, but its figures are impressive too. For example, it has a 118bhp electric motor and a 0-100km/h time that can be reached in 9.9 seconds, which shows that performance is strong with this one. The maximum range of this car is 280 kilometers, but Hyundai claims that users will experience an average of 209 kilometers.
This is thanks to the smaller 28kWh battery, but the advantage here is that it takes less time to charge. It comes with a built-in 6.6kW charger, and the wallbox supply will take four hours and 25 minutes to fully charge the car. The 50kW rapid charger reduces the charging time to just 30 minutes for an 80 percent capacity top up.
Tesla Model S
The progenitor of the premium electric vehicle, Tesla introduced the Model S sometime ago0, with the 75D version being the one to choose. It can go from 0 to 62km/hin just 4.2 seconds, rivaling supercars and its range is impressive too, thanks to its 75kWh battery. The large battery can give the user around 489 kilometers of range. Also, thanks to the Tesla Supercharger network, you can top up the 75D’s battery to 80 percent in just 40 minutes.