For some, college is a chance to build an electric race car that can keep pace with the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive around the Nordschleife.
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Ideally, electric vehicles will one day provide the common man with cheap, reliable, and clean transportation. For now though, the few “affordable” EVs on the market are having a hard time appealing to cost-conscious consumers. For the ultra-wealthy though, electric vehicles offer a new money sink, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is a chief contender wealthy EV enthusiasts.
In-house tuning division AMG produces some of the fastest and most-expensive performance cars in the world, including an all-electric version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS supercar. Apparently AMG has a thing for boats as well, teaming up with Cigarette Racing to build the world’s most powerful pure-electric boat.
Electric vehicles have come a long way in a short time, and automakers are quickly realizing that there is a well-to-do market for zero emissions performance cars. The 740 horsepower, $537,000 Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive is among the vanguard of electric supercars, and now there is footage is this quiet riot racing through the Ascari Circuit.
One of the most exciting cars in the electric vehicle world has been the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell concept. Well the official version will be called the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, and it retains the crazy horsepower, pure-electric power, and insane speeds of the concept.
And you can only buy it if you live in Europe and can afford to shell out $434,000. That ain’t cheap!