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Amazing electric cars set to hit the roads

Last updated on: May 9, 2012 08:33 IST

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With the United States and China planning multi-billion investments, the future of electric cars looks bright.

Let's take a look at some amazing electric cars expected to hit the roads soon.

Source: CNBC

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Rimac Concept One

Price: N/A

Range: 373 miles

0 to 60: 2.8 seconds

Top Speed: 190 mph

Based in Croatia, near Zagreb, the Rimac factory is a family of enthusiasts, engineers and designers on their quest to discover new ways of making cars faster, and to prove to the world that fun can be electric.

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Focused on high-performance that comes from a unique fusion of light build, and pure, seamless power, Rimac Automobili was driven by passionate petrolheads into the world of electric propulsion.

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PG Elektrus

Price: $320,000

Range: 217 miles

0 to 62: under 3 seconds

Top Speed: 186 mph

German manufacturer PG has unveiled the Elektrus, a Lotus-based sports vehicle with some stunning styling.

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The company also says the battery cells can be topped off in around eight hours from of a standard household outlet. With around 270 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the Elektrus should be very quick on its feet.

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Tesla Motors Model S Signature Performance

Price: $97,900

Range: 300 miles

0 to 60: 4.4 seconds

Top Speed: 125 mph

Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of intrepid Silicon Valley engineers who set out to prove that electric vehicles could be awesome.

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Tesla's goal is to accelerate the world's transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars.

Tesla electric drivetrain offers a radically different experience. The driver, the car, and the environment connect in ways they've never connected before.

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Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric Vehicle

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0 to 60: under 8 seconds

Top Speed: 99 mph

Since it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2011, 102EX has undergone an intensive programme around the world, stimulating debate on whether electric motoring can deliver a true Rolls-Royce experience, and providing key insights from customers, thought-leaders and media.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a British manufacturer of luxury automobiles based at the Goodwood plant in West Sussex, England. The factory is located across from the historic Goodwood Circuit in Goodwood, West Sussex, England.

It is a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW and is the current producer of Rolls-Royce branded automobiles, whose historical production dates back to 1904 through Rolls-Royce Limited and Rolls-Royce Motors.

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Garia Mansory Edition

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Designed through a unique creative collaboration between Garia and Mansory, the world-famous customizer of supercars such as Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley, this special edition golf and leisure car embodies the style and quality of its automobile lineage.

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With specially designed carbon fibre body panels and supercar inspired modifications on the exterior, the Garia Mansory Edition proudly conveys the values of its creators: craftsmanship, design and luxury.

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Fisker Karma

Price: $96,895

Range: 300 miles (50 electric)

0 to 60: 5.8 seconds

Top Speed: 125 mph

Fisker was born when founders Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler surveyed the existing automotive landscape and found it built upon history, a history that was defined by limitations.

Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler, who share over 51 years of combined experience in the automotive world, decided to forge a new and radical perspective on what is possible in the automotive world.

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They concluded that reinvention is no substitute for a fresh start so they started with a clean sheet of paper. In 2007, they founded Fisker Automotive, a true automobile manufacturer which introduced the world's first premium hybrid electric vehicle, the Fisker Karma.

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Venturi America

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Range: 185 miles

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Venturi, the French electric vehicle specialists responsible for the world's first production electric sportscar, the Fetish, and the Volange, unveiled America at the Paris Motor Show.

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Venturi says is the, "most advanced electric motor ever designed for an automobile." The motor is powered by a new 54 kWh lithium ion polymer battery pack and Ventec-developed battery management system, which provides a range of up to 300km.


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