Before the era of electric vehicles, we basically had just four manufacturers of hypercars: Bugatti, Koenigsegg, SSC North America and Hennessey. However, the limitless capabilities of EV powertrains have spawned a legitimate arms race between young startups and established automakers who now deliver new electric hypercars at an astonishing pace. In this video we will make a quick summary of the already existing models that will soon be measuring their power outputs in megawatts and speeds in machs just like supersonic jets.
Some other #AutomotiveTerritory videos that cover EV topic:
All-electric cars with flagship specifications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNMFFgqG3RA
Latest EV models with 7 passenger capacity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4-y3XKEOr0
List of all models shown in this #ATelectriccars release:
00:47 Rimac Nevera
Designed and built completely in house, the final version of the Rimac C-Two claims to be fastest production car in the world. Named after a sudden Croatian storm charged by lightning, the Nevera speeds to 60 in 1.85 seconds, reaches 186 mph in 9.3, and tops out at 258 miles per hour. In July 2021, Rimac announced a joint venture with VW Group’s Bugatti, so hopefully, we can expect an all-electric Bugatti using Rimac tech in the nearest future.
01:51 Lotus Evija
The first Lotus to be driven by an all-electric powertrain starts a new era in the company’s history. Limited to just 130 units, the Evija pushes the boundaries of modern hypercar tech with its porous bodywork inspired Le Mans race cars.
02:51 Automobili Estrema Fulminea
Named “lightning fast”, the Fulminea from the Italian Automobili Estrema promises blistering acceleration, taking less than 10 seconds to speed to 200 mph from a standstill. This is made possible by a 2040-horsepower AWD system with quad electric motors and a revolutionary hybrid battery.
04:05 Elation Freedom
The Freedom EV is being developed by the California-based start-up Elation Hypercars, and according to the company, it will be the first model in class to be fully hand-built in America.
05:10 Pininfarina Battista
When you look at the specificationsof the Battista Pininfarina this is basically a technological twin of the Rimac Nevera. The two share the carbon fiber chassis with double wishbone coilover suspension, quad motor 1900 horsepower powertrain.
06:15 Aspark Owl
After securing a 50 units production deal with the Italy’s Manufatturo Automobili Torino and establishing a network of dealers in both Europe and North America, the prospects of the Aspark Owl electric hypercar begin to seem rather promising.
07:23 Hispano Suiza Carmen
Up until 1940s Hispano-Suiza was among the most recognizable names in the automotive industry. Almost a century later, the company makes a triumphant return to the market with an electric Hypercar Carmen.
08:30 Drako GTE
2021 Drako GTE impresses with 4, in-wheel electric motors that generate 1200 horsepower and 6,490 lb-ft of wheel torque. The motors power each wheel individually and use a proprietary Drako DriveOS, that enables torque vectoring.
09:39 Hyperion XP1
Instead of relying on battery pack, the new Hyperion XP1 uses fuel cell tech fed by a large hydrogen tank with 1000 miles capacity. Its 4 electric motors can accelerate the car too 60 mph in 2.2 seconds, while its max velocity reaches 220 mph.
10:50 Nio EP9
The story of EP9 began half a decade ago, when the young Chinese startup hadn’t yet become one of the hottest stocks in the EV industry and a poster child for the innovation coming from the People’s Republic.
11:46 RAESR Tachyon Speed
Under development for 2012, the RAESR Tachyon Speed is now being tested in its street-legal prototype form. Exterior-wise, this model is definitely a member of the modern breed of electric hypercars: it boasts a carbon-fiber aerodynamic body with four non-adjustable front wings and an adjustable rear wing.