World's fastest electric car beats Tesla and LaFerrari in drag race
Public perception of electric vehicles (EVs) is improving all the time, but they still only make up a tiny percentage of new car sales. In fact, less than three per cent of new car sales in July 2016 came with some form of electric propulsion.
So far, Tesla has been at the forefront of making EVs cool and interesting. Electric motors have huge performance benefits over traditional engines as they offer 100 per cent of available torque from a standstill. Tesla's Model S and Model X vehicles embrace that via their 'Ludicrous' acceleration modes.There's a new EV champion on the scene, though, in the form of the Rimac Concept One. It claims to be the fastest electric car in the world thanks to a power output in excess of 1000bhp and a 0-62mph sprint time of just 2.8 seconds.
YouTube personality and racing driver Archie Hamilton decided to put the Croatian supercar to the ultimate test, first facing it off against its ultimate EV foe, the Model S, before pitting it against the incredible LaFerrari hypercar. The latter uses electric motors at low speeds with a 6.3-litre V12 taking over once the car gets going.
Check out the video below to see if the Rimac Concept One can put its money where its mouth is!