Hi Torque

Torque and power

Electric motor gives maximum torque from the start. Fuel car moves when there are about 1000 rpm - electric car moves when the motor turns.

Following electric cars illustrate what kind of power can be teased out of an electric motor when the you master the tech…


Prototype sportscar - built to prove that an electric car goes fast and far
  • 0-100 km/h 3,6 s.
  • Top speed 160 km/h (limited with programming)
  • Driving range with one charge 450 km

Tzero leaves Dodge Viper to eat dust.

Tesla Roadster

Sportscar currently in production
  • 0-100 km/h 4 s.
  • Top speed over 200 km/h
  • Driving range with one charge over 300 km

ABC report about Tesla


"Luxury car of the future"
  • 0-100 km/h 4 s.
  • Top speed limited to 190 km/h, reached 370 km/h (!) on track
  • Driving range 320 km

50 min document about Eliica

Venturi Vetish

Sports car
  • 0-100 km/h under 5 s.
  • Top speed over160 km/h (limited with programming)
  • Driving range with one charge: 250 km (normal driving) / 160 km (race)

Fetish test drive.

X1 Wrightspeed

Sports car proto
  • 0-100 km/h 3 s.
  • energy consumption is equivalent to internal combustion engine car's 1,4 liter per 100km
  • top speed 170 km/h (limited with programming)
  • driving range with one charge 100 km

Wrightspeed X1 in PBS's Science Investigators

White Zombie

World's fastest road legal electric car, John Wayland's electric conversion Datsun 1200 from year 1972
  • 0-100 km/h under 3,5 s.
  • Top speed over 170 km/h (not tested)
  • Clocks 1/4 mile under 12 seconds in drag racing

White Zombie in Wall Street Journal's report

Maniac Mazda

Roderic Wilde's electric conversion, 1979 Mazda RX-7
  • 1/4 mile under 12 s in drag racing

This time it's Maniac Mazda that leaves Dodge Viper to eat dust...

… and now the "icing on a cake", something for the motorcyclists:


World's fastest electric motorcycle
  • 0-100 km/h a little bit over 1 second (!)
  • Top speed over 250 km/h
  • 1/4 mile 8 seconds in drag racing

KillaCycle record run

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