Electric cars were created as a green, zero-emission alternative to modern-day internal combustion engines. Before Tesla Model S, when thinking about green” or “zero emission” cars, the performance was the last thing that came to mind.
Tesla did change that one for all, it was the first electric car that proved that this type of powertrain can pack some serious performance. Model S is blisteringly quick, there is no arguing with that but it doesn’t have that sporty vibe to it. So, until Tesla comes up with its all-electric sports car, here are some rare electric vehicles that you should learn about.
Cars featured in this top list video:
Rimac Concept One: www.rimac-automobili.com/en/
Rimac Concept One is a high-performance 2-door coupe that has 4 liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, one for each wheel. All electric motors are handled by the special “All Wheel Torque Vectoring System”, which allows to effectively control the combined output close of 1088 horsepower and 1,200 pound-feet of torque. The system provides unseen flexibility and grip by controlling each wheel individually one hundred times per second.
DS E-Tense: int-media.driveds.com/en/concept-cars/ds-e-tense-%E2%80%9Cl%E2%80%99art-en-mouvement%E2%80%9D-unique-electrifying-high-performance-vehicle
DS Automobiles is a premium sub-brand of Citroën, which was launched in 2014 and managed to cause quite a buzz by their their first creation – DS E-Tense.
This two-seat electric sports car received a carbon monocoque chassis with a massive 53Kwh battery pack hidden underneath it.Such battery placement keeps the center of gravity low and enables even torque distribution between the axles. The lithium-ion battery pack feeds the power to the electric powertrain, which is capable of producing 402 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
GLM G4: glm-g4.com
GLM G4 is a luxury electric supercar presented by Green Lord Motors. This vehicle is supposed to bright extra attention to the electric sports car segment, as well as help this Japanese automotive company gain reputation of a high-end electric car manufacturer.
Detroit Electric SP:01: detroit-electric-group.com/sp01.html
Detroit Electric SP: 01 is two-passenger roadster that is, just like Tesla Roadster, based on the iconic Lotus Elise car. The great sporty look of the SP: 01 is supported by its impressive performance characteristics: this EV can be driven at speeds up 155 miles per hour, and it takes just 3.9 seconds to hit the 62 mph speed mark.
Renault Trezor: www.renault.co.uk/vehicles/concept-cars/trezor-concept.html
Renault has entered the competition for making the best electric sport car by released the Trezor. It’s a concept EV, which is equipped with an electric motor technology that has been tested by the Renault racing team in Formula-E.
This very electric motor makes 350 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque and is powerful enough to push this sports car 0 to 62 miles per hour in less than four seconds.
TORQ Roadster: torqev.com
This very unusual sports car comes with a 400 horsepower electric motor that makes 612 pound-feet of torque. The 3-wheeled construction has positively reflected on the weight of the car. With the reduced weight the car can acceleration from 0 to 62 miles per hour in less than 4 seconds.
Quant 48Volt: mediacenter.nanoflowcell.com/news/2017-01-31-quant-48volt-300-kmh-electric-sports-car-with-low-voltage-flow-cell-drive/d7bacb01723e3d2e3e0017c90ad00499/
On the 23rd of February, 2016 nanoFlowcell was put through its first endurance test on a closed track. In order to prove the efficiency of this concept, Quantino headed out for non-stop journey in urban cycle mode. The vehicle managed to go for 14 hours, predominantly in urban cycle mode at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. After 14 hours of continuous driving the car still had 78% of fuel left but the test was ended due to driver’s fatigue.
Nissan Bladeglider: nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-bladeglider-brings-cutting-edge-intelligent-mobility-to-life
Nissan BladeGlider is a sports car concept with a very unusual body type.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive: www.mercedes-amg.com/webspecial/sls_e-drive/eng.php
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is the company’s first attempt at making an all-electric sports car. Apart from having an incredible look and stylish gull-wing doors, the car has technical characteristics that are not less attractive.
Dubuc Tomahawk: dubucmotors.com
Dubuc Motors, an automotive startup headquartered in Quebec, can become the first Canadian manufacturer to mass produce electric sports cars.
Their first electric vehicle, called the Tomahawk, is expected to hit the market in 2017. The Tomahawk will be brought into motion with the help of twin electric motors, which are fitted on the front and rear axles. Such motor placement and the car’s low gravity center are believed to aid the vehicle’s acceleration and handling.