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Car tips & advice | 18.03.2014 - 15:19

Top 3 Eco Sports Cars Emerging on the Used Car Market

When people think about hybrid or electric cars, speed usually doesn't come to mind, especially if you’re looking at an eco car in the used car market.

However, there are three cars on the market that will change this image with their power, performance, and sleek designs. These sports cars are not only fast and agile, but also eco-friendly. So whilst you’ll be travelling fast, you’ll also be able to enjoy the speed safe in the knowledge that you aren’t damaging the environment. Another thing to take note of, eco sports cars have been in the used car market for a few years now, so prices are a lot lower than you might think! Car sale specialists like Car Craft are great places to start looking at if your looking for a good deal.

1. Tesla Roadster

With 248 horse power, a 200 plus mile range, and a 125 mph top speed, the Roadster is an impressive example of an electric car. It goes 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds, all while emitting zero carbon. Since electric cars can achieve 100% torque instantly, acceleration is quick, powerful, and quiet. It plugs into almost any outlet, so it is convenient, but it also maintains the sleek body design of a high-end sports car.

2. Velozzi

The Velozzi is not fully electric, it is a hybrid, but it achieves some impressive benchmarks for an eco-friendly car. It is aptly named the Velozzi Supercar because it travels in excess of 200 mph with over 800 horsepower. It can do 0 to 60 in under three seconds. Being a hybrid, its battery is supplemented by conventional fuel, but it will run on bio-diesel, ethanol, or several other greener options. The Velozzi is a monster among cars, making it rank high not only among eco-friendly vehicles, but also among conventional sports cars.

3. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E Cell

This fully electric car does 0 to 60 in four seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Non-electric models of this car are even faster, and their fuel consumption is lower than most cars on the market today. With 525 horsepower, it is stronger than the Tesla Roadster, but its range is about half. One key feature that makes this car an impressive environmental option is the one hour charging time. Range and charge time are big roadblocks for electric cars, and this model seems to meet the challenge.

These three used eco cars are impressive examples of why the auto industry will be changing in the near future. People have been hesitant to invest in electric cars because of questions about power, speed, and style. Now those questions have three elegant answers, and there are surely more to come. These used cars crush doubts about how electric can be as good as gasoline and go even further to show that electric has the potential to be even better. Performance aside, they are simply a smart choice because they do no emit greenhouse gasses, which is good for everyone.

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