Okay, I have a hard time getting excited about electric cars. I have a very hard time. All my best experiences with batteries have been – well, limiting. Be it cell phones, laptops, flashlights, or most any battery powered device there always comes the time when the charge is gone.
When people and companies try to stick batteries in cars and expect me to get a charge out of it, things just seem to fizzle. Sure Tesla has produced a high end electric that performs with some alacrity and style. The car is impressive, up to a point. Not quite the point that I would get excited though.
Now comes an electric car that grabs my attention.
First – who could resist a body that Peter Brock designed? The Daytona Cobra in itself is pure sex and to take this iconic chassis and bring it into the 21st Century, not with a body re-design, but replace the rumbling V8 with a total of 500 horsepower provided by two electric motors that provide 1000 pound/feet of torque. You read that correctly. So it should be no surprise when it is able to do 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.
Great you say, and how long will the battery last? Renovo claims a total capacity of 30 kWh and a range of 100 miles. You don’t have to wait over night to re-charge either. Think 30 minutes using fast-charge technology or 5 hours using a 240 volt level charger. All using three separate lithium-ion battery packs.
With a gorgeous body and supercar performance like the Renovo I just might be talked into an electric car. Now where did I put that half-million dollars?