Which electric vehicles will be successful?

October 3, 2011 12:00 AM

Automakers are set to release a large line-up of electric vehicles next year, and it seems like every major manufacturer has some type of electric vehicle on the horizon. The current market for eco-friendly vehicles indicates that not all of these cars can be a success. So which are most likely to break through and succeed, and which could be drained before they even get on the road?

Mother Nature Network recently offered their list of upcoming electric vehicles, along with their picks for which could potentially break-through. Topping the list was the Chevrolet Volt. The much-hyped vehicle hasn't exactly lived up to the hype thus far, moving just 3,500 models. However, the news source believes that demand for the car is high and it's just a matter of producing enough to meet the demand - a sentiment shared with General Motors.

The upcoming Toyota Prius plug-in is another model that could find a large audience. The Prius name is already synonymous with hybrids, and drivers will find a lot to like about an electric vehicle that essentially turns into a regular Prius once the battery is drained. The company also believes that the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in could be a popular model, as it offers drivers a whopping 500 miles on electric charge.

Getting an eco-friendly vehicle that runs on electricity can be a great way to save money at the pump, but car repair bills can still be costly. That's why preventative auto maintenance can help ensure that issues are taken care of before they become more costly.

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