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Wouldn't you love an Electric Car that Out-Accelerates Bugatti Veyron

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    Wouldn't you love an Electric Car that Out-Accelerates Bugatti Veyron

    Dutch students out-accelerate a Bugatti Veyron with their electric car



    Electric vehicles do more than just eliminate gas costs. While range-anxiety debates rage, the enthusiast has picked up on the "instant torque" part of the equation. It means you have all of the power available all of the time, preventing the necessity to wait for the engine to spool up. It makes cars like the Tesla Model S unbelievably fast; despite its 4,647 lb. curb weight, it sprints to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

    So when a group of Dutch students decided upon a 320 lb. electric car, featuring four electric motors, one expects it to be lightning fast. In fact, their car blitzed to a new record for the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world, powering to 100 kmh (62 mph) in a scant 2.15 seconds.

    With one of the four 25-kilowatt electric motors powering each individual wheel, much like in the $500,000 Mercedes SLS Electric Drive, it makes for an all-wheel drive machine with 132 hp that puts the power to the pavement far more efficiently than any two-wheel drive gas-powered machine could. And with an open wheel, streamlined design, and sticky racing tires, it's colossal acceleration makes sense. But it takes the video below to truly appreciate its speed.


    Called the DUT13, and built out of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, it features an abundance of lightweight carbon-fiber used to reinforce the plastic tub. And even with the team's lightest driver, Marly Kuijpers, behind the wheel, the students expected a time closer to 2.3 seconds, as opposed to the 2.15 seconds achieved. While spanking every gasoline-powered production car, including the Bugatti Veyron (2.46) and Ariel Atom (2.3), the DUT13 won't speed much past 60 mph. It's designed specifically to showcase the performance potential electric drive offers.

    If and when manufacturers figure out the weight issues associated with electric cars, and the inherent range concerns, we are in for a real treat in terms of performance. While Tesla paves the way, and Nissan pushes its Leaf and tunes its ZEOD RC Le Mans racer, the future for green machines may be sportier than you think.
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    A DB golf cart is still slower and costs a bit more.


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    Wonder that the 0-60 for this Electric Motorcycle Would Be?



    Max torque 68 ft-lb (92 Nm)
    Max power 54 hp (40 kW) @ 4,300 RPM
    Top speed (max) 95 mph (153 km/h)
    Top speed (sustained) 80 mph (129 km/h)

    137 MILES.
    FARTHER THAN IT SEEMS.
    LESS EXPENSIVE THAN YOU EXPECT.
    One of the first questions that everyone asks about electric motorcycles is, unsurprisingly, “how far?” Zero Motorcycles offers an entire model line and each model and variation has a different range. At present, the longest range in the lineup goes to the Zero S ZF11.4 with 137 miles in the city. However, there are a number of options with lesser ranges that offer different benefits for those who only want a motorcycle for getting around town or the city. After all, selecting an electric motorcycle is all about making the best choice for your lifestyle.
    Should let the Dutch students do a motorcycle that goes 0-60 in less 1 second.

    Source: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/technology/

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    Wouldn't you love an Electric Car that Out-Accelerates Bugatti Veyron

    What for? I never saw a Bugatti Veyron in traffic. And 'if', why would I want to out-accelerates it? To be the first at the next red traffic light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    Wouldn't you love an Electric Car that Out-Accelerates Bugatti Veyron

    What for? I never saw a Bugatti Veyron in traffic. And 'if', why would I want to out-accelerates it? To be the first at the next red traffic light?
    Never said would need to drive it in traffic.

    But it is amazing what electric cars can do and offer. That's why there is rising popularity of the Tesla and other electric vehicles.
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    The road legal Tesla Model S already out accelerates and Aston Martin Rapide.


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    I thought that high acceleration was one of the easier characteristics of electric cars. The downside being that if you tend to floor it, your mileage drops to some ridiculously short range.

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