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.
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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.
The Mercedes SLS is the car dreams are made of, with its gullwing doors and gas-guzzling 563 horsepower V8 engine. Yet even one of the fastest cars in the luxury automaker’s lineup stands to get a green makeover. Next year, the 2014 Mercedes SLR AMG E-Cell is set to hit dealerships, and spy shots reveal that the final product seems close to being finished.