In 2018, EVs will become more affordable, drive farther and become more available than ever before.
Cars like the Chevy Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 are more popular than ever, even though the numbers are still low compared to traditional gas-powered vehicles.
The Leaf is the most affordable of the bunch, even though it doesn't go as far. -- only 150 miles on a charge. However, the price is under $30,000.
Toyota is also expanding its offering of electric and hybrid vehicles, which we saw during a tour seen on Facebook at the New York International Auto Show:
The new RAV4 compact SUV will be available with a 2.5-liter gas-electric hybrid system with a continuously variable transmission. Horsepower, gas mileage and price weren't released.
Volkswagen's hybrid sport concept can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, VW says. There's also a "mild hybrid" with 310-horsepower from a V6 and a smaller hybrid battery. The SUV is due in showrooms sometime next year. Mileage and price were not announced.
Ford's luxury brand, Lincoln Aviator, finally gets an Explorer-like midsize SUV with three rows of seats to compete in the hot luxury SUV market and a plug-in hybrid option.
To learn more about electric vehicles, check out this article from CNN. To see one up close, visit the New York International Auto Show through April 8.
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