Gallery: Blazing Fast Peugeot EX1 Concept is a Record-Setting Electric ...

 

The Detroit Auto Show boasted several awesome electric sports cars, but here’s one noteworthy EV that didn’t make an appearance, Peugeot’s EX1. Powered by two electric motors, one attached to each axle, the EX1 has an impressive 340 horsepower. The super sexy EV concept debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and has gone on to break six speed records for electric vehicles.

French explorer Nicolas Vanier and Chinese blogger Han Han drove the vehicle during the record-setting event, which took place at China’s Chengdu military airport in the province of Sichuan. Officially, Han Han blasted the previous records for the eighth mile sprint and the quarter mile run with respective times of 7.0862 seconds and 12.6754 seconds. Vanier established a new unofficial record for the 0 to 100 kmh (0 to 62 mph) sprint for an electric car with a time of 3.49 seconds. In total, the EX1 matched or surpassed five previous records set by electric vehicles during the event.

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Via Autoblog Green

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4 Comments

  1. lazyreader January 17, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Where’s the windshield?

  2. Milieunet January 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Great car, see video http://bit.ly/dceO0A

  3. polaris kyo January 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Wow! I’m impressed with this sexy machine… I drive an older 80′s Peugeot 505 and the EX1 is many light years ahead in the right direction for Peugeot! +_+

  4. mkass January 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Sooner or later more attention will shift to better battery technology in electrics and we’ll see really cool cars like this that can actually go real distances. http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/2010/10/electric-car-drives-375-miles-at-55-mph-recharges-in-6-minutes/

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