electric sports car

electric sports car

Electric Sports Car

Far from being a passing fad, electric cars are a definite market segment with an expanding mix of vehicle types. While still emerging, the electric sports cars category is already rife with some thoroughly exciting automobiles from some of the most respected manufacturers of performance cars in the business. This includes the likes of Acura, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche. With the cessation of production of the Tesla Roadster and the Mercedes-AMG SLS Electric Drive, currently there are no pure electric sports cars offered. However, electricity still plays a highly significant role in making contemporary sports cars quicker and more fuel efficient with gasoline/electric hybrid powertrains. Indeed, some of the most interesting sports cars introduced in the last few years have combined electric motors with traditional gasoline engines for propulsion. But don’t count pure electric sports cars out. Audi’s upcoming R8 e-tron electric sports car promises to quite exciting too.
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Electric Sports Car

Introduction Page 1 of 10 Far from being a passing fad, electric cars are a definite market segment with an expanding mix of vehicle types. While still emerging, the electric sports cars category is already rife with some thoroughly exciting automobiles from some of the most respected manufacturers of performance cars in the business. This includes the likes of Acura, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche. With the cessation of production of the Tesla Roadster and the Mercedes-AMG SLS Electric Drive, currently there are no pure electric sports cars offered. However, electricity still plays a highly significant role in making contemporary sports cars quicker and more fuel efficient with gasoline/electric hybrid powertrains. Indeed, some of the most interesting sports cars introduced in the last few years have combined electric motors with traditional gasoline engines for propulsion. But don’t count pure electric sports cars out. Audi’s upcoming R8 e-tron electric sports car promises to quite exciting too.
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Electric Sports Car

Skoda Vision E ConceptNew Delhi: Czech automaker Skoda is looking at to develop an all-electric sportscar and will be one of the five electric vehicles that the company is planning to introduce globally. If reports are to be believed then this sportscar will go on sale in global markets by 2025.UK based Auto Express reports that the sportscar will be based on the MEB electrical architecture which will also help the company to provide huge flexiblity in both power and overall dynamics. The platform will be used across Volkswagen group. The electric sportscar will be a rear wheel drive, powered by a single electric motor. The use of single motor will also help in overall weight reduction.The design of the electric sports car is likely to be inspired from the small rear engine sports coupe 110R which started production in 1970. Talking to Auto Express Christian Strube, Skoda’s boss for technical development said “The story that Skoda is all about function, it is not true. Skoda has 120 years of history, it’s full of emotion.”Skoda has not officially declared any timeframe for this project. The all-electric version of the Skoda Citigo will debut in 2019. The company also showcased the production version of the Skoda Vision E SUV concept at the Shanghai Motor Show last month is likely to make its market debut in 2020. Its likely that one more electric SUV will come to the market before the Skoda’s sportscar makes its global debut.Currenty, Skoda’s primary focus is on broadening the SUV range.
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There are two ways to think of the 2016 BMW i3: it’s a subcompact luxury car that happens to be all-electric, or it’s a subcompact electric car that happens to be from a luxury brand. From either perspective, the i3 is sort of a loner in the electric car world, as others at its size are considerably less expensive, but it’s still one of Autobytel’s favorite 10 sporty electric cars. The i3 is a hatchback that seats four, and comes powered by an electric motor paired to a single-speed transmission, with an output of 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft of torque. While BMW fans might not get particularly excited about those specs, the i3 does offer impressive acceleration, and its light weight and rear-wheel-drive layout help provide a sports car-like feel. The BMW i3 also corners well and has sharp steering, which also increase the car’s sportiness. The base i3 can travel up to 81 miles on a charge, but there’s a Range Extender model available that uses a gasoline engine to charge the battery.
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2016 BMW i3 There are two ways to think of the 2016 BMW i3: it’s a subcompact luxury car that happens to be all-electric, or it’s a subcompact electric car that happens to be from a luxury brand. From either perspective, the i3 is sort of a loner in the electric car world, as others at its size are considerably less expensive, but it’s still one of Autobytel’s favorite 10 sporty electric cars. The i3 is a hatchback that seats four, and comes powered by an electric motor paired to a single-speed transmission, with an output of 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft of torque. While BMW fans might not get particularly excited about those specs, the i3 does offer impressive acceleration, and its light weight and rear-wheel-drive layout help provide a sports car-like feel. The BMW i3 also corners well and has sharp steering, which also increase the car’s sportiness. The base i3 can travel up to 81 miles on a charge, but there’s a Range Extender model available that uses a gasoline engine to charge the battery.
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Always at the forefront of developments in high performance automobiles, it comes as no surprise to find Porsche’s inaugural production electric sports car wholly exceptional. The 918 Spyder is the first V8-powered mid-engine Porsche sports car to employ electric motors. Developed from scratch, the 918 Spyder boasts a top speed of 210 miles per hour, and is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds. The muscularly styled body contains the 918 Spyder’s 608-horsepower V8, which displaces 4.6-liters and operates in conjunction with a pair of electric motors to generate a total system output of 887 horsepower and 944 ft-lbs of torque. The V8 engine feeds the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. One of the electric motors also energizes the rear wheels, while the other feeds the front—making the 918 Spyder also the first all-wheel drive mid-engined Porsche sports car. Pricing starts at $845,000.
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Porsche 918 Spyder Page 1 of 10 Porsche 918 Spyder Always at the forefront of developments in high performance automobiles, it comes as no surprise to find Porsche’s inaugural production electric sports car wholly exceptional. The 918 Spyder is the first V8-powered mid-engine Porsche sports car to employ electric motors. Developed from scratch, the 918 Spyder boasts a top speed of 210 miles per hour, and is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds. The muscularly styled body contains the 918 Spyder’s 608-horsepower V8, which displaces 4.6-liters and operates in conjunction with a pair of electric motors to generate a total system output of 887 horsepower and 944 ft-lbs of torque. The V8 engine feeds the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. One of the electric motors also energizes the rear wheels, while the other feeds the front—making the 918 Spyder also the first all-wheel drive mid-engined Porsche sports car. Pricing starts at $845,000.
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Porsche 918 Spyder Always at the forefront of developments in high performance automobiles, it comes as no surprise to find Porsche’s inaugural production electric sports car wholly exceptional. The 918 Spyder is the first V8-powered mid-engine Porsche sports car to employ electric motors. Developed from scratch, the 918 Spyder boasts a top speed of 210 miles per hour, and is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds. The muscularly styled body contains the 918 Spyder’s 608-horsepower V8, which displaces 4.6-liters and operates in conjunction with a pair of electric motors to generate a total system output of 887 horsepower and 944 ft-lbs of torque. The V8 engine feeds the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. One of the electric motors also energizes the rear wheels, while the other feeds the front—making the 918 Spyder also the first all-wheel drive mid-engined Porsche sports car. Pricing starts at $845,000.
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Infiniti By Máté Petrány Jan 11, 2017 In 2012, Infiniti went to visit Lotus in England, with the goal of creating an exciting carbon fiber hybrid concept based on Lotus tech with a 3-cylinder range extender called the Emerg-E. The fully functional concept, shown above, even ran up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In the meantime, Infiniti also cooked up a more conventional electric study based on the Nissan Leaf called the LE, which had a 24kWh lithium-ion battery powering a 134hp electric motor with 240 lb.-ft. of torque. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Four years later, the brand is actively working on a production electric halo car as a response to the raising demand for exciting EVs. The product is due in 2020, built on a new platform but using parent company Nissan’s electric technology, according to Autocar. Infiniti boss Roland Krüger says that electric vehicles also have to maintain Infiniti’s values of performance and handling, but there are lots of engineering competencies over at Nissan they can tap into and utilize. In related news, Reuters reported in December that Nissan, Renault and recently purchased Mitsubishi Motors will combine their electric vehicle platforms in an effort to slash prices down to levels comparable to conventional gasoline cars. While that might be the case, Infiniti’s halo car is most likely to get a dedicated platform before the brand moves on to create a mass-produced electric four-door later on. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Infiniti Emerg-E concept, 2012. 400 horsepower, rear-wheel drive. Infiniti Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Published on May 7, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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