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Rating of electrified recreational vehicles: 70 models, how to choose and who excels - voila! Car

2023-05-26T04:10:02.430Z

Highlights: There are already 65,2023 electric vehicles in Israel, and thousands more are joining them every month. In the first four months of this year, 44,35 electrified vehicles were sold in Israel. Most of the trams sold today are crossover models, which we will focus on. But what kind of green car is better?hybrid: No need to charge, but don't get rid of petrol. plug-in: electric for everyday use, gasoline for long journeys. electric vehicle: Saves Emissions and Money, But Makes the Chase of Charging Smile.


Many Israelis are considering purchasing an electrified crossover as the next vehicle, in order to reduce costs and reduce pollution. Who is better than hybrid, who is plug-in and who is electric - and who is the best?


In the first four months of this year, 44,35 electrified vehicles were sold in Israel, <>% of the new car market (Photo: Dudi Moskowitz)

For many years there was talk about the electric revolution, now it is happening. Already, almost one-fifth of the new cars sold in Israel are fully electric. There are already 65,2023 electric vehicles in Israel, and thousands more are joining them every month.

A pure electric vehicle isn't a solution for everyone. Some will prefer a plug-in vehicle, which is capable of making regular daily trips with electricity, but switches to gasoline on long journeys. And there are those who will choose a regular hybrid car, which may not exempt them from regular visits to gas stations, but will save them range anxiety, and still give them a very fuel-efficient and emissions-efficient vehicle.

Either way, in the first third of 35, electrified cars captured 16% of the car market in the country. Trams rose to 13% market share, hybrids dropped to 6.5% and dongle models stood at 5.<>%.

What type of electrified vehicle is right for us? Most of the trams sold today are crossover models, which we will focus on. But what kind of green car is better?

Hybrid: No need to charge, but don't get rid of petrol

A hybrid is a vehicle that combines side by side a gasoline engine as the main engine, and an electric motor as an additional engine, capable of powering the vehicle alone under very specific conditions: at slow speed for short ranges, during calm cruising or on descents. The big advantage is that the driver does not have to do anything: the car itself decides when to switch between the engines, and the small battery, 1-2 kW, is charged alone, converting the energy wasted when braking or driving downhill, into electricity. The improvement in fuel consumption compared to a comparable gasoline vehicle is large, usually between 25 and 40 percent, but it is still a vehicle that pollutes quite a bit.

Who it's for: For those who don't have the option of permanent charging, because they park on the street, or because they can install a charging station in their driveway.

Plug-in (plug-in hybrid): electric for everyday use, gasoline for long journeys

Plug-in cars also combine a gasoline engine and an electric motor, but with a more powerful electric motor and a significantly larger battery (usually between 10 and 40 kWh) than hybrid cars.

Such a vehicle no longer charges only while driving, but needs home charging or public charging stations. It is usually able to travel about 35-60 real kilometers on electricity, which should make it possible to make the daily commute to work and errands without the consumption of gasoline. In the last two years, plug-in models have also appeared with a practical range of over 100 km. On long journeys, when the battery is depleted, the vehicle will switch to gasoline.

Who it's for: For those who travel mainly short trips, and are afraid of getting stuck on long trips without charging, because even when the battery is drained you can continue to drive as a regular hybrid car. The disadvantage is the need for an all-wheel drive system, the air pollution has not disappeared and plug-in owners who do not bother to charge the car at all, and there are quite a few of them, get a heavier hybrid car than usual, expensive and less economical.

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Electric Vehicle: Saves Emissions and Money, But Makes the Chase of Charging Smile

A vehicle equipped only with an electric motor and an enlarged battery. Such a vehicle does not emit any air pollution from the exhaust, but the extent of its environmental contribution depends on the energy source used to generate electricity, and its own production. If all the energy comes from solar, wind or nuclear power, it's a really clean vehicle. If production is carried out from coal, it only transfers the focus of pollution from its exhaust to the power plants. In Israel, where most of the electricity is produced from natural gas, a quarter of the time and only 10% of renewable energies, the environmental benefit is slightly better than that of a plug-in car.

Who is it for: For those who want to significantly reduce the costs of using the car, with electricity that can cost one-fifth of gasoline, service and licensing costs are much cheaper - and willing to pay the price by constantly tinkering with charging the car. It's best not to buy a tram if you can't charge it daily at home or work. Constant reliance on the network of public charging stations in Israel, about 200 fast stations and more than a thousand slow stations, will require you to plan charging, prepare for a stop of 20-30 minutes, and be prepared to find a queue at charging stations, or a station that is malfunctioning.

Rating: Click on the market group relevant to you

We divided the market into five groups according to size, price and positioning.

For each vehicle, specify engine power, battery size and official range on trams and plug-in models, fuel consumption in hybrids and plug-ins, luggage compartment volume (in 7-seater models, with all seats occupied) and safety score in the European crash test. And of course: the pros and cons of each model, and an overall score.

Small and family
recreational vehicles, executive
recreational vehicles, large recreational vehicles, small
luxury recreational vehicles, large
luxury recreational vehicles;

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