posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 03:36 AM
March 27, 2008 It seems a transatlantic battle is brewing in the high-performance electric sportscar market. As America's Tesla moves into the
production phase with its 130+mph Roadster, Britain's Lightning GT is hot on its heels, with prototypes expected to hit the road later this year.
These are not the nearly useless electric cars that GM buried in a few years back. This time around, we're looking at real, workable, high
performance technologies that could one day be incorporated into ordinary passenger cars.
The article I've quoted above talks primarily about the Lightning GT. This fully electric car boasts a 4 second 0-60mph time, 700 horsepower, a 250
mile range, 15,000 charge cycles, and perhaps most importantly a 10 minute recharge time.
Also of interest is the Tesla Roadster
, another electric car that promises sportscar
And fortunately for us, these are being developed by companies that are not in the pockets of the oil industry *cough*gm*cough.*
So... the technology is here now. Literally, already here. The question now is, how long do we have to wait before it becomes affordable? Shucks, I
just paid my car off a week ago and I already can't wait to get my hands on something new!