Every car manufacturer todaytries to produce as many electric models as possible. And many people buy them because they are not only safe for the environment, but they also have more modern technologies like automatic driving systems. Electric cars are becoming more and more, which means that their value is gradually falling and they are becoming more affordable. For example, the popular Tesla Model 3 in the United States can be purchased for about $ 30,000. But there are electric cars in the world that few people can afford to buy. Electrek recently compiled a list of the most expensive electric cars in the world and it is worthy of attention. Let's take a look at this list and find out why these electric vehicles are so expensive.
- 1 The most expensive electric cars in the world
- 1.1 Tesla Founders Series Roadster
- 1.2 Aston Martin Rapide E
- 1.3 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive
- 1.4 Rimac Automobili Concept One
- 1.5 NIO EP9
- 1.6 Rimac Automobili Concept Two
- 1.7 Lotus Evija
- 1.8 Automobili Pininfarina Battista Anniversario
- 1.9 Aspark Owl
The most expensive electric cars in the world
It's important to note that the Electrek article statesprices for cars without additional options. If you add them, you get even larger numbers, and the cost of the listed electric vehicles is already obscenely high.
Tesla Founders Series Roadster
The original Tesla Roadster was presented to the worldin 2006 and was a sports car. It was thanks to him that Tesla proved that electric vehicles can look great and have powerful performance. As a tribute to this model, the company wants to launch the second generation of the electric sports car. It is expected that the new Roadster model will be able to travel 1000 kilometers on a single charge and accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in 1.9 seconds. The Tesla Roadster is constantly being postponed and is currently expected in 2022.
On the company's website, you can pre-order a certain Founders Series Roadster, which costs 250,000 dollars... How will it differ from the usual model,unknown. But this modification will only be released in the amount of 1000 pieces, that is, it will be very rare. So far, the high cost of the car is due only to this.
Aston Martin Rapide E
Aston Martin Rapide E is completelyelectric model of the Rapide sports car, which was introduced in 2010. It has twin rear motors producing around 604 horsepower. It accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 4 seconds, and the maximum speed reaches 250 kilometers per hour.
The electric Aston Martin Rapide was introduced in 2019. Its cost was estimated at 330,000 dollarswhich made it a more expensive luxury than the Roadster described above. Unfortunately, production was canceled. The electric Rapide is used as the basis for other models.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive
This car was introduced in 2013 aslimited version of the ICE SLS AMG model. The electric drive was driven by four 740 horsepower engines. Thanks to the ability of the engines to selectively drive all 4 wheels, the car accelerated to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.9 seconds. On one charge, he could travel about 250 kilometers, which for those times was quite a good indicator. A total of 100 such cars were produced at a price 544,000 dollars... Now this is a very rare model, so its cost could grow.
Rimac Automobili Concept One
The Croatian company Rimac Automobili wasfounded in 2009 by the inventor Mate Rimac. He is known for once removing the internal combustion engine in his BMW 3 and replacing it with an electric motor. In 2013, the company launched its own Rimac Concept One with a 1,224 horsepower engine. Acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour took 2.5 seconds, and the maximum speed was 340 kilometers per hour. The power reserve on one battery charge reached 349 kilometers.
In total, only 8 copies of the Rimac Concept One were released for the price 1 million dollars each... At the moment, there are only 7 such electric vehicles left in the world, because one of them was destroyed in one TV show. So now its cost is even higher.
NIO is a relatively young company that wasfounded in 2014. The Electric Performance 9 (EP9) car was designed and assembled in just 8 months and presented on the day the company was founded. Its engine power is 1341 horsepower. Thanks to this, acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes only 2.7 seconds, and the maximum speed reaches 350 kilometers. First, 6 cars were assembled, each costing $ 1.2 million. Then another 10 copies were released. $ 1.5 million... There are currently only 16 NIO EP9 vehicles and owners are unlikely to be willing to sell them.
Rimac Automobili Concept Two
This car is not yet on sale, butthe company Rimac Automobili has already told about its characteristics. Unlike the predecessor described above, the body of the new model will be made of carbon fiber, thus reducing its weight and thus increasing the speed of movement. Each wheel will be driven by 1,914 horsepower engines. Acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour will take 1.85 seconds, and the maximum speed will be 415 kilometers per hour. If so, the Rimac Automobili Concept Two could be one of the fastest cars in the world.
Production of the car was supposed to start in 2020, but has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. When the new product is released, it will cost $ 1.8 to $ 2 million.
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Lotus Cars is an English manufacturer of sportsand racing cars. In 2019, he introduced the Evija, which is still at the prototype stage. Luckily, the company's website has the specs of the car that are impressive. The engine power is reported to be 2000 horsepower. Thanks to him, the car can accelerate to 321 kilometers per hour and travel 346 kilometers on a single charge. Acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes 3 seconds. The Lotus Evija weighs 1,680 kilograms, making it one of the lightest cars of its kind.
The exact date is unknown, but sometime after mid-2021, the company plans to release only 130 copies of the Lotus Evija. The cost of each car will be $ 2.1 million.
Automobili Pininfarina Battista Anniversario
The German company Automobili Pininfarina wasfounded only in 2018, but already heard by many car lovers. Together with Italian designers from Pininfarina, she wants to produce one of the most beautiful cars in the world. It is reported that thanks to the 1,900 horsepower engines, it will be able to accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in 2 seconds. The maximum speed will be 350 kilometers per hour. The battery charge should be enough to overcome 500 kilometers.
But what is beauty?Car painting will be carried out in the Italian commune of Cambiano using one of the most difficult methods. When painting the body, the car will need to be disassembled and reassembled 3 times. A total of 150 cars will be produced, but only 5 of them will receive complex paintwork. The regular version will cost people $ 2.2 million, and the hardest-dyed version will cost $ 2.2 million. $ 2.9 million.
Aspark is a Japanese company founded in 2005year in the city of Osaka. It is she who develops the most expensive car in the world, which has "the four most powerful electric motors ever created." The total power of the engines is 2012 horsepower. The company claims that the Aspark Owl is twice as powerful as Formula 1 cars. Acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes 1.69 seconds. The maximum travel speed is 400 kilometers per hour.
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A total of 50 Aspark Owl vehicles were produced and went on sale in December 2020. Each one is worth $ 3.5 million... Undoubtedly, this is the most expensive of the fastest electric cars in the world.