If there was ever any question that electric vehicles could be faster than gas-powered ones, let this video be a lesson to you. Ride along as the NIO EP9, a 1342 hp electric hypercar laps the Nürburgring in 6:45:90 – the fastest time ever recorded in a production car.
Designed as a more fuel efficient, reduced maintenance truck for fleets, the W-15 packs impressive specs. Its AWD electric drivetrain pushes out 460hp, and can go 0-to-60 in 5.5s. Pure-electric range is just 80 miles, but its gas engine can generate power for up to 310 miles.
Lift the engine cover of this 1973 Porsche 911S, and there it is, a Tesla Model S power system in this vintage sports car. DriveWithDave met up with its builder Zelectric to scoot around town, the steep hills of San Diego flattened by the massive torque of the electric drivetrain.
The first commercially available vehicle from electric car company Kreisel is a replica of the legendary Porsche 910’s street-legal version. The Kreisel Evex Porsche 910e goes from 0 to 62mph in 2.5s, tops out at 186mph and has a 217mi range. The price? $1.06 million.
To promote its high capacity batteries, Kreisel converted a Mercedes-Benz G 350 d into a fully electric vehicle. It has two motors that produce up to a total of 360kW and goes from 0 to 62mph in 5.6s. Its batteries last up to 186mi and can be quick-charged to 80% in just 25min.
Jaguar comes out swinging with its first EV. This sport crossover looks fantastic, has a spacious cabin that seats five, a 220 mi driving range, and can go 0-to-60 in about 4 sec thanks to two motors that produce 400hp and 516 lb-ft. of torque. Goes into production in 2018.
The URB-E scooter is great for quick trips around the city, or any time you want to leave the car behind. Thanks to its carbon fiber and aluminum construction, the electric transporter weighs just 35 lb. and folds to the size of a golf bag. Driving range is 20 miles at up to 15 mph.
DragTimes presents a quarter-mile drag race between two cars coming from opposite ends and meeting in the middle. In the red corner, we have a comfortable and mild-mannered entry level supercar. In the blue corner is a family sedan, albeit the world’s quickest one.
Chevy’s compact EV offers an impressive range of 238 miles, a 0-to-60 time under 7 seconds, and sporty, modern looks. It’s packed with tech like a 10.2″ touchscreen, an electronic rear-view mirror, surround-view cameras, and quick charge ability to get you 90 miles in 30 minutes.
Unlimited Engineering’s Eon is an easy to assemble kit that is compatible with practically any skateboard deck. It lets you go up to 22mph for up to 7.5mi per charge, but you can also opt to have dual motors, dual batteries or both for more speed, power and range.
Like the Ruckus, Lithium Cycles’ Super 73 is based on the style of kids’ mini-bikes from the ’70s. It has a low frame and a long cushioned seat, a 1000W motor, a removable battery, drink holder, 20″ wheels and disc brakes. It goes up to 27mph for 20mi per charge.
A folding electric fat tire bike. The RadMini comes has 4″ wide and 20″ tall Innova tires, 180mm front and 160mm rear disk brakes, LED headlight and taillight, front and rear cargo racks and a 750W motor that can get you up to 20mph. Available in black or white.