Atieva electric car prototype out drags BMW i8 in new video


BMW i8 drag race

Californian-based electric car start-up demonstrates the capability of its latest powertrain by racing an i8 and a Dodge Viper

Californian-based electric car start-up Atieva has generated a second video featuring its Mercedes-Benz Viano based driveline prototype – Edna, as Atieva officials refer to it.

Built to test driveline components, including two proprietry electric motors delivering a combined 900bhp, for Atieva’s first production electric car, the heavily modified Viano is claimed to reach 60mph in just 2.94sec and run the standing quarter mile (400 metres) in 11.3sec reaching a speed of 117mph – performance figures that shame …read more

Source:: Autocar