Jalopnik: BMW i8, Chevy Volt & Tesla Model S Among “Ten Cars That Totally Changed Our Minds”
Jalopnik posted a 10-car list of vehicles “that totally changed our [the writers at Jalopnik] minds.” On that list are 3 vehicles of particular interest to us.
The 3 vehicles are the Chevrolet Volt, Tesla Model S, and the BMW i8. It is understandable why each is capable of mind-altering.
First up, #6 on the list, the Chevrolet Volt. Jalopnik states:
“Launched when everyone had lost faith in GM, the Volt defied expectations and was a great, forward thinking car.”
Which is absolutely true. The Volt was and still is the only EREV that really got the magic formula right in our opinion – some significant electric range to cover most daily needs, and a range extending operation that practically mimics the electric propulsion capabilities.
Second, coming in at the #3 spot, the Tesla Model S.
“Before the Model S electric cars were kind of a joke – interesting, but not really remarkable outisde of the fact that they were electric. The Model S blew everyone away by not just being a great electric car, but a great car.”
The Model S clearly rips apart any stereotype or skepticism an individual might have towards electric cars. It’s quick, practical, has a long range, and there’s that network of Supercharging stations. If Tesla can come anywhere close to the Model S for a reasonable price in 2017 with the Model 3 well, the automotive world will change.
In the #1 spot, the BMW i8.
“The i8 showed car enthusiasts that the future isn’t something to be feared, but embraced wholeheartedly. The future is here, and it’s cool as h*ll.”
The i8 presents a new way of making a performance car. Just like the Porsche 918, McLaren P1, and Ferrari LaFerrari… but not nearly as expensive as any them…the i8 performs well, while being “greener” at the same time.
Do you agree with Jalopnik’s choosing of these 3 vehicles? Should any other plug-ins have made the list?