My friend Pete sent me an email about the new Lightning GT from the Lightning Car Company based in Britain. This Telsa competitor has over 600HP on tap, courtesy of individual electric motors mounted in each wheel hub. The projected 0-60MPH is in less than 5 seconds, and claims a top speed of over 130 MPH. That is similar performance as the Telsa, but surprisingly has similar range estimates of over 200 miles to a charge, while being much heavier.
The NanoSafeTMLi-ion battery system that is utilized can be recharged in as little as 10 minutes when connected to a 3 phase electrical system. The battery systems uses nano titanate structures instead of traditional graphite, which are claimed to greatly increase safety and longevity. That type of recharge time is currently unheard of, however most homes are not equipped with three phase power. Perhaps this is a way for traditional gas stations to stay in business. Plug in, get your latte and newspaper in the morning, and by the time the clerk is done with you, your Lightning should be recharged.
Amazingly this company is still in business, however they still do not have a product that they can sell.
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