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World's most luxurious electric cars

Last updated on: March 2, 2012 08:30 IST

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Electric cars have a loyal fan base around the world. Though the fan base is still limited, many auto companies are hoping to attract more enthusiasts in the coming years.

Here are some cars, we feel will surely make you stop and think about investing in electric cars, if you haven't done so far.

According to CNBC, this list runs the range from sporty electric vehicles to luxury sedans to recreation vehicles.

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Rimac Concept One
0 to 60: 2.8 seconds
Top Speed: 190 mph

This electric supercar looks absolutely super! The Concept One debuted was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but it will be available only in 2013. And, only 88 of these will be sold.

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PG Elektrus
0 to 62: under 3 seconds
Top Speed: 186 mph

German manufacturer PG has the new Elektrus in January this year. While the company has made a name for itself producing carbon-fiber electric bicycles, the Elektrus is its first crack at the automotive market.

With around 270 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the Elektrus should be very quick on its feet. But, only 50 units will be made.

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Tesla Motors Model S Signature Performance
0 to 60: 4.4 seconds
Top Speed: 125 mph

Tesla is an expert with three electric models in the market. The base car comes with a 40-kilowatt-hour battery pack and 160-mile range. The S luxury four-door is being built in California.

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Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric Vehicle
0 to 60: under 8 seconds
Top Speed: 99 mph

According to most atuo magazines and car enthusiast, the Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric is the most extraordinary EV yet.

The first electric Rolls-Royce is big, smooth and mind-bogglingly luxurious. And the torque just keeps coming. It has the largest battery ever installed in a passenger car, a 71-kilowatt-hour beast.

The Rolls-Royce EV is still only a concept, but it took a world tour in December 2011 to gauge interest and feedback from its customers.

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Garia Mansory Edition
0 to 60: N/A
Top Speed: N/A

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

Designed through a unique creative collaboration between Garia, the Danish manufacturer of luxury golf and leisure cars, and Mansory, the name behind supercars such as Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley, this one-off golf and leisure car embodies the style and quality of its automobile lineage.

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Fisker Karma
0 to 60: 5.8 seconds
Top Speed: 125 mph

The Fisker Karma premium luxury sedan is the brainchild of Henrik Fisker, the designer responsible for such modern standouts as the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9.

Though the Fisker Karma is a hybrid vehicle, it operates as a pure electric vehicle for the first 80 kilometers between charges, and then it converts to a normal hybrid vehicle for extended range. So, if you are driving short distance on a daily basis, it will work as a true EV.

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Venturi America
0 to 60: N/A
Top Speed: N/A

The Venturi America uses a new generation of electric motor, called the VM300, which is capable of producing 300 horsepower (with 220 kilowatts) and 380 Nm of torque. Apparently, it is the most advanced electric motor ever made for a car. The Venturi America has a range of 300 km (or about 185 miles).




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