Electrons are fast

Two pieces of high performance electric car news-

Lotus is to build the Tesla Motors electric roadster at its plant in Norfolk. (via Jalopnik)

Eight wheeled electric car the Eliica (Electric Lithium-Ion battery car) can out accellerate a turbocharged Porsche.

Performance electric cars are a step toward increased acceptance. If they can help shake off the milk float image then motor journalists and ordinary drivers will start to take them more seriously.

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