Future Electric Cars Could Reach 100 km/h in under a second

Rimac Nevera is considered today the fastest accelerating production road legal vehicle. The EV supercar can sprint from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 2 seconds. Yet, the Croatia-based automaker believes they can build an even faster production series car. According to Matija Renic, the chief engineer behind the Nevera project, future EV supercars can perform the standard sprint in under 1 second.

Yet, Renic says that Nevera is not meant to be purely a drag strip king, but rather a car that’s enjoyable to drive in everyday conditions as well. Furthermore, the chief engineer says that Rimac wanted to build a driver’s car, engaging and very rewarding at the same time. With a one-foot rollout, the Rimac Nevera sprints to 60 mph in a mind-boggling 1.85 seconds. The 0-62 mph task takes 1.97 seconds while accelerating from a standstill to 186 mph is done in 9.3 seconds. Flat out, it will do 258 mph (412 km/h) and complete the quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds. Carwow’s Mat Watson drag raced the electric hypercar against a Ferrari SF90 Stradale and was clocked in at a record-breaking 8.62 seconds at 171 mph for the quarter-mile.

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Equipped with four electric motors, the Nevera delivers 1,914 horsepower and 2,360 Nm (1,741 lb-ft) in a hypercar that weighs a rather substantial 4,739 lbs (2,150 kg). A good chunk of that weight is represented by the massive 120-kWh battery, promising to provide enough juice for 342 miles (550 kilometers) per WLTP.

Manufactured at home in Croatia, the new Nevera is limited to only 150 units available at €2 million a pop. The first year of production has already been sold out and Rimac promises there aren’t going to be two cars with an identical look.

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