Ian Wright, an engineer from New Zealand has developed an electric car that “blows away a Ferrari 360 Spider and a Porsche Carrera GT in drag races, and whose 0-to-60 acceleration time ranks it among the fastest production autos in the world. In fact, it’s second only to the French-made Bugatti Veyron, a 1,000-horsepower, 16-cylinder beast that hits 60 mph half a second faster and goes for $1.25 million.”
Believe it or not, Wright has actually managed to make an electric car that has more horespower than your average golf cart – and he plans to sell a production version for around $100,000.
He also notes that the commercial car will have a 100 mile range and recharge in about 4.5 hours.
With gas prices currently raging out of control, this is certainly welcome news. Hopefully Wright’s EV project will be the start of a true conversion from gas powered vehicles to cheaper, eco-friendly alternatives.
Posted by Sean