Lightning strikes twice!

Lightning Car Company - Lightning GT

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.

2015 Update

Amazingly this company is still in business, however they still do not have a product that they can sell.

7 thoughts on “Lightning strikes twice!

  1. gsmith Post author

    They claim a top speed of over 130MPH, and 0-60MPH in less then 5 seconds. So, it is plenty fast! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. gsmith Post author

    Hey Caroline, I also saw that you had a post called “Who Killed the Electric Car?” last week, and so did I! Very good movie, glad I finally got a chance to watch it.

  3. Caroline

    haha, I also posted about that car – well briefly last week.

    I just wish they’d hurry up and make an electric car I can afford.

  4. Lisa

    I will answer for Gary, yes, it is all electric. But, not in production yet! The Tesla is in production, however only a few have been delivered so far.

  5. Cazisk

    WOW! I cannot believe an electric car can go that fast! That is AWSOME!! How old is the company thats developing them?

  6. gsmith Post author

    Thanks for your comment Cazisk, I am not sure how long The Lightning Car Company has been around, but I don’t think very long. They look like a start-up.

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