Originally published on CleanTechnica.
Electric supercars seem to be coming into fashion, going by the auto industry news cycle as of late. The newest bit of information supporting that assertion is the news that an all-electric supercar named the “Elextra” is being developed that will possess a combined (both electric motors) output of 670 horsepower.
The electric supercar — which is being designed in Switzerland by the CEO of design house Classic Factory, Robert Palm, in cooperation with a number of other firms/brands — is tentatively slated to go on sale by 2019. Pricing will reportedly be in the €400,000 to €500,000 range — so certainly not cheap, but not much different than some of the other electric supercars out there.
The Elextra will reportedly be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in under 2.3 seconds, travel 373 miles per full charge, and possess a software-limited top speed of 155 mph.
Autocar provides more: “Palm told Autocar that funding for the project is now entering its second phase, meaning work can be moved from the drawing board. ‘We should be able to seriously start development in the coming weeks,’ he said. ‘We aim to show a prototype model next spring.'”
“Although still in concept phase, the four-door, four seater is confirmed to use a dual electric motor all-wheel-drive powertrain. … The car uses carbon fibre for its structure, bodywork, and wheels to keep weight to a minimum. Its use of electric motors frees up enough space for the back seats as well as a 400 litre boot, which is 30 litres more than a McLaren 570GT can offer, although admittedly the Elextra will have a bigger overall footprint.”
As one might have guessed by now, the Elextra electric supercar project is apparently be pursued partly as a means of showing off new technology from a number of different firms — though details on this have yet to be revealed publicly, both with regard to the new tech in question and to the companies involved.
With regard to production numbers, the plan is apparently to only produce 100 units — which will be built by an unmanned firm based out of Stuttgart, Germany.
Reprinted with permission.