The Top 5 Fastest Electric Cars

March 18, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Fast Electric Cars

The speed is considered as one of the main feature of any car and this feature best differentiate it from the others cars in terms of performance and working. Electric car have become one of the major craze of most of the car’s lovers and the reason being the high performance and unmatchable capabilities. Though some of the electric cars doesn’t seems very well in shape and style but when it comes to performance they beat the records of some of the very dashing electric cars. In this article some of the very amazinginly fast electric cars have been discussed so let’s have a look.

1. Shelby SuperCars Aero EV:

Performance: 0-60 mph in 2.5s

This car is claimed to be the world’s fastest electric car which was released in 2008 and carries some really shocking details that takes it a bit away from the fastest cars to closer to the rocket. This car carries a twin motor AESP producing 1000 horsepower and it takes you from 0-60 mph in just 2.5seconds. The Shelby SupreCras is one of those companies of the world which have always attained a unique status in the category of fastest sports cars and 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero (270 mph) was the earlier model which has got this position for the company and now the Aero EV has broken all the earlier records and one other amazing fact is also that the 150-220 miles battery can be refilled in 10 minutes.

Photo by andrei12_34

Photo by andrei12_34

2. The Custom 1972 Electric Datsun

Performance: 0-60 mph in 2.95s

This is another member of the speedy family of electric cars, the outlook of this car is not very impressive at all but it can beat the speed of many amazing electric cars like Tesla Roadster and others. This car was earlier not given any due considering but after getting the capabilities of electric car it emerged as a huge storm which blew away many strongest contenders of the fastest electric car competition. This car features two 8 inch advance DC motor that gives it a power of 250hp and an impressive 772ft/lb of torque at the back wheels.

Photo by jacksnell

Photo by jacksnell

3. Wrightspeed X1

Performance: 0-60 mph in 3.07s

This is an Ariel Atom sports car that was modified heavily to carry the capabilities of a highly functioning electric car. The design and light weight of this car makes it more like flying a car on the race tracks. This car uses a 3-phase AC motor and an inventor from AC propulsion which gives it the power to reach 0-60mph in just 3.07 seconds. The model doesn’t carries a clutch or shifting and just one gear can take you 112mph which sounds really awesome. This electric marvel is powered by lithium polymer batteries which gives it a mile range of 100 and thus make it one of the strongest contenders of the fastest electric car competition.

Photo by Laughing Squid

Photo by Laughing Squid

4. L1X-75

Performance: 0-60 in 3.1 Seconds

The L1X-75 is another amazing member of the fastest electric cars which can give you that much power and performance that you’ll start loving your experience with this car. This hybrid came with a strong passion to change the trends of auto industry and also beat the reputation of Ferrari that was considered to be the fastest sports car by giving ultimate speed and power. This car’s development was actually a joint venture between Hybrid Technologies Inc. and Mullen Motor Company that gives it unmatchable performance.

5. Tesla Roadster

Performance: 0-60 mph in 3.9s

Tesla is one of those companies which have remained a darling brand for the electric sports car lovers because of its development of some very exciting models. This car was claimed to be the world’s fastest sports car at the time of its development which can take you from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds but then because of the release of some other amazing models this car didn’t gets successful in staying on the top. The exciting features of this car are 185 kw 3 phase AC motor and 53 kwh Li-ion battery pack that gives it the capability of ranging 240 miles.

Photo by Germanspotter

Photo by Germanspotter

These were some of the models of the car which have given the status of being the fastest cars of the world and they are all hybrid models. The earlier models which rule the tracks because of being very fastest are now beaten in records by some of the electric cars and thus the advent of hybrid models has increased the whole scenario of racing arena.

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