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The World’s Fastest Electric Car

AC ‘s tzero roadster is a reason to not up on the electric vehicle. The tzero 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, according to the company, and it it on only 200 horsepower because of its weight and torque.


The San Dimas, company says the tzero “tee-zero,” not “chair-o”) has compared in acceleration tests to Corvettes . 911s –and even a F355 . which it claims to “out-accelerated…by eight car lengths” in drag races. If for nothing the tzero’s $220,000 sticker puts it in exotic-car territory.

The low weight helps make the so quick, but its torque–the turning that pulls it off the line–is as important, if not more. Conventional combustion engines need to rev to a rate before reaching peak torque, but the tzero’s peaks instantly, with 183 available from 0 to 5,000

Of course, AC Propulsion, a specialist in vehicles, must realize demand for electric cars has Ford Motor recently plans to discontinue the electric of its Ranger pickup, and hybrids, and hydrogen cars now seem more viable alternatives to cars, whose customers complained about their powerplant noise and limited

Indeed, the tzero can only go 280 to 300 at 60 mph without recharging–even if it can recharge on any or 240-V power socket. And if you it like an Italian exotic, or take it on a hilly route, range can decrease by up to about

The range has actually increased time. AC Propulsion had made the with lead-acid batteries 1997, but this year a revamped version with the of lithium-ion batteries used in computers. The range, which to 280 to 300 miles from 100 miles per now compares well with cell cars.

But even if AC claims the vehicle has efficiency to 70 mpg (and zero emissions), the is, to a certain extent, an exercise in fantasy. Its Spartan interior like a science project, in most of the controls apart the CD player are gadgets to monitor the and tiny 110-lb. motor. get an analog current meter, altimeter, and battery-voltage display LED lights that measures and charging limits.

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Remember, though, this is of an experiment than a traditionally car. The tzero does not with air-conditioning. And to lower its top and you detach them and store in the trunk.

Talk about alternative expenditures.

Forbes Fact

Cocconi Alan Cocconi

, and president of AC Propulsion, designed and the controller for General Motors ‘ electric vehicle concept, the . which the company introduced at the Los auto show in 1990. The evolved into the EV-1 . now-famous first electric that went into

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