What Are Some Small Electric Cars?


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Notable small electric cars available on the market as of 2015 include the BMW i3, Fiat 500e, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the Smart Electric Drive. Most of the cars are pure electric vehicles, though the BMW i3 offers the option of a small combustion engine to extend its range.

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What Are Some Small Electric Cars?
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The majority of small electric cars are city cars intended for use in urban areas where their small size is advantageous and trips are relatively short. Operating in a city also means these cars are usually not far from a source of electricity. The Smart Electric Drive exemplifies this design philosophy with its two-person format and minimal cargo capacity, while the offerings from Fiat, Mitsubishi and BMW offer more space for cargo and passengers.

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