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Wrightspeed Electric Supercar | by jurvetson
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Wrightspeed Electric Supercar

Last year, I noted the beauty of the Volta and the emerging need for downloadable Engine Ring Tones for otherwise silent electric cars…. ;-)


Well, a lot has happened in a year. I just posted a video of my ride in this electric supercar on Revver. With the wind noise, it’s hard to hear my discussion with Ian Wright, the founder and builder of the car. Here are some interesting tidbits about the movie:


• 0-60 in 3 seconds (faster than a supercar (shown in this race)).

• 1/3 the energy consumption of a hybrid (170 Miles Per Gallon equivalent).

• Everything you see is in first gear.

• The fast stops are regenerative braking (returning energy to the batteries).


Hopefully cars like this from Wrightspeed and Tesla will add a bit of consumer cachet to the electric car category… and accelerate the industry to the future.

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Taken on January 4, 2006