Slow electric cars are a thing of the past, as future models — such as the Wrightspeed X1 — are faster than some of today’s supercars. Continue reading to see them all.
Wrightspeed’s X1 — based on the Ariel Atom — is claimed to be the world’s fastest electric car, boasting a 3-phase AC induction motor with 236hp and 182 ft lbs torque at the motor shaft. The X1 has an incredible 13,300 rpm rev limit and goes from 0-60 in just 3 seconds. Watch it race a Ferrari 360 Modena and Porsche Carrera GT.
The X1’s lithium batteries give it a 150 mile range. It can hit 60 mph in just 3 seconds — that’s faster than just about anything out there, less the $1.3 million Bugatti Veyron.
The electric-powered Tesla Roadster is capable of rocketing to 60mph in just 4-seconds, with a top speed of 130mph. Best of all, it’s rated at 135mpg and has a 250-mile range fully charged (3.5-hours). Videos after the jump.
There’s nothing quite like blasting around a frozen lake in the middle of winter in a high powered sports car
Finally, an electric car that moves. Powered by lithium-ion batteries, the Eliica is an eight wheeled vehicle that goes from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and tops out at 230 mph. Technology doesn’t come cheap though, this car will set you back $260,000. [Source]