Electric vehicles are rapidly entering the global automotive market in all forms of transportation, including cars, trucks, superbikes, scooters, mopeds, aircraft, etc.
From little startups to established megacorporations, everyone is hard at work developing new models to compete in the lucrative electric mobility industry in the years to come. Although Tesla is far ahead of the competition and has taught industry veterans how to launch and grow a specialized market, Ford, Hyundai, the Honda-Sony partnership, and General Motors are all making strong inroads.
Let’s look at this German electric vehicle start-up called ELegend, which put on show the EL1, an electric sports car that was modeled after the Audi Quattro S1 rally car from the 1980s. The carbon fiber frame, suspension, and drivetrain of the EL1 are all part of a unique architecture. A 90kWh battery pack powers EL1’s front motor, two motors power the back axle, and there is a limited-slip differential.
According to E-Legend, the EL1 can reach 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 hp in less than 10 seconds, and a top speed of 158 mph with an output of 805 horsepower transmitted to both wheels. Currently, E-Legend only intends to produce 30 units, and once it is released, it will cost over a million dollars.