electric-cars

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Supercar

by Joe on September 27, 2012

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Supercar

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive supercar is claimed as the world’s most powerful series production electric car. Priced at $500,000, the electric supercar is equipped with four synchronous electric motors with one position on each wheel, providing the car with permanent four wheel drive. These engines provide a 740 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive supercar accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in only 3.9 seconds. [Geeky-gadgets]

Citroen To Introduce All-electric DS3 At The Paris Motor Show

France’s Citroën will introduce an all-electric version of the premium DS3 three-door hatchback at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The car is powered by two 88-horsepower electric motors that are mounted in the car’s engine bay in order to provide more room for passenger and cargo. The Citroen DS3 is powered by Panasonic’s lithium-ion battery pack, offering a maximum range of about 75 miles. [LeftLaneNews]

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

by Joe on September 16, 2012

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Toyota has proudly introduced the all-electric 2012 RAV4 EV in the Californian market. Priced at $49,800, the all-electric RAV4 EV is powered by an electric drivetrain supplied by Leviton, producing a maximum of 154 horsepower sent to the front wheels. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds in sport mode, or 8.6 seconds in normal mode. It takes around 6 hours to fully charge its lithium-ion battery pack. [egmCarTech]

Nissan e-NV200 All-electric Van

by Joe on May 25, 2012

Nissan e-NV200 All-electric Van

Nissan has proudly introduced the e-NV200 compact van. It is actually Nissan’s second all-electric vehicle (EV) after the Nissan Leaf in 2010. The all-electric e-NV200 will go into production in 2013. This zero-emission car will provide families and businesses with a unique driving experience. No word on pricing at this moment, so stay tuned. [Engadget]

BMW i8 Production Version

by Joe on April 17, 2012 · 23 comments

BMW i8 Production Version

BMW has unveiled the production version of the BMW i8. The car is powered by a combination of a 131-hp electric-motor and a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine, producing a 349-hp and a 405 lb-ft of torque. The BMW i8 accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in less than 5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Its lithium-ion battery provides all-electric driving range of approximately 20 miles with a total range of around 400 miles. The BMW i8 will be available in early 2014 for around $160,000. [BMW Blog]

Morgan Electric Plus E

by Joe on March 8, 2012

Morgan Electric Plus E

The Morgan Electric Plus E is powered by Zytek’s 70kW (94bhp) 300Nm electric engine, which is combined with a five-speed manual transmission. This engine configuration enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in only six seconds. The car has a top speed of 110mph. [Morgan]