Environmentally friendly vehicles designed by people with trees for thumbs and dirt for brains.
Not any more.
American car maker Detroit Electric has given the electric market a much needed jolt of excitement, unveiling this – the world’s fastest electric car.
Officially called the SP:01, this Lotus Elise lookalike will hit 250km/h and go 305km/h on a single charge.
It’s a car designed to take on the Fisker Automotive – a hybrid-electric sportscar made by Paypal mogul Elon Musk.
Just 999 examples of the SP:01 will be built, with production scheduled to begin in Detroit in August.
And as for the price? Detroit Electric says it will cost in excess of US$100,000.
Expect that figure to be significantly higher if it makes it to Australia.