Electric Cars: No Longer a Dream of the Future
It wasn't too long ago when it seemed like the only people with electric vehicles (EVs)were philosophy professors and that weird hippy couple down the street. Now, we see them everywhere, with electric outlets appearing even at small-town gas stations. The cars have become more efficient and better designed. Today's electric cars look like regular gas-powered ones, increasing their sellability.
Tesla is Still King
If you ask your average person on the street to name an electric car, they will most likely name the "Tesla". The Tesla Model 3 and Model S are regularly listed as the best electric car on the market by consumers and companies that test cars, but there are a few others nipping at Musk's heels.
Popular Electric Cars
Tesla Model 3
There is nothing special about the appearance, it looks like most any other midsize sedan, however, the interior is luxurious and it has a range of over 300 miles. The Tesla Model 3 jumps ahead of the competition by offering innovative features like semi-autonomous driving assistance and technology that will not be outdated any time soon. The car's software is updated wirelessly, so your vehicle is always at the top of its game.
You know when you drive a BMW that the experience will be different than any other vehicle you've driven. The same goes for the electric I3. In addition to the electric powertrain, the BMW I3 is surrounded by a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell and an interior trim lined with a plant-based material called kenaf. The I3 provides 153 miles of range along with luxury car comfort.
Chevrolet Bolt EV
An affordable selection in the electric car market, the Chevy Bolt EV doesn't skimp on the important areas. Electric vehicles in this price range often only had a range of 80 miles, which isn't very useful. The Bolt has a reported range of 238 miles, rivaling those of luxury EVs while costing less than half as much. The Bolt offers a spacious and comfortable cabin paired with 200 HP and 266 ft-lb of torque that provides enough power to zip through traffic.
If you can't afford a six-figure luxury EV but still want to do your part for the environment, the Nissan Leaf offers an affordable alternative. Priced under $30,000, the Leaf may not have all the bells and whistles of other EVs, but it does provide you with 150 miles of range and a 147 HP electric motor. You can also pair your Leaf with the ProPilot Assist, Nissan's set of semi-autonomous driving features.
CTEK and Lithium Batteries
CTEK's main focus is "maximizing battery performance" and that carries over to electric vehicles as well. The CTEK Lithium US offers complete LiFePO4 battery care. The patented system recovers, charges, and maintains LiFePO4 batteries, maximizing their performance and extending the battery's life.
The Lithium US smart charger provides a simple plug and play operation, allowing the patented 8-step program to test the battery condition, the charging and maintaining the battery. If the battery is inactive, the charger will go on to provide float/pulse maintenance to make sure the battery is kept at an optimum level.
With 4.3A of charge current available, the Lithium US can charge LiFePO4 batteries from 5Ah to 60Ah and maintain up to 120Ah. You won't need to disconnect the battery to use the charger and will automatically reset any low voltage protection electronics that are on the vehicle.
Get the most out of your EV by choosing the right vehicle for you and pairing it with a CTEK Lithium US smart charger.
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