Opponents of electric cars have managed to create an image for EVs as slow and boring vehicles that are only fit for picking up groceries, and have nothing to do in the performance realm. However, throughout the years, companies like Tesla, Rymac, Nio and many others have managed to prove them wrong.
In today’s episode we collected top 10 new electric racing cars that are currently setting up higher standards for track performance and are standing at the foothold of racing revolution in the world.
Previous videos from #AutomotiveTerritory that you may find useful:
Classic cars upgraded with modern electric powertrains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLfanksPTVA
Best available Tesla customizations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udvOCQPV360
Cars featured in this episode from the #ATelectriccars series:
Lola-Drayson B12/69EV: www.draysonracingtechnologies.com/
Lola-Drayson B12/69EV is a 4-motor electric vehicle with combined power output 850 hp.
Schaeffler 4ePerformance: schaeffler.com/content.schaeffler.com/en/news_media/press_office/press_releases/press_releases_detail.jsp?id=82589858
Schaeffler 4ePerformance is an electric racing vehicle based on Audi RS3 and powered by 4 Formula E electric motors delivering 1180 horses.
Nissan Leaf Nismo: newsroom.nissan-global.com/releases/release-75b19d3a1fdacef505523031452507d9-180719-01-e
Nissan Leaf Nismo is based on the second model of the car and even though it doesn’t add uch in performance, the stability, control and driving pleasure are enhanced via special Nismo packaging.
Lucid Air: lucidmotors.com/car
Lucid Air is the fastest electric car as of 2018 after setting a record speed of 235 miles per hour.
VW I.D. R Supercar: media.vw.com/releases/1008
Volkswagen ID-R Supercar was specifically designed for a competition at the Pikes Peak International Hill climb and it managed to set a new record for electric cars.
Nio EP9: nio.io/ep9
Nio EP9 is legitimately regarded as one of the fastest electric cars since it currently hold one of the fastest laps at the Nurburgring track.
EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL: electricgt.co/tesla-debut-news
Since Tesla is already the holder of multiple speed records, the next step was to conquer the track and EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL modification was designed just for that.
Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo: audi-mediacenter.com/en/presskits/audi-e-tron-vision-gran-turismo-10060
The Audi e-Tron Vision Gran Turismo was developed only as a render for a game, but in 2018the engineers of the company created a real model that popularizes EVs on the planet.
Rimac C_2: rimac-automobili.com/en/press/releases/rimac-brings-the-party-to-monterey-car-week
Rimac C_2 is expected to grab the title of the quickest and the fastest electric car of all time when it gets released in 2019.
Cupra e-Racer: seat-mediacenter.com/newspage/allnews/motorshow/20180/World-Premiere-of-the-CUPRA-e-Racer-the-first-100-electric-racing-touring-car-in-the-world.html#
This electric sports car comes from a newly formed performance division of SEAT called Cupra. The Cupra e-Racer easily beats its gasoline counterparts from the same brand.
Jaguar i-Pace: jaguar.co.uk/electrification/i-pace-etrophy.html
Though Jaguar i-Pace is an SUV it is still a great racer in the e-Trophy modification and the car will be competing around the globe in 2019.