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The Super Fast All-Electric Lightning GT Supercar Gears Up to Hit the Streets!

Posted By Molly Cotter On February 7, 2012 @ 8:50 am In Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment


The Lightning Car Company [6] is creating not only one of the best looking green vehicles, but also one of the most impressive feats of engineering beneath the hood. While most EV’s power up with lithium-ion [7] batteries, the GT supercar runs on lithium-titanate [8] – an even stronger and more stable energy pack. The car boasts a range of over 150 miles and can charge in only 10 minutes with an off-board charger [9]. The special battery also allows for the same amount of power at any level of the battery’s extremely long life. That means a driver can zoom at 100 miles an hour on 100% battery or even 1% battery. With an impressive 0-60 time of under 5 seconds, it will be nearly impossible to resist the need for speed.

Just like most British luxury vehicles, such as Aston Martin [10] and Bentley [11], this will be super exclusive car. With plans to only produce around 200 vehicles a year, this car will cost a pretty penny at over $280,000.

+ Lightning GT [6]

Via Translogic [12]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/the-super-fast-all-electric-lightning-gt-supercar-gears-up-to-hit-the-streets/lightning-gt-7/?extend=1

[3] Lightning GT supercar : http://inhabitat.com/lightning-gt-electric-will-hit-uk-streets-in-2012/

[4] Translogic: http://translogic.aolautos.com/

[5] Top Gear: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_(2002_TV_series)

[6] The Lightning Car Company: http://www.lightningcarcompany.co.uk/Lightning/Lightning.html

[7] lithium-ion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery

[8] lithium-titanate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium%E2%80%93titanate_battery

[9] off-board charger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug-in_hybrid#Charging_systems

[10] Aston Martin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin

[11] Bentley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bentley

[12] Translogic: http://translogic.aolautos.com/2012/02/06/translogic-90-lighting-gt-electric-supercar/

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