Think electric cars are slow? Think again.
For many people, electric cars are the future: a cleaner, more efficient and better for the environment alternative to the internal combustion engine (ICE). In a world where very few deny that climate change is a problem, electric cars represent a step in the right direction, but for some car-lovers, they are also associated with a compromise on the speed and acceleration of ICE cars.
They may want to think again.
The latest variant of the Tesla Model S, the P100D, can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (just over 100 km) in a ludicrous 2.6 seconds, making it the third quickest production car ever produced, edged out by the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder. That means that the Tesla can accelerate faster than the Bugatti Veyron and Lamborghini Huracan – it even beat the Lambo in a quarter-mile drag race!
The Model S has had it’s top speed ‘software-limited’ to 250 km/h, which may be due to the constraints of the electric motor, so the higher-profile supercars like the Lambo catch up to it eventually – but watching the Model S leave one of the most expensive supercars in the world – more than double the price of the Tesla – in its eco-friendly dust over the initial stretch is truly something to behold!
Check the video out here: