PHOTO CAPTION: Lola-Drayson B12-69EV is all-electric LMP racer with top speed of 200 mph.

Electric Car Dreams: From Nightmare to Nirvana

Steve Davies sees hope for electric vehicles in the form of high-tech, supercars from Audi to Porsche.

Published: 02-Oct-2012

With electric super car ‘halo’ models entering the fray, environmentally-friendly cars are about to become a lot more desirable. So, what’s the catch?

The competitive landscape for electric vehicles will change forever in 2013, not because of a deluge of sensible, affordable city cars from China, but because the biggest most aspirational car brands will begin a land grab of our heart and minds with a mind-boggling array of super sports cars.

Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, Audi and BMW will all release the most jaw-dropping beauties that will give the most ardent of petrol heads a bad case of ‘electric dreams’ – destroying the illusion for ever that EVs are little more than a ‘sensible’ form of sustainable transport.


Evolve electric motor scooter

The bikes are capable of speeds up to 60 mph and offer the highest battery ranges in the industry, the company claims.

BY Electric Blue streamliner set new qualifying speed of 155+ mph.

'Electric Blue' streamliner competes in the 'E' class, which includes cars weighing less than 1,100 pounds.

Edison2 electric car.

Tests at Roush Labs also showed that the diamond-shaped car can go up to 114 miles on a full battery charge.


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