My Electric Vehicles Dream Garage.
I decided to create a wish list of all the electric vehicles that if money were no object I would have in my garage. If I was Jay Leno and I could have any I wanted and money was no object, these are the one that I would pick.
First up are the cars, there are quite a few special electric cars around right now and I have managed to narrow it down to my top 3.
This is without a doubt one of the most exciting electric cars around and is what really started my interest in electric cars. Unfortunately they have stopped producing them so you won’t be able to buy one new anymore but hopefully there will be someone out there willing to part with theirs by the time I get the money together!
This electric car is based on the R8 and is my second choice of electric car in my dream garage. It is a working prototype but an extremely good one! I had a chance to see one up close but I never got to drive it and I have no doubt that if you got to push it to the limit it would be a ride you would never forget.
This may not look like the most desirable electric vehicle in the world but it happens to be one of the fastest electric cars around. It has massive acceleration and with the top of the line batteries it has a range of 320km. I would use this as a car to get around the city as it’s only about as wide as a large motorcycle so finding a parking spot in one of these should be a piece of cake. It also has great acceleration like a motorbike with a 0-60mph time of about 4 seconds.
They may not be as “green” as all-electric cars but with more plug-in hybrids out now hybrid cars are becoming more environmental and desirable all the time.
The long awaited Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid was supposed to rival the all-electric Tesla Roadster but has only made it to forecourt now. It has a complete sports car look but can travel 50 miles in electric mode alone before the engine needs to kick in. Add some sports car figures like 0-60 in less than 6 seconds and you have a very desirable car!
Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid
The Porsche 918 hybrid is the sexy car that everyone would want. With a 500hp engine and two motors adding another 250hp this car packs a lot of punch while still managing to only sip the fuel to get 78mpg. Porsche are only making 918 of these hybrids and they're going to cost a wallet emptying $845,000!
Toyota Prius PHEV
People have been waiting so long for a plug-in version of the Prius that they even started modifying their own Prii so that they could charge up from home. Well pretty soon you will be able to buy one straight from Toyota and even though it may not be the most beautiful or fastest car around it will still be incredibly desirable for the huge Prius fanbase.
Electric motorbikes are coming along fast and are already good competition to their ICE brothers. If you don’t believe me have a look at some of these electric vehicle beauties!
Brammo Empulse 10.0
The top of the line Brammo Empulse 10.0 can get you over 100 miles range and over 100mph. Sounds pretty good to me!
The winner of the 2011 TTXGP International championship race at Laguna Seca, this bike would probably be much too wild for me, but hey it is a dream list!
Being able to go easily from off-road to the street and all in quiet electric vehicle style seems like a pretty cool thing to have in any garage.
I have my own electric bicycle and it does me fine but here are some that I would happily have in my garage!
The basic model may cost close to $12,000 this bike is the biggest and baddest electric bicycle around. With a battery range of 57 miles and a top speed of over 34mph this is a bike that really gets around!
“Bikes on steroids” is what they call the Stealth bikes. Built for tearing across the Aussie outback, this is a rough and ready electric mountain bike that would scare you into wearing you safety gear.
There are some brilliant electric scooters around at the moment so if you looking for a short trip around the town and would like something on two wheels then you’re in luck.
The Vectrix maxi-scooter is the big dog in the scooter world. It can get up to 100km/h and is perfect for getting around town while still having the power for the highways if you need it.
Technically not kept in the garage but electric boats have come a long way in recent times and there are some beauties around that you wouldn’t mind showing off at the yacht club!
This is a catamaran run completely on solar energy from solar panels covering the boat. It is truly a great achievement and I wouldn’t mind one myself. They made the boat entirely form materials and technology available now which has the potential to be mass-produced so you might have to wait a while but a boat like this might not just be a dream for some people for very long.
Well that’s all the electric vehicles that I would have in my dream garage anyway, not much to ask for is it?
What would you have in your dream garage? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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