9) Mitsubishi i-MiEV
The 2017 i-MiEV creates zero tail pipe emissions and requires zero gasoline stops. It is compact, practical and the most affordable compact electric car on the market. Its 66 hp water cooled electric motor makes it lightweight and efficient.
With a single speed fixed reduction gear the car does away with the need for a heavy transmission. In fact the car has next to no heavy components to weigh it down, and weighs-in at merely 3,329 lbs gross. Consequently it was easy for Mitsubishi to give the car a favorable 45/55 weight distribution, which further improves the ride comfort and handling.
Electric cars are the future. Tax breaks, subsidies and other benefits that lower the cost of ownership help buyers usher in an electric future with the i-MiEV more cost effectively. Comfort and safety features include heated front seats, an audio system with six speakers, multiple airbags, stability control and traction control.