The increasing demand of the electric cars clearly shows that people all over the world have started to realize the importance of protecting our beautiful environment. An electric car considerably reduces the air pollution, which is a major threat for both atmosphere and human health. It also helps in reserving valuable non-renewable fuels like petrol, diesel and CNG. Even then, many people hesitate to buy electric cars because of the fear of batteries running out of charge before reaching their specific destination due to lack of widespread recharging infrastructures. However, governments have come forward to solve this problem by establishing several smart charging infrastructures all over the countries.
Other major reasons that prevent people from buying an electric car are smaller driving range, minimum top speed and lower pick up. Gradually, all these disadvantages of an electric car are also vanishing with the entry of electric supercars. These electric supercars offers very impressive pick up and speed along with better features and functions. They are very stylish and luxurious too. Such best five trendy electric supercars are given below. However, the only but a major disadvantage of these cars is that just super rich people can afford to buy an electric supercar as they are very expensive compared to conventional cars.
1, Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster is a dashing super cool electric supercar that offers amazing features and great mileage. It can deliver a whopping 245 miles of range per charge. The car can achieve a maximum speed of 125 mph and it can be smoothly accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The car comes with a lithium-ion battery that is made up of around 6,831 separate cells. The time required to fully charge this battery is a mere 3.5 hours. As per the manufacturer, the expected battery life is 7 long years or 100,000 miles. Plus, the battery is made in such a manner that it can be charged in extreme cold conditions like up to -20 degrees Celsius. Owing to better hardware of the power control, this car can be easily driven in different weather conditions. The interior of the car is also very luxurious and stylish. There is an optional 7 inch touch screen display for user-friendly controls, navigation, and back-up screen. The best part of this supercar is that it can get plugged into nearly all outlets, no matter wherever in the world.
Base Price: $101,500
2, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell is indeed a very stylish electric super car with scissor doors. The body of the car has a very unusual color of a bright yellow. It is expected to go on sale by late 2012 or by early 2013. The car will come equipped with four synchronous electric motors positioned near each wheel it drives, which means every individual wheel of the car will be electrically driven. With the help of these four motors, the supercar will be able to provide power of up to 525 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, the supercar can be accelerated from 0-60 mph very easily in just 4 seconds and it can attain a maximum speed of 155 mph. The car will work on standard Lithium-ion batteries. Plus, the car will have a 10 inch touch screen infotainment system. This system will help the driver to monitor the power flow from electric motors and to operate audio, navigation functions, etc. What’s even more exciting is that there are much speculations of Mercedes Benz bringing a roadster version of the SLS AMG E-Cell for supercar lovers.
Estimated Base Price: $183,000
3, Rimac Concept One
Rimac Concept One is an extremely good looking electric supercar designed by a company called Rimac Automobili from Croatia. It will arrive in the market only by next year i.e. 2013 and that too for a limited edition of merely 88 units. The car will be powered by a very powerful powertrain, which has been divided into 4 sub systems and each one of them will consists of 1 motor, inverter and reduction gearbox. This powerful powertrain will help the super car to deliver a maximum speed of 189 mph, which sounds really great. The manufacturer also claims that this super car will have the capacity to get accelerated from 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and its range is also quite impressive with up to 600 km of range. Plus, it can produce 2,800 pound-feet of torque. Another salient feature expected in this super car is the presence of rack and pinion electrically power assisted steering. If you want the ultimate experience of driving in this awesome car, then hurry up as Rimac has already started taking reservations and deposits for Rimac Concept One.
Expected Base Price: $980,000
4, Audi R8 e-tron
Audi R8 e-tron, the upcoming electric supercar, is a perfect blend of style and power. Most probably, Audi will launch its supercar by early 2013. Due to the aluminum body and space frame technology, the car will be very light in weight, just 3527.40 lb. As per the manufacturer, the R8 e-tron model will offer a notable acceleration of 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds only. Under the hood, the car will sport four electric motors that can deliver an output of 313 hp and 3,319 lb-ft of torque. These motors will be fixed at the back of the rear and front axles, which guarantee ideal balance while driving and they will have their own cooling systems. The top speed of 124 mph is also remarkable. The battery to be used is the lithium-ion battery which when fully charged will offer a range of 154 miles. The charging time of the battery will be around 6-8 hours and when high voltage is used, it would get reduced to around 2.5 hours. Plus, the regenerative braking system would further enhance the range.
Base Price: Not Available
5, Morgan Plus E
The Morgan Plus E is a very interesting electric supercar from Morgan Motor Company. It was unveiled at the Geneva motor show 2012 held back in the month of March 2012. With its extra ordinary body design, this supercar has managed to grab many eyeballs from all over the world. Unfortunately, there is no info yet about the officially launch date or price of the Morgan Plus E. It will run on a 94-horsepower electric motor with which the car will be able to deliver a maximum speed of about 115 mph. Moreover, it will be fast enough to attain a speed of 62 mph from 0 mph in just 6 seconds. The main factor which differentiates this supercar from other electric supercars is a five-speed manual gearbox to be used with the electric motor. The electric motor that offers 99PS of power and 300Nm of torque will be supplied by Zytek, world’s one of the leading developers of EV (electric vehicle) technology. For real features and specs of this supercar, all we can do is waiting for the official launch of Morgan Plus E.
Base Price: Not Available