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Competition between electric vehicles and cars with internal combustion engines (2 videos)


A challenging 2020 year of cancellations with significant successthe automotive sector producing electric cars, which have become a real competitor to carbon-fueled cars. Reporters from renowned automotive publications AutoTrader (UK) and Motor1 (Turkey) ended the year with two separate grand shows, where electric Tesla cars were opposed by Porsche, Aston Martin, McLaren, Lamborghini and Audi in drag racing mode (sprint motor race on a short distance) ...

Competitions between electric cars and cars with internal combustion engines,in drag racing mode, were carried out earlier. The results have always shown mixed results. From the very first seconds of the race, a standard electric car developed maximum torque and seized the lead, but in the second part of the distance, cars with an internal combustion engine were catching up and often outstripping their rivals.


For drag racing, a race is provided foran ultra-short distance of a quarter mile or 402 meters. It is this distance that allows electric cars to emerge victorious. However, when the distance doubled to 804 meters, ICE cars usually came to the finish line first. At the current stage of technology development, the results of such races are almost always predictable, but experts and enthusiasts are constantly testing more and more new models, confirming the theory in practice.

Art Director of AutoTrader, former Top Gear hostRory Reid, led the British team of experts, which entered the competition Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan 4S, as well as Aston Martin DBS Volante, McLaren 540C and Lamborghini Huracan Performante. In turn, the Turkish edition of Motor1 examined the confrontation between three Tesla Model S (P85D, P90D, P100D) with a Porsche Taycan, Audi RS6 Avant and a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (three American electric vehicles fought with three German internal combustion engines from Volkswagen Group). In Turkey, the competition was held at a distance of 1000 meters, and the braking parameters of cars were also tested.


The results, as expected, were mixed:at the first stage, electric cars were rapidly taking the lead, but already on the second stage of the path, sports cars with internal combustion engines took the lead. The competitions are recorded on video and presented on Youtube, where everyone can get acquainted with the exciting battle of electric motors and internal combustion engines. Tesla P100D took the lead in braking distance tests at 130 km / h, and the Porsche Taycan showed the worst result.