Published on December 27th, 2008 | by Andrew Williams
Eliica Electric Car Accelerates Faster Than a Porsche 911
A Japanese professor has showcased an electric car capable of reaching a blistering 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4 seconds, quicker than a Porsche 911 .
The Eliica, created by Prof. Hiroshi Shimizo of Keio University, can also reach a phenomenal top speed of 370 km/h (270 mph), powered by li-ion batteries via 100 hp electric motors in each of its eight wheels.
Shimizo is understandably proud of his creation, telling reporters, “The feeling of acceleration you get with this model is something automotive technology could not produce, even in a hundred years of combustion engine cars.”
The batteries take 10 hours to top up, providing a range of 300 kms (186 miles) at a speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) when fully charged.
Interested? Unfortunately, you might have to wait some time before you can get your hands on one – Shimizo is still looking for investors willing to turn the prototype into a mass produced model, and anticipates an initial price in the region of $300,000.
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